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Heather O’Connor is a 3L. After a seven year marriage and three kids, Heather went through a divorce that left her questioning what to do with her life. She decided to become an attorney and has never looked back since beginning the long journey. She entered a local community college after...



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"I Never See You Any More!"

Posted by Heather O'Connor on 09/21/2010 at 08:01 AM

I have heard this phrase at least once almost every day that I have gone to school this semester, which currently is only about two days a week. My schedule this semester includes the Criminal Defense Clinic, so I go to Providence (where the clinic is located) two days a week. I have a class that starts on Friday so I'll be at school an extra day, but I do feel as though I'm missing out on all the extra activities (i.e. all the free food offered at student group meetings) because I'm not around all that much at the moment.

I was looking through the schedule for next semester and I am really excited about many of the classes that are being offered.  I went more with classes that I thought would be interesting than the ones that are related to the bar.  I don't know if that was a good decision or a bad one.  I guess time will tell, but I figure I can read all the stuff I need to know, but don't find interesting in a horn book, but why waste my valuable time sitting in a class learning things that, besides to take the bar, I will probably never use?  It might not be the smartest decision, but it's the one I made.  If I fail the bar though, I'll advise other people to do this differently.  haha  My thought was, do what I like now because I'm going to have to study like mad for the bar anyway, and more than likely, I won't remember everything I learned in class for the bar, so I will just cram it all in when the time comes.  I'm going to try to start reading through the boring horn books next semester to get a start on everything I need to know. Again, I believe this is all trial and error, where you don't know if you're making the right choice until it's a little too late to go back and correct it.  I'll just do the best with what I got and believe I will be fine in the end.  =)

On a side note, this Wednesday, I am going with my mom and daughter to go see Wicked, the musical. Really excited about that! It will give me a little bit of a breather from the hectic, everyday, law school life I have come to know and love (and sometimes hate). lol But for now, back to researching and writing.