You shouldn't have a problem finishing your work. If you are not finishing it, you are not using your time efficiently. Don't get into the habit of not finishing because you are spending too much time on one concept. Once you get behind, it is hell trying to catch up. Coming to class with only part of the work done is not the answer. You need to experiment with different ways of studying. You can find a way to finish all of the work and understand it at the level you are supposed to. You just need to find what works for you so that it is efficient, you understand the concepts and you don't burn yourself out.
Iíve been reading, analyzing and studying for about 10 hours today.
I've come to a point in which I find myself asking the question:
"Do they (meaning the university/professors) want us to actually learn the law and how to analyze fact situations and think, or simple breeze through the material so we can say we have done our assignment in which case you learn nothing?"
I like to take time and think about what I am reading, how it relates to the big picture, including an in depth analysis of how the court arrived at its conclusion based on applying rules of law to fact situations. Also thinking of arguments that could be made by both appelle's and appellant's counsel. Unfortunately, with the workload given at my university this is not really possible.
I'm going to continue to utilize this method even if its the case that i dont get the full assignment done. F THEM. My goal is learning analysis and legal methods, thinking. Not just blazing through it like the germans through poland in 1939.
1Ls or 2Ls please provide input and let me know if you are or have experienced similar thoughts.