Now that my time in law school is coming to a close, I’m starting to realize I made one huge mistake. I’m the kind of student who gets nothing out of lectures and get bored easily. I hate sitting in classes and doing busywork. I’m the worst law student ever, basically. Now, being almost done with school, I can see how my laziness and inability to stay on top of my work has been a huge disservice to myself.
Think about it, you’ve made the conscious decision to go to law school. You’ve decided you want to be a lawyer. Instead of taking classes seriously, reading what you’re assigned, and networking your butt off, you’ve done literally anything else. Not to mention you’re in serious debt from getting a law degree so not getting a decent paying job is not an option. By not staying on top of everything, I cram for exams, stress out WAY too much, and probably don’t do the best I can do in my classes.
Now, good grades and being the perfect student isn’t the most important thing in the world. It’s definitely something to shoot for and is really helpful finding a job, but you have to have a life too. But by not doing your due diligence to law school, you’re completely selling yourself short. You can get that biglaw job if you apply yourself. You can CALI a class if you do your best. Just the fact that your in law school is evidence you are destine for great things. Law school is an investment in yourself and by not doing what needs to get done, you’re wasting that investment.
If there was one thing I could change about my law school career, I would see this opportunity as a chance to better myself, learn everything I can, and use it as a stepping stone to greatness.
What one thing would you change about your law school career?