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Did anyone else feel this way in their second year?
« on: December 06, 2010, 02:43:56 PM »
I feel like in the second year of law school a lot of the excitement went away. I really thought the first year was exciting I don't know how else to describe it.While  2nd year I just felt sick of being in a classroom. It almost felt mind numbing and unchallenging in my 3rd semester.  I was curious if other people that graduated felt the same way after there first year or if it is a problem with me. 

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Re: Did anyone else feel this way in their second year?
« Reply #1 on: December 06, 2010, 10:07:09 PM »
My 2nd year was also my least-favorite.  I didn't have my incredibly awesome section mates, section leader or as stellar a professor lineup.  By 3L things were rocking again - got the classes I wanted, found my niche again and life was good.  For me the Olin Fellowship and law and econ stuff really suited me well along with rigorous courses like fed courts :) I'd have done the fellowship and started my own writing earlier had I known how awesome it is.  Don't know if you'd have the same experience, but perhaps doing some of your own scholarship is the way to bring back the fun :)  Many of my friends also seemed to really enjoy getting involved in journal/law review work (I didn't particularly care for that type of work). I think the key is to get involved beyond going to classes - scholarship, journals, student bar association or some sort of activity of that nature is good.
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Re: Did anyone else feel this way in their second year?
« Reply #2 on: December 07, 2010, 01:51:46 AM »
Yea I think your right getting more involved is that answer. I am going to get into Moot Court and make my load a little more difficult. I only took 13 units 3 of which was a pass/fail class this semester. I worked 15 hours a week, but I felt like I had WAY TO MUCH FREE TIME. As is evidenced by my constant posts on here. There was no time for anything first year and I liked it that way. I need to make life a little harder on myself and get more involved in activities.  There are plenty of opportunities and I am not taking advantage of them that has been the real problem. It is also good to know someone else felt the same way.

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Re: Did anyone else feel this way in their second year?
« Reply #3 on: December 16, 2010, 08:25:39 PM »
It took my first year to get the real hang of it. 2L is way better for me. I guess I could see how fairytales could get ruined and bubbles popped but I went into it knowing what to expect for the most part as far as "the reality" of the legal field goes so I didn't get shocked with tinkerbell didnt use fairdust to make me fly. I just learned to get used to the sacratic and irac and it took a few exams to get used to it, and my first grades shook the cocky undergrad out of me, but once I pulled my head out of my rear(2L) it has been great. Why wouldn't it be once you get the hang of it?
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