And there was plenty of it! I am so happy with how my oral argument went. For once, in spite of the fact that I hardly practiced aloud at all, I felt very comfortable with the cases and the record. I felt comfortable enough to handle any question they had for me and judging by my feedback the judges thought so too. This year has been very eye opening for me. I don’t know what I should attribute these new developments to there are so many possibilities.
I used to feel really lost when people would ask me what I wanted to do. I had so many craptastic mock trial and moot court experiences that I thought I knew that I didn’t want to touch litigation or criminal defense with a ten foot pole. Only a few years later I feel like maybe that’s not so true anymore. Maybe I don’t want to hide behind my federal appellate-admin shield that almost never lands you before a panel. There’s that and then there was coming to the realization that I had an interest in Business law. There just seem to be so many more possibilities now and that feels good. And on top of all that Andrea passed the NY bar (I hope you don’t mind my exposing your personal business but… ) WOO HOO! I would only be happier if I was talking about myself. Now, you go show those jerks.
It’s been a long day. We were at Ben’s office potluck earlier today and then there was class this afternoon so it’s been a go go go kind of a day and I’m spent. I’ll tell you, there’s nothing like coming it at ten and pounding down a spicy burrito in your pantyhose, washing it down with a cup of tea, pounding out a much less spicy post, hald unloading the dishwasher, and collapsing into bed so you can rest and wake up in the morning and do the whole thing again tomorrow… but in reverse.
So if I haven’t returned your call forgive me. Chels, I’ll call you back tomorrow. :) It will all be over soon folks.