Monthly Archives: March 2014

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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