JAG: Deciding to join up

I’ve been toying around with the idea of joining the military as a Judge Advocate General for a while. I thought about it in law school, and in the year since I’ve graduated, I haven’t been able to shake it. At this point, I’ve accepted that I have a calling to serve, and I’m trying to find the best way to join up. I’m going to try and blog pretty regularly...

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Legal Lees get licenses

Legal Lees get licenses

We found out yesterday that Zach passed his bar exam. He’s kind of a BIG DEAL! He’ll get sworn in on Monday during a nice ceremony at the courthouse in Houston. After that, he’ll officially be a licensed attorney in Texas. Woooohooooo! Speaking of being licensed, Zach and I took a little trip down to the civil courthouse and picked up our wedding license today. It was very...

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The bar exam and a perfect world

We’ve made it to Day Three, the final day of the bar exam. Today Zach is going to write 12 essays on various law subjects. The test started at 8 a.m. and I’ll pick him up from the George R. Brown around 4 p.m. I know he’ll be exhausted, but we’re planning on taking a family trip to Boneyard this evening to hang out with some friends and celebrate. I have been a mess this...

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Taking it to the bar

I just dropped off Z for Day Two of the bar exam. Today’s portion of the exam is called the MBE (multi-state bar exam, I think). He’ll have six hours of testing: 3 hours for 100 multiple choice questions in the morning and the same in the afternoon. He’s not allowed to bring almost anything with him. And what he can bring has to be in a large, clear zip lock bag. Today he...

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Nervous, etc.

Not to be outdone, Kristen writes a blog entry: After three years of toil and tribulation, I was sure I didn’t want to take the bar exam immediately. I was tired. And I wanted to try my hand at getting a public policy job without the license to practice law. Two months later, I’m just starting to get some traction on the job front. It’s exciting and terrifying — as so many...

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Some science behind the magic of love

This article does a nice job explaining how real life affects love life. Apparently, Kristen and I are so in love because we confront challenging tasks together. Like law school. Here’s to a lifetime of challenging...

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