« on: December 12, 2007, 01:23:00 PM »
Month 1: I met new people, enjoyed being made fun of by professors & 2Ls (the 3Ls stopped going to class by the second week). I did most of my reading, briefed cases, even started an outline. I went to lame 'bar reviews' - because I wanted to 'network' with my classmates. Felt prestigious just being in law school.
Month 2: I was still doing some reading, no more briefs - but sometimes notes, outlines were not touched. I went to lame bar reviews - for the free hooch. I got socratic-ed and hadn't done the reading, I attempted to BS through it - not successful. Realize the socratic method is pretty much junk - would be better if they lectured and asked for volunteers (law school is filled with douches that want to show off their "smarts"). Watched more netflix than ever, played video games. Found out LRW was graded, went into week long drinking binge. I pretty much hate the chores of law school by now - kinda wish I hadn't come.
Month 3: Hated the strict guidelines of the closed memo, spent the six hours before class doing it. Stopped going to bar reviews - because I liked one bar more than others, and was not hurting for money. Got closed memo back - did pretty well, still hated the memo process. Started missing class, not all the time - but probably 20% of class for a few weeks. Kept reading - because some of it is actually pretty interesting. Stopped taking notes at all.
Month 4: Turned in open memo - figure I will get pretty much the same grade. Still pissed off about strict memo guidelines - while you memo in real life - it isn't anything like what we had to do. Hate graded LRW - absurd. Went to most of my classes - by this time the professors had dropped the socratic bs and the classes became much more interesting. Exams came up - I actually enjoy this a lot more. I finally get to use some of this information in a stimulating way. I change my opinion on law school for the better, but I am very excited at the prospect of winter break.