rundoxierun wrote:Ive tried to look at this from a bunch of angles, talked to every law student I know at schools all over the spectrum, talked to professors, etc. and I still dont understand why people swear that 1L is this incredible stress monster that destroys all relationships and social lives in its path.
Anyone care to share a description that might enlighten me?
honestly, depends on the person going into law school. if ugrad was stressful for you before, if you worked really hard before, etc., expect it to be UPPED in law school. just a lot of ppl going to law schools tend to be extremely hard workers so it being upped = stress monster.
my own personal experience, and that of some
of my friends...is that it is not that bad -- hardly a stress monster that destroyed all relationships haha. is it more work and time than ugrad? certainly. more than a full time job? not necessarily, and if so, not by much more. is it more STRESS than ugrad and a job? varies from person to person on how they deal with stress.
i dont mean to imply i was never a hard worker in ugrad or that i am not one now!
but we all deal with stress and workload differently.