1 Month Into Law School

Having started my first year of law school on August 17, 2020 I am officially four weeks into law school!

My school is 100% online this semester.

Even though my first month of law school is not what I expected it to look like, I am grateful to be receiving a legal education and hopeful that I will be able to experience law school on-campus one day.

Here are some tidbits of information from my first month of law school…

Classes I am taking:

  • Legal Research
  • Legal Writing
  • Torts
  • Contracts
  • Civil Procedure
  • Criminal Law

What a typical weekday has looked like:

  • Read for tomorrow’s classes
  • Review for today’s classes
  • Attend classes on Zoom
  • Finish reading for tomorrow’s classes
  • Work on quizzes/assignments if needed

What a typical weekend has looked like:

  • Friday: read for 2/3 classes on Monday
  • Saturday: read for the last class on Monday and first class on Tuesday
  • Sunday: outline and work on quizzes/assignments if needed

What has worked thus far:

  • Going to bed around the same time every night
  • Showering first thing in the morning to “wake up”
  • Making coffee at home
  • Organizing my reading notes on Google Docs by the date of class
  • Making Sunday a “non-reading” day and outlining that day instead
  • Walking my dog every night

What I need to work on:

  • Not snoozing my alarm clock & getting out of bed on the first alarm
  • Taking more concise notes and not trying to copy things verbatim
  • Getting out of the house during the weekdays
  • Using the Pomodoro method to prevent mental fatigue

This first month has been a learning curve but I am determined to stay the course, try my best each day, and keep the big picture in mind.

Wish me luck!

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