Monday, December 12, 2005

You had me at "Does it come in black?"

In keeping with my patented Reflections on a Semester at Law School, (previous incarnations here and here) I give you the half way mark:

1. Whoever said that second year law was far easier than the first year is either a) a liar or b) ... no, they just lied.

2. If you've ever bought a textbook for a course and then realized you only were assigned a handful of chapters, feeling slighted that you didn't get the book's full value, then take Tax. And enjoy your reading.

3. Secured Transactions is both a needlessly complicated course on the subject of the priority of creditors that will demand hours of constant attention and study, and it also can be summed up in just four words: first come first served.

4. If you're a jury foreman in a criminal trial, don't cough when reading out a verdict of guilty. The judge may misinterpret you and release the accused. Oh yes, it's happened.

5. There's nothing more frightening than doing stand-up in front of a notoriously fickle law school audience with material you've written only two hours before, but there's nothing as satisfying as when they actually laugh.

6. A "morning class" is a bit of a misnomer, because the closer you get to the winter solstice, you're really getting up for a "pre-dawn who-the-hell-gets-up-at-this-hour" class.

7. Maintaining a blog while you attend law school will garner you praise and adoration amongst your peers...

8. ... the peers that read this. And then it's a half truth.

9. If you have a decision to make between studying a few more hours to make sure you fully comprehend that law course, or watch Batman Begins again on DVD, well, that's the easiest question you'll ever get in law school.

10. With careful planning and an iron will, you can finish exams two days after they start and enjoy nearly a month of Christmas holidays.

On that note folks, I'm outta here in a few days, enjoy Christmas / the Holidays.


Anonymous said...

If you're looking for something to do with your law degree rather than becoming a lawyer, you should consider writing coles notes for law school classes. I know I learned so much in so little time.

- Cathy

Anonymous said...

Don't forget to give a little of that hard earn cash to those less fortunate people suffering from TBA.


Beth said...

Merry Christmas Ryan!

- Beth.

Thomas said...

Where is this best of list? Huh? Some of us need something to read other than Commercial Transactions.