So school is back in session and naturally my first class begins at 8:35 this morning. In the two weeks I've been away, there's not been too much excitement to share. My first law review editing assignment was actually pretty easy, thanks in large part to the author's being a current student here and gathering many of the sources for us. I narrowed my law firm interview list to 18, and submitted the first of them starting Monday of this week. I'll start hearing whether I get the interviews next Tuesday.
As for classes, I decided to go a little easier on myself and dropped Employment Law, leaving me with American Role in Judicial History, American Legal History, Evidence, and Foreign Relations Law. With that lighter course load, I'll be able to continue my employment as Professor Anne Coughlin's research assistant, which is great because it means extra money in my pocket and a continued relationship with a stellar professor and caring person.
The research for my potential paper is going pretty slow. It's been an eye-opening experience. I started out looking for a topic in criminal procedure and now I'm researching the relative conservatism of the Burger Court, the race riots, and the patterns of dissent by Marshall and Brennan once they lost their liberal majority in 1969.
I like being back in classes, though I never feel sufficiently settled until I've gotten used to my new routine. Fortunately this semester should provide a routine I'll be happy to get used to. I've got four classes on Tuesdays and three on Wednesdays, but only one on Mondays and Thursdays and none on Fridays. That should leave plenty of time for law review, interviews, writing AND, of course, blogging.