What is 3L life like?

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DoubleChecks
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What is 3L life like?

Postby DoubleChecks » Tue Mar 23, 2010 12:39 pm

time commitment? classes? is it reminiscent of senior yr of high school or something? lol

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Re: What is 3L life like?

Postby wired » Tue Mar 23, 2010 1:15 pm

0L, but I have had friends and family go through law school.

What I have been told is that it entirely depends on what you choose to do. If you decide to be part of an Editorial Board for a Law Review, expect it to be insanely busy. However, you may be in a position where you don't have to do anything (you already have a job lined up) and, on top of that, you may have done externships for credit so you can choose to take only an 80% load.

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Re: What is 3L life like?

Postby nealric » Tue Mar 23, 2010 1:37 pm

3L here:

It really depends on what you do.

I'm doing a joint LLM in tax, so my schedule has been pretty tough. I had 6 exams first semester, and all of them were pretty hard. (international tax, corporate tax, tax accounting, exempt orgs, VAT tax, corporations). Nearly killed me.

This semester is a bit easier, but I'm still putting in plenty of hours.
I'm an editor of a journal, but it's not a huge component of the time commitment.

Overall, it's been slightly less work than 2L year, but only slightly. It's absolutely nothing like senior year of high school. I have a job lined up, but ITE I can't just slack my way to B- grades and expect to still have that job.

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Re: What is 3L life like?

Postby legends159 » Tue Mar 23, 2010 1:39 pm

probably depends on whether you have a job lined up post-grad

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Re: What is 3L life like?

Postby DoubleChecks » Tue Mar 23, 2010 1:42 pm

and this job is lined up hopefully after 2L summer internships eh?

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Re: What is 3L life like?

Postby ggocat » Tue Mar 23, 2010 2:04 pm

As others have said, it depends what you make of it.

If you do nothing but classes, you will have a lot of free time. Many students work part-time.

Class time and preparation is about 15-20 hours per week for me. I also have a law review editorial board position that usually requires 20-40 hours per week (sometimes more than 40). I was working part-time last semester. My 3L year has been the most time-consuming of the three.




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