I really don't understand the 2L and 3L folks that talk about how horrible law school is. There is no way that devoting 7-8 hours a day to study and class isn't enough to do well. Certainly there will be instances where more time is needed. I say treat it like a 9-5 and you will have plenty of time to maintain a real life. It seems to me that everyone who bitches about how they get no sleep and spend all waking hours studying are either lazy or they just want to sound like they are working so hard and you should feel sorry for them.