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Law School Can Be…

Before I started law school, I was warned by J.D. friends that law school could be poisonous and that I should beware of saboteurs. While this might be the case some of the time and at some schools, my classmates are pretty cool.

The other week, a colleague of ours fell ill.  Another classmate (who, rumor confirms, has the initials CC and a blog through Widener-Harrisburg admissions also) spearheaded a fundraising effort to help him with his convalescence, which was a great success.  Through the effort of CC and the encouragement of our professor, we were able to put together a substantial showing of our concern.  It was clear that the gesture affected our recovering classmate to the core.

That exchange reminded me that law school is tough; there are a lot of hurdles.  Our professor even mentioned that it can induce insulation and selfishness.  But it need not take away from our empathy.  Having gone through first semester with the same people, you develop a camaraderie distinct to law school, and through the fog of finals the line could blur to battle buddy.  And we wanted one of our own to know we cared.

But what struck me most, beyond the mobilization of my colleagues, was that our professor was impressed with the support we showed our ailing comrade.  It didn’t need to be said that that wouldn’t always be the case.  And that’s a solid indication that your classmates are pretty cool.  Now if we could just do something about their driving and then their parking…

(Okay, okay, CC is Chelsey “Suge-na!” Crocker)

  1. Chelsey Crocker
    May 2nd, 2010 at 22:52 | #1

    WOW! I feel bad that it took me this long to read this!!! I guess it gives credence to the blogs we write about how much work we really do have. We don’t have much time for other things! Thank you Jon for the shout out but all I did was gather some funds for the collection. The fact that everyone chipped in was the real testament to the unity we have as a class. People were seeking me out left and right to make sure they chipped in to a class gift to our friend. We definitely are surrounded by good people, smart people, hard-working people, and people who are kind enough to teach you a little Japanese in between classes for new daily greeting purposes!! ;) Thank you for that all year Jon!! It was “i-ne”!!

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