Monday, 23 June 2008

Results (Fuck off)

Warning: . Contains some strong language and lots of venting.

I am incredibly pissed off with one particular result. Seeming as I thought put the same effort into all the papers, and for some reason some fucking dick head can't do it so I'll teach it lecturer decided to give me one mark away from a pass, which means I have to resit the stupid ridiculous EU paper, that I actually and quite arrogantly don't believe that I didn't pass. All I can say is that the EU lecturers are wankers as are the external examiners, who according to my personal tutor would have had to think about my discretional pass really hard? I still think they got someonelse's papers.

In addition to my fucking disgust and self loathing, I can't retake my Tort paper, I just got over a pass, I don't understand how the exam board could be so fucking thick, the doctor wrote a note saying I shouldn't have been in the exam as I was too ill to attend, I couldn't breathe for fucks sake, yet I have no chance of resitting the paper. So what I should have done is not gone at all, and done it in August.

Some good news - Admin, Criminology and Equity were all 2:1s. So I only and luckily have to resit the bullshit paper that was EU. Really quite angry about it. I don't particularly want to resit it, and I have had to spend the whole day in the pub with people who all managed to do well, and for some reason incompetent me can't seem to pass the fucking EU paper.

Moreover to my unhappiness, my flat mate has four friends staying in my tiny maisonette, and they are hogging my fucking living room and the entire fucking downstairs which leaves me trapped in my room, as I don't feel comfortable around them, I don't want to sit down and have a chat to them, I just want them out of my f'ing house.

Today has not been the best of days.

Saturday, 14 June 2008

1st Mini Pupillage - Criminal

Chambers forgot to send me a confidentiality agreement, so I have no idea of what it would entail so I'll keep it all to a bare minimum. Monday- Thursday spent time on a burgarly case with a really nice female barrister. Then on thursday I was invited for "drinks" to chambers. I was advised by friends to only have one drink, however I had a few more than that, as I was left to wander and talk to people by myself without mini pupil master to hold my hand so envitably got around talking to people and the clerks, went out for a fag etc, then talked to my barrister about the case we had just been working on. All seemed well. Left went home, went to bed. Only to wake up and wonder what if I had made a fool out of myself (even though I only had a few drinks the possibility of " relaxing" around other members of chambers, when you have been trying to be really professional all week and a bit uptight) so I wondered if I had made a tit out of myself! Don't think I did.. or hopefully no one would have noticed!!!

Friday - I spent dealing with probation cases, and a barrister telling me not to come to the bar and giving me a very long list of reasons as to why I shouldn't! Probation work wasn't that exciting, however the barrister seemed to have a lot of tales to tell.

Summary: It's all someting to put on my CV, and I've got some pointers as to what to do to make me look "different" when applying to OLPAS which apparently everyone should do at least before they start their BVC. My barrister from Monday - Thursday was soo nice! Really cared about her client, and apparently from what I heard from clerks back at chambers, this attitude brings in the money too! The way to really learn about law, is to get a job as an outdoor clerk, textbook law isn't really what it's about in practice!