Heads up: There is so much to read in law school. And the case materials are not written in plain English. You will have to read some cases twice or even three times to get a clear picture of what’s really going on.
Then there are a myriad of 1L events to welcome us law-newbies – and overwhelm us further – on this exciting journey into the world of jurisprudence.
You have half-a-dozen student organization meetings to attend. Socialization follows.
Of the little time you have left for yourself, you’re given the choice to sleep or…
…go rock climbing, kayaking, run, hangout at the beach, and try out kiteboarding.
As much as I like being active, I’m quickly realizing that this is not sustainable. I’m always exhausted!
Kayaking is easy to give up. I’m storing up my boat today (Sunday) for the winter. Good bye, Khaleesi. That’s what I call my coral-blue “playboat” kayak. She’s gorgeous.
I used to work as a reporter for several years under the pressure of a daily, 11:30 p.m. deadline before I moved onto other things. But I’m finding law school to be as challenging time-wise as when I was running around with a pen and notepad in my hands back then.
For what it’s worth, the schedules are fairly predictable but the study-load you’ve been hearing about is real.
If I could do it again, I’d think long and hard what hobbies to concentrate on before wearing myself to exhaustion for the first three weeks at BC Law.
Having said that, does anybody want to go climbing? I can get you a guest pass at Central Rock up in Watertown. Think about it.
Jaegun is a former reporter, editor and speechwriter now attending BC Law. He has a passion for all things outdoors and his primary field of interest is Environmental/International Law. You can reach him here or at firstname.lastname@example.org.