Roger (Shih-Che) Lin '99
･JPN 101, 102, 401, 402 /East Asian Studies Major
･JYA at Doshisha University through the A.K.P. Program
･Thesis ” ”
･Roger started studying Law at American University in the fall, ’99.
･”I just finished the first week of law school. This was probably one of the most difficult weeks I’ve ever experienced. For this semester we are required to take Property, Contract, civil Procedure, Torts and Legal methods. They are the most foundamental knowledge and lawyering skills that I need to be trained in. And they are probably the most difficult classes I’ve taken so far. Everyday, I go to classes and discuss concepts and cases we read the night before for 3 hours, then I go home to read another 6 hours worth of cases and try to brief each of them. Then I go to sleep. Law School has proved to be the most difficult project I’ve ever enbarked on but I feel I am learning a lot and hopefully acquiring some important practical skills analysing and arguing. The school is very compatitive but the atmosphere seems friendly and people seem to be willing to share information with each other. I think people who choose to come here tend to be interested in the same issues such as international law and human rights or some kind of public interest law. I guess I like it so far and I came to conclusion that I must take life in law school one day at a time otherwise it would just be too overwhelming and just hope I make it.” <8/27/’99>