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Friday, May 27, 2011

It pays to be a 2L

I have already received all but one of my grades. Actually, I received these grades a week ago, which was a mere week after finishing my last final. Apparently the turn-around is much quicker in the second year, because you end up taking classes with a bunch of graduating 3Ls who need their grades STAT. So I got mine stat too. Here are the results:

Ethics B
Copyright B
Business Associations B+
Constitutional Law II A
Trademarks A+
Tech Licensing awaiting

Check that out! I received my first (and probably only) A+ in a law school class. I am quite pleased with that. I feel only slightly bad for whoever had to suffer a C at the expense of my A+.

I am also very pleased with my A in Con Law. I left that test feeling like I had slayed it, so I'm glad the result mirrors my impression.

The B+ in BA is also noteworthy, because I didn't have a chance to finish that exam and worried that it would probably be a C of some kind. Shows you how much the curve matters.

Of course, I am always satisfied with Bs in any law school course, so I feel fine about Copyright and Ethics too.

Altogether it was a very good semester for me. I think the Tech Licensing paper should be good for at least a B, but I tend to do well on papers, so maybe it will turn out better. Maybe this semester will be good enough to bump me up into the top 25% at last.

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Saturday, May 14, 2011

Tired and Hired

I took my last of five final exams last night, and am now officially done with my second year of law school.  Next year, I am going to do everything in my power to make sure I don't have five finals in one semester ever again. It was most unpleasant. I think four is the max you feel like you can handle over a two week period. The most challenging thing was that my last two finals were on consecutive days. Normally, exams are well-spaced with at least a day but often two or even three between each exam, so you have plenty of time to purge the old material from your brain and reload with new. But I couldn't do that for those last two exams. Altogether, I feel like three of the five will probably go pretty well, but I don't feel as good about the other two. At this point I am beyond caring, and besides, your feelings about an exam often don't sync up with reality.

In other news, I got a summer job! The small firm that does copyright work finally got around to interviewing me, and they offered me the position. I am going in on Monday to get my computer set up and talk out details, but I will be able to work remotely, which is great. Coffee shop office, here I come! The work is part time, too, so I should be able to get a little down-time in this summer. That will be most welcome. I'm hoping I will learn a lot in this job and also that maybe it will work out so that I can keep doing it through next year. And maybe even if we like each other they would see fit to hire me after school. We'll just see how it goes. Maybe it won't be all that, but at least it's a load off my mind to have some employment.

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Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Nervous and Excited

I have two job interviews tomorrow, and am both nervous and excited.

I will let y'all know if I become gainfully employed as a result.

Fingers crossed.

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