Clyde Frog wrote:Thanks. May i ask what your friends' situation was, for example was he financially stable, children's ages ect. I am also used to balancing many things since i was a d1 college athlete, had a job and maintained close to a 4.0.
I knew plenty of people in plenty of situations. I don't think athletics will make any impact since more schools keep the lawstudents out of the sports teams (from what I have seen) but I knew gyms who hit the gym a lot. Some found comfort in food and got fat while others teamed up at the gym and exploded their guns. If you had to pick one, I'd pick the gym.
I wouldn't recommend joining any local city leagues for sports though. It would be fun, but practice and all would eat too much time. Busting out an hour a day to vent frustration is one thing, but to fully dedicate to a team would take a lot more than that (as I am sure you know from past experience)
It's good that you were able to find balance in undergrad, and that ability to structure yourself will help, but be prepared for it not to be the same. Most 1L classes have the entire grade on one exam (a lot more stress than a bunch of little papers added up) and yet they still require you to do reading for socratic method. Trust me, it's a whole different scenario. I have seen plenty of second term law students a few weeks into the term (takes forever to get grades back) expect a 4.0 like they did in undergrad and then freak out and blame everyone but themselves when they find out that they fell short of that due not to a lack of ability, but due to a lack of understand the differences between here are there.