I am currently suffering from a nervous breakdown. I hope to have myself under control within the next day or so, but, on the other hand, I could go completely nuts and never recover. Should be interesting either way.
I am still working on my Admiralty take-home. What's kind of sick is that I'm actually enjoying it, at least a little bit, the topics are interesting...I wish I'd paid closer attention in some of classes last year though.
I got an extension on my massively huge paper that was supposed to be due next week. I have been really thinking about it all quarter, I know what I want to write, I even read an entire book on the subject, but I've had a really hard time putting anything coherent down on paper. I printed out a bunch of articles off of Westlaw this weekend and read those though and it helped a little. But there was still no way it was getting done by the end of next week, so thankfully I'll have a couple extra days to finish it up. I promised him I wouldn't be more than a few days late, and I intend to keep that promise, which means I need to have a rough draft done soon so that I can really polish it up after exams are over...I am very interested in the subject and want to do a good job.
I still have an Evidence motion due on Thursday. I got my Hearsay motion back today and let's just say that it's a good thing LQ was my partner because I think her half of the paper got us about 4/5 of the points. I am so glad Hearsay is done...it has proven to be the bane of my existence these past few weeks.
Last but not least, learning Fed Courts. Ahhhhh....Fed Courts, a class that I just shouldn't have taken because I am not up to it. I have a comprehensive action plan for getting a passing grade that involves 6 full days, starting on Friday, where I do NOTHING but Fed Courts all the time. Erwin Chemerinsky and I are going to declare our mutual undying love of Habeas Corpus and all things Jurisdictional. I will be the world's foremost expert on appellate review and the abstention doctrine...well, I will at least be the world's foremost expert on getting it all into my outline in an easy to follow childlike diagram that will take me through each step of each analysis....like Candyland for law students. Let's hope I don't end up in the Molassas Swamp.
Of course, the linchpin (M. that one is for you) of my plan for Fed Courts is that all of this other stuff has to be done by Friday morning. Go go gadget BRAIN!
From here on out this blog will be nothing but semi-maniacal rants against the evil quarter system, my own personal laments about why I am so lazy and stupid that I always procrastinate and make myself nuts, and various caffeine-fueled idiotic grumblings. Read at your own peril...although I can promise that as I get more and more sleep deprived and make up for it with quantities of caffeine that would kill most mere mortals, this blog will probably be more interesting than it usually is. For what it's worth.