Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Slowly Returning to Normal


1L is finally done. Not totally and completely. But no more work. Legal writing was back-breaking, finals were intense and exhausting, and the writing competition was 10 days long, working all day every day, and I still had to write the footnote numbers in myself right before I had to hand it in. That was what, yesterday? I started a new job on Monday, at a small public defense firm. That's my part time job. I don't start doing the US Atty thing until Tuesday. We only have 2 grades so far, and they were OK. Not great, not bad. Still have to wait for 3 more and the results of the writing competition. The competition is to get onto a journal. The most desirable is Law Review, for which you need to be in the top 1/3 and write a really good paper. The other journals havel lower standards (and smaller offices). But I am looking forward to law school leaving my mind for a couple months and going in and doing some real work.

Things are looking up: the Yanks took 2 of 3 from the Sox. I am 1/3 done with law school, and I just wrote a 22-page paper, 12 pages of which were endnotes.

All that proofreading experience payed off, maybe.

I look forward to experiencing a bit of the world again. Playing some video games, doing some reading for pleasure, playing basketball, and generally living the good life.

I finally got a disposable camera developed that I shot while my brother & I were on Mt. Washington last summer. What an awesome trip that was. I hope I can get out and do some camping this summer very much.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Boy, that sounds rough. I feel for you.
Wishing the best for you...
--Scribe29

La Misma said...

That does sound exhausting. Really tough. Congratulations on getting through!

I climbed Mount Washington twice -- it's amazing up above tree level. I remember getting to the hut was like the surface of the moon. Did you go to the summit?

Anonymous said...

Tell me why Queens Legal Services was one of your top choices? I'd like to know moe about that office. Old time lawyer looking to return to non-profit work....

beckett said...

Thanks for the words of commiseration.

I feel like my perspective is daily becoming less skewed.

Anonymous, Queens Legal Services was high on my list mostly because it is convenient to where I live, and bc I liked the people I met from their office. I honestly don't know a ton about them.

La Misma said...

beckett: I made the links on my blog successfully, but what do you mean, "you need more html to make the line breaks." ?

nearly there.

vacuous said...

I thought that picture looked familiar...

pistolgal said...

congrats and I'm glad to hear that the proofreading experience may have paid off! enjoy summer!