Last week the annual Legal Education Awareness Program took place at the U of MN law school. Each year the four MN law schools collaborate and put on a half-day program for current high school students to learn about obtaining a legal education.
Robyn B. (2L), Guest Blogger
The world was literally in our atrium today at the School of Law. As 143 people from dozens of nations gathered and prepared to become U.S. citizens, my heart swelled with joy and admiration for the journeys they have made to come to this point. Watching the ceremony was an unexpected blessing – I love that our school supports this type of event and makes the space available to welcome in members of our community who teach us so much. Celebrating with new citizens is a tangible act of loving our neighbors, whether they grew up down the street or across an ocean
I was asked by the admissions office here at UST Law to write a blog to prospective students about my experiences during the month of February, while I served out my self-administered sentence of confinement; confinement to the Minneapolis skyways and all attached buildings, avoiding all open doors and windows, essentially depriving myself of fresh air and much needed Vitamin-D. They wanted me to focus on the events and experiences I had during my enclosed time; unfortunately, I had none to discuss. Admittedly, I tried to think of ways to write a blog about the February bet/contract, but the fact is, I restricted my travel to skyway and kept my windows shut and coat off…there really weren’t too many adventures to be had. Of course, I mean no disrespect to the admissions staff; I would love to have had crazy adventures to blog about, but this is Minneapolis, not Angel Grove (where aliens attack every Saturday mornings from 8-8:30am like clockwork). In light of that truth and the fact that the admissions team asked me to write to prospective students, I’ll simply provide a little background on why I did it and why I blame it all on law school. (more…)