April 26

Final Stretch!

It’s hard to believe that four years of law school will be behind me in just two weeks!  May 9 is Commencement day.  I’m excited about the new world that has opened up to me since I started my legal studies.  The only problem is, there is so MUCH I would love to do in law: contract drafting and transactional law; nonprofit law; animal law; construction law; real estate and property law; wills and trusts and estate planning; higher education; and even, possibly, tax law.

I am so fortunate to have met so many good people – students and faculty alike! – during my studies at NKU’s Chase College of Law.  I especially want to thank Traci Wilson Carr, Gerald Southard, and Michael Alao for being such good friends and for making late-night-after-my-brain-is-dead classes bearable.  We will stay in touch!!!

The path to where I am now has been long and, some would say, meandering.  But from my perspective, all of my educational and work and volunteer experiences have led me to be exactly the person I was meant to be.  Somehow, I feel like I am more complete.  I don’t know what the future holds for me, but I do know that I’m ready to embrace it with open arms!

January 12

Kentucky Bar Exam

The Kentucky Bar Exam is coming up on Tuesday, July 29th & Wednesday, July 30th in Frankfort, Kentucky. I will be spending many, many, MANY hours studying and already have some of my prep books to work through. I will be practically invisible during the months of May, June, and July. But, come August 1, no holds will be barred!

I’d love to hear your suggestions for a way to wind down and take my mind off of the long wait-time for test results!

January 6

Spring 2015

I’m beginning to see the light at the end of the Law School tunnel!  But, now I’m starting to psych myself up for the Bar Exam in July, 2015.  The Spring 2015 semester is going to be another busy one!  Here’s what my schedule looks like at this point:

Philosophy Courses (Teaching)

Phi 200-003 Ethics (Online)
Phi 210-002  Information Ethics (TR 10:50-12:05 )
Phi 265-001  Logic (MWF 11:00-11:50)
Phi 390-001  Environmental Philosophy (MWF 1:00-1:50)

I’m also excited to be directing two students in independent study of predicate logic!  We may also get to play with some truth trees!

Law School Courses (Taking)

Law 944-001  Contract Drafting (Steven H. Ray) (TR 1:15-2:30)
Law 845-001  Wills and Trusts (Ljubomir Nacev) (T 6:30-9:15)
Law 902-001  Administrative Law (Henry L. Stephens) (M 6:30-9:15)
Law 961-001 Supervised Independent Research (Michael Whiteman)

Contract Drafting is a course I’ve been wanting to take for several years, but it has always been full by the time I was allowed to register.  For the first time, and for my very last semester of law school, I actually get to register first.  So, hopefully I will be able to get in.

For Supervised Independent Research I will be working on my Advanced Writing – Research requirement.  I will be researching the impact that the No Kill movement (ala Nathan Winograd, No Kill Nation, and others) has had on state regulation of shelters and rescue groups.  So excited that I found a topic near and dear to my heart that bridges everything I love – law, philosophy, nonprofits, and animal rescue!

June 15

Fall 2014

This coming fall semester promises to be an incredibly busy one for me!  I plan to graduate from law school in May 2015, which means I will be taking 11 credit hours in the fall.  At the same time, I will be carrying my normal teaching load of 4 courses (12 credit hours).  Here’s what my course schedule looks like:

Philosophy Courses (Teaching)

Phi 210-001 TR 10:50-12:05  Information Ethics
Phi 210-002 TR 1:40-2:55  Information Ethics
Phi 265-001 MWF 10:00-10:50  Logic
Phi 375-001 MWF 1:00-1:50 Ethical Theory

Law School Courses (Taking)

Law 987-001  R 5:00-6:15 p.m.  Small Business & Nonprofit Law Clinic (3 cr. hrs.)
Law 877-002  F 6:30-9:15 p.m.  Business Organizations (4 cr. hrs.)
Law 878-001  T 5:00-6:15 p.m.  Representing Small Businesses (1 cr. hr.)
Law 823-002  T 6:30-9:15 p.m.  Evidence (3 cr. hrs.)

I am especially excited about working in the Small Business and Nonprofit Law Clinic as I will be doing real legal work for real clients!

Oh, and I’ll also be teaching an LSAT Prep class for NKU’s Community Connections on Saturdays, October 18, 25, Nov. 1, and Nov. 8.  It’s a fun class to teach and I love meeting aspiring law students!