September 10th, 2012 – 2:59 pm
Well, I’ve started my third year and last semester at the University of Tulsa College of Law. Although I would have never thought I’d say this when I first started, it has gone by incredibly fast. Law school is a journey, with stumbles and pitfals along the way, but the experiences I’ve shared with fellow collegues and friends could never be replaced.
The Oklahoma Bar Exam results came out this past Friday. Students from TULaw did very well, so this is great news as I head towards graduation this December and a February bar. However, I know that I won’t feel truly “safe” until I have confirmation that I’ve passed the darn thing myself.
I am able to graduate in December because I took summer courses both summers of law school. Although it proved difficult to juggle school and internships through the summer months, I’m glad to now have the opportunity of an earlier graduation. Perhaps from reading my earlier blogs, you’ve learned that I have two small boys. When considering trying to study for a bar exam through June and July, when my kids are out of school, I decided that I had a much higher chance of success if I could study while they’re in school.
So, how do I plan to make it through this last semester? I’m still trying to figure this one out. Although I had heard rumors before I started law school that the third year is completely “boring,” I have yet to find out where this rumor originated. I’m currently working about 20 hours a week at the firm I worked this summer and will continue to work after graduation. I have enrolled in 15 credits to complete my 88 required credit hours, and I am also a director of the Board of Advocates and an executive officer in two student organizations. In addition, my boys just started swimming and wrestling for the Bixby Spartans. Boredom is not at all in my vocabulary.
I think that learning the ability to juggle many different projects and wear a diverse array of “hats” is an important aspect of becoming a good attorney. I’m not sure that I’ve mastered the skill as I near graduation, but law school has definitely given me the opportunity!
Well, I have to rush off to Basic Oil & Gas. I wish I would have had time to write more during this blog, but I’m sure I’ll get another chance before I graduate to share my last semester experiences with all of you.