January 04, 2014

Report-Card Report

(UPDATE: My litigation Inner Bitch has a name! After watching last night's episode of Downtown Abbey, she will be named Lady Mary.)

It occurred to me that you, my pets, have been slogging along with me on my return to school and I never shared the upshot of the first quarter. It took a mind-boggling effort but I passed. Which is saying something because you have to finagle a B or better. If not, they say the university equivalent of "No soup for you!" Or, to put it another way, “Don’t let the door hit you in the ass on the way out.” You aren’t allowed to continue. The yenta in me is snarkily curious about who will return.

Second quarter starts next Tuesday. The good news is the absolutely fantastic lawyer/teacher from last quarter—dynamic, interested, interesting, funny, confident but sometimes self-effacing, and a bit of a babe—will be teaching all three nights. The bad news is, he said, and I quote, “Trust me. If I pass you through from first quarter to second, I’m not doing you any favors.” Gulp.

Second quarter is all litigation, all the time. I’m looking forward to getting acquainted with my inner bitch. We will need to give her a name when the time comes.

Posted by Ryan at January 4, 2014 08:49 PM

Congratulations! You know, my mom went back to school in her mid-50s, and ended up having a wonderful, 20+ year career. Sounds like you're on track to do the same.

Posted by: Ruth on January 5, 2014 06:42 AM

Good luck!

Posted by: Trish on January 5, 2014 06:14 PM

Lady Mary the Litigation Bitch. I like it.

Posted by: pacalaga on January 8, 2014 09:22 AM

Learning a bunch of new stuff is somehow not as easy on the shady side of [however old you are] as it was when we were 20, but it is great for keeping the brain nimble. Think of litigation as an extremely complicated cable pattern -- you can do those, right? Right!

Posted by: kmkat on January 9, 2014 07:18 AM

One of my favorite things in Law School was coming back each semester to see who was still standing. 1L's were the most fun. I was studying in the library (as a venerated 3L at that point) and a 1L was making HUGE flow charts to study for her first midterms--hogging a lot of room in the tiny law library. I asked her how it was going and her response was "I'm not worried, any monkey can pass a law school exam." Funny, but I NEVER saw her again!

Congrats on doing well on your exams. Linear thinkers do best--your programming background serves you well. You're going to be a great paralegal, have faith and confidence in yourself.

Posted by: Janknitz on January 10, 2014 05:50 PM

Go you, er, eh, KICK ASS LADY MARY!

Posted by: Kristen on January 11, 2014 09:00 PM
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