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Okay, I know where it is, but it fell off my laptop. Luckily, I have two.

So, law school....

I'm not sure where to start. I was too tired/busy to do an entry yesterday, so there's a lot of stuff...

Tuesday:

Okay. Wills and Trusts at 8:30AM. An hour and forty minutes of it. Not good.

Professional Responsibility? No idea. They had combined two different sections on the first day for a required (by some states) presentation on drugs, alcohol, mental illness, ADD, and I'm not sure what else. Basically, it was an hour and fifteen minutes of "Here's what can go wrong in your career, and we're here to help before you get disbarred." A few of us had our doubts. I just... i don't know. I feel like those presentations are a waste of time because we've all heard the facts so many times and the people who need help aren't going to see themselves in the facts. We'll see how it goes tomorrow.

I ran into Janine while I was getting coffee between classes and we decided to meet for lunch. So, that was nice. The only problem was that by the time I had lunch and chatted with her, tried to print some stuff out, and then checked on the books I still needed (that weren't in), it was about 2PM. Then I had to walk Alley. So, while I tried to get my reading done for today's classes early, I got tired and took another nap. So then I had to check on the books at another store and pick up some shirts and lotion, then eat... Suffice to say, I was trying to do the rest of reading at about 11 that night, got too tired to read, worked on some other stuff, and still got in bed later than I should have.

This was actually a good thing, in a way.

On to today. The good thing is that I had packed up my stuff for class the night before. That saved a lot of hassle this morning...especially since I overslept a bit. I'm going to make a point to do that in the future.

When I got to Cultural Property, the professor said we were going outside. Yes. Outside. We had class outside. It was really great. We also had a really good discussion...I'd like to go into it, but this entry is going to be so long that I can't do it justice. There was some really interesting, lesser known stuff about Auschwitz, so if anyone wants to hear it, I'll be happy to pass it along.

The bad thing is that I was having what I like to call "a stupid day." We were discussing the Elgin Marbles, which I honestly hadn't heard of before. All through the conversation, I had this vision of marbles like the little round things you play with. It only occurred to me that they were busts at the end of the discussion.

So, my brain isn't working. I only read about ten of the twenty pages for Con Law. Can anyone see where this is going?

Yup. I got called on. And the professor had actually asked me before class if I had talked Monday, because my name came up on his list for today and he couldn't remember. I hadn't. I didn't do that badly, except for one moment when we were supposed to be looking at the Preamble to the Constitution on page xxix of the book and I mistakenly turned to the Preamble to the Bill of Rights on page xxxix. He was asking a question like "What could be objectionable about this?" And I couldn't come up with anything...then after someone else answered, I got it. Oh, and the fact that I was sort of not following really well (aforementioned stupid day) and I just didn't get what he was asking on one question. So, I just said, "I'm sorry, I didn't understand the question." And he then told us that it was fine if we didn't get a question because he knew he sometimes rambled a bit, so if we didn't get it, just ask. He rephrased and I think I answered well.

Overall, I like him.

Then I went to lunch (I tried the Chinese place today) and was going to try to read for Crim Law (I'd read nothing), but one of my classmates, Nic, joined me. It was good because I was in a social mood and we had a great discussion about several things, but no reading.

Stupid day, no reading in Crim Law....

Yup. You guessed it. I got called on in there, too.

Now, if I haven't mentioned this earlier, the problem with being called on in law school (vs undergrad or high school) is that it's a series of questions. In this instance, I was doing a case (which I had thankfully skimmed right before class). So, I did okay, but I really wish I'd read more thoroughly. Of course, the problem is that even if you read thoroughly enough, sometimes you'll miss what the professor thinks is important in a case, so you still have to search for it. The good news to that is that the fact I had to search for something didn't necessarily indicate that I hadn't prepped for class.

Anyway, I'm sort of glad this happened. I think it taught me a lesson in a couple of ways. First, Monday night was much nicer because I wasn't trying to get my cases read. I was able to relax and watch TV and chat online. Tuesday wasn't as fun. Second, being called on when I was as prepared as I could have been was good, not because I made a fool of myself (I didn't), but because I think it really emphasized why I should do the reading earlier. It would have been a little less stressful.

Also, it's interesting because I was almost never called on last year, but to get called on twice on the second class meeting... This might not bode well.

Overall, it was a decent day, though. And it's been a decent week. It's been a busy week and I think I'm going to have a fairly heavy workload, but it's been manageable. And hopefully, if I keep it up, it will stay manageable.

Now I have to go dry my hair because it's midnight and I really need to sleep.

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