Archive for May 3rd, 2004

Okay Troops, we need to buck up. Since none of y’all are in my section and aren’t competing with me for the lowest grade my class, I have some words of encouragement and sage advice:

– The unluckiest insolvent in the world is the man whose expenditure is too great for his income of ideas. – Christopher Morley (great reference to me about 10:30 this morning – last negative thought of the day, sorry)

– Will and intellect are one and the same. – Spinoza

– Here is a good rule of thumb,
Too clever, is dumb. – Ogden Nash

– The intelligent man who is proud of his intellect is like the condemned man who is proud of his large cell. – Simone Weil

– If there were no bad people, there would be no good lawyers. – Charles Dickens

– The aim of law is to maximize gratification of the nervous system of man.
– Learned Hand (we all love him)
– Law and order is one of the steps taken to maintain injustice. (so is law school)
– Edmond Burke
– Law school taught me one thing: how to take two situations that are exactly the same and show how they are different. – Hart Pomerantz

– That we are not not much sicker and much madder than we are is due exclusively to that most blessed and blessing of all natural graces, sleep. – Aldous Huxley

– We are drowning in information and starving for knowledge. -Rutherford D. Rogers

Now, I want you to all think back when you first decided that you wanted to go law school, and I want you to think of all the people in your major, at your job, in your Kaplan class, who also wanted to go to law school. Now, think about how many o those people in your past and present have been unsuccessful in their attempts to gain acceptance into law school. Think about your friends who just found out that they didn’t get into any of the schools they wanted to go to and are waitlisted at the other schools. Think about whether or not they would take the chance to do law school in four years. if kurtz called them and said, hey, we have a spot for you, you are just going to be in a remedial program and your first year will take two years and then you will be just like the other kids. Do you think they would take it in order to be able to walk away with a degree from UGA law? I think a lot of them might. Keep that in mind if you are really fretting about repeating. What is the worst that could happen? You at least won’t have to interview in august…..

“What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly.” – Thomas Paine (yep, he is family)

“I wasn’t listening though. I was thinking about something else – something crazy.”
– Holden Caulfield (Salinger)
“Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistant one.” – Albert Einstein

“I was gratified to be able to answer promptly. I said, I don’t know.”
– Mark Twain

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Since this is contracts, and prior performance and expectations have something to do with reliance and stuff, it is no surprise that I walked out of my exam with the knowledge that:
– My outline left a lot to be desired
– I have obviously learned nothing this semester
– I am an idiot. (this has been a reccuring contractual problem)

Now, none of these things should be a surprise, considering, as a rule, I normally feel like an idiot who has learned nothing when I leave Coenen’s class on a regular day. I’m not sure what made me think that today could possibly be different.
(honestly, some of the questions on the exam I thought were a joke, you know, phrases Coenen made up just to get a good laugh out of what we would all make up as an answer when there really was no answer because Coenen made it up. I even had my notes and outline and book, and still thought they were made up. Turns out this was just wishful thinking. Have fun if you signed up for his Con Law class, I’ve had enough.) (if I have to repeat first year because I failed this class (or all my classes) promise me y’all will still acknowledge me in the library with more than a comment to a first year like, “Yeah, she was in my section too, last year.”)

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