I am concerned that I will not have the technical expertise to understand the readings fully and contribute to classroom discussion because I have not taken the evidence course in law school. Since class is recorded, I am concerned that statements could be taken out of context and publicized on social media after graduation, which has been threatened by students.
I think that my biggest fear is *confusing* what the law is with what the law should be (?). Sometimes I find myself (not all the time) but sometimes I find myself learning the letter of the law and seeing the merit behind it, but then not being keen to the drawbacks of the law. That being said, I want to be able to assess the good and the bad and engage in meaningful dialogue with my classmates. :-)
I am enjoying class on Zoom but wonder whether we will be able to re-create the interactive rapport that comes so naturally in an in-person setting. I also find that it is much more difficult to sit still and stare at a screen for 2 hours than it is to be in person. I hope we will be able to have a couple of stretching breaks every so often!
My biggest fear generally is that something will happen to compromise my health or the health of one of my family members/friends. My biggest fear about the semester is that I will lose interest in attending law school online and will not give the excellent courses I am enrolled in their due/will not learn as much as I could have or should have.
My biggest fear right now is the state of the country. There are so many things happening every day that seems to be affecting routines, how we may have regularly coped with things. But also there seems to be a growing restlessness, sometimes rightfully so, and other times, seemingly the result of wanting to halt change.
My biggest fear is that Donald Trump will win a second term as US president, and that my 3 years in law school, learning to operate within a system of laws will be for naught, as his administration has demonstrate a preference for nepotism and disregard for the law.
Definitely one of my biggest fears is COVID-19 and whether anyone in my family will fall ill because it of it. It's hard to have any sort of comfort, especially for those of them who cannot work remotely. I also fear for the state of our world and whether we will be able to achieve social and environmental justice in the wake of what's happening.
Donald Trump is a historically bad president so much so that criticism leveled at him should not be considered political. However, in fairness, the institutional strength of America is such that law degrees certainly will not be worthless even from a money perspective or from a change perspective
almost certainly you're not an independent, you're one of the people who calls themselves an independent but votes consistently for the same party, which is statistically most people who call themselves independents in America
Of course - politics inspire lots of emotions. There's almost no question or context for which one could not find a way to relevantly insert political views. The question isn't whether inserting political views is relevant – it’s whether it is appropriate or productive in this setting.