A Summer of Law-Related Tasks
ORIGINALLY POSTED 6/3/11– Ah… summer blogs! It seems like only yesterday it was my first summer as a law intern at the University of Texas System, and here I am working my last. While it’s great to be in a comfortable, familiar place, I’m so used to the “hyper-drive” of law school that I find myself longing for some action. No doubt, I am grateful for my paid summer job, but it sort of feels like going to the beach only to realize it’s at low tide. The days are long here and I am reminded that practicing law isn’t always the drama-filled roller-coaster that we see on television. In fact, much of the daily legal work that goes into those short-lived legal battles is the difference between winning and losing. Still…document review, while necessary, is so tedious.
In other news: I’m whittling away at my two “to do” lists…one is for fun and the other for survival! I saw a movie at the theater, I baked cookies for the family, I’m gathering materials to make football mums for my son’s high school, and I’m reading a fiction book. From the other list: I’m studying an Evidence hornbook, I have three scholarship applications pending, and am kicking the job search into high gear. (Any potential employers out there??)
Advice for 1Ls: Check out the E-Legal News link on our home page. Under the “Scholarships” tab there are often opportunities for entering 1Ls. I wish I’d known of this resource when I started. Good luck!