Messages - OscarD
Central Minnesota. . .wow, that's like a whole different planet. I must admit there is something so all-American, drive a Buick, squeaky clean to the Midwest. I'm from Orange County, Southern California, a very pretty but very shallow place. I graduated college last May having studied political philosophy and sociology. I decided to take a year off before law school (mostly 'cause I waited till June to take the LSAT) so I went travelling. I did my law school apps online while on the road and Hastings was actually my first choice--I'm starting to realize that makes me somewhat unique since most people use Hastings as a tier 1 back up school. Which brings me to here and now.
I'm going to be living in the tower too. I'm on the 7th floor in a studio. I have no idea if I have a view or not--it would be sweet if I did. It sounds like your view is going to be killer. What size apartment do you have? Have you corresponded with other soon to be Hastings folks? I'm all for happy hours--fill me in on any details you know of.
Thanks for the words of wisdom, Fraea I think it's hillarious that so many pre-1L's obsess over rankings without ever thinking about the more substantive aspects of a law school education. Personally I just feel fortunate to have the opportubity to study something I enjoy and to pursue a career where I'll have the opportuity to do some good. Plus, I'm stoked to be heading to school in what is easily the coolest and most vibrant city on the West Coast (God, I'm so over you Orange County)
Yo, Grubesac. . .you sound cool. I read your posts and I can sympathize with some of the doubts/questions you're having. I know I've gone back and forth over if I'm doing the right thing by entering law school. I sure as hell don't want to end up as some over worked, materialistic, billable hours chasing, career-obessesed, can't-have-a-decent-relationship-cause-I-live-in-my-office, typical lawyer. But truthfully that's just one type of lawyer. (A type I have no desire to be). There are so many other worthwhile and impactful things to do with law. Don't forget, we determine our careers, our careers do not determine us. With the right priorities, and a clear sense of balance I'm absolutely sure that it is possible to have both a humane law school experience and a humane law career.
Where are you from?
I just signed on to Web Advisor (if you're wondering how, just go to "Current Students"--"Web Advisor"--then follow instructions on resetting your password--and then access "Class Schedules") (If you're in the tower and wondering how in the heck you even get online, as I was, the username is "firstyear" and the password is "tower", this is just till we get our permanent access codes at orientation) Anyhow, I'm in Section #4. Woop Woop
Grubes, (and everyone else in SF right now. . .Melinda you out here?)
I'm settled in to San Francisco and all moved into my apartment in the Tower. Anyone want to get together and hit up some bars? Not that I know where any are but perhaps others out there do.
I'm really feeling good about Hastings right now. Have had an opportunity to meet some of my fellow students through the LEOP Orientation and they all impress me with their intelligence, ambition, and spirit. I think this is going to be a fantastic place to recieve a legal education.
So anyone who is around come by apt 709 and say Hi. Or I'll see you at general Orientation once that starts. Later future colleagues.
Hey Everybody (Hey Dr. Nick. . .)
How is everybody doing now that we're getting down to the wire? I'm moving into the Tower on Friday. I'm so excited. Grubes, are you already moved in? How was your trip out to California? Good luck to everybody with all of your moves and last minute arrangements! We're almost there :
Talk to you later,
Hi Melinda . . .
It is exciting times, isn't it. It will be nice meeting you at the alumni reception, hopefully we'll have name tags :-) I'm kind of bewildered about what to wear too. I dont want to show up in shorts and a t-shirt (my def of casual) and feel like a bum if everyone else is dressed up but then again I don't want to fall into the preppy stereotype and come in overdressed. lol, I can't believe I'm worrying about what to wear.