All in a Night’s Work

Posted: August 28, 2008 in The Big Move

I go to school at 7:30 each morning (Pacific Standard Time, which I’m starting to get used to…) and study until 5:30 each afternoon.

Last evening, after dinner, Hillary went to her youth group while Jody and I went to Dean Tim Perrin’s place for the first law school Bible study of the year, an event hosted by our Christian Legal Society chapter. We set a record with 70 people crammed into the Perrins’ lovely home.

Afterwards, Jody & I joined the youth group at a pool for the baptism of a young woman. It was a beautiful event. Roslyn (Hillary’s youth minister) had the honors, and it was so very sweet. Both of Sarah’s parents spoke, and a sizeable crowd gathered to join in the blessed event. Sarah’s parents invited everyone to their place after the baptism to enjoy desserts and friendship, and though we are new, we tagged along and had a great time. People have been so good to us.

But I had more studying to do. We pulled Hillary away from her new friends, and it amazed me how instantly Hillary has fit in – part Hillary amazing, and part amazing acceptance by these new friends.

I put in another 2 1/2 hours of study before bedtime last night, studying both Contracts and Property. Much of law school studying is “briefing cases,” and I briefed my favorite case so far late last night: Popov v. Hayashi (a battle over possession of Barry Bonds’ record-setting 73rd home run ball in 2002). The legal opinion was fascinating.

Right now I’m guessing it takes me 3-4 hours of study for every one hour of class – just staying up with the work load. With 14 hours of class each week, that puts me in the 60-70 hour category. That’s a lot of reading and thinking, don’t you think?

I’m getting used to it. It’s all in a day’s (and night’s) work.

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