Law school study time, really that bad?

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Law school study time, really that bad?

Postby pinkzeppelin » Mon May 31, 2010 8:48 pm

I come from a really difficult engineering background, and I find it hard to believe that the amount of studying required for law school is much more than I have to do now. If it is, I'd be pretty scared. But I am hoping and guessing that a lot of the horror stories come from people with liberal arts background who aren't as used to spending late nights at the libraries for each class. Could someone with an engineering background who has attended law school comment on this?

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Re: Law school study time, really that bad?

Postby thesealocust » Mon May 31, 2010 8:51 pm

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Re: Law school study time, really that bad?

Postby KMaine » Mon May 31, 2010 9:10 pm

thesealocust wrote:It's not the time required that's horrifying, it's the stakes, the lack of feedback, the single final exam in a format you're not used to, the pressure from the other students, the horrible economy, etc. The actual amount of studying required is large, but it's not a 'who can study the most' contest by any stretch of the imagination.

The time involved isn't so much more than 1L, the stress / guilt for not working / gnawing sense of inadequacy is 10,000x worse. (in my experience / opinion).

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