One month in and I feel like I am...

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GoodToBeTheKing
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One month in and I feel like I am...

Postby GoodToBeTheKing » Thu Sep 23, 2010 6:12 pm

finish the sentence...


for me, thinking like a lawyer and considering scope, line drawing, and policy concerns
and also realizing that the amount of work will not let up for a second.

alllucknotalent
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Re: One month in and I feel like I am...

Postby alllucknotalent » Thu Sep 23, 2010 6:20 pm

... completely locked into law school and everything that comes with it..

spent a year working and was never much or a studier in undergrad but the overall weight of the importance of doing well has me efficently studying my ass off

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Re: One month in and I feel like I am...

Postby LoriBelle » Thu Sep 23, 2010 8:28 pm

dying a somewhat slow and definitely painful death.

But then I'm a 2L.

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Re: One month in and I feel like I am...

Postby snowpeach06 » Thu Sep 23, 2010 8:32 pm

Much more of an alcoholic than I was in undergrad. But, I also think I spend more hours in the library in any given week than I did in my entire undergrad career combined. So to answer the question I'm one month in and I feel like I'm completely balanced, and starting to get the hang of things.

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Re: One month in and I feel like I am...

Postby goosey » Thu Sep 23, 2010 8:33 pm

..starting to feel like I understand what I am supposed to be getting out of the cases/feeling more confident about doing well

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Re: One month in and I feel like I am...

Postby rbgrocio » Thu Sep 23, 2010 8:45 pm

I'm a month in 2L and I'm drowning in work. Advice to the wise: Don't sign up for every single thing that comes to you during 2L. I'm mentally exhausted.

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Re: One month in and I feel like I am...

Postby LoriBelle » Thu Sep 23, 2010 9:00 pm

rbgrocio wrote:I'm a month in 2L and I'm drowning in work. Advice to the wise: Don't sign up for every single thing that comes to you during 2L. I'm mentally exhausted.

Glad I'm not alone...well kind of, because it sucks and I wouldn't wish it on someone else just to have a compatriot. Get some (mental) rest!

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Re: One month in and I feel like I am...

Postby rbgrocio » Thu Sep 23, 2010 9:05 pm

LoriBelle wrote:
rbgrocio wrote:I'm a month in 2L and I'm drowning in work. Advice to the wise: Don't sign up for every single thing that comes to you during 2L. I'm mentally exhausted.

Glad I'm not alone...well kind of, because it sucks and I wouldn't wish it on someone else just to have a compatriot. Get some (mental) rest!



lol. that's why I am "wasting time" on TLS. what you doing this semester? I find going to class the least stressful part.

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Re: One month in and I feel like I am...

Postby zeth006 » Fri Sep 24, 2010 3:09 am

...a complete fucking douchebag compared to the rest of my classmates. It takes me much longer to process material, and even then, I'm scared that I may not be prepared to start practicing exams when it comes time.

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Re: One month in and I feel like I am...

Postby Mickey Quicknumbers » Fri Sep 24, 2010 3:55 am

A lot lazier than I was planning on being.

woops

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Re: One month in and I feel like I am...

Postby heyyitskatie » Fri Sep 24, 2010 4:03 am

okay.

started off terrified, but it seems like I'll be able to keep up.

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Re: One month in and I feel like I am...

Postby onthecusp » Fri Sep 24, 2010 4:21 am

I'm good now. Bit of a rocky start.....but I'm good. My only wish was that Legal Writing was pass/fail like at most law schools around the country

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Re: One month in and I feel like I am...

Postby GoodToBeTheKing » Fri Sep 24, 2010 7:47 am

honestly, the work is not THAT hard... it is just very time consuming. First midterm today... 8 hour exam in contracts :( 750 word max though so it really shouldn't take the whole 8 hours. we are just given a bunch of cases and a fact pattern and we have to apply the law from the cases to our case

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Re: One month in and I feel like I am...

Postby keg411 » Fri Sep 24, 2010 10:44 am

GoodToBeTheKing wrote:honestly, the work is not THAT hard... it is just very time consuming. First midterm today... 8 hour exam in contracts :( 750 word max though so it really shouldn't take the whole 8 hours. we are just given a bunch of cases and a fact pattern and we have to apply the law from the cases to our case


:)
:waves:

Personally, I'm not particularly looking forward to it, because I feel like I'm going to want to use most of my time and so it's pretty much going to kill my entire weekend.

As for right now... I feel pretty solid about where I'm at, but grades on a curve scare the crap out of me.

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Re: One month in and I feel like I am...

Postby frost » Fri Sep 24, 2010 10:59 am

rbgrocio wrote:
LoriBelle wrote:
rbgrocio wrote:I'm a month in 2L and I'm drowning in work. Advice to the wise: Don't sign up for every single thing that comes to you during 2L. I'm mentally exhausted.

Glad I'm not alone...well kind of, because it sucks and I wouldn't wish it on someone else just to have a compatriot. Get some (mental) rest!



lol. that's why I am "wasting time" on TLS. what you doing this semester? I find going to class the least stressful part.


I concur, 2L is so much worse than I'd ever imagined.

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Re: One month in and I feel like I am...

Postby Doritos » Fri Sep 24, 2010 11:01 am

...destined for greatness

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Re: One month in and I feel like I am...

Postby j nyc » Fri Sep 24, 2010 11:03 am

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Re: One month in and I feel like I am...

Postby LAWYER2 » Fri Sep 24, 2010 4:49 pm

goosey wrote:..starting to feel like I understand what I am supposed to be getting out of the cases/feeling more confident about doing well


THIS

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Re: One month in and I feel like I am...

Postby inchoate_con » Fri Sep 24, 2010 5:26 pm

... about to "XXXX" at least four people in my section.

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Re: One month in and I feel like I am...

Postby mikeytwoshoes » Fri Sep 24, 2010 6:04 pm

^Having trouble deciding on a gender?

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Re: One month in and I feel like I am...

Postby rbgrocio » Fri Sep 24, 2010 7:22 pm

frost wrote:
rbgrocio wrote:
LoriBelle wrote:
rbgrocio wrote:I'm a month in 2L and I'm drowning in work. Advice to the wise: Don't sign up for every single thing that comes to you during 2L. I'm mentally exhausted.

Glad I'm not alone...well kind of, because it sucks and I wouldn't wish it on someone else just to have a compatriot. Get some (mental) rest!



lol. that's why I am "wasting time" on TLS. what you doing this semester? I find going to class the least stressful part.


I concur, 2L is so much worse than I'd ever imagined.



lol... It is just that as a 2L you are involved in too many things. I wish the day had 30 hours. I have two jobs, plus I'm a research assistant;I'm a full time student, and I'm on LR. Now that I think about it 1L wasnt THAT BAD. LOL

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Re: One month in and I feel like I am...

Postby MBZags » Fri Sep 24, 2010 7:30 pm

zeth006 wrote:...a complete fucking douchebag compared to the rest of my classmates. It takes me much longer to process material, and even then, I'm scared that I may not be prepared to start practicing exams when it comes time.


I'm glad I'm not alone.

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Re: One month in and I feel like I am...

Postby rbgrocio » Fri Sep 24, 2010 7:32 pm

MBZags wrote:
zeth006 wrote:...a complete fucking douchebag compared to the rest of my classmates. It takes me much longer to process material, and even then, I'm scared that I may not be prepared to start practicing exams when it comes time.


I'm glad I'm not alone.



I did not know anything at the beginning of the semester. After a semester in law school I realized that a lot of those who sounded smart did not actually know anything. Don't feel bad. You will get the hang of it.

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Re: One month in and I feel like I am...

Postby zeth006 » Fri Sep 24, 2010 8:57 pm

j nyc wrote:
zeth006 wrote:...a complete fucking douchebag compared to the rest of my classmates. It takes me much longer to process material, and even then, I'm scared that I may not be prepared to start practicing exams when it comes time.


feeling similarly. just keep at it, put in the time, and try not to get too burnt out.



That's practically the main reason I visit the gym religiously 5-6 days of the week out of 7.

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Re: One month in and I feel like I am...

Postby TTH » Fri Sep 24, 2010 8:58 pm

not working as hard as I should. I do most of my reading 30 minutes to an hour before class.




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