So I turn in my legal writing memo, my first graded assignment of my law school career. A couple days later, I get an email back from my professor. Its says, “Don’t panic, but I am sending this back to you. You seem to have a bedrock misunderstanding of what a legal memo is.”
Don’t panic! Bedrock misunderstanding! It was only a draft, so I went to talk to her after class. And she said, “The most intelligent students always have a hard time with this assignment.” That was awfully generous of her.
I am redoing it altogether. It’s beginning to dawn on me that I might not be one of the great legal minds of the 21st century.