My weekend was spent trying to get caught up and working on my office memo. I'm still not quite there but at least I am somewhere. The past couple of weeks have left many impressions in my already full noggin. One of which was a comment I overheard regarding non-traditional students. The comment, or myth as I like to call it, is that straight from undergraduate students have a better advantage in law school over those who took time off to work and are returning after a couple of years off from school. The advantage is that they somehow know how to study better...


I forgot that working over 40 hours a week didn't mean anything. Working hard for my money was obviously something I failed to learn. I also really appreciate the fact that I DID NOT use any writing or analysis skills I actually learned as an undergraduate.* Further, this makes no sense what so ever for those of us who "worked" as graduate students.

So to hear that a small group of students seem to think they have an advantage over someone like me just makes me work harder. Sometimes I wonder where in the hell these people are coming from and where they get these crazy notions.

*Sarcasm intended


  1. Strange Bird said...
    Really? As a "non-traditional student," I thought they were right. :) The fact that they had pulled all-nighters more recently than I had was an advantage, because I, the fuddy duddy, had not had to do this and need my sleep to function the next day.

    It doesn't mean they did any better than I did, though.
    Law Ingenue said...
    Non-trads don't necessarily know how to study better. That's a load of crap. I'm a non-trad and I am having to re-learn how to study because I haven't done it in a number of years.

    There are some differences between non-trads and traditional law students. But studying is not one of them.

    There's myths in law school about all sorts of things. Ignore them and do what works for you.
    New Kid on the Hallway said...
    Eh, they're probably feeling intimidated and trying to figure out a way to make themselves feel better!
    Kel said...
    I agree with all of you!

    I just find it humorous that they say these things.

    Sometimes it is best to just keep your mouth shut!

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