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A working single mom attending law school

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Bar Prep continued

Posted by newlawmom on July 11, 2011

Ouch. Luckily, the only pain I have right now is from a sunburn. Hopefully I will still feel that way after the bar exam is over! I have done substantial amounts of studying. But I do need to try a bit harder for these next couple weeks. Sunshine, children, barbeques, street fairs, and ice cream nights have consumed large amounts of my time and I am happy about it. I’ve been to the ocean more times in the past three weeks than I went in all three summers of law school combined.

On the job search – I had an interview last week, thanks to that connection I mentioned. I am keeping my fingers crossed that I get a second one, but with each passing day, my optimism fades. Still – three applications submitted, three interviews. That’s pretty good I think. Plus every interview is an opportunity to practice. If I don’t have a semi-dream job by the end of summer I’ll need to change my approach, but in the meantime I will continue to be very selective.

I’m still not smoking. That is a huge deal, but I will only commit to not smoking one day at a time. It is way to much to contemplate forever (or even a week.) I’ve been plagued with a bit of insomnia, which even for a night person is unpleasant. I don’t like looking at the clock at 4 am when I haven’t fallen asleep yet. Plus it leaves me irritable during the day.

I need to submit a few follow-up pieces for the character and fitness examination. So far, nothing too difficult or frightening. Remember, there are a few things I may need to explain. But so far, so good. Let’s see where I’m at next week at this time. Sixteen days to go.


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Lawyer hair and summer jobs

Posted by newlawmom on March 12, 2009

OK. I think the hair came out nice. It looks lawyer-like. Professional, neat, manageable. The problem is…after I wash it I need to make it look like this again, and that might be a challenge. I am not a hair-stylist, not even close. I guess I won’t know until Saturday because there was color involved and I was told to wait to wash it. Oh the things in my life that are changing…people who know me well would be amazed. So….

Today went well on the job hunt. I got another interview opportunity (as soon as you fill out these papers to go with your resume type deal…), so I mailed the package out. It was too thick to fax. That can’t be a good thing, but they asked for it, so I simply oblige. Legal Aid applications out and activist lawyer got a resume and cover letter. Still nothing from the Public Defender, who promised an interview upon reciept  of papers that went complete Tuesday. I want two more packages in the mail for tomorrow and then I need to get back to the business of learning the law.  Tonight I will study Con Law, my least favorite material. Then I want to devote one day each to Contracts, Civ Pro, and Property to be in good shape for Monday. Please God let me have a summer job that is in line with whatever you have in store for me in the future…I would be most grateful. I wonder how God feels about prayer via blog?

I need to go. I am making lasagne for dinner and need to spend some time with my boys tonight. Most likely a movie with requisite blankets on the couch, popcorn, and soda.  I also need to fill in a book order, talk to my sister on the phone, and pick up the house a little. That is on top of the Con Law material. Do I think I have endless amounts of time? No. But next week I won’t have any, so I need to make maximum use of these next few days. I hope all my readers have a lovely day. Spend time with your children, and remember that life is what you make of it.

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