Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Oh, um, hi.....

Awkward: Schmoozing attorneys at a firm reception for a firm that you are only marginally interested in working at.

Really awkward: Having several of those attorneys stumble into the bar you are at five hours after the reception, when both you and them have clearly been drinking in the interim.

Even more awkward: When drunken 1st year associate for the firm shouts out "Hey, weren't you at our reception tonight?," and brings all five of his firm buddies over to talk to you and your non-law friend, in a conversation that could have gone down as the Webster definition of awkward and uncomfortable.

My thanks to the guy who appeared to be the only partner in the group, who eventually suggested they leave us alone and go outside. Whoever you are, you have my ultimate gratitude.

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Monday, January 29, 2007


Observing the random vandalism carved and written on desks and other school property throughout my education has always been a favorite activity of mine. At my high school, myself and my group of friends often found it humorous to carve "[Celebrity who went to my high school] was here" into the cafeteria trays in hopes of tricking the freshman into believing that she had, in fact, partaken of cafeteria food off of that same exact tray. Because in jr. high and high school, that's hilarious.

But in Tarleton, where the average age of the people at the study carrels has to be at least around 26 or so, I've always wondered what would convince someone of the need to write "Poop" or "I heart so-and-so" on the desks. (Both of those scribblings are on the wall of the carrel I'm at right now.) I mean, for that idea to seem like a really good idea to a highly-educated mature adult must mean that some of our classmates are really losing it in the library. Either that, or perhaps they are just regressing to their childhoods in response to the immense trauma of being in law school in the first place. Your guess is as good as mine.


Monday, January 22, 2007

As if they weren't moving at a sloth-like speed already...

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The deadline for fall term grade submission has been extended. Professors are now required to submit 2006 fall grades by noon on Monday, January 29th."

Oh, yeah, take your time guys. I don't need my grades for anything like interviews. No, noooo, you just go ahead and take a few more days with it. You didn't just have three snow days to finish up your grading or anything, so really, it's cool.

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Friday, January 19, 2007

Another one bites the dust...

Sad to say, two of my blogging compatriots have decided to say adios to law school after just their first semester. Littlest Tortfeasor and Law School Virgin are both done with the law school game. While I've only heard rumors of such dropouts at UT (seems a little early, since most sections only have 2 of their 4 grades so far) I say congrats to everyone who's sticking it out with me for another semester, at least.

But really, when snow days mean that your only class all week is Legal Research and Coloring, who wouldn't mind law school?


Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Second Thoughts on the Snow Day

Ok, while I was just as excited as everyone else about the snow day, I have discovered the dark underbelly of this supposedly joyous occasion:

No food.

Seeing as how my fridge contains very little other than beer and ketchup, and the odds of me standing outside and de-icing my car for 15 minutes in order to go get some is unlikely, I turned to my handy dandy backup method, aka the drawer of delivery menus.

But no one is delivering. Not chinese. Not pizza. Not anyone. This is a very sad fact. Granted, it won't be the first time I've made a dinnner out of Shiner bock, but no one can deny that there's nothing like some orange chicken and crab rangoon on a cold winters day. Alas.


Snow Day!

So, apparently, UT is closed tomorrow because of inclement weather. Because, apparently, it is possible we may have an inch or less of sleet overnight.
Ok, Northeasterners, have you had enough opportunity to laugh yet? Oh, no? Ok...
How's that? Better? Ok, good. Well, jokes about how silly Austin is for cancelling classes because of a half inch of sleet aside, can we reflect about how awesome it is that my first day back is actually not going to happen for a while?!

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Friday, January 12, 2007

Ah, finally

I find it amusing that when my Con Law professor announced at the end of the semester that we would get our grades between the 13th and the 15th of January, I thought,

"Wow, that's late. I guess he'll be the last grade we get."

Turns out he was the first. I figure it's about 50/50 whether I get the rest of them before classes start.

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Tuesday, January 09, 2007


General question for my fellow 1L's:

What are you guys doing about the firm receptions that conflict with each other? Are you going to try to attend both of them, or are you just picking the one you'd rather go to?

You'd think the firms could coordinate their reception times, but apparently, that's just too complicated.


Monday, January 08, 2007

Wow, That's Really Loserish

While this is not law related at all, I just felt it really important to talk about how lame Ohio State's marching band is. They played the Titanic theme song and had people walking around on the field with portable fog machines. Clearly, OSU deserves to get their ass kicked.


Thursday, January 04, 2007

Not a good first impression...

While I understand the goal of firm receptions is generally to make a good impression on the 1Ls, holding a firm reception on Monday may do just the opposite for the firm that is holding it. Because through the whole reception, I am going to be wondering one thing:

What sort of firm forces their attorneys to work a reception the night of the National Championship game?!

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Tuesday, January 02, 2007

It just doesn't suit me

With firm reception, interviews, and spring OCI all either in progress or coming up soon, I decided that today was a good day to break out my buisiness suits. Trying them on, I realized once again: I hate business suits.

I don't think women look good in suits, neither the skirt nor pant varieties. Not that they really should be expected to. Women's suits weren't created by designers who envisioned how to make women look beautiful and feminine--they were designed to make women blend in with men.

Granted, I come from the world of entertainment PR in Los Angeles, where the only appropriate office wear was tight fitting jeans that cost well over 100 bucks and the tallest strappy sandals you could manage. (I know those of you who have rarely seen me out of flip flops may find that suprising, but it's true. I was much more stylish back when I actually had to be.) But even business casual is just so much more flattering.

Don't get me wrong, a well-dressed man in a classy suit is hot. But there's a reason suits aren't the choice of the hot Hollywood bombshells--women look better in other things, namely, dresses. Suit jackets are just so severe and boring and drab. 1-button or 2-button should not be the end all, be all fashion decision for the rest of our lives. Alas.

[End rant]

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