One of my favorite public service announcements is produced by the NCAA highlighting how student-athletes are “going pro in something other than sports.” I recently watched this commercial during a TU basketball game, and I realized that it has some applicability to law school.
This time last year, Tulsa was buried under a blanket of snow. It was the most exciting weather event of the year! Schools, businesses, government agencies and the courts were closed for a week. For the youth, it was like Christmas all over again. For others, the snow caused much hardship, particularly for the elderly and home-bound, who had difficulty getting needed food, services and companionship. For our law students, feelings were mixed – getting a much needed break from class preparation was welcomed, but the thought of making up the classes was dreaded.