In roughly 24 hours, I will no longer be a 1L at U of L. Instead, I will be a "rising" 2L, which doesn't have quite the same ring to it, but beats the heck out of repeating the 1L experience. Which is not to say that the past year hasn't been terrific in many ways. In fact, I can think of at least 10 highlights from my experience as a 1L that will not be soon forgotten. I leave this list as my (possibly) final sendoff as a law school blogger. There is a chance that this URL will be revived in the fall in connection with the admissions office's social media initiatives. In the meantime, thanks for reading, and hope to see you on campus in August. If you want to contact me in the meantime, just leave a comment below or shoot me a message at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Top 10 Highlights of Being a 1L
10. Free pizza, highlighters, T-shirts, water bottles, and other assorted trinkets.
9. Saying bye-bye to my boss last July and ditching a 9-5 job for a seat in the ivory tower at Louisville Law (image at right).
8. Learning about the law of torts from a professor who attended Harvard, but says things in class like: "If I was the owner of the Corbin Motor Lodge, I'd be standing on my head spitting wooden nickels."
7. Surviving the same professor's brutal mid-term exam during the first semester, and being a better person for it.
lawyer in downtown Louisville who actually agreed to pay me to work for him this summer.
5. After eight months, finally getting a feeling in the pit of my stomach that I know a shred of something about Contracts, Property, Civil Procedure, Criminal Law and Torts.
4. Being surrounded by 135 other incredibly smart 1Ls, becoming close friends with many of them, and jacking my Facebook friend count through the roof.
3. Frisbee on the lawn in front of the law school, and the occasional round of golf on a weekday morning. (Did I mention my boss is gone?)
2. Writing a total of 41 blog posts for the law school that collectively received 4,797 hits (according to Google AdSense) and earned me a whopping $7.92 in advertising revenue.
1. Finishing our fifth and final law school exam on Oaks Day, and just one day before the 136th running of the Kentucky Derby!