« on: November 02, 2008, 06:38:01 PM »
Before you go to law school, realize that it is not easy. It is not kindergarden; there is no finger painting. In fact, it may be the opposite of easy: it may be hard.
Every night, I have lots of reading to do. Most of this reading is very dense; some would even argue that it's intentionally obfuscating because judges can't write for poo unless they're Kozinski, who's the f-ing man -- and there are a few other good writers on the 9th circuit, actually (see: Christian v. Mattel). Sometimes, I have to read as many as thirty, if not fifty, pages. In one night!
Law school, as you know, is graded on a curve, which means that you're graded against your classmates. They all study really really hard. Some people stay hours in the library. A few memorize a bunch of FRCP rules, which are also not easy.
Anyway, be sure you know what you're getting into.
Thirty to fifty pages in one night is hard? That sounds easy. The Wall Street journal end to end is a similar length.
so you think reading 30 to 50 pages of a casebook in one night would be as easy (or almost as easy) as reading an issue of the wall street journal? if you do, you're assuming that the density of the material in a casebook is similar to that of a periodical. you are very, very wrong (says a 1L stressed about her readings for tomorrow and is annoyed at the suggestion that she's stressing over something as easy as reading a magazine).