March 23, 2005

Counting my blessings

I'm usually a pretty critical person, but every once in a while it'll dawn on me that I've got it pretty damned good.

Since these moments are so rare, I like to seize the chance to offer effusive but well-deserved praise. I'll return to my usual habit of focusing on constructive and helpful criticism soon enough. :)

Just this week, I've been lucky enough to be led through the morass of conflict-of-law rules by a brilliant teacher who knows what he's doing and who actually prepares for class; I've had the chance to follow the developments in the Terri Schiavo case with another brilliant teacher who takes the trouble to hold himself to the same high standards to which he holds us; I've heard about issues of federalism in the European Union from one of the judges on the European Court of Justice, which just isn't an opportunity that most people are ever going to have.

Whew. Some weeks just make you realize how lucky you are, and this has been one of them.

Posted by Carey at March 23, 2005 05:25 PM

If the conflict-of-laws prof. you reference is Reiman, with whom I took jurisdiction, I too concur; even if it isn't Reiman I concur since he/she teaches at Michigan!

As a fellow Michigan law student I concur that we are, indeed, lucky!

Posted by: Samples at March 23, 2005 06:36 PM

You forgot to add that you were lucky enough to part of the editing process of Ms. JanaLee Kraschnewski's poem of trope-ic proportions.

Posted by: Julie at March 25, 2005 01:05 AM

Thank you for pointing that out. If anyone doubted my good fortune before, they certainly do not now.

(Just wait 'til the poem is published. You'll see...)

Posted by: Carey at March 25, 2005 08:47 AM