I feel relieved. The first week is done, and the stress has slipped off my shoulders until next Friday when we have another test. Yay. I must say, law school does not seem very fun but being a lawyer seems incredibly exciting. And also the University of Chicago has grown on me thus far. I think I could fit in well here.
Today I woke up and looked out my window to see overcast clouds, representative of the gloomy feeling that washed over me when I remembered the test. I ate a big breakfast and prepared myself for the three hours of hard brain work I was going to push through. In class, the seats were all rearranged to make sure no one would cheat, and Mrs. Scott turned a little crazy with her preventative measures. We only got one piece of the six-part test at a time, for example. I felt somewhat confident with my answers, but this was my first time seeing fact patterns, so I do not know if I answered them thoroughly.
|Fifth-floor study lounge. Great view of the campus and it has two stories.|
Way better than any of the lounges on my side of the building.
The rest of class was fun, but I thought the class should have ended after the test. Everyone presented an opening statement, and the rest of the class gave constructive criticism. I thought my statement was one of the best, but then I got some criticism that made me rethink that. It humbled me a little bit and made me realize that I have room to improve. The mock trials here are also different from what I am used to so I have to adjust. The time limits I have at school competition is nonexistent here, so I have to include more information.
The clouds stayed all day and when I was running the wind began to pick up. The reasons behind the windy city nickname were exposed to me today. The lake had waves that could have been surfed on. I ate dinner alone today and just in time too since they closed ten minutes after I got there. Since then, I have been relaxing, playing foosball, and blogging. Tomorrow will be fun since we are going downtown and I get to see some landmark parts of Chicago. I get to sleep in, too! Probably the best part.