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Thursday, May 24, 2012

Crampwriting

So I was having lunch with the attorney who employed me whilst I was in my last year of law school, and we were talking about things like the bar exam, and he told me a horror story of how, when he took the bar exam, his computer blue-screen-of-deathed on him toward the beginning of the essay portion, and so he had to hand write his exams for 6 hours (that's six hours of pure hand crampage, folks). In order to allay the horrors that would accompany such a bad stroke of luck, the attorney advised me to practice writing at least some of the essays I am analyzing in my bar prep with my hand, so that I can build the muscles and get used to the idea that I can do it if I have to. So I'm not quite ready for full on essay hand writing yet, because of the severe atrophy of muscles in my hands other than for purposes of stabbing downward at keys, but I went ahead and outlined an essay this afternoon. As you can see, having computer death will probably be close to the worst thing that could happen to me on the bar exam, because my handwriting is nearly illegible even to myself. Maybe I should just bring a back-up computer instead.





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Sunday, May 13, 2012

Final Grades

Final grades are in. I only had three graded classes this semester, and I managed to pull two A's and an A- in them, earning my highest semester average of my entire law school career. This semester stands in stark contrast to my first semester, during which I earned two B's, a C+, and a nagging feeling that I had made a terrible mistake. But I pushed on from that bad start and showed constant improvement over the course of my schooling. I accomplished many things which I am proud of, I grew a lot, and I identified many areas where I need to continue my personal growth. My cumulative GPA going out is 3.436, which is good enough to graduate Cum Laude, and which probably ranks me in the top 25% of my class, although the final rankings are yet to come out. A nice way to end this chapter of my life.


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