Forget law review, I’m running for office…

Posted by T. Greg Doucette on Aug 26, 2009 in Randomness | Subscribe

… or the law school equivalent at least :)

Filing opened yesterday for class officer positions (President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer) as well as 2 spots for Class of 2012 representatives to the Student Bar Association, the law school’s Student Government.  The interest meeting was pretty packed in my (admittedly uneducated) opinion, considering we’re all 1Ls and supposedly going to be short on time to do anything extra — there were at least 3x as many interested candidates as there were slots.

I thought about “aiming high” and going for the big positions, but the class officer spots have really never interested me.  Those of you who know my track record in N.C. State’s Student Government know my heart has always been in the legislative branch of government.  I started out as a Student Senator when I was a freshman, and I happily remained there until I was a soon-to-be senior (when a friend of mine got unjustly removed from the ballot for Student Senate President and a number of folks talked me into taking his place).  My home is in the background, getting things done without the political correctness and other silly considerations that have to be considered when doing things in the limelight.  So I filed for one of those representative positions, which is as close to a Student Senate as I’m going to get for the next 3 years.

And how exactly does a relatively shy, slightly awkward, definitely white 1L who can no longer distinguish himself as “the old guy” like he did in undergrad get elected among a class of folks he mostly hasn’t met at a HBCU?  No clue.

But it’s going to be fun trying to figure it out :D

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