Reality

The reality is finally starting to set in. When I leave my Domestic Relations class (lecture) tonight it will be for the last time. All that is left are the final exams. We’ve all worked so hard and put in countless hours of study it seems hard to believe the time has finally arrived. What a bittersweet moment it is. Continue reading

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You learn by living

Hrs away from the very last law school class. At a wonderful immigration law seminar by the TBA learning to help others to avoid deportation. I’m soooo ready to practice!

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You’re Up

The next time the Tennessee Bar Association posts a story like this, your name will be on the list (YES IT WILL):

Tennessee Bar Exam Results Now Available

http://www.tba.org/news/tennessee-bar-exam-results-now-available

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Skyrockets in flight…afternoon delight…aaaaafffffternoon delight!

This is possibly my all time favorite song and this post has nothing to do with the actual meaning of the song so don’t panic.  What it does have to do with is the fun we can have in law school.  Were we not able to laugh at the things we don’t know, the people we go to school with and mostly ourselves, I can assure you we would never have made it this far.  There have been times in my four years I have had to leave class because I was about to burst out laughing in the middle of a lecture.  Could be from something that happened, one of our witty professors or something someone (myself included) had said.  Either way, I have bitten my lip, literally, and had tears streaming down my face more than once.  Mind you, this all happened after my 1L year when I was scared to even smile or have an emotion.  But the story of Afternoon Delight is one for the books… Continue reading

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Law School by the numbers

I notice a trend among 3L’s…we have become mathematicians.  Well maybe not full-fledged mathematicians, but we are sure doing a lot of counting these days…most of which is counting down.  I know I am as guilty of this as anyone…in just a few hours I will be down to 3 days of showing up for classes.  Notice I didn’t say 3 days left…so maybe some of that “thinking like a lawyer” has sunk in over the last 3 years because I am counting in a light most favorable to my position.  This counting down has got me thinking about some things…so here goes my law school experience by the numbers. (Please excuse my math if a few of these are rounded off, after all if I could do real math I would have gone to medical school…right?)

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Where do we go from here, now that all of the children have grown up…

First a brief rundown of the latest numbers for school:  19 actual nights of class left, 40 days until our last night of class, 58 days until graduation, 130 days until the bar and 163 days until I go to Switzerland (not that you care about the last one but it is in the countdown timer app).  So with that said, where do we go from here?  We have grown up and it is almost time to move on.  I can tell you where I was when I found out I got into law school, standing in the Dunkin Doughnuts in Sevierville with my BFF Angie.  I about hit the floor and went into immediate panic mode.  A million questions raced through my mind.  What the heck just happened being the first one.  Should I go?  Was it time to take a leap out of nursing, the only thing I had ever done, and go do this crazy law school thing?  Could I really go to law school and be a lawyer?  The answer to all of them was yes. Here it is four years later, and we have all grown up some during this process. Continue reading

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Pleasure Reading–or at least the law school equivalent

One thing that I’ve enjoyed about my final year has been an opportunity to read books that don’t appear on a syllabus. Like most law students, I’ve become more efficient at reading the required pages. This semester I really only have one class that relies on assignments from a traditional casebook. At home, now that I can typically count on my kids to go to sleep around 8:00 (there’s some required reading involved here too) and stay asleep until 6:00, my own more predictable sleep schedule opens up some time for unassigned reading as well. The margins of my class notes are littered with books suggested by professors or casebook editors that I didn’t quite have time to pursue as a 1L or 2L. Now I do. Continue reading

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Passing the Torch

A few weeks ago, my journal’s Senior Editorial Board assigned the Class of 2015 to their positions on the Editorial Board for next year’s volume. Since then, we’ve been working closely with our replacements to ensure that the transition is as smooth as possible and that JETLaw continues to improve and provide its members with a valuable journal experience and a quality publication. The defining experience of my tenure as EIC has been the extended, repeated revelation that I am surrounded by extraordinary people, and a weekend of interviews and a few weeks of close work with the incoming Senior Board only adds to that. I am proud to leave the journal in their hands.  Continue reading

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They’d call us gypsies, tramps and thieves…

Honestly I’m not sure what they would call us, but I would call us a menagerie of people who are trying to finish our last semester of law school.  We just finished what we hope are the last law school midterms we will ever have to take.  And boy are  we glad that mess is over.  We have our eye on the prize of 80 days until graduation!! Still some work left though, papers to write and finals to take, but it is getting so close now.  I realize as we are getting closer that there is such an array of people who make up our class that it warranted talking about.  I hope none of us are gypsies, tramps or thieves, but who am I to judge them anyway… Continue reading

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This is getting serious

The Winter Bar Exam is TODAY and tomorrow. That means those of you about to graduate, you are NEXT. In the hole, as they would say if this was a rodeo. Which it kind of has been, right? Not to freak you out, but applications for the July exam, which is July 29-30, will open March 3, according to the Board of Law Examiners. Learn more here: http://www.state.tn.us/lawexaminers/

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