To Those About To 1L, I Salute You
Sometimes, I'm reminded that more people read the extemporaneous rambling here than a few friends from school and back home. To those people, and in particular the ones cruising law blogs, I offer the following wholly subjective advice grounded in nothing more than my own experiences.
10. seats are generally assigned based on your first day arrangement. choose wisely.
9. people that use all the highlighters in the pack to do a single reading should be approached with extreme caution, if not entirely avoided.
8. no persuasive answer to a legal question includes your opinion in it.
7. never ask a question without being prepared to answer it.
6. never study at the library. the people you will see there will stress you out more than the stress relieving effects of getting work done.
5. any stress people experience during 1L is wholly a result of them so choosing to be stressed.
4. as you get used to what each professor's "take" on the law is, every day gets easier.
3. your professors are really in awe of you. you're younger and have them outclassed in terms of untapped potential.
2. keep your sense of humor. it's still okay to laugh if your civ pro teacher tries to draw neighboring jurisdictions on the board, but manages to depict reproductive anatomy.
1. it is a freaking privilege to still be on an academic schedule. working full time is a grind.