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lack of motivation in 2L

lack of motivation in 2L
« on: October 18, 2008, 08:30:17 AM »
is this normal? :\ i can't get up as early as i used to, and i just generally feel bleh. i have a job for next summer, so i'm sure that contributes to my apathy after such a nutty job searching process.

Re: lack of motivation in 2L
« Reply #1 on: October 18, 2008, 11:16:58 AM »
Sounds normal.  I think law school and the job search process burns most people out.  You just have to deal with it until winter break.  Try taking some classes that actually interest you next semester.  Also, try taking a clinic or an externship - usually, those are pass/fail, they eat up a lot of credits, and they beat sitting in class any day. 

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Re: lack of motivation in 2L
« Reply #2 on: October 18, 2008, 12:04:12 PM »
is this normal? :\ i can't get up as early as i used to, and i just generally feel bleh. i have a job for next summer, so i'm sure that contributes to my apathy after such a nutty job searching process.

I'm with you. I hope it goes away.

Re: lack of motivation in 2L
« Reply #3 on: October 18, 2008, 12:09:57 PM »
Motivation issues are par for the course in law school.  I had motivation troubles for the first few weeks, and I'm a 1L, but I just worked through my anxiety and ennui.

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Re: lack of motivation in 2L
« Reply #4 on: October 18, 2008, 12:12:30 PM »
Motivation issues are par for the course in law school.  I had motivation troubles for the first few weeks, and I'm a 1L, but I just worked through my anxiety and ennui.

Wait, are you, as a 1L, trying to tell us 2Ls what is par for the course in law school?

Dude, you know I am fond of you, but do you listen to yourself sometimes?

Re: lack of motivation in 2L
« Reply #5 on: October 18, 2008, 12:13:26 PM »
 :D

In my defense, it was a 2L who told me that motivation issues are par for the course.

Also, outlining is hard.  I have no idea why I'm supposed to outline, or what to outline for CivPro.  Just the rules?  Maybe I'll be one of those wierdos who doesn't use outlines.

ETA: nice avatar. 

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Re: lack of motivation in 2L
« Reply #6 on: October 18, 2008, 12:44:32 PM »
Tag. I feel like I should be working so much harder.

Re: lack of motivation in 2L
« Reply #7 on: October 18, 2008, 05:14:05 PM »
Sounds normal.  I think law school and the job search process burns most people out.  You just have to deal with it until winter break.  Try taking some classes that actually interest you next semester.  Also, try taking a clinic or an externship - usually, those are pass/fail, they eat up a lot of credits, and they beat sitting in class any day. 

I'm definitely taking an externship next semester. I'm really pumped about it -- I definitely can't wait until winter break. The bad thing is, we just got off of fall break and I'm still all grr. hah.

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Re: lack of motivation in 2L
« Reply #8 on: October 18, 2008, 06:55:18 PM »
ha ha wait until youre 3Ls if you think its bad now

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Re: lack of motivation in 2L
« Reply #9 on: October 18, 2008, 07:28:36 PM »
I feel it.  I think I'm P/Fing half my courseload this semester.