Yeah…tomorrow is school again. I swear I didn’t get a break in my break. Not one game of Wii, haven’t cracked into a big iTunes balance, and my butt is still bigger than I want. Poo.
Okay, I did get my hair done, so I don’t look like a witch anymore. And my teeth are clean. And I did find Lucky jeans on sale at Costco the other day. And C and I spent some time together, but not enough. All in all it feels more like I got some boring things done but didn’t have any sort of “vacation.” Poo.
Now it is back into the books. Tomorrow is the first day of CivPro 2 and (ugh) Legal Skills 2. For LS2 we had to read this 20+page opinion from the CA Appellate Court that was almost unbelievable. You know it’s going to be a bad day if you are the lawyer for the Appellant and the opinion starts off:
This is an appeal run amok. Not only does the appeal lack merit, the opening brief is a textbook example of what an appellate brief should not be.
Ouch! Seems the brief was an oxymoronic 75,000+ words in length (more than 3 times the usual limit) and over 200 pages long. It was also filled with misrepresentations of recorded testimony and completely lacking in supporting arguments. Its citations were mostly incorrect as well and the judges stated that the lawyer misread many of the holdings. Ouch, ouch, ouch.
A bit of additional research has revealed that this lawyer was disbarred last year (not for this particular case). Good riddance, methinks.
CivPro 2 starts us off with Pleadings, the history of which is interesting. It is also a relief to know that things are a bit more simple now than 500 years ago. We read an example of a pleading from back then and it pretty much required a secret-decoder ring to understand!
After the first week, there will be a CivPro tutoring class as well on Mondays.
Tuesday will be my first Torts class, with Criminal done and gone. I’ll have Contracts 2 that day as well.
Wednesdays will be 3-class days with LS 2, Property 2, and CivPro 2 (plus a tutoring class for Torts, again after the first week).
Thursdays, unfortunately, starts with a Contracts 2 tutoring class (after the first…you get the picture) and then I have 5.5 hours until my only actual class that day, which is also Contracts 2. Big break in which to, I suppose, study.
Fridays finish the week with Property 2 tutoring, plus the class itself, and Torts.
Heavy drinking starts at 5pm on Fridays.