Saturday, May 24, 2008

The Beginning

It has been almost two weeks since I completed my first year of law school. A week from today I will be driving five and a half hours south of Austin to San Juan, Texas. People tell me it is an entirely different world in a border town. I've also been on the receiving end of some highly questioning looks. As in "Why would you want to go down there?"

Why not!? Even though I am no longer studying anthropology, I am still an anthropologist at heart. I find people and cultures fascinating. I am looking forward to seeing a whole new part of Texas, a whole new part of America.

I will be working as a Law Clerk for the South Texas Civil Rights Project. The internship lasts nine weeks. With gas prices at nearly four dollars a gallon, I won't see Austin for more than two months.

I am a little nervous, but excited about my job and the opportunity to spend time in a new place. I will have access to a pool and I'm sure there is at least one good place to drink a Lone Star.

I intend to post regularly about what I am doing. I won't discuss the cases I am working on, but I think there will be many stories to tell anyway. I would love for people to comment, so please do!


Janice said...

Oh my! I had no idea you were leaving us for the summer! We will miss you terribly at TC's, but maybe you can keep up with the scene with my blog. I'm looking forward to your stories and experiences. Just like LBJ, I expect this will change the way you see the world.

Anonymous said...

I'm excited for you! I miss seeing you though and wish you were coming home for a visit. How is it going so far? I'm sure you're extremely busy and challenged, which is exactly what you thrive on :)

Take care of you!