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wtf? perhaps you *can* outperform, but as a matter of fact, you *didn't* on the exams you've already taken. law school exams are graded blind. what does race have to do with it?
jale, your hypo is very interesting, so I'd like to hear from anyone why it does not actually happen?
Hi everyone,I don't know if this has already been discussed, but I can't look through 6 pages to find out. One of my friends that is a 3rd year said he pretty much always studied from 8-5 everyday, like a full time job, and that was enough to be totally prepared and do well in LS. Thoughts?I'm also concerned about having enough time for things like relaxing and exercising. I turn into a total a-hole if I don't exercise regularly and keep myself both mentally and physically fit. Will I have time for that? Or am I living in fantasy land? Thanks!
Quote from: dinky on June 18, 2005, 02:14:24 AMjale, your hypo is very interesting, so I'd like to hear from anyone why it does not actually happen? How do you know it's not actually happening?
Also, when I went to my school's admitted students day, all of the students talked about the importance of maintaing some sort of life outside of law school. They talked about taking time out to exercise and eat healthy...and about taking out a little time each week to do the things you enjoy - whether it is spending time with a spouse or playing with your dogs or whatever. I remember one girl saying that she spent one hour every day doing something that she enjoyed...and that hour was something she looked forward to every day and helped her to keep her sanity. Another girl (who had a husband that lived in another city) said that she devoted one entire day (Saturday or Sunday) every week and just spent time with him...and did not do any law school work.Now if you are used to working out 2 hours a day, twice a day and must get to the gym every single day or you freak out (I know people like this!)...well that is a different story. You probably will have a hard time making that work! But I would think that it would be perfectly reasonable to devote 30 minutes to an hour a couple times a week to working out. My plan is to get up in the early morning and go for a jog. That way I have it out of the way for the rest of the day but am still able to get some exercise. During the summer time I have to get up and run before the sun comes up anyway (because I live in South Texas and it is to hot to run outside after about 8 am) so I figure that this will not be much of an adjustment.I think there are some other threads on this same thing if you are interested!
In response to Eliza's post, I intent to attempt to treat law school like a full-time+ job and see how that goes. I live with my BF and have been out of school for awhile, so I'm used to a regular work schedule and need some time in the evening for my BF. I hope to stay on campus all day and leave in the evenings (6 or 7) and not have to study most nights at home. Of course there will be times when I will need to, but I'm hoping this schedule will work for me. I have friends that have managed to make it work, you just need to be very focused during the day.