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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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It Happened Again

Posted by Hala Furst on 09/16/2009 at 12:00 AM

I’m trying to plan a party at my house, just an informal gathering of some friends, some food, some wine, and delightful conversation. But when I got out my day planner, lo and behold, once again my weekends are chock full from here until November. I don’t really know how it happens. One week my date book is full of vast, open expanses of white paper, the next week, I have to double book things. In the next 6 weeks, I’m going to take a trip to Iceland and the UK, head to Washington, D.C. for the Equal Justice Works Job Fair, entertain my parents on a visit from the mid west, and try to simultaneously keep up with my school work, work 3 shifts a week at a local restaurant, and maybe, if I’m lucky, get some sleep.

I can remember my first semester of law school, and feeling like I would never be comfortable enough with my studies to take on a job, let alone the two jobs I now have, in addition to Moot Court and volunteer work. But you get used to the work load. My 12 credits this semester feels like a vacation. Now that I’ve got my first round of job applications in (mostly federal government employers), my days are full of free time, something I’m finding somewhat disconcerting. Whenever I have free time in law school, I assume it’s because I forgot something I wrote down in the aforementioned date book. Like, right now, I’m going to finish writing this blog, then head to the pool to do a few laps, then after a quick stop at home, I’ll meet my friends out a local bar for 30 Cent Wing Night (it went up from last year. We’re pretty bummed). So, to those barely treading water right now as they wrestle with the Commerce Clause or Civil pleadings or whatever, just know that there is light at the end of the tunnel, and it looks pretty good from here.