The first day of school is a momentous occasion filled with anxiety of what to expect and excitement of starting something new. Law school was no exception.
I spent the two weeks before school started working on all of the homework assignments that had gotten emailed to me, making sure no fact or law was overlooked. God forbid I be the student who hadn’t read every line of every page assigned! The first day of my 1L year, I barely slept a wink the night before – I was too stressed out about the difficulties the next day would bring. Come morning, I tried on about 15 different outfits, trying to decide which choice of attire said “I am confident and smart, but also friendly.” I had my brand new textbooks stacked in a neat pile next to my pre-packed lunch and fully stocked backpack. I got to school an hour early, out of fear for being late to my first law school class. I sat towards the front of the classroom in Professor Church’s Torts class, with my pens and highlighters spread out and ready to go. (more…)