Wednesday, July 30, 2008

End of an Era

This is my last post as Susie Law School. After this, there will be no more. Perhaps a direction to my new as yet unknown blog, but nothing substantive. After all, this blog was about law school and law school is over. *sniff*

I'm sorry to disappoint those who were looking for more, but at least until my training contract starts, I feel I'll be unable to offer any further wisdom to those who come after me.

But you never know. I might start blogging again soon about something else, and if you're lucky I might tell you where.

It's been fun. Thank you, dear readers.

Love, SLS

P.S. In response to those who asked - yes, I did get a Distinction :-)

Monday, June 23, 2008

The end of an era

Law School is over. Finished. Done. No more.

This state of affairs probably hasn't hit home just yet as it really just feels like any old post-exam day and I will wake up tomorrow thinking it's time to head to the library again.

My exams went ok, I think. None were horrific, but I did remember a few things post-Equity Finance that I know I missed out, but generally speaking ok. The Debt Finance paper was a bit evil, and seems a lot of people missed out on the last two questions due to confusing layout of the paper.

I will get back to you when I've realised it's all over. Right now it just all feels a bit surreal...

Saturday, June 14, 2008

Due to popular demand...

... I am back again.

When I say 'popular' I mean that 100% of comments received since my last log-on asked me to return. There was one. And that one said 'come back'. So there you go.

The sad news is, there is only just over a week of law school left. I am mostly trying to pretend this isn't the case, and get all the joy I can out of it. Of course, soon I will have to face facts and come to terms with never being a student again. Any thoughts on how to cope with that?

Not that I'm not looking forward to going to Big Law Firm and being a lawyer. It's just that, well, I'm not good at many things but I am good at studying. When I no longer have that, I need to find something else to be good at. And there might be nothing...

Saturday, May 31, 2008

Something weird is going on...

... there appears to be some kind of bug attacking my blawg, normal service will resume ASAP when I find my most recent posts and comments!


Thursday, April 24, 2008

That distant rumbling...

.... it's the sound of DOOM!!!

Results on Monday.

The Dreams have started, varying from getting 20% for everything to the dreaded phone call from Big Law Firm telling me I can post my cheque for £31,000 any time I like.

I'm trying to proceed in denial at the moment. Unfortunately, flashbacks of the horror that was BLP just will not quit.

Therefore, doom.

You read it here first.

Monday, April 07, 2008

All drafted out

I'm not very happy about this exam. I don't think I particularly did myself justice, but I also didn't really revise very hard either and the whole thing is making me feel a bit uneasy. The trouble is there is no right answer so there is no way of knowing whether you got the marks or not.

I added up my supposed marks and think I probably managed 26 out of 50 at least, which for me is shocking. But it is a pass. And I will never know. I would imagine drafting is so subjective they can't fail people on the basis that their answers are different to the exact wording in the solution.

I do feel a little ashamed at not revising a bit more and being a little complacent about the exam. I heard last year that very good students often fail drafting because it is commonsense and subjective. Maybe I will fail. I don't want to fail. But I've always had that fear after hearing that... However I answered all the questions, and for once had enough time to check through and add some extra stuff that I feel improved my answers so hopefully that is something.

In response to anonymous who stated left this comment:

Is this diligent student thing serious? Or are you just being funny? I cant work it out. If you really were hard-working and scarily obsessive I'm not sure you'd share that fact with everyone. Give us a clue?

I'm not very clear on where anonymous got 'obsessive' from, diligent for sure, obsessive I hope not! Might I suggest you read some of my older posts, they may give you a bit of insight. Yes, it is completely serious and I'm not sure on why I wouldn't share it with everyone. I hate those people who work their backsides off and then when someone else says "oh did you work really hard for that" they go "oh no, half an hour". I work hard and I'm not afraid to admit it (although the drafting exam is not an example of this as I didn't work very hard at all, shame on me!). Hopefully it will pay off.

Sunday, April 06, 2008

Drafting exam

This is tomorrow. I am having very mixed feelings about it.

This is an exam. Exams are supposed to require work. I had made no plans for the weekend and prepared to work.

However, I have found this entire subject very fluffy and difficult to revise. It all seems to obvious and I'm not really sure what I should be learning.

So I haven't done very much.

Which makes me feel guilty.

But then when I try to do some, I end up putting it all away again because it seems so easy and obvious and I feel like it really can't be that hard an exam.

This worries me. Drafting doesn't strike me as particularly difficult to pass, but I am a rather diligent student, so I can't help but feel guilty when I end up doing something else, and feel like maybe I should be afraid and should do more work and learn something else.

So I pick it up again and so the cycle continues.