I can’t believe it has been three months since I last posted! Although I have been very busy with work and university, I have been thinking about various topics I want to write about. Unfortunately, I haven’t had much of a chance to as work and exams have taken priority, but I really miss blogging. It’s a really helpful way for me to organise my thoughts, so my (belated) New Year’s resolution is to be more disciplined about writing.
I am off to class shortly, but I thought this might be a good opportunity to write about what has been keeping me away from WordPress and even my beloved Google Reader lately. I am still working part-time at the university library and doing my research job from home. In addition, I am volunteering two half-days per week in an information management capacity for a local charitable organisation. Oh yeah, and then there’s law school!
I am really enjoying my classes this semester, but the way my university runs its exam timetable means that I literally went from one exam to another, then started second semester classes the day after I submitted my last exam. I started the term feeling as though I could already use a break! However, my classes- Intellectual Property Law, International Enivoronmental Law, Human Rights in Comparative Perspective, and Public Sector Financing in Developing Countries- are at least keeping me intellectually stimulated.
I have also recently been invited to interview for a placement that would serve as the basis for my field dissertation. My programme has the option of going abroad to work in a developing country for three months, then writing a dissertation based on the project we completed. As I am extremely interested in access to information and government transparency and accountability, I would really like to go somewhere like Kenya or Tanzania to work on a project that involved drafting or advocating for freedom of information legislation. My interview is on Monday, so keep your fingers crossed and watch this space! 🙂