Being unemployed has put me on the most bizarre sleep schedule. With no real incentive to wake up at a normal hour, I end up sleeping until 11 AM, but staying up until 3 or 4 AM. I would not quite call it insomnia, because I don't exactly have trouble falling or staying asleep. I'm just on a really strange rhythm. Hopefully that will change if and when I find a real job, but truthfully I have always been a bit of a night owl. Anyone else on a vampiric sleep schedule?
Anyway, this has been a big week for those of us working to expose the law school/higher education scam. First, we have the arrival of a new blogger, a professor sharing his or her insights on the scope of the scam from the inside, and at a first tier school no less. Then, there was the announcement about the lawsuits against NYLS and Cooley. (Check out some coverage of that here.) I won't belabor these stories, as the other scam-bloggers have done an excellent job of covering the details. (See the links on my blog roll.) Suffice to say, I believe that momentum is on our side and, more importantly, I strongly believe that the truth is on our side.
Big news: I have a legitimate job interview scheduled for Monday morning. We will see how that goes. I am slightly more optimistic about this position than about the prior ones, as this company actually sought me out rather than the reverse. They found my information in a resume bank I signed up for shortly after I graduated. Wish me luck! Going on these interviews and getting rejected can be draining. But for those of you who just finished the bar exam and are now going to be beginning the process of interviewing/getting rejected, there is a silver lining. After the first ten or so rejections they stop stinging as much, mostly because they cease to be a surprise! This is surprisingly liberating, and allows me to go about the process of applying for jobs with companies or organizations I know I will likely either not hear back from or not be selected for with an odd detachment. (Although I will admit, there is something vaguely irritating about those form auto-replies that state that due to a high volume of applications they will only contact those people they wish to interview!)
On that note, I will leave you with my "unable-to-sleep" song of choice, which I find strangely appropriate in spirit if not in actual lyrical content. :) I hope you are getting more sleep than I am tonight!