Today is a big day for our first-year students. They are putting the finishing touches on their preparation for a final examination in Contracts, and by 5pm this afternoon they will have completed their first semester of law school — a major accomplishment in and of itself.
The students really have no idea how much they have learned (and changed) in these few short months. I should warn you: If you have not had significant interaction with your student this semester, odds are that they will seem to speak a different language when they return home for the holiday break! This new language may be annoying, but just indulge them. They won’t know any better.
I remember very well the first morning after my first semester of law school. I looked forward so very much to sleeping in and not having to think! Imagine my disappointment when I woke up at the same time I had awakened all semester, and everything within me said I should be thinking about something! I had studied so hard for so long that it really did take me several days just to remember how to relax.
We still have two upper-division finals scheduled for tomorrow morning, and this entire week is a “work week” for those of us on staff at Pepperdine. However, with the “final finals” underway both Director Oliver and I will take a break from blogging until the first day of spring semester classes (Monday, January 6).
Thank you all for tagging along on the blog this semester. I hope you all have a very happy holiday season!!!
Assistant Dean for Student Life