Guess who we are studying in Criminal today?
Wednesday, October 27, 2010
Thursday, October 21, 2010
So today, my female property professor had on a huge pink boa in honor of breast cancer awareness.
My good guy friend and study partner was caught unprepared when asked to brief a case.
So, he got to wear the boa all class, and I sneakily took a picture from under our desk.
It's almost the weekend!
Wednesday, October 20, 2010
I have on a t-shirt.
My hair is wavy and up in a ponytail.
I forgot mascara.
I brought coffee to class....in a regular mug.
Then, I got called on.
As I was briefing the case, I said, "If you look at the bottom of page 447, I think the court is wanting to talk about the 'course of conduct' in relation to the crime."
I got shot down.
Then, my professor says, "Here the court says that the 'course of conduct' of the actor in relation to the crime is what we are looking at here..."
Is this real life?
I need to get back in my bed!
Thanks for letting me share the hilarity that is my life here in Macon. :)
Scary tshirt non-mascara girl
Monday, October 18, 2010
Thursday, October 14, 2010
Wednesday, October 13, 2010
Whoa, we're halfway there...whoo-oaaah.... finish that line!
(hint- the answer is above)
This past week marked the official HALFWAY mark of classes. It's just so crazy to me! On one hand, I feel like I just got here. On the other, it seems as if I have been in law school my whole life.
I feel like I need to share my wisdom, as I am now 1/12 of the way to my degree. Ha! Joke. Not about the 1/12 part..but the wisdom part. Here we go,
A tort is (sadly) not something you can eat. It is however something you can make a fun "only dorky law students would ever find that humorous" joke out of. Ex, Jared last weekend:
"Hey y'all it's tortuous Friday...time to get negligent!"
Torts also had made me even more paranoid than I already was. Did I check the pressure in my tires lately? Is there any spilled milk on this aisle in Publix? Did I leave my candle burning? I ask these things because that is what a reasoable and prudent person would do!
Section 5 is the most diverse group of 28 people I've ever been around. We have a doctor, a nurse, a veteran, dads with small children (I make them show me new pictures on their laptops on Mondays), a peace corps member, a cop, frat boys,Jcrew models,we even have..bless his heart, a gamecock. I don't know if it's because I really like them all or because I have to spend 10 hours a day with them, but either way, but I love my section. I think it's the former.
In CrimLaw, the phrase "blanket statute" does not mean a statute that covers multiple things. It literally means blanket. Like you were caught under a blanket with a married person...if you know what I mean. The other day during a case analysis involving this statute, my professor shouted, "She should be charged with the blanket statute...the slut!" I really hope it is on the exam because I highly doubt I will ever forget it.
Perpetuities are just as confusing to figure out as they are to spell and pronounce. They have their own rule in Property and confuse the heck out of everyone. "No interest is good unless it must vest, if at all, not later than 21 year some life in being at the creation of the interest." Say wha?
I still don't know what a contract is. I find comfort in the fact that according to the 2L's and everyone around me, that is totally normal at this point.
Legal research involves all sorts of fun stuff. They are all abbreviated too. (Gracie, you really would hate law school just for this reason, so tell your mom next time she brings it up. Also, don't read anymore of this paragraph) AmJur, OCGA, Ga.L., SC Code Ann. Regs., So. 3d...and so on. In law school, sadly, you cannot just GOOGLE IT ;)
Lastly, and somewhat surprisingly, my family and my friends still like me! Despite rarely getting to see each other, and my lack of a life, and the fact I can't seem to have a conversation without the accidental use of words like "erroneous", "consideration", and "per se"..they still support me and love on me anyways. I am so thankful for them!
That's all I have for now! Tune in December for my next list (that is, if I feel like even talking about school at that point!)
"Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus" Philippians 4:6-7
Oh, and just for fun..
Sunday, October 10, 2010
So last night, in order to take a fun break from studying all day, I went to the movies with my Section 5 friends. A rare treat! It was like a middle school party, except we got to drive there ourselves and we had our own cell phones, not our moms'.
I highly recommend this movie if y'all haven't seen it yet!
As I sat there on my middle school row, sharing popcorn with my friend Charlie, I couldn't help but think of some really random thoughts..
I can't believe I haven't had Facebook for 2 months.
Facebook was so much cooler when it was exclusively for those with a ".edu" email..before farmville, and smileys...and all the other junk.
Was Zuckerburg really liable for conversion of intellectual property?
Were the communications between he and the Winklevoss twins enough to enforce a contract?
During the Harvard rowing regatta, was that the same setup as the torts case I read the other day? Are they going to crash?!
Ahhhh law school! I can't even watch a movie without you playing in my mind! Oh well...
There were at least some previews before the movie that seemed that they wouldn't cause so much thinking. This particular one stood out:
A remake of a John Wayne classic? With Johnny Cash playing in the background?
Can we say Daddy-daughter date come Christmas break? YES. :)
If Christmas break ever gets here!
Thanks for letting me be so weird-
Wednesday, October 6, 2010
This has been a funny week so far.
I'm not really sure why, but I think it's because there have been a lot of fun "surprises" this week that have been really enjoyable. It is probably not that funny/out of the ordinary for normal people like you who are reading this, but just bare with me. These are the most exciting things in my life that are even remotely fun to blog about.
Monday night was the second meeting of my Bible study and I am so excited for it! Right now, it is just 6 1L girls that meet at this precious coffee shop down the street called Joshua Cup. We meet, we talk about law school, and then we talk about how Jesus is bigger than school! We drink coffee (or tea..or in my case, just eat one of their delicious Georgia peach muffins) and pray for each other..and well it's just pretty great!
Joshua Cup- yum!