Finals? Done. Write On? Mercifully turned in. Job? Just finishing up my second week. I would say life is pretty good right now.
Finals were not nearly as bad this semester as they were last semester. Made me a little panic-y. I felt like I knew the material really well (except Contracts…) and didn't spend as much time studying as I did for the fall exams. Although, in the fall I spent a lot of time finishing my outlines, whereas this semester I managed to get them done on the last Friday of classes. Woot! So far it seems to be working out well. I got an A in Advanced Research I (the one-credit class required for doing research in the fall) and… an A+ in Property! I never expected to do that well in any class (I hoped, of course), but especially not in Property. Don't get me wrong, I liked the subject and I felt good going into (and coming out of) the exam, but I figured that most people felt the same, so I was probably going to get an A-/B+ ish grade. I'm really excited by the A+ (probably the only one I'll get in law school, although I hope not) and I hope the rest of my grades don't look too horrible next to it. I feel pretty good about Con Law (so I'm hoping for an A/A-) and I feel mediocre about Contracts (so B+/B). Getting my Property grade does have one downfall, in that now I want the rest of them!
The job is going really well. I ended up taking the capital case internship and I love it. The cases are so fascinating and it feels like you can actually try to make a difference in someone's life, particularly someone that everyone else has written off. It's a tough battle here, apparently, to actually succeed, but I think its worth it. Everyone deserves good representation. I've added capital defense to my list of possible job search categories for next summer. I think right now I have 70 jobs I want to apply for. Some of them will probably get weeded out eventually, but 70 is a good place to start I guess. There is a mix of election law, media law, and capital defense, with a little bit of civil liberties mixed in. Just to keep things interesting.