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I am a 2L at Roger Williams University School of Law, and a recent graduate of Stonehill College, Class of 2008. I received my BA in Political Science, with a minor in Business Administration. I have served in the Mass. Army National Guard from 2000- Present, formerly as an Intelligence Analyst...

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Posted by Kelly Bennett on 09/08/2008 at 12:00 AM

Orientation is over, and classes have gotten underway; but before I get into that, I’d like to tell you a little bit about orientation, and what you can expect.

Orientation brings with it so many mixed emotions-- excitement that all the hard work of studying for and taking the LSAT, filling out applications, writing application essays, and figuring out what you want in a law school, have finally culminated in this moment; uncertainty about what law school will be like, if all the stories you’ve heard will prove true, whether everyone will be smarter than you, whether the work load will be too much to handle, what exactly you want to accomplish while you are here; nervousness, that maybe you don’t know anyone here, maybe you’re from another part of the country and you’re not sure what driving in a winter storm will be like; happy that you’ve made the choice to attend Roger Williams, and that the view from campus is just too good to pass up!

But orientation also brought with it so many experiences in such a short time.  It gave me a chance to meet people from sections other than my own, and realize that I am not alone in feeling a little bit lost!  At orientation, we had an opportunity sit through a mock class, and meet our professors.  We also had an opportunity to go out on a public service trip.  My public service day was a beach clean up at Colt State Park, where we helped repaint picnic tables and the skate park.  There were a number of different service trips, so everyone had a unique experience. 

After orientation, I think everything came into focus a little better.  I was already making friends, and feeling more connected to my classmates.  While still a little uncertain about what to expect when classes start, I felt ready to dive in!