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April 2, 2012 - 12 AM
I am absolutely in love with my law school. Does that make me weird? Probably. Did I ever expect to find true love in something other than a person? No. Am I happy that only the initials of our names are posted with the blog posts? No doubt about it.
Let me type this again in case it hasn’t sunk in. I am over-the-moon in love with Yale Law School.
Having been out of school for five years, I was not looking forward to getting back into the boring lectures, endless homework, and stress-filled exams. The thought of having to relive my undergraduate years was, well, horrifying. To be honest, I wasn’t even sure if I still had it in me.
Fast forwarding through my first semester and landing smack in the middle of second semester, I am now able to say, without hesitation, that this is the greatest place on the planet.
As it turns out, the lectures are fascinating. The professors here are on the frontlines of some of the most interesting events of our time. Professor Fidell has been cited in countless articles and news broadcasts as one of the leading experts on the military justice issues surrounding the shootings in Afghanistan. Professor Amar has been quoted in what feels like every article I have read about the Supreme Court’s deliberations on Obamacare. And Professor Ayres recently had an op-ed in the New York Times that I heard being discussed by strangers in North Carolina. These are the professors that I learn from everyday. It’s incredible.
As to the endless homework and stress-filled exams, they are non-issues. Homework is as challenging as you want to make it and nothing to lose sleep over. And those stress-filled exams don’t exist. Exams here are actually slightly fun, as they give you a chance to display your newly acquired knowledge to many of the world’s leading experts without the stress of a curve. What more could you ask for?
So to reiterate, I am absolutely, head-over-heels in love with my law school and I am not ashamed to say it. Just don’t tell my wife.