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Monthly Archives: April 2012

The End Is Near Again!

The end comes so fast when one is busy doing something else.  It is unbelievable to think that my 2L year has already come to a close.  It has been a rather busy year, but with enormous fun, in addition to the fact that I am becoming a 3L; something that was merely a dream […]

another one bites the dust

another day, another milestone.  its nice to be officially done with my 1L classes… now for that little thing known as final exams. eh, no big deal, right? while i’m definitely feeling less terrified this semester than i was last, i am still not comfortable about my impending exams (but really, who is?). for the […]

Mini Marathon

Comparing law school to a marathon is a common analogy. Having actually run (and finished) a marathon, I naturally see the parallels. Training and race plans equate to studying and academic goals. Endurance, notably, one needs for both. Not merely to keep putting one foot in front of the other for three years straight, but […]

Take a load off

Ah, what a difference a day makes.  Yesterday I had my dreaded oral argument for legal writing.  I am definitely not one for public speaking, so naturally I was pretty nervous.  I knew the material well and knew what I wanted/had to say, so really my only nervousness was stemming from getting up by myself […]

Number 1

1) Commencement and Commencement Week! 29 more days . . . very exciting!!!

Number 4

4) Appellate Advocacy Oral Arguments – I was terrified to participate in oral arguments!!! To calm my nerves, I even held a golf ball in my hand while I was at the podium. This prevented me from fidgeting or swaying while speaking. After my opposing counsel and I finished our argument, I felt extremely accomplished […]

Closer….

Its hard to believe that there is just one week of classes left, and then my 1L year will be history! Things have been ramping up for the last few weeks, and its all coming together.  this week i turned in my last big assignment for legal writing and on monday i have my oral […]

Number 5

#5) When I get home from classes, I usually go down to my room and drop off my bag. Well, last week I went into my room (like usual), I looked up, and I saw a HUGE turkey out my window!!! Once the turkey noticed me, it then proceeded to try and peck me through […]

Professors Can Help

I am from Sierra Leone where the Professor is mostly your lecturer, and that is what he/she is.  One goes to class and listens to the lecturer, and the concept of office hours or students meeting with their Professors is not really part of the deal; unless of course you’re in trouble. I am still […]

Just play it cool…

There is no question more annoying to ask a 3L than “do you have a job?”  It strikes at much of the same insecurities and anxieties as the question, “do you have a date to the prom?” did all those years ago.  Ultimately, we must ask, how is it our business?  Beyond being a rather […]