Nobody likes to fail. Drawing from my experiences during the past six weeks of classes at NYU, I can wholeheartedly admit that I have failed.
1L is a completely new experience, and it requires being focused and on your study game 100 percent. But there is a new and different challenge that emerges in 2L: namely, learning to balance the competing demands of school and life.
I was correct to be “clinically” excited for 3L year, as my experience in NYU’s Business Law Transactions Clinic has been even more fulfilling than I anticipated!
NYU School of Law is a good place for a book-lover to end up, certainly. During my first year, it was exciting and challenging to devote myself to reading again. But an even greater treat was waiting for me the summer after my 1L year: I had landed an internship in the legal department of the New York Public Library.
Like many of the other “older and wiser law students” (OWLs) who begin law school at 30 years and older, I had placed a stopgap in a long-term career to pursue a passion for law.
I am determined to make sure that my law school swan song has some meaning. Part of that meaning, I hope, will come from my participation in the Business Law Transactions Clinic.