Always treacherous to start out on an uncool note, but here goes: I had a blast in my 1L year at law school. To be more precise, I had a blast in my 1L year at the Harvard Law School. And what I aimed to get out of it at the cusp of the new school year, in those muggy early September summer days, was something beyond a terrific exposure to the fundamentals of law and legal reasoning (check!). It was an improvement in my worldliness. I was craving greater worldliness, believing then, correctly in retrospect, that one of the great assets of coming to the extraordinary educational bazaar that is HLS is widening in spectacular (and often unexpected) ways one’s view of the world.