In most states, the July exam is this coming week.
Messages - MiamiHurricane
You are probably completely exhausted. I'm finding it harder and harder to access the stuff in my brain that I have learned. I finally gave up and took a nap for 45 minutes this afternoon. I think it made a big difference, I at least feel better about the essays, which were freaking me out earlier.
I too had no interest in the rolly bag. . . that is until my husband, a physical therapist, threatened to stop giving me back rubs unless I got one. I decided the back pain just wasn't worth it.
Actually, I've graduated and am studying for the bar, so yes, I used the rolly bag.
1) Make him Mr. Doe, Esq.
Just a picky point, but I believe that Mr. and Esquire should not be used at the same time. It should either be "Mr. John Doe," or "John Doe, Esq."
Except for the Rule Against Perpetuities in Property, I don't think that any 1st year subject is actually difficult to understad. Even with Property, the rest of the course is actually pretty easy to grasp, so it really isn't a difficult course overall. The difficulty of any individual course depends on the quality of your professor, and whether that particular professor's style meshes with your learning style. Con Law was hardest for me because my professor had a very unusual teaching style.
The Black's Pocket Edition may be worth having (although you can definitely do without it). However, wait until classes start to buy it. It was 3 years ago, but I seem to recall that it came with a packet of books required for my legal writing class. These books were bundled together and sold as a unit, so you couldn't pick and choose which of these you wanted. I don't know if your school's bookstore will do something like this, but since you probably don't need the dictionary in the first place, you most likely don't want to pay for 2 copies.
Maybe consider the PMF program. As I understand it, it places in non-legal GS-11 positions. However, a lot of law students do it, and you may be able to market your MA.
Also, since you are going to be in Washington for the summer, check out the Young Lawyers Division of the Federal Bar Association. They have a summer law clerk program with lectures and site visits oriented towards finding government attorney positions. This link doesn't provide much information, but maybe it will later in the summer. http://www.fba-yld.org/Navigation.htm