Here we are, finals are over. The holidays are here and hopefully, you’re recovering and recuperating from the first semester. First semester 1L is a super difficult semester and challenges you from many angles, not just academically. I remember the few days following my first semester were largely filled with sleep, laying on the couch and sleeping a bit more. Whether it is sleep, running, sitting in the sun or whatever it is that you do to decompress, please take some time to do so.
After that decompression time is over, it’s time to be productive. Granted, your productivity level will likely be a bit lower and your pace a bit slower than it was certainly during finals. But, there are some things necessary to work on before your second semester 1L begins.
I highly recommend this Great Podcast on making the most of your winter break. Alison and Lee really bring perspective and great ideas for handling your break. One of the areas touched on that is particularly relevant to 1Ls is reflecting and diagnosing your first semester as a law student. Here are 5 tips for reflecting on your first semester 1L: