I'm finding it manageable as well. it's a lot of work but 1L so far has not been a "nightmare" i think that whole scene attracts a certain personality type anyway. i do notice a big difference between the straight out of college set and the worked some first set. the former is very cliquey and at least so far seem overly concerned with socializing. that could be because its still early in the semester but old habits die hard. i'm not anti-social. i went to a couple of the "get to know everyone" events during orientation i.e. before classes, but not since. if i come out of this place with friends great, but i didn't come to law school to party and drink every night. every weekend is working fine for me i also think people who worked have better time management skills and seem to have grasped the bigger picture a little quicker and little better. a lot of the younger kids are still in the "what's the right answer" mode. i'm sure most will catch on eventually but it just seems to be an advantage to get that part of law school early on.