I. AM. DONE.

I am done with classes.
I am done with clinic.
I am done with meetings.
I am done with law school.
Bye Felicia.
I’m going to drink.

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So you’re studying for finals…

Here are some tried and true tips:

  1. Outline early. The earlier you condense all of your work, the easier it’ll be to go over at the end of the semester
  2. Put your textbook underneath your pillow when you sleep. Osmosis is a real thing people, don’t let science-deniers fool you!
  3. Skip showering. If you smell, nobody will sit near you during the exam so you can spread out more. Also, depending on how small your room is, you might make everybody sick so they have to leave and you will be at the top of the curve.
  4. Bring healthy snacks to eat during the exam, but make sure they’re healthy. Snacks like heads of celery, whole apples, full-sized carrots, baked chips, and sunflower seeds still in the shells are great ideas.
  5. Ensure you’ve slept the night before. Preferably for two hours, sitting in the Clinic, with your head on your keyboard. It’s all about the power naps, I’m telling you.
  6. Don’t pack dinner. If you bring dinner to school, you’ll stay at school longer. Skip the meal and cry about how hungry you are until you can’t take it and order pizza at 11 PM.
  7. Bring headphones. This way nobody will know that you’ve been listening to Lemonade on repeat and not anything proven effective for studying like white noise, brown noise, or other sounds that can lead to brown notes.
  8. Think about all of your TV shows you get to catch up on. No, I don’t care The Office ended 3 years ago, I haven’t finished yet.
  9. Cry. Loudly. During the exam. Let your tears fall over your closest-sitting companion.
  10. Accept the fact that you are in Hell. Law school was a huge mistake and ask yourself why you did this to yourself. Friends of yours have salaries, and take vacations, and look like human beings. You, right now, wearing the sweatpants that you slept in, with no makeup on, and your hair not brushed, you are not human.
  11. Be proud! After your exams are done, it’s summer break which means a few weeks off until the firm/government/public interest job snatches away your freedom.
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Here’s a picture of my friends and I studying together. 

So much to do, so little time.

I realize that I haven’t posted in awhile! Is it too late now to say sorry? (I’m sorry, quoting the Biebs is really unforgivable).

The past few weeks have been pretty busy. I’m 99% done with my bar apps, paid off Barbri bar prep, booked my hotel rooms for the bars, started a class outline, and began wrapping up some Clinic work. Oh, I also broke one of my toes. Womp womp.

There are 23 days until my last law school final, 37 days until graduation, and 48 days until bar prep starts. Is there a pause button somewhere that I can press? Three more hours a day would be great.

It’s bizarre to think that in only a few short weeks I’ll be a law school graduate. I know everybody said that three years would fly by, I just didn’t expect it to fly by this soon. I think I feel a quarter life crisis coming on. Anybody have a sports car I can buy off of them before I pull a 2007 era Britney Spears and shave my head?

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Kidding, kidding.
I hope.

Since finals and bar prep are both coming up at the speed of light, I’m trying to get a ton of stuff done around the house so I can’t procrastinate. That means deep cleaning my bathroom, trying on (and donating) old clothes that I no longer wear or can’t fit into, cleaning out kitchen cabinets for expired food, and cleaning out underneath my bed.

It’ll help that M has gone through bar prep before so he’ll be able to understand and sympathize with what I’m going through. It also helps that I’m creating an attack plan now so I won’t die of shock come May.

Here’s my plan:
1. Deep clean my entire apartment (bathroom, bedroom, and cabinets)
2. Get into a workout routine. Due to my broken toe I put biking on hold for now, but I’d like to get back into it.
3. Purchase a new planner, new pens, new highlighters, and some tabs.
4. Have one “what am I doing with my life” breakdown. Ain’t nobody got time for that during bar prep.
5. Figure out where I’m moving to and start updating my address.
6. Schedule my post-bar massage and haircut.

I’ll try and post again next week! How have other 3Ls been holding up?

May it please the court. . .

Your honor, I respectfully request that the court  grant me an A for this oral argument.

Another milestone of 1L year has been surpassed: My first oral argument!

My Legal R&W professor assigned this particular assignment (a brief about the issue and the oral argument) over a month ago, so it’s the understatement of the century to say that I’m relieved that its over.

Now to focus on finals!

Before spending hours upon hours going over all my notes from this past semester, I do have to say that this semester has been a lot less stressful than last semester. I’m not sure if it’s because I now know what to expect when it comes to classes and finals, or if it’s because I’m a lot happier with my personal life, but either way it’s great! My boyfriend is everything I could have asked for and more; my friends are their usual hard-working, funny-ass selves and school is becoming more manageable. I don’t know how I would have gotten to finals without all of these amazing people surrounding me.

I guess all the other law students I talked to were right: Finding a group of friends to call your own really does make all the difference when it comes to surviving 1L year.

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Brief due Monday!

I have less than 44 hours to get my brief drafted, revised and completed. I can do this, right?

I’m promising myself to get it done today, that way I can “celebrate” like this tonight:

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Who uses a glass, anyways?

 

EDIT:  I did not finish my brief last night. BUT! I did get a huge part of it done, so finishing it today should be a piece of cake. Considering it’s due tomorrow at 8 AM, I really hope finishing it will be a piece of cake.

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So for the next 6 hours this will be me while sitting on the couch.

Briefs, readings and finals.

I’m getting down to the end of the semester and it feels like all my work is piling up. Oh wait, that’s because it is. Surprise! Life’s pretty busy as a full-time law student with a new relationship (which is going SO WELL. I’m constantly on cloud 9 and I feel amazing).

Because I’m proving to myself, yet again, that I’m a lazy-ass sack of shit, I’m implementing a new school schedule for myself and, unfortunately, this blog has to take a back-seat for a little bit.

A friend sent me this picture today during a discussion about property:

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Since I related to it a little too much, I decided that was my sign that I need to buckle down. I’m also aware that this is the second or third entry I’ve written about buckling down, but I truly am this time! And if you’re a law student reading this, consider this your sign! Finals are coming up (duh, like you need a reminder) but all the effort put in now is totally worth it when the grades come back!

Good luck!