Are there slackers? Who finishes at the bottom of the curve?
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I will be a 1L in the fall and I am curious as to what the student body will be like. Are there students that are just happy to be there and put forth little effort, or do all students live in the library like you read in the books. I guess you can say I am just trying to get a feel for the competition. Thanks in advance.
I plan on cutting out all TV watching, movies, lounging around, games. When I am not at class during the week I will be studying all day and probably until I go to sleep. I do expect to be able to go out during the weekends, relax, and enjoy myself.
« on: April 12, 2006, 04:47:23 PM »
Doesn't a strict grading curve = higher attrition rates?
I completely agree with you. Some of these schedules I have heard are rediculous. There needs to be time for relaxation and leisure. Grades are such a crapshoot in law school anyway due to the curve. Also, I doubt having some fun on the weekends is going to decide what kind of lawyer I am and the outcomes of my cases years down the road. I will have to have some time for fun in law school in order to keep my sanity.
5:30 am - 11:00 pm?! Wow that is alot of studying. I am prepared to do it though it just seems like it may be more than necessary (understand I am just going by what others have told me). I have heard stories of people going full-time while raising a family and still making it out ok.
I just can't see how one can't find the time to go out from 10:00 pm - 2 am on a friday and saturday night when one is going to class/studying from 7 am - 11 pm all week. It is mind boggling. But like I said before, I am still an undergrad and will see for myself come the fall!
Any other opinions?
Does anyone just put the books away and enjoy themselves on the weekend? I plan on approaching law school like a full time job: Wake up by 9 am everyday Monday-Friday, study, go to daily classes, study more until I go to sleep. If this were my daily schedule Monday-Friday would I be able to enjoy my weekends, relax, visit the girlfriend (who will be a little about 2 hours away). Is this a realistic approach or is this not possible. I am going to be a 1L in the fall. Thanks!