Well I started my application process for the next cycle. Getting LOR's together, started to think of my PS topic, etc and all of this scares me. The whole process is so long and thorough. I'm thinking of the jobs I can put on my apps that I worked scared that if I put something wrong even if get my JD I'll never practice cause the ABA might find some mismatched info. And then, there is the though that when I finally send in my apps in September I will have to wait for response from schools, the though of which terrifies even more.
Maybe I'm just being paranoid, but this is scary.
Well not trying to add more to the "anxiety fire" but it gets worse after you get in. There will be the worrying about your first semester: Did I study enough? Do I know how to take a law school exam? What are other students doing?
Then you wait for your exam grades which can come as late as in Feb or March. Then there is the 1L summer waiting game: Will I get an interview? Will I have something to do during the summer?
Then comes the law review write-on/grade-on and moot court/mock trial tryouts: Will I grade-on? Were my grades high enough to even qualify for a journal? Will I write on? Was my brief OK to get on a team?
Then you will wait for your Spring 1L grades.
Then comes Fall of your 2L year: Will I get an OCI interview? Will I get a callback? Will other firms hire me? How many reception dinners do I have to attend?
Then comes the Law Review and the court competition waiting games: Will my comment/case note get published? Did I place? Did I advance? Will I get kicked off the team?
Then you wait for your 2L grades.
Then you wait for feedback from your 2L summer: Did the partners like my memo? Will I get a job offer? Could they tell I was drunk that one night? Does throw-up easily come off silk?
Then it is the 3L year: Did I get a job offer? Do I need to interview for more firms? Will I get a job period? Did I get a clerkship? Did I take enough classes to graduate? Am I ready for the Bar Exam? Did I complete the long ass Bar application properly? Did I have decent 3L grades?
Then there are partnership questions, having a family question, did you cost your client millions of dollars for putting the term "and" rather than "or" in the contract questions, did I get my client executed questions, whether it is time for suicide questions, etc....
Yup, you have a lot of waiting and hard applications to face you in the future. Yeah applying to law school sucks, but it could be worse