Blog Entry 51
March 10th, 2010
Greetings from Tim Hortons!
Nothing against all of the other coffee shops and food places out there, but Tim Hortons is arguably the best place to do homework. The food and coffee beverages cost about half as much as they do anywhere else, the one near me has free wifi and friendly employees, and unless you’re there during their peak morning times, it is usually really quiet and you have your pick of tables (without having to fight to the death for an electrical outlet!). All very important things for a law student.
I could get used to these 50-some odd degree temps…I hope they last.
Today was a pretty uneventful day: core concepts 12pm-1:30pm and then property 2:30pm-4pm. We have had a substitute professor for core concepts this week because something came up with my usual professor (who drives in from Cleveland every week). I think we all have been pretty frustrated because we have our supply agreement assignment due this week, and it has been rough not being able to talk to our professor about them, but the other professor teaching our class has been really helpful and even our property professor (who teaches another section of core concepts) offered to answer any questions we had about them. This is one of the big reasons I am happy I chose UDM Law: all of the professors are willing to go above and beyond to help in whatever way they can. (It has also been nice getting to know another professor…I was looking over course offerings for fall semester, and was considering taking a class of his. It’s always nice to get a preview of the professor and his teaching style. Now I just have to decide whether I really want to subject myself to tax law during the first semester that I get to choose my own classes…)
I am now working on my reading for contracts tomorrow and then working on my oral argument for ALTA. Our ALTA professor has enlisted our TA and members of the moot court board to serve as judges while we work on our oral arguments. I really appreciate the opportunity to practice on my feet, get my nerves at bay, and put together an argument, piece by piece. (We had to prepare a 2-3 minute intro for class yesterday, tomorrow we need to have about 5 minutes and for Tuesday we will need 10. For the real thing, we will have 15 minutes, so we should be very comfortable with our presentations by then.)
Now that my brain is sufficiently warmed up, I think it’s time to get back to contracts…