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Hello world!

Just tired. Simply tired and bored!

LOL…law students say the darnest things when they are nervous

I had my oral argument today…I was nervous at first but thank God the judges attacked me with questions right up front.

I am so ready to be a 2L…can’t wait to hear the 1Ls cry about their all-nighters and oral arguments.

Exams starts in less than a week and then off to South Africa for the summer. I am excited and looking forward to it.

Well, I have to say that law school is not that bad once you get hold of it…I think.

Word of advice for law students and future students…don’t invest much on study aids…there is not much time to read them all btw outlines, textbooks and class notes. If you much, just one and READ IT.

I can’t tell you which one is better but for Property Law…make sure you buy the nutshell…makes it so much EASIER!

That’s all for now…soon to be 2L signing off

TGIF

Thank God it is Friday. You know I wish everyday can be Friday. I seriously think we should not have classes on Fridays because it is either half of the class will be missing or or to be fair 90% not paying “full attention.”

My morning class was canceled today..whooooooooooooooh but I had to attend my fav class K in the afternoon. Let’s say it was productive because while giving Prof my “full attention,” Victoria Secret (God bless the angels) sent me an email about their sale special. Well, what is a girl supposed to do? So I multi tasked. While taking K notes, I also happened to order 2 hot shoes….their 2/$89 special. Yep…can’t complain….it was a good day. Friday for that matter.

God bless the spring break. Every student is looking forward to it. I doubt if I will work on my outline, but I will try and take some supplements with me. LOL….as if I will open them. Crunch what???????

Well…that’s all. Nothing to report this week. Nothing fun or exciting. Oh one of my friends got a job with a BIG law firm and will be paid $1,600 a week starting May. I am so proud of her, she deserves it honestly. A good break for her.

Well…be kool and later.

Still standing

I survived the brief….I actually finished a day before it was due but used the entire due day to proof read and edit. It was not bad. Funny enough I am the only one in my section with a positive attitude about it. Everyone complained how difficult and confusing which I agreed with them. However, I told some of them that it was easier to write persuasively than the memo where one has to write objectively. I did some of that with the appellate brief but not so much.

We had our first ConLaw quiz today. Don’t you hate it when you know the answer but pick the wrong one!…dumb….at least it is one of the many quizzes and we get to choose which ones we want to drop or keep towards the end of the semester.

Nothing much is going on in sch. I think everyone is ready for the spring break which is in 2 weeks. I know I am. I can’t wait to visit family and friends and sleep in late. I will take my books with me but I doubt if I will be doing any reading while on spring break….LOL

And I am excited that I will be studying abroad this summer. Words can’t explain it. I will be joining Howard University School of law to South Africa. I have to say that I am definitely looking forward to the experience. One of my close friends is going to Costa Rica for her study abroad and will be working with UN while there. I know we both will have so much stories to exchange come August.

Well…there you have it…my life as a 1L will soon be over…exam starts first week in May and from there is a new ball game. Yeahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

Later

STANDARD OF REVIEW

You know you’ve got it bad when u get chased by your keyboard or what appears to be “appellate brief” in you dreams.

Our 25 page appellate brief is due on Thursday and I am just on page 1 of 25. Let me confess right now that I am still confused as to the issues in the case. I hope I am not the only one.

I have done my research, hopefully. I really don’t know if I can get it all done, but I know that by Thursday I better have at least 20 pages.

Wish me luck with the procedural history and what not. I don’t think I am getting any luck with the Fed. Civ. Pro. but I will get it before Thursday…I think.

See yah…by the way…Law school rocks!

At least when are not having nightmares about your brief, or scared thinking of the oral argument part. But heh! ain’t easy trying to be an ambulance chaser…that is why we charge to make up for the bad times…LOL

THE CASUALTIES….

THE CASUALTIES: John Pepper Clark

The casualties are not only those who are dead;

They are well out of it.

The casualties are not only those who are wounded,

Thought they await burial by installment

The casualties are not only those who have lost

Person or property, hard as it is

To grape for a touch that some

May not know is not there

The casualties are not those led away by night;

The cell is a cruel place, sometimes a heaven,

No where as absolute as the grave

The casualties are not those who started

A fire and now cannot put to out. Thousands

Are burning that had no say in the matter.

The casualties are not only those who escaping

The shattered shell become prisoners in

A fortress of falling walls.


The casualties are many, and a good number well

Outside the scene of ravage and wreck;

They are the emissaries of rift,

So smug in smoke-room they haunt abroad,

They are wandering minstrels who, beating on

The drum of human heart, draw the world

Into a dance with rites it does not know

The drum overwhelm the guns…

Caught in the clash of counter claims and charges

When not in the niche others have left,

We fall.

All casualties of war,

Because we cannot hear other speak,

Because eyes have ceased to see the face from the crowd,

Because whether we know or

Do not know the extent of wrong on all sides,

We are characters now other than before

The war began, the stay- at- home unsettled

By taxes and rumor, the looter for office

And wares, fearful everyday the owners may return,

We are all casualties,

All sagging as are

The case celebrated for kwashiorkor,

The unforeseen camp-follower of not just our war.


Another favorite poem. We were forced to recite it off-head as a child. We are all casualties. I am dedicating this poem to America. Esp. to those that have lost someone since 911. My heart goes out to them and to all the soldiers holding it down on the war front. Please be safe.