Mal Reynolds wrote:Tell us your thoughts and fears. Law school blows and this is a safe space.
Are you taking over for TSL now?
The short list:
- I'm probably working too hard and not smart enough
- I'm almost obviously only here because of my LSAT and I studied so hard for that I might as well have cheated
- I'm terrified I'll work hard and still end up with all
- contracts sucks
- they're already talking about our summer positions and I'm like what I am just proud of myself for remembering my schedule
Stop worrying about other people. Do whatever it takes. For me it was NEVER studying in the library. I went and chilled with the undergrads. You should absolutely not worry about summer positions. Get your resume ready but that's IT.
You're smart enough. I felt like I was the dumbest person in the law school because my GPA was ok but I had a lower than average LSAT. See how no matter what our situation is we somehow find a way to justify to ourselves that we don't deserve to be there? You're there and it will be all better in a year.
If you're worried about over studying take a night off. Read some older people's outlines or supplements to see what you need to be taking away from the cases. You can't really do much right now and that's the sick part about the beginning of law school. You're really eager beaver but don't know shit.
Also all classes with the exception of civ pro are the same. Finding rules and applying them to facts. Even civ pro is more similar than different. At least in terms of how you need to be approaching the material.