Monday, 7 September 2009

Lost returns from the US of A



Morning Readers,

You may have noticed, or perhaps you didn't, that I had not posted anything of interest, or any crap either recently, this is because I turned 21, *queue shock and horror* and had a birthday trip to the States. I am now half a stone heavier for all my relaxing and site seeing, even though I did A LOT of walking.

I'd though I'd share some glorious pics with you..


Firstly I travelled to New York, New York and did nothing but walk up and down Broadway and all the other street names I cannot remember. The hotel I was
staying in was right on Broadway but unfortunately had very small rooms and funny low lighting which made it look like a very seedy repainted brothel.

From NY I went to Vegas, which was the highlight of my trip to the states, big shiney things everywhere. As some readers may know I'm a smoker, this backfired quite a bit in vegas where I lit a match blew it out then put it back in the match box, only to have it literally explode in my hand. I ended up with some nasty nasty blisters that I'm still trying to get rid of now!!

I gambled a bit, though only on the slot machines, card games IMO are too complicated and are probably fixed. I won approx $70 and have no idea how much I lost, but seeming as I was playing on the 25 c machine and betting max every time it could have been anything up to $100!! Gambling is fun and also addictive when waiters will come round and give you a FREE drink if you are gambling... FREE... I however only found this out on the night I was leaving Vegas, so unfortunately lost out to lots of free baileys.. hmm..


I then progressed onwards to San Francisco, which after Vegas (which was 40 degrees Celsius) seemed a bit cold at 19 degrees, but I managed to have enough time to visit Alcatraz and do the on island tour which was v.v. interesting. I went over the Golden Gate Bridge, which was VERY windy, and no surprise that the wind does not protect you from getting sunburnt!!

Now I am back in the UK and I am glad that I postponed my BVC studies, one friend commentated that BPP does seem to be evil as on induction day it had a death star feel about it, and even has a "marketing department" so that is where BPP's fees go to?!

I have gotten over the not going to Cambridge episode, in hindsight I only really wanted to go for the wrong reasons, and I extend my thanks to all the bloggers who helped me to pick my current choice.

I start my MA later this month, its a whopper of a 20,000
word piece of original research, and we get a lot of time to just get on with it, however I've landed a job teaching Criminal Law to undergraduates, so suprisingly a lot of my time will be spent revisiting a first year subject and knowing it in excruinatingly painful detail so I can be an effective teacher and also hopefully so I can answer some tough legal questions at pupillage interviews.

I'm loving this new blog design and am exciting about new and upcoming things and where this blog may/maynot be going as I have a side project that needs some serious thinking about.

Best of Luck to those of you starting the BVC.. and hope all is well with my usual readers.

Lost.


P.S all photos are (C) Lost London Law Student as they were taken by me.. hurrah

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

BOY - YOU’RE GETTING OOOLLLD (ONLY KIDDING!)

LUCKY – I’M SO JEALOUS YOU WENT TO AMERICA; LOOKS LIKE YOU HAVE HAD A FANTASTIC TIME THOUGH!
I SPENT MY SUMMER REVISING FOR A CRIMINAL LAW EXAM THAT I WAS TOO ILL TO TAKE IN MY FIRST SEMESTER OF MY SECOND YEAR! IF I HAD KNOWN THAT YOU WOULD BE TEACHING THE SUBJECT SOON I WOULD HAVE ASKED FOR YOUR HELP - I BLOODY WELL NEEDED IT ASWELL.

OH BY THE WAY, HOW DID YOU LAND A JOB TEACHING CRIMINAL LAW – I WOULD LOVE TO DO THE SAME AFTER MY THIRD YEAR (BUT TEACHING EQUITY AND LAND LAW)? I HAVE NO IDEA ON HOW TO GET STARTED THOUGH!

TAKE CARE

KATIE

CLG said...

Welcome back Lost, sounds like you had a pretty awesome time :)

BPP is pretty corporate, but I absolutely loved my first few days, so I wouldn't let that put you off. However it is probably always a good idea to go and do other stuff first, and it sounds like you have the opportunity to have an excellent year that will be very productive.

The new design of your blog is beautiful. Andro did good didn't she!

CLG

Lost said...

Katie - get pally with your equity and land law lecturer, I did some research for my lecturer and was also a huge swot for a whole year/semi pressurised my lecturer into giving it to me.. so try that and see if it works!

CLG- are you at BPP then? Eww! Not nice!! I'm off to CoL hopefully next year depending on whether or not I want to do a PHD or not. Andro did do a great job!

travisthetrout said...

welcome back, sounds like you had a fantastic time in the states I did a similar trip when I turned 21.

good luck with teaching criminal law and your MA.

xx

Android said...

Welcome back, Lost!

Good to hear that you had a good time in the US of A!

Good luck with your MA and teaching. Let us know how it goes! :))

Lost said...

Thanks guys and girls..
Will let you know how teaching undegrad goes.. I've just had a look at some of the seminar questions, some of the answers I don't know!!!

Eek, massive challenge but I am praying on the fact that they will be too hungover to care!

Law Minx said...

Glad to see that you had a fab time across the pond, lost, and that you are raring to go in the teaching job! Are you lecturing, or supporting seminars and tutorials?

Speaking from my own experience, as a research student I support - in the school of medicine and health science - students in tutorial and seminar settings, and though the law is something I am long familiar with, the lecturers responsible for the overall running of the course provide seminar plans for the seminar leaders so that everyone gets consistent information and sings from the same hymn sheet, as it were. They arent mega detailed, but they do provide structure if you need it. Obviously in the law there is more than one way to skin a cat, but its sometimes nice to have a fall back.

Have you thought about asking if similar exists where you are?
Just a thought!

Lost said...

Hey Minxy,

I have copies of all seminar materials and lecture materials, that have been prepared by the course leader.. so hopefully we will all be singing from the same sheet, and I don't have to make it myself, though I get to choose which questions to go through.. I'm just doing seminar work not lecturing!

Would have loved to have taught evidence this year but think I have been given crime as a try out, hopefully I can apply to CoL next year to see if they will let me do it whilst doing the BVC there..