But 1L sucks far worse than the latter years.......
1L spring was my easiest semester so far.
2L fall has been worst. I had 300+ hours of law review work, wrote a case note, had a legal writing class, and went through the stressful job hunt. The time commitment has been reversed, though. Now that finals are here, my stress level has strangely decreased.
1L they scare you.
2L they work you.
3L they bore you.
But it always depends on your school, classes, profs, etc.