Search Bunsnip.com

bunsnip (at) gmail (dot com)

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Scholastic Update

I'm pleased to report that I'm keeping my scholarship for my second year of law school. After my first semester grades, I wasn't sure that I'd be able to do it, but somehow, I pulled two A's, a B+, and a B out of my second semester ass. That brings my 2.81 up to a 3.25 -- more than enough to keep my scholarship for another year.

I must say, I was not expecting to get any A's whatsoever, so I am ecstatic with this result. I am especially surprised that one of those A's was in my contracts class, which is the same class that I got the C+ in last semester. The funny thing is, first semester I thought I had aced contracts, but I got a C+, and this semester, I felt pretty bad about contracts, but I got an A. You just never can tell, I guess.

I am also pleased to report that I received an Honors award in my writing class. I did not win the Best Brief award that I was shooting for, but I certainly can't complain about an Honors. I was quite pleased with the brief that my partner and I produced, and I was just relieved to make it out of the oral argument alive.

So now I have regained some of my confidence in my abilities, which feels pretty nice.

In other news, I am on my third week at my summer internship. I am enjoying it quite a bit so far. Today I turned in a legal memorandum on Oregon Public Records Law, which was really interesting to research. I had to research the federal Freedom of Information Act in order to predict how an Oregon court would rule on my particular legal question, which has not yet come up in Oregon courts. It took about 1.5 weeks of research and two days of writing, and I feel like I was able to come to a satisfactory answer to my legal question. Now I'm starting on a second research question, looking into what happens to intellectual property licenses, such as a copyright license, when the licensee goes bankrupt. That is going to be an interesting topic to research, because it seems IP licenses have been given a different treatment in bankruptcy law than other types of licenses. But I know nothing about bankruptcy law, so I have a lot of reading to do. It's going to be great, I'm excited to learn.




 Subscribe to Bunsnip

6 comments:

Sovknight said...

This surprises me not in the least. I knew you'd pull it out. In fact, I do believe mentioning my faith in your ability to step it up in previous comments. You'll probably graduate at the top of your class and be the envy of everyone. I have little doubt.

Sra said...

I seriously doubt I will graduate top of my class. I don't even think they will invite me onto law review with my grades, but as it is I am very proud of my gpa. I think for law school it's quite good.

Thanks for your faith, and the support everyone else showed as well. It helped.

Zac said...

The research sounds interesting, though I'm sure the process of doing the research can be dull.

Sra said...

Well, the hunt can get tedious. But when you finally close in on being able to answer your question, that gets exciting. Right now I'm still in the tedious phase of this research question, but I'm getting closer.

B.R. said...

Your new research on what happens to intellectual property licenses sounds most interesting. I look forward to learning more about it in here.

Sovknight said...

This surprises me not in the least. I knew you'd pull it out. In fact, I do believe mentioning my faith in your ability to step it up in previous comments. You'll probably graduate at the top of your class and be the envy of everyone. I have little doubt.

Post a Comment