Friday, November 11, 2005

Memo crazy--but surprisingly still well-adjusted

So... I'm a little jealous of some of the folks in law blog land that seem to have more than one graded memo for their writing class... don't get me wrong, we've written several memos, but they were all ungraded. So, now, we've got the mother of all memos, the graded one due right before Turkey day. Ugh. I've met with my prof several times, and I think I've finally got most of the structure for the elements and factors nailed down. But it feels weak, KWIM? In any case, I did just finish another draft this afternoon. Yeah! If the rules are "she who dies with the most drafts wins" well, then, I'm well on my way to winning.

I like the memo, kind of. the kind of part is that I am dog sick of the topic and worry about it in general. I do think this is probably my "most relevant to being an attorney" class. But I get heartsick realizing that it is just like any other skill you learn... if you don't use it, you lose it. So I've decided that whatever pro bono stuff I start doing next semester, I want something with a lot of writing. So there! (yeah, that's mature).

Tonight... we are having friends over, eating pizza and playing games. And contracts, civ pro etc... can all just bugger off. (at least until tomorrow).

I still haven't caught the OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! finals are in 3 weeks panic yet. I'm plugging away on my outlines. Ok... mostly contracts ebcause that's the one I'm most afraid of. 8-hour take home. Yuck. I'm sure it will hit me some time in the next few weeks. There are already a couple of people walking around with the "deer in the headlights look". Sigh.

And no, career services, I still don't know what I want to be when I grow up.


Shannon said...

I'm right there with you in memo-land, Joey.

This will be our third assignment and second that will be "graded." I use the quotation marks because it's not a letter grade system but one with up and down arrows and +/-'s. I'm not kidding you.

Every time I start to worry about "outlines" and "finals" I have to remind myself that I don't care. It's not for everyone, I'm sure, but I find my attitude of "If I fail I don't have to go to law school anymore" works wonders!

Take care. ~WL

Kelly said...

What a relief to be done with legal writing for the semester and still have some time to prepare for finals. I remember that feeling well.