Getting to know my classmates

To my law school classmates,

Now that law school is over, I’m looking forward to getting to know you.

To be sure, I’ve gotten to know a bit about you. I’ve heard about your hometowns and your undergrad schools. I’ve heard about what you’ve done before law school. I’ve even heard about some of your hobbies, like the conversations I had with Samuel Jahangir about comic books or with Haley Barton about soccer.

But most of our conversations these past three years have been about school. How many pages did you write for your memo? What classes are you taking this quarter? How many finals do you have? Stress, stress, stress.

It makes sense. These were three challenging years. We got through a lot. And we helped each other through it.

Law school is what brought us together. And law school is what we talked about. But it’ll be nice to talk about other things. And we’ll all be doing such amazing things, there’ll be plenty to talk about the next time that we meet. To hear about the interesting cases you’re working on, or the research that you’re doing, or all the people that you’ve met and the places that you’ve gone and the thoughts you’ve thought.

So I guess what I mean is that while I’ll miss you, I’m looking forward to getting to know the real world you, not just the law school you.

We did it!

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