By Johanna Oh • June 05, 2015•Writers in Residence, Law School, Pre-Law
A Law Student’s Delayed Gratification: Legal Writing. Legal Writing. Legal Writing.
[Take legal writing seriously. It will arguably be the most important class you take your first year. 1L summer is proving that to be more and more true everyday.]
By this time most of you have made your decision about law school. Congrats! I’m sure at this point all you want to do is relax, make your summer plans, and enjoy life before whatever new chapter awaits you!
In honor of summer, I thought it would be fun to scour Twitter for some law school truths shared by those who have gone ahead of you. If you are going to law school in the fall, these are some of the things you can look forward to. For those who have decided not to go, here’s what you’ll be
mercifully avoiding missing out on.
Don't worry, there will be something to do every day in law school.
Free. Stuff. #LawSchoolSwag
Lawyer jokes. You'll be in on something that 99.6% of the US population won't get.
This. What does that even mean??
When one day, this man becomes your BFF.
When the superior beings that be acknowledge your existence.
When will you ever have an excuse to put your health and well-being on the back burner???
And... get ready for the new reality that is law school grades
If you think about it this way, it makes going to law school that much cooler.
Finally, when you're reminded that you can still be a human with a sense of humor, even after becoming a Justice on a state's supreme court.
What's so unique about law school is that it's an experience you share only with a select few regardless of which law school you went to. 1L year for me was the hardest year of my life. I look back and wonder how in the world did I do it? Well, with good friends, perseverance, some fear, and humor, I made it out of the jungle alive, but not without my own battle scars. Work hard, be confident, and don't take yourself so seriously. Remember, we are all our own worst critic.
Have a wonderful summer!