why do I want to be one of those again?
05/22/2008 72 °F
So the internship is going great. I love the Judge I work for. He's really nice and very receptive and I'm going to learn a lot from him no matter how hard I try not to. He's very committed to teaching me and the other interns. I've had to write two memos already, and I have another due tomorrow, and a project to work on regarding a debate between two of the judges due early next week, and today I sat in on briefing the Judge on the cases on his 2 wk civil and domestic dockets for tomorrow. There's some research I am doing for him that he will use to write an opinion that will be published in the reporter on a case he is hearing. The other interns are nice and easy going and very fun and talkative and I will get along just fine with all of them. I heard several stories about my cousin that used to be a judge on this circuit before he retired. They used to call him "Send 'em down Brown" and "Killer Bee" b/c of his strict manner in criminal cases. One of the secretaries told me stories about his obsessions with penguins and chocolate too. Funny stuff. The Judges law clerk Melissa has been so great in this transfer into the interns taking on work. So all in all I'm quite happy and I've already probably learned more in the last two days then my first year of law school - ok that's a slight exaggeration.
On a different note I found there are at least three folks I know from high school here so I will be getting together with them hopefully. I think tomorrow night I'm going out with two girls I know from back in Racine, should be good. Anywho I brought work home with me tonight - I have class tomorrow (my Judge teaches the interns little mini over lunch courses on legal writing and civ pro rules and other schutff) so I have to read the material for that AND I have to go through a Virginia Act as part of my research for a memo I'm putting together for tomorrow ... Hopefully I can get most of that finished tonight so I can sit during dockets tomorrow (meaning sit next to the Judge up on the bench - cool stuff), or even just visit other courtrooms and sit in the jury box and listen. Yay! Hope everyone has an amazing Memorial Day weekend (court is closed on Monday hehe - what might I do?)