It’s only my second week of school and my schedule is packed! This year, I am taking Administrative Law, Environmental Law, Evidence, Criminal Procedure II (Fun fact: Michael Chertoff visited campus on Tuesday!), and an exciting Environmental Advocacy course (The top three oral advocates in this class get to argue in front of Chief Justice Roberts of the U.S. Supreme Court when he visits our campus in the Spring!).
In addition to school work, I am T.A.ing (I wish that was a real word…) a section of Legal Analysis & Writing for Professor Barnett, writing case summaries for Ninth Circuit Review, helping put on the Lewis & Clark Sustainability Council’s Sustainability in Portland event, and organizing Minority Law Student Association events.
I’m busy. Yet, I can’t complain: I have high hopes that my hard work and persistence will pay off.
Wow. Summer is here. After having a week to relax, my schedule is now packed.
On Monday, I began my work for the Lewis & Clark Sustainability Council as a Law Clerk. My main tasks are to research sustainability-related programs and create networks for all three of our campuses and the Portland-metro area. I’m excited to see what I can get done. This summer, expect to hear updates about my work in this position. Also, feel free to email me if you are interested in volunteering or doing research for the Sustainability Council at email@example.com (Did you know that you can count volunteer hours from the summer before 1L as hours for the Community Service Award? Pretty cool, right?)
Today, I started my other summer opportunity. I met with a local trial judge and received my first real-world legal research assignment on a confidentiality issue. Thank goodness for L.A.W. and Legal Research! I am devoting this weekend to perfecting a legal memo!
Overall, life is great. I am enjoying the sun and finally have time to get back in touch with friends and colleagues.