iagolives wrote:No, the year isn't longer, winter break is just really short (2009-2010: Dec 21-Jan 1). It's a similar time frame to that which Harvard 2L/3L have been using for a long time. The one upside as I see it, though, is you don't have finals after the break so the time you have off can be REAL vacation, not "I should be studying" guilt time off.
I see this as a bit of an upside to the new schedule. I don't like being the first class to try it out (nor do I like a shorter winter break), but the thought of worrying about/studying for finals over the holidays is worse, imo.