« on: September 23, 2008, 08:23:06 AM »
I've actually enjoyed law school quite a bit so far. My school is a very relaxed school and while you can feel a bit of nervous tension, I think it's more from people just being worried they won't get anything rather than people gunning for the top of the class.
We don't have many gunners, which is nice. We did have one or two people who had to insert their opinion into everything, but they at least didn't seem like they were trying to impress the professor; they merely had an opinion and liked to talk. That did get a bit annoying, but most of it has subsided by now.
I really like all my professors. Like 'changed name,' we got all the good teachers. I've heard the other section didn't get so lucky. Maybe we're in the same section! =)
I also thought the workload would be more intense. I don't have too much free time on my hands or anything, but I'm also not killing myself. I actually feel like I'm learning something too (analytical skills) as opposed to the last two years of undergrad where I felt like I was beating my head against the wall.
The drinking is pretty crazy too. Most of our school functions have alcohol that is provided by the school. I swear there's a handful of people in the class the ONLY care about partying, etc. Those are the ones that I'm not too worried about. Quite honestly though, everyone can go party as much as they want. It'll make it that much easier for me to do well. =)
Haven't really got called on in class much although I raise my hand and volunteer every once in a while. None of my professors are truly hardcore about Socratization. My contracts professor actually said "I agree with Mr. [Mylastname]" twice in one class. He was saying that a court had decided a case wrong and no one really understood it. I raised my hand to try to help explain it and then followed the agreement. I was proud. =)
I do feel like I'm understanding things well. No one seems to be way ahead of everyone else. There are also quite a few people who sound like complete idiots when they get called on in class. I haven't decided if they just don't get it or they just get super nervous on the spot. I'll be honest, I am a bit worried about finals. I'm trying to look at lots of hypos and at least think through how I would apply what I've learned so far. Hopefully this will help. I do plan on doing at least a few practice exams.