Ready, Break!

Posted: November 25, 2009 in Miscellaneous

It is officially Thanksgiving Break at the Pepperdine School of Law, and although we are all very thankful just for that, it is a little bittersweet. Finals are breathing down our necks.

I have a brutal finals schedule, but I have no one to blame but me since I picked the classes. Two weeks from today I’ll be completely done – probably in more ways than one.

The good news is that out of six official classes I only have three finals. My “journal” is finished for the semester and is graded pass/fail, and I have two seminar classes we call “paper classes” (where the big grade is a research paper instead of a final) — and I’m done with both papers. But the three finals I have are scheduled back to back to back on the first three days of finals. Brutal, I tell you.

Evidence is scheduled for Monday (December 7), Criminal Procedure on Tuesday (the 8th), and Constitutional Law on Wednesday (the 9th). These three puppies will dominate things for me over the next two weeks.

The competitive nature of law school is so weird. Many of my classmates are headed home for Thanksgiving, and I confess my first thought is that this gives me an advantage. Sad, but this is what I think. However, many of the folks I’ve talked to who are going home for the holiday say that they just have to tell their families that a big chunk of their holiday visit must be devoted to studying. This is the nature of the beast.

My intention is to take off Thanksgiving afternoon (noon to five or six). Other than that, it is time to study. Which is why the break from classes is nice.

Well, it is 7:06am PST. Time to shower and then hit the books! Happy “break” to everyone!

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