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!

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About LegalTrenches

I graduated law school in May 2012 and have been blogging about my experience as a non-traditional student since my 2L year. I live over 200 miles from my law school and so I commuted two round trips a week from the beginning. I put almost 1000 miles a week on my car. Law school is crazy. It's even crazier as a non-traditional commuter student, but I wouldn't have had it any other way! I blogged my way through bar prep and sat for the July 2012 Texas Bar exam. Hopefully some of my experiences will help out those taking the bar exam after me. On Nov. 1, 2012, I received my bar results and became an officially licensed Texas lawyer! Follow me as I transition into the legal world as a brand new baby lawyer. I'll try to keep it light and promise to keep it real.

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