I should be getting my memo back tomorrow. I've been operating with an anxiety induced knot in my stomach since I handed it in two weeks ago.
I'd be happy with a B. I can't bring myself to hope for anything more even though I know a B wouldn't justify the work I did on it.
This is definitely the most difficult aspect of law school.
IÂm sure every section feels this way, but I really feel mine has a disproportionate amount of really bright, motivated and hardworking students. I think at least half of my section (or more) was dressed up on the day of the scholarship awards. As undergraduate, this would have been a welcomed prospect, and I try to think that way now, but then you realize only two of us might get the A in legal writing. It makes you want to be in the stupid section.
Are there really "smart" sections and "stupid" sections?
I've heard they put scholarship students in sections together to weed them out...
Is this true?
I am not used to fighting for grades, having always done well thanks to hard work or inherent ability. IÂve realized that you can bust your ass, do everything exactly as you should and in the end it may not be enough to score the grades, law review, moot court, or the job you want. (A few 2LÂs have more than once alluded to this)
The work has become daunting. The pace of classes has picked up. Finals are looming on the horizonÂ
I'll read for five or six hours a day, finish everything for the next day and then realize I should be staying up and outlining or refining my outline instead of sleeping, eating. Watching a movie...
There is always something that could/should be doing, and if I'm not, someone else probably is.
I havn't seen any nasty competitive in-fighting yet.
Has anyone else?
Does it happen at BLS?
Now that winter is approaching and we have less and less daylight, there are days I leave my apartment when it's dark and get home well after the sun has set.
Looking forward to Christmas and New Year in Amersterdam...