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Spreading the (Law School) Gospel

Posted by T. Greg Doucette on Feb 17, 2010 in The 1L Life

NCCU Law has a “Law Student for a Day” program going on this week, where 1Ls who volunteer get paired up with an undergrad student thinking about law school, and let them be a “shadow” in classes and other activities throughout the day.

As you can imagine, I’m a big fan of better promotion for the law school so I volunteered for the program :)

My shadow (we’ll call him Shadow for this entry) was a junior pursuing a dual major in poli sci and business, solid GPA, aspiring corporate attorney, and taking the LSAT this June.  Compare that to my degree in Computer Science, a GPA that looked like it was shot repeatedly and left to die, with no interest in corporate law and who took the LSAT in February :beatup:

But what I lack in academic credentials I more than make up for in zeal ;)

After an impromptu tour of the law school, Shadow joined us for Property where we’re discussing leaseholds, privities of contract and estate, etc. The material was/is a bit boring but the class provided him an opportunity to see the Socratic method in action — definitely A Good Thing™ for an ambitious pre-L :D

CrimLaw was far more engaging and easier for a non-law student to grasp since we’re going over the elements of homicide.

Trying to put myself in Shadow’s shoes reminded me of how utterly clueless I was when law school started seven months ago. Makes me almost wish I had done something like this when I was in undergrad. Almost.

Wrapping up CivPro reading then heading to bed — get back my first quiz from Legal Research tomorrow morning so need to make sure I don’t oversleep and miss class :beatup:  Night folks!

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