I am in the middle of my first of 3 24-hour take home exams. This one is the Role of the Federal Prosecutor, and I'm not loving the word limit.
On Thurs I took my last in-class law school exam (knock wood) ever; that was for Criminal Enforcement of Environmental Laws, a class I unreservedly recommend to all you 1 and 2Ls.
If interested, write me for details. It was possibly my favorite class I've taken here, clinic aside. Although it's hard to tell what's valuable when, given one's evolving legal consciousness. It's certainly a great class to take 3L, if you've explored and are interested in: criminal law, white collar crime, administrative law, environmental law, criminal/civil process. And all this view though a practical "what works" lens, as explored in a fact pattern/hypothetical that you track and expand on as new topics are introduced throughout the semester.
On deck - Advanced Environmental Law.
In the hole - the Class Actions seminar.
I really thought I'd be breaking the mold and blogging more as I went, but 3Ler-itis has been compounded by a) job hunt (done, yea!), b) moving/bar prep and thoughts, and c) final crunch of clinic and exams. I feel like Laura Rosslyn on BSG - "O.K. (pause) Next crisis."
Despite all this, motivation has been my biggest problem. I want to do small physical tasks, like sorting through all my stuff and deciding what to sell, what to give away, and what to move to FL. Mostly, I'll be happy to be recycling a LOT of paper. (I so wish the clinic materials were on CD/DVD.)
*Things* are so permanent, so easy to deal with. Words and ideas? I think I need a small break from them. The dapper Floridian came by and we converted an old Fuji frame to a fixed gear, replacing his head-tube cracked Bianchi fixed gear (which was really a sweet bike, alas.) As usual, we grossly underestimated the amount of time it took to get some impacted parts off. Although we could have done the quick and dirty conversion in about 40 min.
Speaking of which I have to get rid of some bikes, books, and parts.
Sigh. But for now - back to it.