This semester I loved Environmental Law a lot more than I thought I would and I could see myself practicing it, but there is no time to take the other classes that make up the environmental "major;" I am too far down the Con Law/Civil Rights path. Not that I have any regrets about my chosen path. I had Poverty Law, Gender and the Law, Employment Law, Family Law - all good, substantive classes that will serve me well should I hang my own shingle.
But I do still have a little time and, thanks to cross-registration, I can take a few graduate level environmental courses. And I will. They will be a good complement to Trusts & Estates and, of course, Public Education Law.
Then there is fall. The schedule is limited for someone like me. I have not taken any corporate governance classes nor do I plan to before leaving law school for good. Corporations, Basic Tax, UCC - I'm sure they are all good classes but, goodness, do they sound dull. I will take my fifth Constitutional Law class, maybe an immigration law class, or patents, definitely Oil & Gas Law. A smattering of choices representing my broad interests, though no Advanced Family Law is being offered, which is disappointing because I had a bad Family Law professor and could use a refresher.
In the end, though the journey is different, the destination is the same as my classmates. We will be equipped with the basic knowledge - though not ready in my estimation - to practice law. I'm still not quite set on how my legal career looks. A fellowship sounds nice, but launching a solo practice sounds nicer. That is a post for another day, though. Today, I am looking forward to the end.