April 22, 2013 at 9:09
I’m officially signing off. It is time to go into the deep, dark, hole where sweatshirts, yoga pants, tennis shoes, and hats live.
This year has been crazy-busy but also exciting and rewarding. I worked, competed in a regional and national mock trial competition, studied, laughed, cried, screamed and experienced any other emotion you can think of.
April 8, 2013 at 11:45
Our ambassador year is coming to a close, and this is my final blog entry for the semester. But that doesn’t mean that we are all gearing up for a summer off around here. Being in law school does not include a summer vacation. Even for the 3Ls, they have a summer’s worth of studying for the bar exam coming up. For me and other 2Ls, we have a chance to work for a law firm, or take classes, or complete an internship. These things often take more hours out of a day than regular school year class hours. So, although classes will be ending soon, the workload continues.
April 2nd, 2013 at 4:25
It is fair to say much of your academic life in law school will center on your courses. The classes you take are the vehicle for teaching you the law and how to understand it. Administrators spend great time crafting academic schedules of offered courses each semester. Professors take great care in constructing the particular classes they teach. Both the administrators and the professors focus a lot of attention to the details of the academic curriculum they offer and teach. As a consequence, you stand to be challenged—to your ultimate betterment—from your legal education at the University of Tulsa College Of Law.
March 27, 2013 at 12:00
I will graduate from law school in roughly 45 days. I have been sitting at this computer for 15 minutes trying to figure out what to write about. I am virtually unable to think about anything other than graduation, but in the recesses of my mind I know I have a choice.
Choice – “the power of choosing” and “a grade of meat between prime and good” – Merriam-Webster
March 25, 2013 at 12:45
You may have heard this already, but it bears repeating. One of the most important goals of your legal education should be to improve your legal writing skills.
I came to law school feeling fairly confident in my writing abilities. I have always enjoyed writing and I had the benefit of learning from excellent writing professors and teachers throughout my education. I have even been told that I am a good writer. Ok, that was mostly from my mom. But when I started law school, I discovered that I was not as prepared as I thought I was.
March 15, 2013 at 8:45 am
So, there is s song that has inspired this week’s post. Hopefully, if you know it you won’t judge me for using it– I really only know two or three lines. The reason it has been inspiring is because, as the song says we “started from the bottom now we’re here.”
February 28, 2013 at 10:25 am
Two weeks ago, I attended the Winter Meeting for the North American Prospect Expo (NAPE) in Houston, Texas. Anadarko Petroleum Corporation (Anadarko), my summer employer, was gracious enough to send me there to learn more about Anadarko and the oil and gas industry. For those who are unaware, NAPE is the world’s largest exploration and production expo that spans several days.
February 27, 2013 at 11:00 am
The value of a legal education does not reside solely in legal training. The numerous skills I have acquired throughout my time spent at TU are invaluable. While my “chills” are multiplying in anticipation of taking the bar exam I find comfort in knowing TU has provided me with the skills I need to be successful.
February 25, 2013 at 4:00 pm
I did not think much about the criminal world when I applied to law school. I knew why I was coming and it had nothing to do with the criminal realm (unless it was white collar). I had no desire to represent or defend alleged criminals.
February 25, 2013 at 11:00 am
Last Friday, I had the opportunity to attend the investiture of the newest U.S. District Court judge for the Northern District of Oklahoma. The official ‘investing’ of authority for Judge John Dowdell was a full house event – all three district courtrooms in the federal building were standing room only (I was one of the standers). The new judge was sworn in, and he promised to preserve, protect, and uphold the Constitution of the United States.
February 21, 2013 at 11:00 a.m.
I am officially a blogger for the University of Tulsa College of Law! Obviously, some type of administrative error must have occurred for me to be selected, but I will write for as long as the mistake goes unnoticed. I am excited to share my insights and experiences with everyone and I hope you enjoy my postings.