This is my eighth semester of law school. You would think I have the hang of it by now. So why am I feeling so utterly overwhelmed this term?
We are three weeks into spring semester and I still have not found my rhythm. One class, Legal Analysis, is moving at breakneck speed. I read the reviews about this course and 80% of reviewers suggested taking Legal Analysis by itself because of the workload. Well, the average law student takes more than one class per term; I discounted those reviewers as whiners.
But, oh my gawd, the class is kicking my butt. Legal Analysis is a bar preparatory class. Our final exam will be a bar examination from a previous year. So we have in class exercises to prepare us for the exam. We have completed multiple-choice questions, essay questions, and most recently a performance test. Usually, the in class work ends up being homework. I am not so good at getting homework done because I have very little time for anything outside of class.
So I am floundering a bit. Add to the mix another class that requires reading unedited cases and then preparing a variety of motions on those unedited classes and I am already way behind at this point and feeling overly anxious about this semester. Thank gawd for Ambien or I might never get any sleep.
The next fifteen weeks of this semester are going to test me like no other semester has and I will either make it through with flying colors or I will dissolve into a messy, crying heap of epic fail. At this point, it could go either way.