That Old Law School Adage…
ORIGINALLY POSTED 8/25/10–Have you ever heard the saying that as a 1L they scare you to death, 2L they work you to death and 3L they bore you to death? If I ever forget that I’m on an atypical graduation plan as a part-time student, THIS is going to be the semester that brings it home. Although last year was technically my second year of law school, we part-time students are on four-year plans. Thus, all my hours to date actually put me at 2.5L this semester. All this to say: even though it’s only week two I’m definitely feeling the swell of work that was promised by the aforementioned adage.
Also, I took leadership positions in several student organizations and now have to make good on those commitments. The beginning of a new semester is generally crazy, but now all these student orgs want to schedule events, recruit new members and actively serve the school and community. I’m thinking this is going to be one really crazy year. Note to self: Don’t over-extend next year!
So far this semester has a really strange vibe to it. I’m taking Law and Literature, Criminal Procedure, Secured Transactions, and Business Associations. With no business background, both BA and Secured seem a little daunting to me. Ok, actually, I’m very much out of my element and that’s a little unnerving for me, but I’ve got faith that my professors will bring it down to a level that I can grasp. I’ll definitely have to stay on top of this stuff. I do get to read several novels for my Law and Lit class, so hopefully that will balance out my brain drain on the other courses.
I’m excited that this semester puts me halfway done with school, but I’ve got mixed emotions because many of my entering class will start graduating this December. That makes me sad. For now, it feels good to be back blogging. This week’s been busy; I enjoyed this break to catch my breath. I’m glad to be back at Texas Wesleyan Law! Welcome back, everyone!