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瓦尔登湖的落叶

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Like A Dream  

2010-12-08 14:24:19|  分类: NYU岁月 |  标签: |举报 |字号 订阅

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When I was overwhelmed by the textbook of Corporation in the library several days ago, Fernando, an Argentina guy gave me another headache. I said I was so stressed for the final exams and worried that I might end up getting C. He responded with firm confidence:" Don't worry. I am sure everyone is gonna be fine. I've been preparing for mine for 3 weeks." 3 weeks!!!! "My Gosh!" I raised my voice, "Man, I've just started it. And you know what? I miss so many contents of the classes, both the Corporation and Contract." And at the same time I knew I was gonna be screwed at the Finals, unless……unless I studied  like hell for the next 2 weeks. I wouldn't realize this if it weren't for his reminding.


Quite surprisingly, when ever I was in trouble, Fernando always showed up. We became good friends the night prior to the deadline for submitting the Office Memo for U.S. Legal Methodology. Both of us were so tortured by the assignment that we had to spend the whole night at the library. Studying in the same area, we occasionally interrupted each other for advices and traded our newest works. Of course mine was always less valuable while his advices and work were proved to be extremely helpful to me.  The second time was that he saved me from making further mistakes in my contract drafting. I kinda followed the wrong sample to draft my contract before he showed me the right one.


Fernando is the kind of people that every one likes. I guess he is about the age of 26 or 27, but he has the baby face making him look so young. He is one of the most generous persons I've ever met. There is one thing best proving his generosity. For the last part of the U.S. Legal Methodology, we were assigned negotiation exercises. Every time we negotiated with a classmate by representing different clients. The first negotiation practice was between a chemical company and a former employee. The employee was discharged by the chemical company because she rejected to cooperate in the company's dirty business. She filed a suit claiming a damage of 3 million U.S. dollars against the company for wrongful discharge and retaliation. There was a need to negotiate by both parties since the company didn't want to see it's dirty business went public and the employee wanted to get rid of the dispute which might ruin her career reputation. I was assigned by the professor to represent the company to negotiate with Juriko, a Japanese girl representing the employee. We settled the dispute by me offering to pay a damage of $250000. The highest record of the damage in our class was $1.7 million, which by the way was a miracle! But you know what also a miracle was? The said Fernando, representing the discharged former employee, only got $6000 for his client. What's more irony, he showed off in front of every one by saying that "I have got a really good deal from my negotiating partner. I got $6000 for my client, Pretty much ha?" How generous he is.


In a U.S. law school, there are three things you have to do and have to do well. The first one is you GPA. Unlike business school emphasizing working experiences, law schools consider GPA to be the most important factor showing a student's potential for success in practicing law. Law firms also put a lot of weight on GPA when making job offers to law school graduates. The next 'must' thing is the law journal. Working in a law journal when being a student will greatly train your reasoning skill and also enhance your opportunities to get employed.  The last but not the least 'must' lies upon your net working. You can't imagine how people care about net working in law school here. If your GPA decides your chance to get an internship or even a job, your ability to net work partly decides the depth of your success of your career. For net working, one major work is to build up your image. A well-reasoning, logical, well-spoken, diligent, outgoing, reliable lawyer will always be welcomed in any law firm. And in law school, those characters are also highly valued. I think Fernando is one of the good model who is on the right track to nail the net working by building up an image of being hardworking, helpful and generous. If I were a partner of a law firm, I would definitely like to offer a job to some one like him. Of course, I will never endanger my business by assigning him the works as a negotiator. 


Net working is absolutely a new thing to me as something I had never done in the college. I do like the idea of net working even though I didn't do a lot this semester. It can really bring out every one's cultural background and reveal every one's eagerness for success. As LLM students, unlike the JDs, most of us will return where we are from after graduation. Normally net working makes some of us uncomfortable. I am not an exception. It frustrates me so much that I need to get out of my comfort zone to explore chances to know people that might be a help in the future. But meanwhile it dose give me the best motive I can expect to be open to any new things and new people. One thing I love about NYU Law School is that it is such a diverse community that you can be friend to the persons from any part of the world.  Tow weeks ago I had lunch with Sigel, our Professor of Corporation. I told him during the lunch that I had a hard time deciding which school to attend between NYU and University of Michigan. Sigel had been professor at UM before coming to NYU. He said without any hesitation that I made a brilliant choice to come to NYU cause' "you can never have classmates from more than 70 countries in one class in any other law school in U.S., and probably in the world. " True, I enjoy the diversity here every minute. 


Looking back to the past several months, honestly, I couldn't a hundred percent concentrate on my study meaning I only studied when I had to. I guess it happens partly because I have the laziness gene living in my body; and partly because every thing around me is exactly like the things in a dream. In a dream you are unfamiliar with everything; you don't know what to expect; and most importantly you don't want to wake up. For the first time of my life, I am living in a city that everything is completely new to me. This is exciting in some way and also overwhelming in another way. I hope I can make a better student next semester. 


Yesterday New York witnessed its first snow for this winter. Its getting colder and colder. I appreciate winter, but I also miss the past summer. I suppose this might be the only summer I spent in New York as a student. It is highly likely I will get my J.D. in another law school locating in another city, say Harvard in Boston, or Stanford in San Francisco. Ah hah, I am such a dreamer. Let me post some central park's pics here in memory of the last beautiful summer.



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Like A Dream - Allan -              瓦尔登湖的落叶
 
Like A Dream - Allan -              瓦尔登湖的落叶
 
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