As I asked earlier… where should I begin?
I am going to use my study breaks and the time after finals are over to try to update everyone on the goings on of the semester.
I guess I should start at the beginning.
School started and I took a job offer at the Office of the Attorney General as a law clerk in the Public Integrity Division. I guess that means I must have some integrity as a person, right? I mostly work with DUI prosecution questions from prosecutors and district attorneys from around the state. The job is enjoyable and has taught me a lot about the law already. While it is not experience in a law firm, which I will someday need, it is experience with legal research and looks good on a resume. I figure no one in Indiana is going to know what the law firm of Dewey Cheatam and Howe of Jackson Mississippi does. However, people know what the Office of the Attorney General does and how government employees operate. A steady paycheck is a much nicer way thinking about the job as well.
I took Appellate Advocacy, Copyright, Sales and Leasing, Constitutional Law, and Wills and Estates this semester. Constitutional Law has already had a bear of a final and while I am glad that it is over, I want to moan and groan in the defeat that was that test. No one feels as if they did a good job… which may be a good thing. The test itself was a big bag of trick questions. Red herrings that had case names not matched up to holdings that were real or holdings that were actually the holdings of other famous cases to trip up even a student who carefully reads. It was exhausting.
Appellate Advocacy had a final big paper that was due at the beginning of October. Mine was over 50 pages long. I won’t know what I got on it until after January. Ho Hum.
So that leaves me with finals this week in Copyright, Sales and Leasing, and Wills and Estates. Wills and Estates shouldn’t be a bear as the test is pretty similar year to year and the teacher gives a rat’s ass less that the students. Sales and Leasing is taught by a younger female professor who likes to have fun in class and then kill you on a final… I am dreading that test on the UCC Article 2. Copyright is in my wheel house and I should do pretty well on it I believe. The class has been a breeze so far and that is with me only partially listening to the lecture that has only 14 students in the class. Some in Copyright seem utterly lost… but it really isn’t that tough as long as you have some basis in fact of what a tangible fixed medium is. If you figure that out… the codebook will keep you golden. Fairness factors will keep you on the right track if you get totally lost.
I am still dating Jenny and she is still traveling down here with school going on. She even got me tickets to a Packers/bears game in Chicago on the 16th. We are going to the game in the afternoon and seeing “The Book of Mormon” on stage that night. WHAT A DAY THAT WILL BE! I will write more on this later.
I have tried to keep some notes on things to write about over the semester and am going to break these posts up into smaller segments for the readership. Hope that helps.
So until I get another post out…. Stay classy.