Thursday, January 20, 2005

Welcome to my Blog!

Hello folks! Welcome to my blog for J-416. This is my first attempt at a blog, so it's going to take me a little while to get adjusted. Nonetheless, I think it's a good format, and I'm looking forward to posting.

Just some quick information on my topic. I will be attending law school next fall, and I aspire to be a lawyer and, perhaps, a politician. A lot of people have asked me why I remained a journalism major instead of changing to a traditional "pre-law" field such as philosophy. For me, the decision was simple for one main reason: journalism and the law are highly interdependent fields. The training in writing, researching, and interviewing I received from Scripps will help me tremendously in law school and my career. Likewise, journalists must constantly remain aware of the legal implications of their work. Thus, choosing my blog topic was very simple.

In the blog I hope to accomplish a few things. First of all, I will post updates about my law school admissions and financial aid decisions (some of which are currently pending). Also, I will post links to other law discussion boards and blogs, of which there are a great many. Thirdly, I will provide my own commentary on legal issues in the media. I encourage everyone to post your comments. I think this will be a cool learning experience!

Thanks guys,
BW