I just realized I haven’t written a whole lot about my law school life lately. One reason is that I’ve been busy reading for classes and reading a few articles for my research assistant work, leaving very little time for my to contemplate on what little things might have happened to me that I should record here. Another reason is that I am getting used to the law school life, more or less, so that few things seem as noteworthy as they used to. Life has gradually settled down into short walks between the dorm, Hutchins, Law Library and the dining hall on weekdays, and a long drive between Ann Arbor and Chicago on weekends.
One thing I also realized lately: I’ve been thinking and writing in the form of “First… Second… Third…” or some variants of that, probably as a result of reading judicial opinions and law review articles that write that way. I don’t know this is good or bad. At least now I don’t write “on the other hand” as often as I used to as an econ major — a common ailment of the economists that supposedly prompted an American president to say, “Give me a one-handed economist.”
I’ve now past the mid-point of my law school career. My remaining three semesters of law school will hopefully be as enjoyable as the first three, minus the occasional frustration and disappointment. But they also seem hardly suspenseful now. I pretty much know what classes I will take (Evidence, Federal Courts and some seminar in one, and a clinic or externship in the other), and what my life routine will be like.
In the next few days I will write a post on Animus Revertendi to explain what I’ve been reading for my research work lately. It’s an interesting area of property law, and I am curious as to what civil lawyers, especially Chinese lawyers, with the new Chinese Property Code in place, think about such things.