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brinicolec
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This might be a weird question but...

Postby brinicolec » Wed Apr 19, 2017 7:31 pm

What's the LEAST busy year for law students? (1L, 2L, 3L)

I'm asking for a reason that I can't explain on a public forum lol.

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Re: This might be a weird question but...

Postby tomwatts » Wed Apr 19, 2017 7:58 pm

Usually 3L.

If you don't have a job for when you graduate, 3L might be busy, but otherwise, usually 3L.

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Re: This might be a weird question but...

Postby A. Nony Mouse » Wed Apr 19, 2017 8:12 pm

Yeah, 3L was probably my busiest year, but I didn't do biglaw so didn't have a permanent job lined up by 3L. It was absolutely all self-inflicted.

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Re: This might be a weird question but...

Postby mjb447 » Wed Apr 19, 2017 8:19 pm

I'm sure you've heard by now the old cliche that they scare you to death as a 1L, they work you to death as a 2L, and they bore you to death as a 3L.

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brinicolec
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Re: This might be a weird question but...

Postby brinicolec » Wed Apr 19, 2017 8:21 pm

Thanks for the responses, everyone! I suspected 3L would be the answer.

Definitely good to know.

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Re: This might be a weird question but...

Postby Lacepiece23 » Wed Apr 19, 2017 8:40 pm

For me, 2L or 3L year. I didn't do journal so they were both equally chill. Also has a job lined up. If I didn't have either of these things, then all bets would be off.

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Re: This might be a weird question but...

Postby BobBoblaw » Wed Apr 19, 2017 10:04 pm

Yeah, I think 3l would definitely be the right time to have that baby. After you've got a job lined up, but before you have to start working insane hours :wink: :shock:

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Re: This might be a weird question but...

Postby brinicolec » Wed Apr 19, 2017 10:12 pm

BobBoblaw wrote:Yeah, I think 3l would definitely be the right time to have that baby. After you've got a job lined up, but before you have to start working insane hours :wink: :shock:


:lol: Not planning on popping out any babies, but I'll definitely keep that in mind

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Re: This might be a weird question but...

Postby Nonconsecutive » Thu Apr 20, 2017 12:28 pm

For me, in order of most to least busy it was:

2L, 3L, 1L

FWIW I am pi-focused, didn't do a firm, and did a lot of clinical/pro bono work. Absent that, 3L probably could have been a breeze.




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