Blog Entry 96
October 30th, 2010
Here it is now, a sunny Saturday afternoon, and Meagan is at Panera to work on…her advanced advocacy argument! (I bet you didn’t see that one coming…)
With advanced advocacy, the big issue is not understanding the law, but being able to take a stand and articulate your position clearly and persuasively. We’ve been assured that we’re not going to be graded on how well we understand the law of absolute and qualified immunity, but rather, on the strength of our written advocacy skills. At the same time though, the types of people who take advanced advocacy, moot court members, aren’t the kind to just leave it at that. As such, I think all of us have been incredibly diligent about working on this day after day to make sure we have a good grasp on the law, so that our argument is very well grounded.
Yes, I, Meagan Hanna, just said that I worked on this assignment day after day. I meet with my professor on Monday to discuss my original submission, and I desperately want to have something better to show her by then. My plan for the week was to work on it for an hour every day. I’m not going to lie, I definitely fell short of that, but the point is that I’ve probably put in about three hours this week, which is way more than I usually spend this far in advance. I’m not exactly sure where this level of motivation came from, but I think I like it.
I’ve decided that today will be my productive day, and tomorrow will be my fun day. I have another five hours of homework, and then I have work work. (As I mentioned before, I work at Bath and Body Works. We have our holiday floorset tonight from 9pm-3am. We’re making a party out of it, so hopefully it will be a fun time…and we’ll get paid to do it!) Tomorrow, I plan to carve my pumpkin (which is a big deal for me…I love carving pumpkins!!), watch “It’s the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown” and hand out candy to the trick-or-treaters. Who said Halloween is only for kids?