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Monthly Archives: October 2010

trick or treat!

I wish to tell you, dear readers, about Halloween in South Royalton, while I sip my good health tea (lemon slices, ginger, honey, and fresh basil leaves with black tea). I was sitting around, debating how much time I should devote to making food to feed myself this week vs. studying, when a mini superman […]


In general I am not one for costumes. I love seeing them on other people, but dress-up is often not for me, mostly because I lack the creative ability to come up with something fantastic, or marginally good. Hand me a funny hat or a mask and I think I am done. Thankfully, attending Crossroads […]

“VLS does not endorse or oppose any particular view or position on this matter. This should not be construed as the school’s endorsement of, opposition to, any particular view on this subject.”

I love our disclaimer; it allows everyone to participate in the free-for-all that is free speech and the political process while protecting the school’s non-profit status.  While it’s nice to have such freedom, it can be a bit awkward and/or intimidating at times when you feel as if you are in the minority and don’t […]

MPRE Studying

Today, I just started studying for the MPRE (Multi-State Professional Responsibility Test).  I’m using Themis as an online preparation course while reading the Model Rules and the outline they provide.  It seems to be pretty simple so far, but I’m wondering how I will do once I get to the sample exam.  I have to score […]

The first glimpses of white

Oh the winter the will be quickly upon us as evidenced by the first glimpses of snow this morning. Personally, as a former Floridian the snow excites me. The prospects of the next Nor Easter bringing inches of snow as opposed to inches of rain brings joy to my heart. The fireplace is officially back […]

a ppell ppell ppellate!

I will throw in my two cents on appellate, in light of previous posts by my peers. Writing is a grueling task.   Research is always more time consuming than you thought it would be.  As of right now, my rough draft that is due tomorrow is a hot mess. But it exists, goddamnit.  I […]

Are we there yet?

So apparently we are halfway through the semester. This realization hit me not 10 minutes ago as I was taking a break from my appellate monstrosity that I am supposed to turn into a coherent brief.  I definitely feel less stressed than I expected, but this may be due in part to sleep deprivation. I am […]

It’s a right of passage…

That’s what I keep hearing about Appellate, but one the eve of the due date of the first draft, I’m wishing for something more along the lines of a spirit quest to Kent’s Ledge. 25 pages of legal analysis is an exhausting feat they reserve the 2L’s, most likely because as a 1L you can […]

Appellate Woes

So Appellate is a VLS 2L fact of life. You made it through your first year of legal writing and you have one final semester to learn to write and argue proper before VLS decides you are ready to unleash to the real world. I spent the week and weekend researching and writing. Though not […]

another exercise in procrastination

What a drab Friday here in South Royalton.  The rain has been pouring all day, and dare say, I just don’t have it in me at this moment to write an application, organize my appellate research, or ponder my administrative law project, among the other things I have on my to do list. Take a […]