High Ho, High Ho…It’s Off to Work I Go!

ORIGINALLY POSTED 8/10/11–If the summer is a preview of how fast my last year of law school will progress, I’m in for a crazy ride. School starts next week. I’m excited and sad and scared and anxious all at once. With 4L looming all I can see is almost exactly 12 months ahead of me where there will be nothing but work. In fact, “work” may be my new mantra….school WORK, netWORK, bar WORK, find WORK—in that order.

I’m already behind because my summer to-do list remains unfinished: I have to fill out my 3L bar card application and complete my bar exam application. The latter isn’t due until November at the earliest, but I don’t want this paperwork hanging over my head so close to finals. I may still get it done. Looking at my calendar it appears I have approximately 2 hours and 38.5 minutes available on Saturday night between 10 p.m. and 1:38 a.m.  Ha ha…I’m kidding!  Sort of.

In other news: I got a new laptop.  My old one was running XP and I didn’t want to risk trying to (eventually) load the bar exam software on such an old operating system.  So far I like it except that it’s like moving into a new home and nothing feels right until you get it personalized.  This has taken up lots of time the last few days, but again, better to mess with it now than next week when my laptop and I will be back in business.


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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