Law School Orientation

Sunday, August 18, 2013

First, my apologies for being absent from the bloggersphere for so school orientation got the best of me. It was one busy busy week, so here is my recap along with my OOTDs as well as a little celebrity surprise! It all started Tuesday with packet pick up where we received our schedules, sections, parking decals, book lists and first assignments, which of course created a frenzy and onslaught of stressed out people bombarding our Facebook page to see who else was in their section. I went to this first day with Mi, Mo and S since we are all neighbors it was easy to just drive together. After we picked up our packets we headed to the campus book store to see just how bad the damage would be when buying our reading materials. Afterword we headed across the street to this cute little pizza shop that sits on our main campus. 
Outfit Day 1: Dress- J.Crew Factory (old), necklace J.Crew (sold out I think), shoes-J.Crew Factory (Old, but Similar Here
Wednesday- Day two of orientation was filled with many speakers, introductions of faculty, distribution of our laptops, a student org fair and distribution of our student ID cards. All of this was followed by a dinner put on at the University Center, which is basically just our student center, with a panel of 2Ls and 3Ls.  The org fair was fun, because if you know me at all, you know I just can't help being involved. I have a list of orgs I want to join, but I am trying really hard to pair it down and not get over involved right away. 
My new laptop (yes they 'give' each of us a new one)...which I can hardly use...I am PC incompetent.
Day 2 Outfit: Skirt- J.Crew Factory (here),Top- J.Crew Factory (old, but different color here), Shoes- J.Crew Factory (old, see above), Bracelet- J.Crew Factory (here).

My poor little bracelet was later found in a zillion pieces in the parking lot :( but thank you to who ever picked them all up and turned them in. I'm sure you've noticed a reoccurring theme in my shopping locations....I am a big J.Crew fan, and if you are in need of some business attire they are currently offering 30% off their new arrivals!  Thursday was another day full of seminars including a library tour, training on how to use our new laptops (which I desperately needed...and probably still do) and a cultural competency seminar. All of this was followed by a nice dinner at one of the local country clubs. It was held outside in the pavilion which ordinarily would have been so nice, but given we have been having torrential down pours for three days now it was a little chilly and wet. I am seriously not kidding, I need an ark, the county I live in as well as all the surrounding counties have been under flash flood warnings almost all week. 
Day 3 Outfit: Dress- J.Crew Factory (old), Shoes- J-Crew Factory (old- see similar above) 
Day 3 Dinner Outfit: Dress- Lilly Pulitzer Eryn in Multi Chorus Girl (old),  Shoes- J.Crew Factory (old-see similar above) 
Friday was our final day of orientation, and while it was super busy, it was by far my favorite. We started off the morning meeting the university's president, then headed over to the Federal Court House and the County Court House. The Federal Court house was really neat. It is housed in the post office, and the architecture was absolutely beautiful. It took a long while for all of us to get through security so our visit was cut a little short but we were able to hear a Justice speak. After the Federal Court house we headed over to the County Court House. This one was far more busy, and I think the public was a little concerned as to why there were around 95 professionally dressed people trying to get thorough security. It had been raining so hard all day and I had slammed my umbrella in my car door the day before in an effort to not get my laptop soaking wet, so I was umbrella-less. Thankfully these wonderful Southern Gentlemen that I am surrounded by were kind enough to share their's with me. :) After the court house visits we had breakout seminars with local attorneys, and judges. It was very interesting to be able to hear their takes on law school, many of them having attended the same law school I am now going. After our sessions, a few friends and I decided to grab some dinner. I am really enjoying the company of everyone I am meeting here. K, S and I went to Bonefish with K's friend from high school N. I tried shrimp...and liked it! This is a huge step for me! We had such a nice time sharing laughs over drinks and good food. 
Day 4 Outfit: Professional Attire! We were supposed to take our class photo, but the rain prevented that. This is one of my new suits, just a simple black skirt suit...and I of course added a pop of color with this J.Crew Factory top (same top, different color here). I also made the rookie mistake of wearing new shoes...ouch blisters, but I couldn't resist the bows! 
To dinner I wore the same J.Crew top, but switched into white capris and my trusty platinum Jacks
Yesterday, (Saturday) the pouring rain continued, but K had planned a get together at her family's property for our class. Her family was SO sweet for hosting us and it was so nice to hang out with everyone in a less formal setting. Although the rain deterred a few people from coming, there was a solid group of us there. Her parents were so kind and welcoming. Everyone had a fabulous time. 
Saturday- Jeans: Banana Republic Boot Cuts (I cuffed them because of the rain) Top- Banana Republic (Old) Shoes- Clear Jellies that I posted about here. Bracelet- new but not available online. 
After the get together at K's house most of us decided to go grab dinner together. Someone suggested Hibachi so we found a local place and headed there. It was nice because there were 20 or so of us, so the hibachi place could accommodate us all at one table. Shortly after some of the group arrived, a camera crew showed up...and next thing we knew we were on set for the filming of Honey Boo Boo episode. No, I am not kidding. Not even a little bit. Sugar Bear was there being filmed in the parking lot. We got a photo of Mama June walking in the front door. One of my friends ran into Chubbs in the bathroom. And Alana walked through our dining room! They happened to be in the one next to us. Unfortunately (?) they had some crazy security with them so we were not able to get to many great photos. Surprisingly, they were very well behaved! Alana was super adorable with her little blonde curls! I have kind of been waiting for a run in with this family because I knew they don't live too far away and that they occasionally to come to where I live because its kind of like the city to them. It was funny to watch the camera men stand in the door between our two dining rooms all throughout dinner. 

Like I said, I wasn't kidding. Here is Mamma June when she walked in.  
The camera man lurking near our table. 
After dinner a few of us headed out to watch the Braves game at a local bar, but after a day of fun today its time to hit the books. Hard. I already started my homework like a good little law student last week when it was assigned but I still have more to do. *sigh* 
I will be posted up in my comfy chair for the rest of the day working hard. 
This only part of my books. The rest are in the mail. Yikes! 
Sorry for a long post, but I had been absent for so long. Hopefully it was worth it, if not for my OOTD's at least for Honey Boo Boo. :) 

p.s. I have to wish a very happy birthday to the fabulous AVP. 
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