Legal Analysis. The One Week Long Class!

Today is Monday! August 8th, and I am going to try and get this blog finished tonight so I can keep up! This morning I woke up around 9, packed up my bags, got in the truck and drove to Starbucks. I really wanted an Internet connection! I googled to find a Starbucks since I have no idea where anything is in Oklahoma City! Found one and followed google maps to the red dot! This was the first Starbucks I have ever been to that does not have an indoor area available to customers. Keep in mind it’s 95 degrees outside in Oklahoma this morning, I was at a loss. So I gave in, ordered my drink (Grande Java Chip Frappachino-delicious and highly recommended!) and found a spot outside where I could plug my Dell laptop in(the battery is shot and it won’t turn on wothout being plugged in.. I want a Apple mac!) and search the Internet for a cable company, electric company and gas company! While I’m sitting here there is another girl doing the same thing I am, her name will be G for all extensive purposes. As it turns out she ALSO is new to OKC, from Texas, and attending OCU Law! What a coincidence! We talked a bit about relocating our lives and the things that need to be done and then part ways! I like her haha we might just become friends, I’ll keep you updated!

After Starbucks I headed over to Penn Square Mall to go to AT&T to exchange my iPhone car charger that stopped working. They were amazing, once I actually found the store of course. I must have walked around the mall 3 times before I decided to consult the directory! Not my best logic haha. They took mine and gave me a brand new one on the spot, no questions asked. I did, however, check to see if they could give me Internet at my new apartment! No such luck, Cox has a monopoly in the area and I now have to pay $54 dollars a month for Internet. I know this is a small price to pay for how much I will be on it so I will try not to complain. They are coming Thursday to hook up my modem and wireless! I also transferred electricity and gas into my name today! ONG even came out today right at the beginning of the time period they said they would(like 12:01 for a 12-4 time period!), that was really nice and unexpected! The amazing part of this is now I have hot water!! Thank goodness! It wasn’t awful without it since it’s a zillion degrees here, the water wasn’t all that cold to begin with. I spent the remainder of the afternoon reading and highlighting Jane C. Ginsburg’s “Legal Methods” exert until I had to leave for my first day of Legal Methods!

Today we were asked to wear court attire because we would be taking the pledge of professional commitment! I love dressing up so of course I was ecstatic! Before the pledge we broke up into previously assigned sections and had our first Legal Analysis class where we were divided into four groups and each given one of the four hypothetical cases that I reviewed on Sunday! Each group was assigned a lawyer or judge to facilitate the discussion and a reporter to notate the opinions of the group on their case. I got to be the reporter! Granted I was the only one who wanted it but it was still exciting to me! Our case was about two 1L students that went to a party, had too much to drink, made the decision to drive home but got pulled over and received a DUI on the way. We discussed if the student needed to report the incident to the school? To the bar examiner? And if the passenger had an obligation to report the driver if he was not going to report himself. Also all of the possible consequences from each decision. It was interesting and after each group reporter stood and delivered the group findings and final decision. I had to rush because we were already over our time but I loved every minute of the spotlight! I want to be our 1L Class President so obviously I want people to know who I am! After class we took the pledge, had two judge speakers and a speech from the president of the university(who I love!) and now I am home! Finishing this entry so that I can return to a case brief and Ginsberg’s exert. I will tell you all about it tomorrow after my second Legal Analysis class! Until then!

Fingers Crossed!

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