things law students get too excited about…

alright since everyone up here in law school is furiously studying for the midterms that will happen in less than two weeks I just wanted to let all those not in law school in on what makes us (the studying-like-crazy-law-students) extremely happy.
1) highlighters
umm we use these things ALL THE TIME, if someone comes to class without some sort of highlighted material they probably didn’t do their homework the night before. But seriously, I got some new highlighters over the weekend at Walmart, which I know living in Minneapolis home of Target makes that sort of treason but whatever. I was psyched to open these puppies and get to color coding my Contracts book! Oh and torts, and civ pro and my law skills memo and my to do list… see everything is highlighted!!!
2) post its
now this one might just be me but I am a post it fiend, they are every where in my house, on the doors on the mirrors, Poppy had one stuck right above her water bowl last night to remind me of something. These suckers are brilliant! They also come in handy when writing papers, or memos, because you can outline your paper on them, stick them to your desk/table in a spread out linear fashion and once you’re done with a topic you grab the post it and smuch it up and your feeling of accomplishment grows. Until you realize you’ve written three sentences but then its onward to the next post it!
3) caffeine
this might apply to anyone who doesn’t get to sleep in past 10AM, which is me on Thursdays, but for all those law schoolers who get out of bed and go to class to listen to a prof talk about the tedious things they already tried to cram in their brain for hours the night before, caffeine is a must. Whether you get it from tea, coffee or soda (or chocolate!!!) it inevitably is what law students mainline for the first few hours of their day. (for all those out there who caffeine has no effect on, Nick I am talking to you, I do not know how you do it)
So if anyone wants to send a law school care package up to Minnesota please include highlighters (we have enough pink and yellow thank you), post its (the cuter the better) and caffeine (this can be accomplished by a starbucks giftcard…). Oh and if anyone wants to buy The King’s Speech on DVD and include that as well I am sure I can make time to revel in British History before midterms start. Everyone should make time for some British History… just sayin
So in summation: 
  • Norm

    when i was in grad school, my most exciting thing was colored pens. try them out. they make your notes waaaayyy more exciting.

  • Nick

    I’m just magical, that’s all.