This is my set up with Brian in the study room off the cafeteria. There are people in the library, fish bowl, or studying at home. But we're the last ones here. The law school is weird all empty in the dark.
Maybe this week will be better than last week. This morning we found out we’re allowed to use our notes and outlines for our Family Law final. There was a student who tried to persuade the Professor not to let us use our outlines. Presumably because she alone has been memorizing the specific details all semester?
And then in the afternoon Audra very generously took me to an interview at Legal Aid, and even refused to let me walk back afterward. I finally found a job for the summer! ... Unpaid.
Legal Aid Justice Center
Oh and when I got home I saw a paid position at the same place. Hm.
Legal Research & Writing was one of the classes we took alone with just our section. And we had it Fall through Spring. Plus we just finished this big briefs on a fictional case suing a kid recklessly and possibly intentionally killing a beloved and elderly cat "Muffy" in front of its child owner. Outrageous! To celebrate finishing the brief and almost being done with the first year of law school our kind LRW Professor Moran got us a funny Muffy cake.
Section B 2006 on the last day of LRW
"In Memory of Muffy" cake
Here are some of the best Muffy quotes:
"If Jack had chased after a boy, "just trying to scare him", with a tractor, a large and dangerous machine that has killed before, would you not find that to be outrageous?" -JK
"Based on the common-sense notion that running over a cat is somewhat different from running over inanimate, inorganic property, California has heaped statutory and jurisprudential disdain upon those who, like Callaghan, purposefully terrorize animals." - JZ
"The trial court seems to envision a harmless child innocently chasing a cat through bucolic meadows. The outrageousness of Callaghan's behavior, however, must be evaluated in light of the context in which they actually occurred." - JZ
"Judge Cohen can't handle the truth!" -SH
"Is there some reason we're not doing trespass to chattels?" -JP
"I believe it's because in that case you are only responsible for the
cost of the chattel. I think elderly deaf arthritic cats go for maybe
$7 on ebay." - EA
"There are two means of refuge from the misery of life: music and cats." - Albert Schweitzer
I signed up to be an an overnight host for an admitted student. On March 29, I was assigned Sarah M. I emailed her that Friday, and we coordinated when to meet on April 6. She arrived last Thursday and was here for the weekend. I showed her around the law school, took her a crazy Justin and Aaron party and we generally bonded. I really hope she decides to come to UVA!
For Audra's birthday some of her friends came in town from California and we decided to meet them in DC and go dancing there. We went to a bunch of bars in Georgetown. General craziness. Ended with brunch at 4 am. Happy birthday, Audra!