jbagelboy wrote:I fucking loved 3L. Almost every day of it, except meeting some bullshit administrative requirements and waking up on a saturday at some ungodly hour to take the stupid MPRE. Y'all saying you hope its over and shit just don't know
Look man it's great that you felt so good about 3L but, as several others in this thread have made clear, your experience/perspective is not universal. You speak for yourself and yourself alone with regard to this topic, like it or not.
NoDayButToday wrote:I'm excited for practice, but I'm also really loving law school and I'm going to miss it. I won't really miss exams, paper-writing, homework, or journal work, but I will miss the class lectures and discussions, the profs, and the students.
This is the kind of thing that taught me that folks are just different, and that's alright. People want different things and enjoy different experiences. I couldn't imagine missing lectures and discussions in law school. That's just unfathomable to me, but for you (and many/most of my peers, it seems) it just is what it is. As for friends/professors, I don't have a large social network at law school and I'm not close to many professors so that's not a big loss either. The few folks I am close to are folks I'd stay in contact with regardless.
Honestly, the thing I will miss most after graduation are the non-lawschool friendships I made in this city which I'll have to (largely) leave behind. I don't really like this city at all, but I'm going to hate leaving those people behind.
In anycase, I'm glad somebody out there enjoys the experience more than me.
NoDayButToday wrote:Even if your school doesn't have a program like this, many places offer student discounts, and there are also tons of local-interest websites that talk about free/cheap fun things to do wherever you're living. Or this might be a good time to pick up a new hobby if you have that much time, or start reading for fun again.
Make the most of this free time. Life is too short to waste it and you're paying too much to be a student to waste that status.
I'm using the free time to start bar prep early (reading outlines now for basics, gonna buy Barbri in a week or two). Figured I may as well.
NoDayButToday wrote:Haha, you guys need to pick more interesting classes/profs! What all are y'all taking? Is it too late to switch at this point? I know most schools have early add/drop, but if you still have mobility, I would switch.
Some people just don't rate school, man. It isn't for everybody. I won't speak for those guys, but for me there is no "pick more interesting classes/profs". I don't want ANY classes/profs. I simply do not want to be a student, which means my potential enjoyment of school is necessarily VERY limited. I can only cope by finding more fun outside of school (non-law school friends, events, etc) and prepping for the future (bar prep, outside reading material related to my preferred practice area, planning my bar trip, etc), so that's what I do.
And even in those "interesting" classes, all of the below applies:
cannibal ox wrote:I'm in a class that I find very interesting and I still hate sitting through lecture and jumping through hoops with exams/papers. The substance doesn't make up for having to be in class for hours, listen to strivers/gunners ask inane questions, then pump out some paper or exam based on what the professor wants to hear.
If you love lectures and are going to miss them upon graduation, then you don't have this problem, but I don't love lectures. To each their own, though.