Friday, July 28, 2006

a moment to reflect on being a 1L

i can officially introduce myself as a 2L. i feel like i've joined some sort of club, gone through some sick hazing.

there's something curious about the effect law school has on a person. i mean, i'm not a standard law student. i'm not 22, fresh out of a 4 year bachelor's degree. i've been in college twice as long. i'm not obsessed with law school. i'm not single, my whole social environment doesn't revolve around law school. but at the same time ... last night as i was taking my exam, with my piles of flagged and highlighted notes (w/ the obligatory coffee stains), the diet cokes, the red bull, the chocolate bar and saltines, the messed up hair and lack of makeup (not to mention the requisite freak-out 40 minutes before the exam) - it occurred to me that when it comes down to it, LS beats us all down in the same way. obsessed with it or not, we're all wrecks when it matters. it's some sort of strange equalizer.

taking this summer course seemed like a great idea six months ago, and now that it's done, i'm thrilled it's over with. i just hope i can really recuperate in the few measly weeks before the next semester begins.

so having said that, the recuperation has begun, and will really kick in once we leave for vacation in the morning. so i'll sign off for a while, but promise pics of the trip.


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