Thanks! Generally do students go home during their 1L year for Thanksgiving or do they study for the 1L Fall Exams? I am debating between paying sky-high prices for Thanksgiving flight tickets or staying in Chicago and studying for Fall exams? Any thoughts? Seems like I can go home for a few weeks during Winter break? Is November better utilized sending out resumes for 1L Summer jobs? So many questions! Thanks in advance!
Georgia Avenue wrote:
desichhori wrote:Incoming 1L here!! Thanks for allaying any fears I had about prepping for law school!
I have a few more questions. Do we get a 1-2 weeks study period before the Fall Semester examinations? I noticed Fall sem exams begin on Dec. 6th 2014.
Also, for Thanksgiving, do we get the whole week off or it just from Thursday Nov. 26th 2014?
Thanks a lot!
you'll get a "reading period" before exams which is basically Wed/Thu/Fri the week before.
Thanksgiving - technically you only get that Thurs/Fri off but I don't think I had a single class that Wednesday before (or if I did I skipped and the professor didn't give a shit).
Thanksgiving break is too early to be sending applications for all but a few 1L summer jobs. See below post for NALP info I had completely forgotten
Keep an eye on application deadlines as you do your research, but almost none of them want applications before you have 1st semester grades. None of the ones I applied to wanted something as early as thanksgiving break, but other people might have more insight into that.
As far as doing work over Thanksgiving break, it's going to depend entirely on what you've done so far that semester and what your study plan ends up being. Don't feel like you have to work for the sake of it. Lots of people use it as outline crunch time, and lots of people decide that spending their time decompressing with family is more important to them and their well-being. There's no right or wrong answer. Also, assuming your family isn't super-distracting, you can absolutely go home AND do work/study. Bring 1 or 2 books home and work on those outlines while you work on a beer and some leftovers.