to the guy who said he had his ass handed to him in mock trial - what exactly does this mean? For whatever inexplicable reason I signed up for mock trial as a 1L and the competition is in 2 or so weeks. Can you please shine some light on what it is that I have gotten myself into? I thouhgt that I only had to give an opening statement, do direct and cross examinatin of witnesses, and that was it - how does one's ass get handed to him during this process? The other side was that good?
I feel your pain. I loved my classes last semester and the profs I had and I am pretty happy with my grades (a 3.5)....but this semester I am really having a hard time getting motivated. I think I busted my butt studying last semester because I was scared. Now that fear has gone away and I just don't feel like doing anything. I think I am burned out. And it doesn't help that my dog just died.
In all seriousness, do you have any work/personal background that draws you to the law school experience? This is something I wonder about a lot with my peers, who seem to struggle because they view law school as academic torture rather than a source of valuable information.