29, Mt Baldy, CA
Hi to all! Seems like it's easier to start with a negative fact than a positive one so I will do so. I am a recent graduate of the University of Maryland School of Law, because everyone hates lawyers. I have been living in Baltimore for the past 3 years as a result but am originally from California - another negative fact: I showed bad judgment by leaving (so all my Baltimore friends tell me).
For those who have kept reading I am stoked about entering the world of either international human rights or domestic civil rights law - fascinating fields that I hope I can make a difference in. I'm one of those who knew they were going to be a lawyer since their great-grandfather had a twinkle in his eye and I look forward to the challenge though wonder about the difficulties of not having the get-out-of-jail-free card of making mistakes because I'm a stupid student anymore. My two, wait three, four? passions in life: my family and pets, intellectual endeavors of all kind (trivia games, reading books or Wikipedia for fun, struggling to reconcile the enormous inconsistencies in the Bible or explaining to people that sha'ria law can be compatible with human rights, trying to like Emily Dickinson knowing she will never be TS Eliot, you name it! If you do it and it's intellectual, I have probably done it too, am interested in it or even better if I've never heard of it), classical music and other artistic pursuits (I have been playing the piano for about twenty years now), loving the Dodgers/Lakers and swearing to protect all of the above from enemies foreign and domestic. Swimming was a passion in high school that I hope I'll have time to get back to despite all the pressures of law school, etc.
Like many twenty-somethings, I am optimistic and look forward to the future but am insecure, perhaps a bit neurotic and looking to stake a claim in life so that I can continue to grow, learn and love better. I'm a work in progress and will likely be a student for the rest of my life in some way or another - although hopefully I can grow out of the habit of having a negative net worth in the tens of thousands.