patfeeney wrote:For some reason I have this sneaking suspicion that I'm missing out on a huge aspect of 1L year.
As an overview, I'm taking Torts with Stein, Civ Pro w/ Cleveland, Contracts w/ Brooks, and LPW.
So basically what I have to look out for by the end of the semester are two memos and three final exams.
Am I forgetting anything else?
The reason I ask is that, after spending the two years before law school having everyone I know tell me that I will be getting barely any sleep, spending all my time reading, developing a drinking problem etc, here we're a month and a half in and I'm still getting 8-9 hours of sleep, finishing all my readings on time, writing 1/2 page briefs for most of the cases, etc. Given I have no social life, and I don't really participate in any of the clubs (apparently Saint Ex hasn't been a thing for a while), but here it is Sunday and I've already ready most of the material for the next week.
I expect it to get a lot busier, but from what I've heard from people who've been through law school I should already be morbidly swamped.
Anyone else get this feeling?
Things shouldn't be too bad right now, so this makes sense. I think the horror stories refer more to finals, which really can be a grind. A little piece of unsolicited advise though, you should get involved in some campus stuff/city social life! It might make things busier and cut down that case briefing (which i stopped doing after sept anyway), but activities like moot courts and student orgs bring you into the campus in a positive/non-academic way, and getting out into the city as much as possible early on definitely made me a happier person esp as the pre-finals claustrophobia set in when I could no longer leave my apt/law school. But everyone has their own road