I’m getting the hang of this law school biz! I think. I’ve already stopped briefing cases and decided to book brief instead. So much better, IMO. Law Preview made such a big deal out of not book briefing, but tbh I actually absorb information better when I don’t worry about jotting down superfluous crap.

Also, I’ve noticed how there are so many attractive women in my 1L class. Sure, there are hot guys too, but def more hot ladies. I’m so gay. (But I’m on a strict look, not touch policy. Aint nobody got no time fo’ dat)

[Day 5]

Me, surrounded by fellow 1Ls who are married/have children/have Master’s degrees and PhDs

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Me visiting main campus, surrounded by undergrads. Undergrads everywhere

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Also, I think the honeymoon phase of law school is over. Don’t get me wrong, I still love and respect my spouse [law school] and genuinely enjoy our time together, but the upkeep of our marriage is taking so much time and effort and I am already burnt out??????

Bar review tomorrow and I haven’t imbibed in 2 years, but I’m seriously contemplating it

[Day 4]

Welp, this labor day weekend was pretty productive. I’m actually ahead on my readings. This has literally never happened to me before, as my K-12 work ethic was completely nonexistent, and my undergrad work ethic in regards to academics was nothing special (I funneled more time and effort into my stint as a research assistant and other extracurriculars). There’s something about law school that turns the lazy switch off for me. It may or may not be due to the looming pressure of “acing” 1L year, but I ain’t feeling it yet. Just enjoying the ride so far.

Had a research assignment for LRLW due today, and part of it involved getting hard copy info from the library. Luckily, I realized this on Sunday, and managed to drag myself to campus on Sunday afternoon to get it done. Another one is due Friday, so gonna get on that soon.

I went to crim. law office hours today and didn’t look like an idiot! Looks like I’m on the right track, but I also ended up with some additional questions that provoke some further thought. Happy to find that the prof was just as approachable as he was in class. Hopefully my other profs will be the same.

[Days 1, 2, 3]

Starting my 1L felt like going 0 to 60. After three days, I already feel like I’ve been in class for a week.

Though I’m absolutely exhausted, I can honestly say that I love law school so far. Hopefully I won’t retract that statement down the road. The Socratic method will take time to get used to, but I enjoy it when we’re in smaller section classes e.g., Criminal Law. Unsurprisingly, Criminal Law is my favorite class. I originally wanted to pursue criminal litigation, but I put that on the backburner after thinking long and hard about paying off my loans. But I certainly don’t know where I’ll end up three years from now. Hopefully employed as an attorney, of course.

Labor day means that we have Monday off! That means extra time to do my reading! \o/ I just started law school, and this is what my life has become. I’ve been doing at least 6 hours of reading a day, and I already have a writing assignment for LRLW due Tuesday. The amount of work I have to do is crazy, but I am a masochist and enjoy it, for the most part (with the exception of reading a certain casebook. I’m looking at you, Dukeminier).

ALSO! I got cold-called and did well! I think. The professor donned an excellent poker face, but some of my classmates were nodding so I at least know I didn’t look like an idiot.

The class gunner wore a fez today. I wonder how many hats he owns.

[Day 0]

So, this is the first time I’ve lived completely alone and it’s getting kind of old… I MISS LIVING WITH OTHER PEOPLE.
At least I have my mint and basil plants to keep me company (sad sad). I’ve been dumping water on them arbitrarily and they seem to be thriving!

Tomorrow’s the first day of class! Spent literally the entire day going over my reading assignments and taking notes. I don’t know if it’s because I’m in the honeymoon stage, but I’m actually enjoying it! Probably going to retract that statement in a week or so. Also, I need to get a locker if I don’t want to lug around 50+ lbs. of casebook on my back all day.

The class gunner already reared his head during orientation. He wears a fedora.