Just call me Dr. Duncan (not really)…

Today was my last day of law school!  I had an exam today that started at 2:00 p.m. and I finished a little after 5:00 p.m.  There were no fireworks or trumpets or even sudden bright lights shining down upon me.  Instead, my excitement was all on the inside.  I’m not giddy excited because I know there is a long road ahead.  With the bar in late July I have a lot of studying to do between now and then.  That is easily overwhelming.  Despite that, today I felt a great since of pride.  I was able to do something not a lot of people do.  On May 24th we graduate at the Carolina Theater in Greensboro, NC.

After walking across that state I’ll have a doctorate.  Unfortunately, it is against the professional rules of ethics to be called a Dr. (doctor) if you are an attorney.  Melissa and I agree, it would be pretty cool to be called Dr. Duncan.  Either way, I’ll gladly leave off the Dr. if they give me the degree.

On one hand, I’m not going to miss law school.  I won’t miss the constant burden of thinking I should be studying instead of anything else that I happen to be doing when the thought enters my head.  I won’t miss the drama that a room full of future attorneys can sometimes bring or the lack of weekends because I’m trying to get work done.  On the other hand, I’m going to miss the people in the law school.  I’ll miss my classmates and the energy and passion that they brought, I’ll miss the faculty and staff at the law school.  Too often people only think of their peers in the student body.  However, I realize that so many people at Elon Law have made this possible for us.  The faculty and staff have been a great group of people who have not only been instrumental in getting me through the academic side of law school but they have also been good friends to me.

With the ever growing sound of pomp in circumstance in my head I’ll miss the people of Elon Law.  We are lucky though – Melissa and I hope to continue to be involved with Elon Law and get even more involved with the Greensboro community as we work at Duncan Law.

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