I think so...

I was talking to one of my favorite people yesterday and she asked me if I was still sure about my decision to go to law school. It was weird since I was just thinking about this myself. I still stand behind my decision, however I'm at the point in the semester where I'm questioning my stamina. I know that I want to be a lawyer. I know that the skill set lawyers use is one that appeals to me. What I question is the drive to get there, to get beyond these next three years.

I'll be honest, I'm not exactly loving the material here. I struggle to stay awake in property and just struggle in general in anything civ pro related. So I guess the material is just bringing me down.

Hopefully learning about externships next week will be that invigorating pulse I need to jump start my battery before finals...

7 Comments:

  1. Strange Bird said...
    This is normal. Law school is tiring, and trying. You'll get through it!
    paragon2pieces said...
    Trust me... once you are able to move past the 1L core classes and choose the classes that touch on the interests that brought you to law school in the first place, things will be different (as long as you resist the urge to use up all of your electives on bar classes IMHO).
    (In)Sanity Gal said...
    I think if you still know that you want to be a lawyer, then you're doing better than a lot of us.

    Some of the subjects are just not as interesting as others, but I think getting out there and doing an externship will help you figure out which area you might be interested in focusing on.
    Kel said...
    Thanks ladies!
    Silly Little Law Student said...
    I despised my first year classes.... they weren't exactly holding my attention because those subjects weren't the reason I went to law school in the first place.

    Once you get passed them and get to choose your own classes it will be far better.

    And even then, you may find yourself in a class that you thought was going to be unbelievably interesting... but turns out to be duller than watching paint dry. But you can get through it. :)

    Keep on truckin' lol
    PT-LawMom said...
    Especially in year one, the material has very little to do with the actual practice of law. It gets better. :)
    michelle of bleeding espresso said...
    I'll second the comment above from Silly Little Law Student; the first year is the hardest to get through, and for me, the most boring as well. It is a necessary evil, but once you can start choosing classes and exploring things that truly interest you (*and* get the whole routine of reading and studying down) law school can actually be weirdly fun ;)

    P.S. I'm the new About.com Guide to Law School, and I'd greatly appreciate any feedback you or your fellow law students could offer on the content and blog posts over there (anything particular you'd like to see an article on?)...and please feel free to liven up my forum!

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