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Monday, December 27, 2004


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I think that the law school process is rather like the intern process for doctors. They try to kill you.

I have exams next week. I must survive them. If I do not survive them then I do not move onto the next level of

"Law School Survivor"

Where I can do battle with various other contestants and hopefully do not have to eat anything truly disgusting. Our tribal councils occur in the parking lot. Last episode someone actually broke down and cried. I sincerely hope that this is not a forecast of her eventual ejection from the show. I hope she hangs in there. I hope she kicks some ass.

On Christmas I was doing some evidence review with Number One Fan (I love you, dad) and two things caught my attention. The first is that Fan prefers his own rules of evidence as promulgated not by Congress or SCOTUS or any type of committee or even trained monkeys... he likes the rules as promulgated by channel 11. "Denny Crane" He loves Shatner on that new show "Boston Legal" and damn if I am not getting it all wrong when I use a federal rule instead of a "Crane" rule. (I am pretty sure that in the Crane rules you can shoot opposing counsel if you are pissed at him) So we discussed the idea that I would have to teach these interesting rules to my evidence prof so that he'll be able to read, let alone grade, my essay. I think I stand a pretty good shot at a 100 score. I have those Crane rules down!

Next I hear Fan saying "Don't worry about this, baby, you got this stuff down." Apparently I have the rules as promulgated by Gilbert's down. (Gilbert's is a series of law school outlines professionally published by some dude that was a former survivor... think of them as pre-show manuals for living through each episode and getting to the next tribal counsel) I am not sure how much stock I put in the Gilbert's/Fan "You got it down" stamp of approval placed on me...

SO! I am going to disappear into the library and not come out till I do, in fact, "Got it down".

I'll see you all on the other side.

~~I changed the title of this post. When I first started to write it Of Exams... seemed right. But now we all can tell that this title is far superior.~~


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who cried?

3:25 PM  
Blogger Girl Ipsa said...

Who cried? Why, it was either ME or one of those ladies from the hair salon across the street. It's been so long ago, though, I can't recall with certainty. But I do remember yelling at her. Something to the effect of "A REAL law student would understand the Rule Against Perpetuities" and then it all goes blank. I hope I haven't done something really wrong.

9:21 AM  
Blogger Karass said...

ack! it's only 6 more months for me until I'm a law school survivor too! One more rounds of finals and then I'm buring my Gilberts, Emmanuals, blue book (oh, the blue book goes first!!!!)

here's my survivor story about my summer associate position last summer:

9:57 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hope your finals went well. God willing this will be my last semester!


2:40 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Man you lawyers are too witty...;)


8:50 AM  
Blogger Micah said...

Law school exams are tough, but just wait for the bar. Now there's a little slice of hell.

8:52 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

HEY there is no crying in baseball--there is crying in law--the courtroom--judge`s chambers and yes in the parking lots or the courthouse steps(also site of last minute settlements sometimes accompanied by crying)

Where the hell has Boston Legal gone---there is another dopy medical show on at 10 on Sundays.

2:38 PM  

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