the city chicken


Attorney or tropical islander??
04 3 2008, 6:43 pm
Filed under: education, law students, rants

Suggestion to Microsoft – add legalese and/or latin to spell check.

Please.

No, I really don’t want to make a “motion in lime” and it’s sua sponte, not “sea sponge”! While I might not be as dumb as this guy(I actually do take the time to proof read), it would be nice not to see all of those little red lines all over my word docs every time I type up a new document.

Oh and I do know about the personal dictionary you can add – mine is full already.

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Being the lead jammer
03 24 2008, 8:03 am
Filed under: education, law students, outings

Interesting weekend. Went to see a roller derby. Yea, like girls on roller skates (yay for skates! I hate rollerblades),  wearing fishnets and skirts that are too short, checking each other into crowds of people sitting on the sidelines. It was pretty cool.

I went with a group of other students to the roller derby and then a couple of us headed to an after party hosted by the roller girls at a local bar. I had two drinks and could barley stand up – that would have never happened in college…. hell, that would have been even less likely in high school!

As the rest of my social peers become more and more likely to become alcoholics, I become less and less likely to even take a sip. Not because I am avoiding alcohol but because I seem to always be avoiding appearing “typical”. I have yet to discover what a “non-typical vice” is. Regardless, none of the people I was with the other day are alcoholics or aspire to be so the subject doesn’t really fit here.

Yesterday Brian and I spent some time together realizing there isn’t much to do on Easter Sunday. Everything was closed for the most part, including the gym. We managed to find a restaurant that wasn’t fast food and wasn’t totally jam packed and then headed back to my place to watch an 80’s movie. It was a relaxing afternoon.

This week begins preperation for finals. Joy. Probably the biggest challenge won’t be my typical finals – it will be preperation for the final trial in Trial Practice. I met my partner for the final trial on Saturday and found out he has three people he can ask to help out as witnesses and jurors. That is good. Between the two of us we need two jurors and three witnesses. I figured it wouldn’t be too big of a problem until I realized that the jurors need to be at the city county building from 9am till 2pm on that Saturday, get no lunch break, AND MY juror doesn’t get to sit in MY trial – they send them elsewhere to avoid anyone stacking their own jury. Sure, that is “fair” for the competition but not for the potential juror who is stuck watching strangers conduct a trial that isn’t mandatory for them to attend. Being a witness could pass as being a good time … heck, being a juror would be fun but I get the feeling not everyone would agree with me. We’ll see.



school info
08 9 2007, 4:11 pm
Filed under: education

It is that time of year again – school time. Class begins for me on Wednesday, the 22 of August and I thought I would post my schedule here for all those interested. The best way to reach me during the school year is by e-mail or IM as I have access to both all day long and often check them.

Mondays 

11:40 – 12:35 (criminal procedure)

Tuesdays 

8:30 – 10:30 (constitutional law)

10:40 – 11:35 (LARC)

Wednesdays

11:40 – 12:35 (criminal procedure)

2:20 – 3:45 (international criminal law)

Thursdays

identical to Tuesdays plus moot court at 7:45 pm most Thursday nights

Fridays

11:40 – 12:35 (crim pro)

2:15 – 3:40 (int. crim law)

Saturdays (yes, you read that right….)

9:30 – 11:30 (professional responsibility)

Again, for those interested, I am planning on being at school early Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays before my classes begin so that I can get some superior study time. I also figure I will be at school after my classes end on Tuesdays and Thursdays to do the same. Looking at my schedule, I would like to think that I could get the majority of my studying done during the day when I work better rather than having to burn the midnight oil.

Well that is it for now 🙂



congratulations
04 13 2007, 3:29 pm
Filed under: current events, education, ideas, rants

Students who participated in sexual abstinence programs were just as likely to have sex a few years later as those who did not, according to a long-awaited study mandated by Congress.

Also, those who attended one of the four abstinence classes reviewed reported having similar numbers of sexual partners as those who did not attend the classes, and they first had sex at about the same age as their control group counterparts — 14 years and nine months, according to Mathematica Policy Research Inc.

The federal government now spends about $176 million annually on abstinence-until-marriage education.

 

 

* Anyone who knows me knows my opinion on this subject. I have nothing more to say.. besides can we get some of those MILLIONS and MILLIONS of dollars back now???*



electric connection and wishing I had been a “follower”
04 10 2007, 8:37 am
Filed under: education, quotes, random info, stories, weather

Have you been struck by lightning?  If you have, you ought to consider joining Lightning Strike and Electric Shock Survivors International, Inc.; a support group for that incredibly rare breed of person who has been unlucky enough to have been struck by lightning.

Not much of a point to this… I just had to share it… (hey, you never know who will read this and then beat the odds to become someone eligible of membership!)

Anywho – so I am in my torts class right now. Leave out any preaching about how I ought to be listening; at least I am here! We all have our very first trial brief due tomorrow afternoon (some of us earlier than others – mine is due at noon while most students is due around 4 or 5pm), and there are only a handful of us in class today. Our professor goes through the class roster each day to pick three students out who will be called on to answer questions. Name after name, there was dead silence until finally one young woman offered herself up as a sacrifice.

Perhaps the hardest thing about being in class in these last few weeks is the fact that the students who are called on to answer questions about the cases often haven’t read… which makes class move very slow and tends to cause your mind to wander. Either way, I actually did read this stuff (defamation cases) and I feel pretty comfortable with it.

Otherwise, after classes today I will be going home and working on my brief which will likely take me …. oh, until tomorrow morning to finish. I’m not making any plans to sleep. My only plan is to pick up some coffee on the way home and get that dang thing done!

And now for a quick thought:

“Cowardice asks the question – is it safe? Expediency asks the question – is it politic? Vanity asks the question – is it popular? But conscience asks the question – is it right? And there comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular; but one must take it because it is right.” — Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr



odd, funny, bizarre, and random – what I learned this week
03 31 2007, 11:41 pm
Filed under: education, fun stuff, humor, law students, penis

After a moment of inspiration last week I decided to begin keeping a little list of ridiculous, funny, and odd things I heard throughout the week and then posting them on here. What is actually really funny is that I have forgotten the exact context of some of these things and so they look really odd to me now that I am looking back at them! Enjoy.

*I’m going to find steak sauce in all kinds of strange places for years*

*She was too graphic. We don’t want to hear about her “grunting around“*

*My husband and I have told our daughters all about our sex life. We would rather show them the pictures and videos before the kids at school get to them*   (this was on a morning talk show on the radio… and I am pretty sure this woman had wished she wrote down what she planned to say before calling in)

*I suggest you don’t use superglue on your crowns.*  (some kind of bizarre dental reference)

overheard in law school (which is actually the title of a blog about (go figure…) things overheard in law school. I have decided to mention some fun things I personally have heard recently)

*”I didn’t read the notes… what was that all about.” “Oh, some kid sat on a vacuum and his penis got ripped off.” “I bet those people are RICH!!”*  (lol… at what cost!?!??)

*”Little boys aren’t as slippery as pumpkins.” “Yea, she might have lost control if she had hit the pumpkins but a kid would just bounce.”*

*”Did the man leave anything with the undercover cop as collateral?” “Yea, he left his wife.” “I’m guessing the cop thought that guy and his $650.00 bucks were gone!”*

And that is the conclusion to my week of odd, funny, bizarre, and random. Tune in next week 😉



so what did you learn about today?
03 22 2007, 5:32 pm
Filed under: education, law students

For the record, I do not think it is possible to go to any law school class and not learn something within any given period of that class… unless you are playing Snood or something haha.

 That said, today has to be the absolute oddest day of learning I have had thus far.

Here is a quick snippet of some of the discussions or phrases that were heard in my classes today. (keep in mind as you read this list that none of my professors went on tangents today… this was all relevant discussion somehow)

1. The origin of “faggot.” The term “faggot” originally was another word for kindling. Apparently in the days of the Inquisition when witches were burnt at the stake, it was common practice to place homosexuals on the kindling pile to burn for their sins and add to the flames of the fire.

2. The models for Neiman-Marcus allegedly being call-girls. (Probably not true….)

3. When is shooting a police officer who is attempting to gain entrance into your home excusable homicide – i.e. – you won’t spend the rest of your life in prison for it. (Hint – it depends on what state you live in….)

4. If you are a cop and too fat to scale a fence to stop a kid who has stolen a purse and $10 from a house, can you, constitutionally, shoot him in the back of the head?

5. Student: (after being posed a question) “I am sorry. Am I the bank or the borrower?”     Professor: “You are the bank.”     Student: “Um… I don’t really know. I’m not used to being the bank.”    Professor: “Be the bank, own the role.”

6. Professor: “There were generally young children present at these ceremonies and at the conclusion of the ceremony, the adults would hit the kids in the head.”

 

Now… here is the fun part! I had criminal law, torts, and property today. Can you figure out what goes where?? haha.