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Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Pride

Today was a special day on the L&C Law campus. In honor of Constitution Day (which is technically this thursday - happy ConDay, y'all), L&C began a lecture series in honor of Justice Anthony Kennedy, one of the Supreme Court Justices of the United States. Justice Kennedy came to campus and dropped in on my contracts class, where he spoke to us for a few minutes. Then in the evening he introduced our guest speaker for the series, Dean Kathleen Sullivan of Stanford School of Law. Dean Sullivan is a leading Constitutional Law scholar, has a history of advocacy in constitutional matters in front of the Supreme Court, and, from what I've heard, was on the short list for the Justice position recently filled by Justice Sotomayor.

While I listened to Dean Sullivan speak, I was inspired by her enthusiasm for the law -- she exuded it. I can't seem to remember any of the things she said that inspired me. It was more of a feeling than an intellectual acknowledgment (some of you from back home might know this as "the spirit"). But anyway, I was filled with pride that I'm here, now, in law school. There was a lot of doubt in the process leading up to where I am now. I don't think anyone can go to law school knowing it is the right choice. It's a shot in the dark. I still don't know if it's the "right" choice, but it feels right, and I'm loving it so far. It's a little bit surreal, and I fear it will end too soon, though it's only just begun.



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6 comments:

FrankandMary said...

It's the right choice for now. Hopefully lots of right or near right choices will follow. And some fun, too. ~Mary

B.R. said...

Good to read this. Experiences like this will sustain you concretely when you're faced with those all-nighters. Mach's gut!!

Ben Sloan said...

That's badass. Law school, it seems, is one of the few things you can consciously do that WILL enable you to make more of a difference in the world. I wish you the best of luck.

Miss Pants said...

What a fantastic experience. I hope that it doesn't fade for you too much...we need more of what you're talking about in our country.

Miss Pants said...

What a fantastic experience. I hope that it doesn't fade for you too much...we need more of what you're talking about in our country.

B.R. said...

Good to read this. Experiences like this will sustain you concretely when you're faced with those all-nighters. Mach's gut!!

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