So, you got through the first semester of law school – Congratulations! What, you don’t feel like celebrating? Oh, your grades are not what you’re used to – no A’s, and more C’s than B’s? In fact, are you starting to wonder if law school was a good choice? Well, that is an important question. However, before you throw in the towel, consider hitting the “reset” button. If the dream of being a lawyer is really that important to you, then you have to consider the possibility that you may not have done everything necessary to succeed.
By now you realize law school is a completely different experience than college. Every professor expects you to complete the assigned reading before class, and then to engage in challenging discussions based on that reading. Not to mention the quantity of the reading, briefing, outlining, issue-spotting old exams, etc. can be overwhelming. The question you have to ask yourself is, “Did I do enough, or did I do what I always did to get by in college?” So, how do you answer that question? Hit the “reset” button and consider the following: [Read more…] about Not Happy with the First Semester? Hit the “Reset” Button!