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My name is Hala Furst, and I am a 3L. Before coming to Roger Williams I received a BA in Theatre Arts at the University of Minnesota. In the three years between graduating from college and arriving here in Bristol, RI, I worked as a hotel concierge for a luxury brand, a loan officer and mortgage...

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Drinks with Little Umbrellas in Them

Posted by Hala Furst on 12/27/2007 at 12:00 AM

As I sit here in Miami Beach, typing with one hand and a Mojito in another, I find it hard to believe I just finished my first semester of law school. The snow covered harbor of Bristol, RI seems so very far away, and as well it should. I needed this break; we all needed this break. This has definitely been the most rigorous semester of my life, but also one of the happiest. I’ve made great new friends, had countless interesting conversations, and more than my fair share of fun (some other 1L is out there going “where is my share of fun? Ms. Furst must have taken it...!"). Even still, and to those of you reading this who are my classmates you know it’s true, I needed to get the heck away from everyone and everything associated with RWUSOL! No matter how much you like a bunch of people, no matter how much they make you laugh, there comes a point where if you see the same 65 faces one more time you might have to punch one or several of them. And that would be the crime of assault (or battery, we didn’t cover that in section A), so it’s best to refrain from putting yourself in that situation. For the past week I have lost myself if joyful oblivion, not considering a more difficult question than whether or not I should reapply sunscreen or have the cabana boy get me another Mai Tai. Life is good. That being said, having the time away makes me realize I miss school. It’s the type of missing where you are really happy to be doing what you are doing now (laying on a beach), but equally happy that you have the other thing (school) to come back to. That is a great place to be. Combined with the fact that we probably won’t get our grades back until after Winter break, I literally have nothing to worry about for the next 10 days, and it is glorious. I know that coming back maybe won’t be as glorious, but it will definitely be fun, maybe even more fun than last semester, because I know what to expect this time around. It’s easier to enjoy a vacation when you know are looking forward to returning.

I hope everyone has a happy and safe New Years. Thanks for reading this semester, and I’ll see you in 2008!