Saturday, April 13, 2013

Random Law School Update 45: Call for Questions

Last Locations:
Pagosa Springs, Colorado: January 7 – January 12, 2012
Washington, DC: January 12, 2012 – February 25, 2013
Albany, NY: February 25 – February 28, 2013
New York, NY: February 28 – March 6, 2013
Washington, DC: March 6 – March 13, 2013
New York, NY: March 13 – March 14, 2013
Wilmington, DE: March 14 – March 17, 2013

Washington, DC: March 17 – March 19, 2013
Tucson, AZ: March 19 – March 28, 2013
Salt Lake City, UT & Burley, ID: March 28 – April 1, 2013
Boulder, Denver, Shelf Road, CO: April 1 – April 8, 2013

Present Location: Washington, DC
Arrival Date: April 8, 2012
Departure Date: Undetermined

Next Location: New York, NY
Arrival Date: Undetermined
Departure Date: Undetermined

Law school is over. I finished my coursework in December and sat for the New York Bar in February.

I occasionally decline to mention that I have taken the bar–I figure that in the event I fail, I will have done my ego a favor by not having advertised the fact that my second time taking it isn’t actually my first.

But I feel pretty good about it and if I do fail I will be in good company. The only two first ladies to have ever gone to law school each failed the bar their first time around. If future first lady turns out to be the only respectable career path left open to me, then so be it.

After leaving the examination–which consisted of four three-hour segments over two days preceded by two months of bar study and three and a half years of law school–I had expected to be overcome by sentimentality. That severe, gut wrenching nostalgia that tends to follow large accomplishments. I imagined that I would sit right down after the exam and write an update to reminisce on the intensity of circumstances that had culminated in that moment.

But I didn’t feel any of that. I just felt...good. Really good.

This is the second to last Random Law School Update. As I am no longer in law school, and as it seems that I am not necessarily destined to stop traveling anytime soon, I am reverting back to writing Random Travel Updates and will be picking up where I left off nearly four years ago.

At that time, I sent out an email soliciting questions. I extend the same solicitation now. I suspect that your curiosity about all things law school might be duller than that for travel so I am opening the field up to all things law school, health, loss, and any travel questions not already answered here. If there is enough interest, I will answer a handful of them in the next message.