Wow, I just realized that in a few weeks the "1L Life" category will have expired! That went quick.
I attended the Notes Competition orientation meeting. First, I should know by now that any meeting that contains the word "orientation" in its title should be skipped. To my dismay, I didn't have to be at the meeting to get my packet. Also, the important information from the power point slides was in the packet (which I didn't have to be at the meeting to get).
Another hour wasted at a law school meeting that I'll never get back.
I now have my packet. My school is a grade-on, write-on law review. The only opportunity to get invited to law review is now, prior to becoming a 2L. As a result, I figured I should pick up the packet. To be honest, I have no idea if I'm going to complete my note. I know I would really enjoy researching and writing an academic paper with no worries about my GPA. The worst that happens in this scenario is no invitation to law review. Since I've never really gotten excited over law review, not making it on wouldn't crush me.
If I do actually get motivated, I'll do the research and maybe a rough outline. Then it will sit until I get my grades. I have no idea if I'll get the required GPA, so why finish the process until I know.
On grades: I have completely convinced myself that I'm going to lose my scholarship and be down at the bottom of my class at the end of this year. My mid-term provisional grades weren't that dismal, but I still haven't gotten over the shock of my Property grade. I was so sure that was my best grade and it sucked! Nevermind that I realized why my grade sucked (this prof is a major policy freak and I glossed over policy) and I've improved my pre-exam organization this year. Just because my mid-term grades were so-so, I'm positive I'm going to do horribly.
I suspect I'm not alone in the 1L world right now.
It's all over in less than a month.