Sunday, April 29, 2007

Mystery Meat?

Okay, someone emailed this to the law student listerv, and I just couldn't resist. I think we are all suffering from a bit of finals delirium at the moment (names and places have been changed to protect the innocent):


Does anyone actually eat the "double salamis" in the student lounge vending machine? I'm all for snapping into a slim jim now and again, but this is taking mystery meat to new heights. Is Double Salami just recycled vending food still lingering around since the origins of the Vending Machine, popped into E9 in the hopes that a starving law student will take a chance on it?


Reply 1:

Not to worry... John Smith keeps those "double salamis" fresh by partaking in the delicious treat on a regular basis. Usually in the library where the you can smell it from 3 tables away.

Reply 2:

I had some double salami during break in Copyright last semester. I pretended they were the best tasting cigars EVAR. Then I wiped my oily hands on the door hinges to stop their squeaking.

Saturday, April 28, 2007

Where, oh where is my motivation, and the drunk guy who yelled in the library...

With graduation less than one week away, and just one last final to go (Evidence) why is it so difficult to buckle down and study? I feel, in a weird sort of way, that one foot is already out the door, and I am straddling the line between law school and those eensy weensy 11 days before I start bar prep.

Speaking of bar prep, how in the world do people find the motivation to study for the bar after law school? I mean, I am so burned out on this body of knowledge called "the law" that I have been devoting my attention to, that I just want to curl up in a ball and watch endless amounts of TV. Or travel the world with just a backpack and a digital camera. Studying for another couple of months is the absolute last thing I feel like doing right now. Just like studying for my Evidence exam is also probably about the last thing I want to do right now.

This post is going absolutely nowhere, and is probably devolving into nonsensical complaining, but I am hoping there are others out there who share my law school despondency. Since this is happening, I will share a short funny story with you:

The third day of law school finals a guy walked into this study room of the law school (it isn't really the library, but rather just a huge study room). This young chap proceeded to yell, for all to hear in the very quiet room, "I'm DONE!!! AND IIIII'M DRUNK!!!"

The rest of the room, bemused, then pained, turned back to studying, no doubt everybody just a wee bit jealous that most of their finals are still ahead of them.

Sunday, April 22, 2007

Just a Little Over One Week To Go...

It is absolutely hard to believe that I am almost done with law school. I just have two finals left, one in class, and one take-home. Not too horrible, but it has been really hard to focus. I just keep thinking that I am practically done.

Anyway, I better get to studying. And so should the rest of you, especially if you are planning to transfer! Remember -- those second-semester 1L grades still count, even if you did super-well your first semester. You gotta show consistency, and staying power. None of the law schools to which you apply want to see that you came in with a bang, and finished 1L with a whimper.

Stay in there everybody -- summer is almost here!

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Stay Strong, Virginia Tech

It could have been any one of our campuses -- it could have been our law schools, our colleges, or our universities. We hope you will be able to lean on each other in your time of need and help each other heal. Our thoughts are with you...

Sunday, April 08, 2007

37 Pounds of Unwanted Material

No, I'm not talking about fat. I'm talking about my bar review materials. That's right -- I just received an email from Bar Bri that my bar review materials will weight a total of 37 pounds! And I can't figure out why they are telling us this now, other than to prepare us for the complete and utter hell we will find ourselves in come May, and to warn us to bring a wheelbarrow with us when we actually pick up the materials. Fear not, fellow 3Ls...they come in two sets! The state set (at least my state) weighs 15 pounds, and the multi-state weighs 22 pounds (this is where law students start comparing the weight of their respective states to determine where their state falls on the heaviness, and therefore which level of hell in which they will be stuck).

So, my dear 2Ls, and even those 1Ls who find yourselves here...while you may think law school sucks, and have taken to counting down the precise number of days, hours, minutes, and seconds you have left until that ever-blessed day we call "Graduation"....a whole new level of misery awaits you a mere 11 days* after that holiest of holy days. And the specter rears its head in the form of 37 pounds of paper....and endless hours of being freaked out because you don't want to be "that person" who everyone talks about who failed the bar (and thereby sent your school's USNWR ranking plunging to the depths of its tier because you messed up the bar passage rate percentage).

Welcome to the law, young lawyers-to-be!

*note that this day is variable. Others in my class have as many as 17 days before bar review begins.

Tuesday, April 03, 2007

No More Registration For Me

Well, the emails keep going out about fall registration, and I keep deleting them. It is so weird that after all this time, I finally do not have to begin my semesterly investigation of which professors to take for what, and what classes I really should have before I graduate. This is one month it will all be over, and I'll be packing up and moving onto studying for the bar.

In some ways, I am so ready to be done, but I still can't help but think, while looking at the fall schedule, " litigation is being offered in the fall? Who is teaching it?"

Meanwhile, I get to send it certified checks for hundreds of dollars and invite strangers to conduct extensive background investigations on my short little life. A word of advice to future 3Ls....get your bar crap done early, so you don't get stuck running up against the deadline like me!