I was sitting in church and I had a realization…… I need to control law school. That may sound like a very small thought, an impossible thought, a completely unrealistic thought but it did come during church service so I definitely felt some divine inspiration here.
How do you suppose I go about this?? Well I have been reading some books about law school and have come upon a few specific things—
In the book “Law school for Dummies” I learned that I did not want to be a “gunner”. This is a person who raises their hand all the time, wants to answer every question and makes the other law students pretty much despise them. I am already going to be the “nontraditional student” that most likely no one is going to miss—-it’s going to be my smile that they notice first I am sure—insert sarcasm–I’m sure they won’t notice I’m as old as their parents (or older, yikes!). I digress, anyway I don’t want to be that person. It will be hard for me not to raise my hand or not to offer commentary but I will do my best!!
In the book “Law School Confidential” which I highly recommend by the way , I learned-
1. That I need to schedule my life around law school. This is an obvious fact I am sure but I didn’t grasp it fully until this book. I have put together an hourly schedule of classes, reading, life, drive time, etc. I know that life will get in the way and I will do my very best to keep this schedule but at least I have a feeling of control over my schedule. I want to be successful in law school but also continue to have some bit of life. This book has given me hope that I will have CONTROL of my life.
2. I need highlighters—-lots of them. I thought this was some kind of law school joke according to Instagram and Twitter. I was wrong!
3. I need to get my resume rewritten, made current and copied and ready in a file before school even starts. Do you know that law firms start looking at hiring (ha, free labor, no money) and interviewing on November 1 during the first semester of law school–before I even take my first exam? If I want any type of opportunity for a summer job next summer with a law firm I need my resume ready this summer.
I don’t have anything else today but I am still reading Law school Confidential so I will keep you posted—- my challenge to you all today? Learn something new, even if it is a line from a poem or a fact or a really long book about the next 3 years of your life….