Earlier this week (before the awful surprise snow) I was driving home from work and had to stop in the road so a duck could waddle across. The duck, in addition to making me think spring was here to stay, made me think of my students at the law school.
Today is my last class for the semester and I feel like the mother duck about to send her ducklings out to face the world. Every year my students surprise me with the breadth of their interests and experiences. I haven't had a chance to teach the class for enough years to know how well my students do over the long-term in opening solo practices, but from what I saw in my students this year, there is potential for some very interesting and well-planned solos in the coming year.