Having "caught up" on your postings, I find myself reminescing. (By the way, I can't spell) I would like to tell you that it gets easier, but I will not lie to you. THe work load continues. But I think that it gets better because you learn many of the things you are learning. Congratulate yourself. It took two small and one major panic attack in the spring, before I realized that I could not keep up with the pace I was setting for myself. Perhaps you have realized that already. To paraphraze the Marines - Be the best you, you can be. That does not mean what you remember you were 20 years ago. Our memories tend to have us remember that we were even better than we were. You will learn to not sweat the class you didn't read for. You'll do your best to catch up. Law school changes you. About two weeks ago, I found myself being extremely grateful for anonomous grading. I actually told my professor to please get the discussion back on topic. I was told afterward by several students that I had more "balls" than they did! Never would I have done such a thing when I was a young undergraduate. The second year is not as exciting as the first. But it has it's moments. Right now we are drafting leases. I and two parners, posing as the attorneys for the landlord have drafted a lease for a commercial building. Tomorrow night we will present it to the "attorneys" for the tenant. They will review and the following week we will be in hot negotiations. So keep up the work, someday we will all be attorneys and say, "Remember when?"