Showing posts from August, 2020

My First Week of 2L

  I began 2L this week!  I'm not sure if it's completely hit me yet (I've definitely introduced myself as a 1L several times), but this year is already off to a great start. Things are already pretty different from last year, and I'm excited to see where it goes from here.  As the saying goes, 2L is when they work you to death, and after one week, I'm already starting to see how true that is. Today, I thought I'd share what I expected of 2L and what my first week was actually like.  My Schedule To help you have a better idea of what my week is going to look like all semester, let me explain what I'm doing on a weekly basis.  I only go to class on Tuesdays and Thursdays, which is quite nice. The only class times available to upper-level law students are on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, so having my Fridays to myself (and my externship--more below!) is a nice perk of making it past 1L. I have two classes on Tuesdays with a long break in between

Advice for 1Ls: What I Wish I Knew

Even though I start my 2L year in less than two weeks, I still mentally refer to myself as a 1L. It's so weird to think that I'm already a third of the way through law school--it feels like it was just yesterday that I was counting down the days to the first day of 1L.  I know I learned a lot during my first year of law school, and not just academically. There are plenty of tips I wish I could tell my past self, but, even though I haven't invented time travel (yet!), at least I can share this advice with you.  You'll Figure It Out Orientation week was very informative and super fun, but there is one memory from that week that sticks out: sitting in one of the lectures where a professor was teaching us about how to read and brief a case. There were so many new words and so much information to keep track of, even in the short fake case the law school created for orientation. I was overwhelmed and it was only the second day. I can remember thinking to myself, "How am