Saturday, December 03, 2005

Two Classes Complete 

We had our last session of Accounting for Lawyers on Thursday (which was my last any class session of the semester), and we handed in our take home exams that night as well, so that class is completely behind me. I'm really glad, because that was the first law school class that I felt was a waste of time and tuition. Perhaps if the professor had stayed on topic more often, but most of the time he was going off on 30-minute tangents about some related tax implication, prefaced by the statement, "This is just for those of you interested in tax law. If you're not interested, don't worry - this won't be on the exam." That's great for the tax wonks, but for those of us more interested in the exam which counts for 100% of our grade, not so much.

But it's over.

About an hour ago I e-mailed my paper for my international law seminar, Perspectives: Non State Actors (title = The Role of the European Union in Advancing Individual Rights for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Citizens). I got so distracted thinking about and working on the Accounting exam that I was left with a short time to polish off this one. It always happens that the first exam or paper due gets all the attention, and all the others get jammed in. It would have been easier if these two professors had stuck with the published exam/take-home/paper schedule the Registrar issued back when we were picking classes for this semester. According to that, I had plenty of time between the end of classes and my first target date, then each date was spread out nicely. Instead, they both move them up to the last couple of class days of the semester, one the day after the other.

But it's over.

Next event is my other seminar paper, for Sexual Orientation and the Law, due next Wednesday (12/7). Then it's the Wills, Estates and Trusts exam on 12/12 and the Massachusetts Practice and Procedure exam on 12/17 (yes, a Saturday).

Then the semester will be over. Yay.

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Posted by Beth Henderson at 1:43 AM