If we'd only have listened to the Dean or Principle, the speech that every single one has ever given when handing out the acknowledgment of what you've achieved. They consistently tell us that the piece of paper they are handing out is an important achievement; but more than that, it is an encouragement that should remind us of what we CAN do, rather than simply remind us what we HAVE done.
I believe that the Old Testament Law, the Torah, or the Five Books of Moses (same collection of writings, just different names) has incredible value to us as followers of the Messiah. It is not for the purpose of gaining access to Christ, not the way that most people get told that I believe (it's always easier to talk about someone than it is to talk to them). Just the opposite: as a child of God, a citizen of the Heavenly Kingdom of Christ, and a little adopted brother to the Messiah, the Law helps me to understand who this God of the universe really is, and why His Son should choose to sacrifice Himself on my behalf, and how we can share an amazing relationship, ever deepening until the day I step into His magnificent presence.
Some folks have wagged their heads at me in disdain. "You just need to read the book of Galatians," they say. "The Law WAS our schoolmaster to bring us Christ. Once we have attained faith, we are no longer under the schoolmaster." (Galatians 3:24... with a little added inflection). There's no arguing with them, so I really don't try. But, if I wanted to engage them, I would be inclined to reply, "You just need to read more of Galatians than chapters 3 and 4, and you should try reading it in Greek."
You see, the English language has this wonderful way of allowing the reader to be guided in the direction that he or she wants to go. What seems like a pretty cut and dry statement, "The Law WAS..." could just have easily been translated "The LAW has been," or "From the beginning the Law has had the purpose of bringing us to Christ." The point that Paul could be making is not that the Law is abrogated by Christ; but that Christ (and a fuller and deeper relationship with Him) is the purpose of the Law.
But, equally frustrating is the other side of the argument: I have the Law, therefore I have Christ. The Torah Observant community has often made the same fatal mistake of embracing select highlights of the Bible that are ignored by other Christians; but stopping there. This was the flaw of the Galatians (if you'd actually take the time to read it, instead of just using it to lob one two phrases in your theological food fight). The Galatians decided that circumcision was the thing. If you got circumcised, then you get in: the same push-a-button-pull-a-string appeasement strategy that had been employed by pagan religions for centuries.
The Law, our Schoolmaster, is never intended to justify us. It's purpose is to educate us. It is to make us more like the Master, who is the Living Word, the personal embodiment of the Torah. To hang our understanding and application of Torah observance on the wall as a display of what I have done is just as futile as to disdain it as a useless exercise of tradition. Every achievement, every ownership of a principle of Torah is an invitation for me to dig deeper, to know Christ more fully, to walk with Him more closely. The Law is my schoolmaster. For me, it is the tool that God has granted me for the purpose of growing in my faith, maturing into His likeness.