Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Ralph Nader and Opera, oh my!

Last week was such a blur; it was such an exciting week! First, I got to work on a complaint. I was tasked with ensuring the legal accuracy of sections of the complaint. These meant lots of Westlaw cite checking. In law school, I found cite checking process. Now, when I have a real complaint, I realize the importance of cite checking. It is so important to make sure the citations are accurate. I don’t want a case to get dismissed because I cited bad law! While this project may not seem exciting to non-legal people, it was so cool for me.
My week was also really exciting because I went to an intern event, hosted by Alliance for Justice, where Ralph Nader was the keynote speaker! He was so inspiring. He spoke about standing up for your beliefs and fighting the good fight. In a time where people are so frustrated by corporate America’s political influence, it is refreshing to hear some speak about standing up for your rights. His message gave me a much needed passion injection.
Over the weekend, I had the chance to indulge in my love of classical music. This weekend I went to the Baltimore art festival. The free festival, took up 30 blocks and featured artists and musicians. I got to see the Seven Sopranos sing opera arias and Broadway musical numbers. Since I used to sing opera, I loved hearing these women perform some of my favorite songs. It made me want to start singing again!

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