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How long do you spend actually "in class" everyday?

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How long do you spend actually "in class" everyday?
« on: February 06, 2005, 05:05:07 PM »
Hello!  I am not new to LSD, but I am new to the students and grads board.

I plan to start law school in the fall and was hoping that a someone could answer a question that I have.  I was wondering how much time is spent in class every day.  Is law school like undergrad. and grad school where you only spend a couple of hours a day in class? Or is it like the first couple of years of medical school where you aren pretty much in class from 8 to 5 five days a week?  Is the amount of time you spend in class a week the same as the number of hours you are taking (like 16) or do you just get 16 hours of credit but actually spend a lot more time in class?

Re: How long do you spend actually "in class" everyday?
« Reply #1 on: February 06, 2005, 06:29:49 PM »
Actual class time corresponds with your credit hours; you are expected to do 99.5% of your work outside of class.

Re: How long do you spend actually "in class" everyday?
« Reply #2 on: February 06, 2005, 07:12:09 PM »
I'm a 1L and last semester I was at school from 8-4 every day but I had breaks throughout the day.  my breaks ranged from 3-4 hours a day.  i was in class 16 hours a week for 14 credit hours.  this semester I'm at school from 8-3 MWF and 8-4 on T/TH.  I have plenty of breaks this semester also.  i'm in class 16 hours for 15 credits.

 

Re: How long do you spend actually "in class" everyday?
« Reply #3 on: February 08, 2005, 05:56:51 AM »