Always Credited wrote:mbusch22 wrote:traehekat wrote:it really is amazing how law school breaks people down. even after doing well and knowing you are doing the right things, law school still makes you feel like you are barely hanging on.
+1 on this. And Con Law makes me feel helpless for some reason, which is a miserable feeling.
The key to law school is confidence.
Confidence in your study method.
Confidence in your knowledge/application of the law on exams.
Confidence in speaking at moot court/mock trial/anything else.
I think its less that law school breaks people down, and more that law school (similar to most situations of intense stress/physical. mental exhaustion) shows people for who they truly are.
Those who aren't confident in themselves and their own abilities feel the greatest pressure at this time; if that's you, simply recognizing that part of your character and understanding it isn't your knowledge that is lacking but rather just your confidence in that knowledge will go a long way in preparing you not only for the exams now, but also (and more importantly) for the rest of the defining moments you'll face in life.
Good stuff. I've always considered myself an alpha male but law school definitely made me realize I'm not as smart as I thought I was. It's also testing my limits. And to be frank, I'm beginning to enjoy it a little.....
The pressure is always going to be there especially 1L year since everything (debt) rides on the grades.