Monday, January 23, 2006

The Brief is Done...

So, I have been writing an appellate brief for a moot court competition coming up at the end of February. This morning, we finished, printed, bound, and mailed the brief this morning. For the non-legal types, after a jury renders a decision, parties may appeal the decision on some point of law to a higher court. The documents filed in appeals are called briefs, which are not brief by any stretch of the imagination. Moot Court is an extracurricular activity that provides "problems" that students draft briefs on, and then present oral arguments on the briefs. The briefing stage requires a lot of research and writing, so I am glad to say that I am finished with this stage of the game.

You can imagine how relieved I am if this is what its like while writing the brief. I am glad to say that I didn't loose too much of my hair in the last couple of weeks. I am also looking forward to get a regular nights sleep.

I am reasonably pleased with our work product. There are some minor problems, but ultimately I am still proud of what my partner and I produced. Now, though, I have to get back into the swing of school, and try to resettle my life after my computer crash last Monday.

Look for some more blog changes in the future. I am planning on making some more format changes, background colors, more pictures (see the flickr badge at the side), and some lighter posts that, though still attempting to address social issues, include a little more humor. Also expect more off topic posts as well. This will allow me to post more often, and post things that will hopefully be more interesting. Let me know what you think as the changes come and go.


Nerdgirl said...

I think that's a great idea, change things up a bit. I did recently (as you saw) and was pretty pleased with the difference. I found that it was nice to be able to write about anything i wanted, instead of being constrained on a particular topic. And I stopped worrying about people who might be reading it, i just got people to write with me and we write for ourselves and its great. Just for us. I hope someone reads it and enjoys it as much as we do writing it.

Nerdgirl said...

Oh, congrats on finishing your brief.