Law school update: Writing assignments, midterms, and why causation matters

Hey everyone! I’m back with another law school update. This week has been very stressful to say the least. I actually wrote a haiku about it:

My life is a mess

And I’m infinitely stressed.

Adulting is hard.

This actually started as a regular poem but I didn’t know how to continue it, so I counted the syllables and found that it unintentionally ended up being a haiku.

Basically, this week we had a big writing assignment due for Legal Writing and Research. I can’t say much about it but it was long and time was not on my side. Everyone was frantically trying to get it done. I know that even some people skipped out on CrimLaw to work on it.

I also have a midterm for Torts to do this weekend. It’s timed (2 hours), and I have to do it sometime over the weekend.

Speaking of midterms, in CivPro yesterday, our professor announced that we will have a midterm sometime in the next two weeks. However, it’s not really graded. We will take it on a Wednesday and then go over it in class and give it a grade. Then we will anonymously take that grade, give it to him, and he will put it on a curve so we can see how we did.

Lastly, in Criminal law we talked about causation and my professor asked us “Why does causation matter?” and guess what? He never answered the question which is pretty typical of that class. I’m still pondering it.

In case it wasn’t obvious, I did not have much time to read this week.

Once again thank you so much for reading!




6 thoughts on “Law school update: Writing assignments, midterms, and why causation matters

  1. InkFire Scribe says:

    Wow! What a week! I love hearing about your classes and things, but I wish it wasn’t so stressful for you. I remember being rather stressed myself, when I had tests and essays and more reading than I had time for.
    Don’t worry about reading extra (recreational) books while in school. I don’t think there was a single book I read recreationally during uni that wasn’t read over the holidays. There was just no time for it!
    Looking forward to your next post, and to seeing how your classmates work the system in CivPro.

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  2. Tina S. says:

    Perhaps because we have to know that “he who is the cause of the cause is the cause of the evil caused”? Hahahaha! Geez, I forgot the verbatim Latin maxim for that, but that’s like one of my favorite criminal doctrine or precept related to causation.

    You’ll get a hang of these. Welcome to law school! ❤

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