« on: January 26, 2006, 11:45:21 PM »
Indeed. life does get better after 1L. although, it is of course, all relative. the only differences I have seen thus far between 1st year and 2nd year are: 1. you get to pick your classes, so, theoretically, you get to take what you are interested in. (although, there are the Bar courses that everyone takes, and most of them suck as much as first year) 2. less socratic method - most profs use an improvised method, either going alphabetically or grouping students into thirds or fourths - and only having a given group "up" that day. some prof's dont use it all after the first year. 3. Profs are generally nicer. If u get called on in class, and u dont nail every point, its no big deal.
Although, in my opinion, i feel the reason everyone says it gets better, is a combination of the above, and just getting used to it. you know u have 3 hours of HW a night. you know come 3-4 weeks before finals, ur life will suck, and the library will be your best friend. you just know what to expect.