ALready, I am somewhat nervous about law school and wondering if I should really order the "PRIMER" books and start preparing. I brought up my concerns to my friends who are practicing lawyers re: their law school educational experiencesa and such, they said that they personally did not have such of a hard or bitter experience. Instead of wokring hard before school starts, I should spend that time relazing so that when school does start I will be ready to go into study mode and not be burnt out already.
I'm only a little into PLS II and it is starting to make me a little nervous, too. To be honest, the author's hostility toward law schools is a little alarming. If I felt so strongly that law schools are in essence defrauding us, I would not go to law school.
And I share your feeling having to do so much just to start a law education is a little overwhelming.
I have a long time friend who graduated from Harvard LS in the seventies. You know, the one that is described by One-L. (my friend was one year behind Scott Turow). His advise is similar to your friends. Relax, rest and save the hard work for law school.
My only concern is that if I do relax, I am afraid that I will be doing the "I wished I did some pre-law school preparation" kinda thing when I am smack dab in the eye-of-the-hurricane 1L 1st semseter. I mean, I guess it might not hurt to be like the boyscouts and "be prepared".
Currently I am employed at a one of the nations top law firm doing litigation support and have been here for about 9 months, in which I am fortunate to learn and experience the large firm atmosphere AND have the their name on my resume (even though they work me like a mule and pay not THAT great). My rationale is that since law school starts around mid-to-end of august and orientation is about begining-to-mid August, I want to take all of July off and either all of June or most of June off to travel and do some pre-law studying.
I am sure it is certain, there won't be any free leisure time in the 3yrs (full time) that I am in law school. Hence I shuold play and enjoy life now for a bit and do some studying like the "Primers".
What are my fellow PLS readers plans prior to law school?