I'm just finishing up the last week of the JWJ summer institute and I wanted to share my experiences. At the risk of sounding preachy, I'd like to give my thoughts.
1. UM is a great school. I can't begin to tell you how much I have enjoyed my time here. The instructors are interesting, the campus beautiful and the city is amazing. I cannot begin to say how grateful I am to be coming here.
2. Be prepared for the fact that law school is like high school. Although the majority of the people that I met here were great, there was some drama. There was a ton of gossip, people talked behind everyone's back and there was a great deal of immaturity. It is also amazing how some of the people actually were accepted to UM.
3. Be sure to take a break before law school. If you have a job, leave early. We only took 3 courses, but the work was intense. Multiply it by three and it is evident that we won't be having a break until Christmas. Be sure to take time off when you can.
Just my thoughts. Hope everyone is having a great summer. Be sure to enjoy it.
hey croquetdc, i was wondering
from the three classes you have taken, do you feel that law school will be difficult in terms of understanding the material or will it be difficult in terms of there being a lot of work? Also, do you feel that you will be at an advantage because of the classes you have taken?
as far as the gossip goes, i have heard that students in one section don't really get a chance to meet students in other sections (at least for the first year).
i am not sure about how others are feeling, but there are some days when i am really excited about attending Miami, then there are days when i dread it (nothing against the school, but just the idea of attending law school).