A hundred years from now it will not matter what my bank account was, the sort of house I lived in, or the kind of car I drove...but the world may be different because I was important in the life of a child. --Forest E. Witcraft

Monday, April 16, 2012

Last Class

Today was my last class of the law school semester.  I still have a major final and a ten page essay to write within the next two weeks, but at least the classes are done! 

For my last class, I was to question an expert witness and give a closing argument in a mock trial.  After a weekend full of kids' events, I was so exhausted, I went to bed last night and got up at 3:45am today to write my statement and prepare.  I went to work this morning, rushed to school and attempted to cram for my first class for which I hadn't prepared, and then reviewed and revised my questions and statement for my last class. 

The witness examination went well, but with only ten minutes left in the class, a decision was made to skip the closing arguments and listen to the deliberations of the decision makers in the mock trial.  Although relieved, I was internally steaming that I had spent so much time preparing for something that didn't happen.  I really wanted those hours of sleep back!  The silver lining - our side got our desired result, even without the closing statement!

I'm so glad that classes are over.  Two major events left and the semester will be over.  Then only 6 credit hours left!!!  I'm hoping to earn these through externships in juvenile court, observing and possibly assisting in foster care dependency cases.  That will be so much nicer and more meaningful than sitting in a classroom taking notes on criminal procedures and the like!


  1. That is awesome you are so close, you sound like wonder woman doing all this and having all these kids!

  2. Congratulations on being so close. Huge accomplishment!!! I don't know how you do all you do.

  3. Happy for you that you are getting close. I did a summer internship in juvenile court and went to work representing my state's CPS after graduation and licensing. I loved it. I hope you get that opportunity, too, and can do it in a way that won't create conflicts of interest for you with fostering. I was not able to foster and be connected to the agency, so we adopted from another state. I look forward to reading about your experience.