Monday, February 27, 2012

Midterms

I am coming up on midterms. Well, really, I only have on midterm...Torts. I have no idea what to expect or how to study. My professor likes to hear himself talk. He is clearly brilliant, but cannot seem to convey to us what we should know. Unfortunately, I have several other deadlines this week, so I am limited in my ability to crack his code.

Sunday, February 19, 2012

With the semester well underway...

I am not excited about any of my classes this semester. About 1/3 of the way in, I am just looking for the light at the end of the tunnel.

Torts comes with an instructor that is all over the place. By every account, this man is brilliant. However, trying to figure out what he wants us to know and sharing material in a logical, structured manner...not so much. The midterm is in early March and I have no idea what to expect. And the reading is dull and tedious. I don't see myself ever practicing Torts law.

Legal Writing. In theory, I like doing the writing. But this professor...wow. His quiet, monotone delivery just makes me want to sleep. And it's a three hour class...that never seems to end.

Then there's Family Law. In theory, this could be a good class. However, it highlights things I already know...that the area of Family Law is ugly and mean. That is so disappointing because it's a field where good, caring lawyers (oxymoron?) could really make a difference. Instead, this area of law seems to undermine the family. And many of the cases I read just highlight that fact. On a more practical note, it's a 3 1/2 hour class every Saturday, which is already way too long, but he lets us out late every week which is beyond frustrating!