Classes start on Monday. In reflecting about the last semester, I have realized that there are things I am going to continue, things I’m going to stop, and things I’m going to start. One of the things I’m going to continue is updating this blog, albeit on a more regular basis. Now for some musing on last semester.
Of the many wonderful things about law school, I can guarantee that on any given day, someone will find a way to make me feel inadequate. Whether it is the stunning insight of a fellow student who skillfully discusses some fine point of §2-207 or getting bounced for printing double-sided (new motto: fsck trees), there will always be some new opportunity to fail. I am certain that while I’ve survived the egotistical machinations of others in the past, I have not had such a prolonged exposure to my own mediocrity. (I misspelled mediocrity the first time. If you can’t find as much humor in that as I did, stop reading now.)
Less you think this is going to a devolve into a pity party, let me share something to counteract the above. Yes, I’m just a baby 1L stumbling my way through classes, assignments, and life. Yet I have earned the respect of attorneys and business partners at work. I get a seat at the table during some contract negotiations. And sometimes I actually use appropriate legal jargon. I am able to sit back, listen, and respond in a well reasoned manner. The lessons from law school are already having a positive impact on my ability to assist my company.
Now if you’re looking for me, I’ll be hiding under the desk weeping softly over my reading assignment. Remind me again why I care about how a golf club resembles a hammer for tort negligence claims in VT?