Sunday, September 14, 2008

Epilogue

This is not a comeback, but merely an epilogue to the blog, to inform you that I survived my summer at the alcohol-imbibing summer camp. And to let you know that all of my predictions in my last post have come true.

1. I had a great 12 weeks and did not do anything stupid at summer camp (at least nothing that got back to the partnership or the recruiting department). It seems that WORM, the sponsors of the summer camp, liked me enough to give me the wonderful opportunity to come back after graduation to bill 2000+ hours a year so as to help finance 2L summer camp in the future. Which I will not be taking (at least not immediately).

2. I will be clerking post-graduation for the Hon. Lifetime Appointment, someone smart enough and/or politically connected enough to earn him/herself a spot on the federal bench. He/she was also smart enough to be a so-called "off-program" judge who hires law clerks before the official process. I attribute my good fortune of being able to avoid the awful mess that is OSCAR to a combination of people skills, a decent golf game, and a lot of luck. Did I mention that I briefly dated in college his/her daughter, something I found out only by looking at family photos in the judge's chambers?

3. I am in school 2 days a week, and am having a blast as a 3L. I can't say that I will miss law school, but I will definitely miss life as a 3L. Life is good.

4. Advice to all the new 1Ls: the ONLY thing you should focus on this year is your grades. Whether you earn them by cramming every night in the library or by sleeping with your professors, getting good grades should be your sole focus. Journals, professor recommendations, and extracurricular activities are all meaningless without grades. Even if you don't want to work for a big law firm, good grades will provide you with something even more valuable: choices.

With that, I bid you farewell.

2 Comments:

Blogger Butterflyfish said...

I'm keeping you on the bloglines just in case you decide to update again. Congrats on the clerkship!!

5:30 AM  
Blogger Strange Bird said...

Dude, we're not going to believe you if you keep on updating.

11:55 PM  

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