November 6th, 2012 – 1:31 pm
My trip to Fayetteville, AR this weekend was bittersweet. I was surprised Friday afternoon with a message that I would be flying to AR. My friend Wes recently passed his pilots exam, and offered to fly down to the game. The plane ride was enjoyable, but the TU-Arkansas game was not. Cody Green played great, but missed opportunities led to a loss. TU is still in the driver’s seat of Conference USA, and the possibility of playing the conference championship in Tulsa is high.
I hope everyone got a chance to get out and vote today! I personally believe voting is a very rewarding experience. I also believe people should push politics aside when voting. You should never feel guilty for voting. I hold a bachelors degree in political science, and discussing poltics is on the bottom of the list of things I enjoy.
Question: How rampant are politics in law school? Answer: Joseph Gordon-Levitt OR 50/50 (very good movie if you have not had a chance to check it out)
My relationship with politics has shifted since the begining of law school. I went from studying them as a social science to studying how they impact law and policy. I would assume most lay people view law school as a poltically charged atmosphere where students argue with each other while wearing powdered wigs. Unfortunately, I have not been able to put my powdered wig collection to use over the past three years. Law school has provided me with a venue to become more poltically active. The best part of this opportunity is that it is solely at my discretion, and I have never felt pressured to become more politically active.
Law school does not force you to take an active role in politics, but it does provide you with knowledge allowing you to truly appreciate the value of your vote. TU Law has provided me with a better understanding of the powers of the President, Congress, and the Supreme Court, and this understanding puts my vote in perspective. In short, law school provides valuable knowledge pertaining the American political system, but allows you to select your personal level of involvment.
Go Rock the Vote!