Helmholtz wrote:romothesavior wrote:emorystud2010 wrote:If you think your stressed now, wait until 1L exams or waiting to hear back about OCI. Those times will make you yearn for the stress levels you're experiencing right now.
Agreed. Waiting for grades was the absolute worst waiting experience of all time, followed closely by OCI. Waiting for the LSAT was a distant third, and waiting for acceptances a very distant fourth.
+1 except it was more 1L grades >>> OCI >>> Finding out about the journal competition > LSAT > School admissions.
The thing that's bad about 1L grades is that so much depends on them and it feels so uncertain. My OCI and school admissions were knowing that since I had interviewed with X number of firms or applied to X number of schools, my chances were good that I would get at least one that I would be happy with. You don't get that for 1L grades. One grade can potentially tank your 1L GPA, and it's incredibly difficult to compare your exam performance with other students (chances are, you wouldn't want to try anyway). I miss the lighter workload of 1L, but I do not miss the fear.
2nd semester I was a wreck too. I don't think I've had an unhappier/more uncertain/more stressful time in my life than 2nd semester 1L and 2L OCI.