It’s September (not that this will be news to any readers out there), which means summer is almost over and Michaelmas Term will soon be upon us once more. So, what’s new?
First of all, having survived first year and passed my exams, I’m determined to build upon last year and work hard to improve and try do achieve even better results for second year. Textbooks have been sought out and read to try and give myself the best possible head start and I’m really pumped for the papers I’ve chosen to take for my second year. That’s one great thing about the law tripos here at Cambridge- the breadth of choice. After the four compulsory subjects of first year, we now have the freedom and opportunity to start focusing on areas of personal interest. One lecturer advised us during the subject forum (a day of brief taster lectures designed to give a flavour of what studying that particular paper would be like) to choose subjects which “allow [us] to become the lawyers we want to be”. I’ve certainly had the chance to do that, and can add Criminal Procedure & Evidence, Family Law and Legal history to my two compulsory papers for the year: Land Law and Contract Law.
Speaking of lawyers, after the year long pregnancy and a surprisingly quick and painless labour, my two college children have arrived. News of our college children was eagerly anticipated by almost every member of Downing I spoke to over summer, so it’s been great to finally message them and welcome them to the family. Family day during Freshers’ week was a great time for me last year, and I’m looking forward to being in the position my own fantastic college parents were and introduce my own kids to all things Cambridge.
In short, summer has been uneventful but a much enjoyed break to end my insane first year as a Cambridge student. I’ve got a lot lined up to kick off second year from the second I return and move in to my new room surrounded by old friends. You can all look forward (optimistic, I know!) to posts about family day 2.0, my very first ADC main show, what happens when The Kooks hit the Cambridge Corn Exchange and a highly scientific experiment I like to call ‘University Time Trial’.
Cambridge Year Two. Bring it on!