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My name is Brendan and I am a 2L originally from Foxboro, MA (you may have heard of us...the Patriots play here). I graduated from the University of Connecticut in 2011 with a B.A. in Political Science and a minor in History. As an undergrad I was a brother of Lambda Chi Alpha, serving as Vice...



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Posted by Brendan Schlander
11/04/2011 at 01:59 PM
...and I am not talking about the October nor'easter. November for a 1L is a complete whirlwind, and I think that, along with my classmates, I will have a lot to be thankful for about 3 weeks after Thanksgiving. First of all, if anyone is interested in doing a psychological study, they could find an incredibly fascinating focus group if they polled 1L's the weekend before our first memo submission was due. The neurosis was palpable and entertaining. On top of that, all of our doctrinal professors are dropping not so subtle hints about finals and how fast they are approaching. Each of the 1L...
Posted by Brendan Schlander
09/04/2011 at 11:06 PM
A hurricane? In New England? Ok fine, a tropical storm by the time she got here. However, Irene was officially removed from the list of possible future daughter's names after the sheer nuisance the last week has been. While I am normally not one to complain about back to back four day weekends, I am absolutely one to complain about 4 days of no electricity, cable or internet. After all, how else am I supposed to communicate with my beloved readers? As bad as the four days without power were, the pure, unadulterated elation of getting back was a feeling that I will not soon forget. Luckily,...
Posted by Brendan Schlander
08/21/2011 at 02:36 PM
It is official, I (along with my fellow 1L's) have completed my first week of law school. And the verdict? The jury is still out...please excuse my bad lawyer puns. This week has been a whirlwind of meeting our section-mates and professors, figuring out where to sit and how to balance our schedules. Not-so-quiet whispers have already filled the hallways about which professors eased their students in and which ones put the already nervous 1L's on the spot from the get go. And then, as quickly as it started, it was over. Our first weekend was upon us and we are now accountable for our own time...
Posted by Brendan Schlander
08/16/2011 at 02:56 PM
I have known for quite a while that after completing my Bachelor’s degree that I wanted to end up in law school. Where I wanted to go and what kind of law that I wanted to practice was a completely different story. At first, my search was based entirely on where I had a chance to get in based on my LSAT score and GPA along with what I knew about the schools from my undergrad search four years prior. Admittedly, I applied to Roger Williams on a whim. I was more focused on schools in the major east coast metropolises; Boston, New York, D.C., Philadelphia, etc. Bristol was completely under the...