Life as a 2L Evening Student
These last two weeks have been a whirlwind of events! I participated in an Alumni “Coffee with Experience” networking event last week, which was extremely useful because I was able to explore career paths with some very recent alum. It was first thing in the morning so it allowed me to get some networking in before heading in to the office. As a management consultant, I’m lucky to have a flexible schedule to allow me some ability to participate in events during the school day, but work has been especially demanding lately with a number of RFPs that we have had to draft and send out on tight deadlines. Meeting with alumni was a great experience. As a result, I’ve already been able to set up a meeting to shadow an attorney in court later next month.
On Tuesday afternoon, I participated in a legislative debate on jury process reform in my Advanced Evidence Seminar. Now that my presentation is complete, I have to begin research on my paper – analyzing Justice Sotomayor’s decision in the Michigan v. Bryant case and the scope of the Confrontation Clause. On Tuesday evening, members of the Evening Law Student Association met to discuss our plans for activities in the Spring, as well as current evening student interests, such as academic course planning. Wednesday morning during Criminal Procedure, we discussed the recent SCOTUS decision in US v. Jones with our professor, Ward-3 Councilwoman Mary Cheh. The timing of the decision was perfect, as we just wrapped up our discussion of what constitutes a “search” or “seizure” under the 4th Amendment. As ELSA President and SBA Evening Student Senator-at-Large, I participated in the 1LE Spring Orientation program on Thursday night. There are a lot of activities here at the law school, and almost everyone can find a way to get involved, despite the busy schedule of being an evening student.
Despite my busy schedule during the week, I still find a way to make time for fun activities with friends. A recent baking adventure with a neighbor proved that my Petit Fours are quite delicious, and I’ll be attending a White House Tour with a law school friend this Saturday. A large group of friends from law school have plans in a few weeks to get together, since now as 2LEs we are no longer in the same classes every evening. The friends you meet your first semester of law school are definitely one of the most rewarding experiences of law school.