« on: June 18, 2008, 09:58:44 AM »
I agree with enjoying your summer. I decided to go to law school 2 weeks before orientation. Not I decided which school to attend, but I decided to go at all. I had deferred, etc. Anyway. I obviously only had time to quit my job and move.
That's not good advice, as I went in feeling so stressed.
But I think the best thing to do is mentally prepare. What do you want out of school? Why are you going? The one thing I did do was write a few paragraphs about why I am going to law school. During the semester, when things got overwhelming, stressful, awful, etc., I would pull it out and remind myself why I decided to do this in the first place. It helped kept things in perspective. That's so important, I believe, in the 1L year.
It wasn't my "personal statement" that I used to apply, but just some rather garbled paragraphs, stream of consciousness style, etc.
Not saying you should do that--but again, my advice is going in with a clear sense of who YOU are and what YOU want. I never read any of the books others have read, and I did very well in school.