rayiner wrote: JSUVA2012 wrote: nativedelta wrote:
If you don't like dense, long reading, you won't like law school. There is a class at my school called Law and Literature that requires reading 15 books in 14 weeks of school plus 3 shorter papers. And we're not talking about short novels. Moby Dick is on that list. So for one class alone, you're looking at bare minimum 300 pages a week. And that class is considered a "breeze 3L class."
Learn to love the written word or pick another profession.
This post is why you don't take classes like "Law and Literature."
I've yet to have a class with more than ~70 pages of reading per week.
See what nativedelta lacked to mention is that it is BS Law and ____ seminar where, although the class assigns 5 billion pages per class, there is really no point to reading more then 1 class worth of reading the entire semester (and most people won't even do that much), and that 1 class of reading will merely serve as a baseline for the research paper that the final grade rests on. Additionally, he lacked to mention that the class probably has typically averaged around a 3.7-3.9 GPA median, which is probably why he is in it... This is pretty much how all seminars are. The time that is spent in class is a complete waste, usually no one if even taking note or really even paying attention, and it really doesn't matter because the grade is based on a research paper, not stuff covered in class/assigned reading.
Realistically in a class with an exam you are pretty unlikely to see much more then 60-75 pages per week, and across 3 classes (assuming 4 credit classes) that comes out to a whole 225 pages per week (at most). That should roughly take you about 2 long days to complete. Law students ITT just like to whine a lot.