An Open Letter to our Legal Writing Profs

To Whom It May Concern (which is probably no one, but I haven't bitched for at least a week now, so I'm due):

One of the main reasons that I decided to come to this particular law school is because we get a week off halfway through Fall Semester. As far as I know, no other law school does that. (No other law school gives midterms, either, but that is another story.)

As a 1L, my fall break was spent trying to recover from midterms by sitting in the library slaving over my memo every day. My spring break was spent much the same, although it was a summary judgment motion that semester.

In my naiveté, I some how thought that 2L year would be different. My fall break would be spent vacationing in some exotic locale as the weather in law school state turned colder. Um, no. I should have know that once again I'd be a slave to an effing legal writing assignment.

To my legal writing prof -- thanks a lot for throwing that appellate brief at us last week! To the prof supervising my upperlevel paper, I know I'm the only one to blame for this not being done six weeks ago, and I promise I'll have it to you by the end of the week...

To the other lawbitches that are not currently taking legal writing or working on their upperlevel requirement, enjoy your spring break. Since I'll be done with all of my writing requirements by the end of this semester, I will be thinking of you as I sit on a beach somewhere, downing shots of tequila as you are bent over your computer in one of the cold corners of the library. Don't worry, I'll drink one for you.

To everyone else that doesn't go to our law school and get a week off halfway through fall semester, I know I should have sympathy for you. But I don't. (And admitting otherwise would only detract from my bitch status.) Sucks to be you!

7 comments:

IronBlossom said...

Sorry, my law school has a week off for fall break too. And usually the profs are prety cool about not giving us extra work to do. But of course, if you don't have your outlines started/(better yet) done by the end of the week, you're totally going to fail. TOTALLY.

Although the profs do tend to pile it on harder after fall break. I think it's to make up for the fact that it rains during most of fall break so they don't get their anticipated golfing in...

LawStudentGuyPerson said...

You know what? It does suck to be me!

......................... said...

You are such a bitch...I might have to slit my wrists before March

John Roberts said...

I also would like to take this time to point and laugh at all those who are not currently completeing their two writing requirements, especially those who will have to complete them on a PC.

eff said...

fuck school! i just wanna paint!

actually writing my shit isnt too bad, if im also doing drugs

La Mitotera said...

Actually, Boalt gives a week off as well, but the profs don't usually give you too much work because they think you are either freaking out about outlines as a 1L, interviewing with firms as a 2L, or enjoying a well deserved break as a 3L.

Calculating Bitch said...

Damn. I should have went to Boalt.