Friday, August 21, 2009

One Week Down...

Well, I made it through my first week of law school--unscathed by the professors (I wasn't called on although I did volunteer to answer a few times) but totally overwhelmed by the amount of work that's required. I'm slowly getting into a routine of when I read for my Torts and Property classes versus when I read for Criminal Law, Contracts and Lawyering Process (and do everything else that's required for those classes, not just reading but briefing, answering questions, reviewing, preparing for classtime). Sometimes it seems like the list of things I need to get done is endless (and it pretty much is for the rest of my life.) One thing we've talked about is that there is always another case to look up. Hopefully next week will be a little easier to manage and things will fit easier into a schedule. I've met several new people and I've come to the realization that everyone feels the same way I do....scared, overwhelmed, unsure, etc. What's comforting is that even the professors felt this way at one time in their lives, too and eventually it will pass. It may be 3 years, but it will pass. Because everyone comes from somewhere different, its almost like you connect to everyone in one way or another--even if it is just that you're both scared to death of one professor or another or of one assignment--the final. All in all, I'd say I've had a good first week of law school. I'm planning on coming back next week, so that's got to count for something, right?