Klaw's reaction to returning for the second year of law school is not unusual. In early June I sent an e-mail to our 2L students, asking if any would care to participate in the Roger Williams orientation program this August.
The results were ... (as they have been in years past, but even more so this year) ... amazing. So many students are filled with anticipation to dig in to their second year studies, and to start the year off by spreading their passion to the first-year class.
Similarly, last weekend, while teaching a CLEO weekend (visit http://cleoscholars.com/
), I was assisted by a small squad of second and third-year students. (The attendees at the weekend session are all beginning law students; the 2 & 3Ls are former participants in this fine program, who have volunteered to help out.) The excitement generated by these veteran students was terrific.
Yes, now that you have achieved a fairly high level of "fluency in the language of the law," Klaw, you are able to think and converse on a different level than before. Those students who are fortunate enough to intern, or work in a law office of any description, over the summer between their first and second years realize quickly that they are "accepted" into the legal community. This makes life exciting.
And it only gets better.
Enjoy your second year of law school, Klaw.