One of the things I didn’t think of when I was thinking of going to law school was how I would have to make new friends. I recognized, of course, that I wouldn’t recognize anyone there. But I forgot that I’d have to remember how to make friends, that this wouldn’t be some continuation of undergrad where I’d see at least one familiar face in all of my classes. That this wasn’t a house party where I wouldn’t know half the people or a volunteering event with multiple RSOs; this was like going to my first college party where I didn’t know anyone but my roommate and the semi-sketchy dude who invited us, except without that my roommate or that dude. If I had realized that, any of that, I’d probably have welcome Shady McSketch with open arms.
first day of school
With the exception of undergrad, the first day of school just gets more miserable as we get older. In undergrad, the first week of school was basically just finding the building and getting a syllabus. This is something law schools should start doing. But, instead, they choose to be difficult. Now that you’re in post-graduate, it’s homework before you even know where the classroom is. Syllabus week has been left behind, along with going out five nights a week, Scantron only exams, and people who are impressed when you say you’re going to law school.