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Blog Entry 35

Posted by Ashley Gautreau
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February 1st, 2010I don’t know anyone that likes Mondays. When my alarm went off this morning I was shocked; I could have sworn I had JUST put my head down on the pillow. I want to focus this blog entry on just how exhausting law school is; I mean honestly, it’s worse than I expected. I have always been a high energy person requiring little sleep.  During my undergrad I held down 3 jobs working over 40 hours each week while going to school ...
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Blog Entry 34

Posted by Ashley Gautreau
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January 30th, 2010Yesterday afternoon I went to Youthville Detroit with the Community Outreach Committee and we held a second training session for the Peer Court we are starting up.  It went really well and I’m looking forward to the first court session which should be held next month.  Friday was a 13 hour day for me, which is a really tough way to end an exhausting week.  By the time I got home last night at around 7 I crashed.&n...
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Blog Entry 33

Posted by Ashley Gautreau
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January 28th, 2010I looked back on the post I wrote yesterday at 6 am and realized just how tired I must have been, I overlooked quite a few typos! I am so exhausted I can barely see straight! I’m excited tomorrow is Friday but it is going to be such a long day; I just don’t know how I’m going to make it through!  I am on the community outreach committee and tomorrow evening we are going to Youthville, a Detroit School, to run a second train...
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Blog Entry 32

Posted by Ashley Gautreau
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January 27th, 2010Wednesday: 6 am- What my day looks like: 3 classes Core Concepts: Decision Tree and Analysis due ALTA (usually tomorrow but we have a weird schedule this week)- last class before our 15 page brief is due (tomorrow at 11am) 3 meetings With a Professor SBA: we have monthly meetings for all Student Bar Association members Community Outreach: This Friday we are going for a second time to Youthville Detroit to train st...
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Blog Entry 31

Posted by Ashley Gautreau
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January 23rd, 2010Last night we had a Bar Night downtown hosted by the 1L class.  Bar nights are really popular in law school and for a good reason.  Law school is stressful and I’m sure it gets worse once actually practicing.  Last night we had a great turn out, we used our class fund to pay for food so of course I think a huge perk for people was the free food.  In light of the tragedy that occurred in Haiti we thought it wo...
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Blog Entry 30

Posted by Ashley Gautreau
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January 21st, 2010A couple days ago I sat down to start writing my first Memorandum of Law which apparently was formerly called just a Brief.  I sat down at a large table in the library, opened up a Word document, spread my cases, statutes, notes, and everything else all over the desk and then….nothing.  I didn’t know where to start or how to synthesize.  I took a deep breath, closed my eyes and told myself to just take it slow…I o...
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Blog Entry 29

Posted by Ashley Gautreau
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January 18th, 2010I’m so sad to see this weekend end; it was so much fun!  I have to admit I neglected my homework somewhat but there was a lot going on.  I usually allow myself to go out one night on the weekend; it’s good for my sanity, but this weekend I went out both Friday and Saturday.  On top of going out, I drank which means the first half of the next day is shot as well.  Luckily we had an extra long weekend for MLK d...
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Blog Entry 28

Posted by Ashley Gautreau
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January 14th, 2010Today the school had an “interviewing skills workshop” which I was supposed to go to but I didn’t make it! I wish I had; I’m sure it would have been useful. Unfortunately, I had some property homework to finish up before class.  Last night I was working on an outline for my ALTA brief all night so property homework didn’t get finished until today! Working out is a great way to alleviate stress and feel better about li...
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Blog Entry 27

Posted by Ashley Gautreau
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January 11th, 2010This morning I was awoken by a phone call a half hour before my alarm was supposed to go off.  It was my boyfriend telling me I should leave early because he was on the expressway in standstill traffic and it was a snowy mess. I had a doctor’s appointment to get to before heading to school; so I quickly dragged myself out of bed and pulled myself together. It took me 1.5 hours to get to my doctor’s appointment which usuall...
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Blog Entry 26

Posted by Ashley Gautreau
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January 8th, 2010It’s Friday! It took extra long to get to school this morning because the roads were so bad with all of the snow but I made it to school with 15 minutes to kill before class started.  Just enough time to get a good seat in the first day of our new class Core Concepts.  For the most part, all of our classes are a yearlong with the exception of Torts (which we had the first semester) and Core Concepts (which we have now)....
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