Exams…Here We Go

ORIGINALLY POSTED 5/5/10–Saturday was Kentucky Derby Day and I took a study break for the “fastest two minutes in sports,” but even so my mind didn’t stray far from studying. My pick for the race was Devil May Care; she was the only filly running and well, I had to pull for her. Had I looked at the others I would’ve chosen Conveyance because the name reminded me of Property Law. Funny enough, Conveyance was in the lead early on then he started…to…wear…out. I sure know the feeling.

Last week classes ended and studying for finals began in earnest on Tuesday. I saved a crazy amount of time by outlining throughout the semester which now gives me time to make flash cards and work more practice problems. My friend Cristina (a 1L blogger) and I trudged through Property for two good days and then I switched to First Amendment with Megan for the rest of the week. We did about five hours on Thursday then I went home to Austin, but we resumed on Friday via Skype which was oddly effective. Thanks Megan for the suggestion–technology is awesome! I feel more in control than I did at the end of last semester even though it’s a false sense of security. All it takes is one well-crafted exam question to remind me of exactly who’s in charge of the law school game.

My First Amendment exam was today. I am relieved and strangely empty. Perhaps this means that I left everything I had in that exam room, or maybe it means out with the old and in with the new: Property II exam tomorrow at 9 am. For sure it means there’s no time to waste wondering what it means. All I can say is whatever happens I have no regrets. My two exams this week are essentially a repeat of those that gave me the most trouble last semester and rather than let any past shortcomings prejudice my outlook this time around, I’m doubling my efforts and giving it my all. Law school is one tough cookie, but so am I!


About LegalTrenches

I graduated law school in May 2012 and have been blogging about my experience as a non-traditional student since my 2L year. I live over 200 miles from my law school and so I commuted two round trips a week from the beginning. I put almost 1000 miles a week on my car. Law school is crazy. It's even crazier as a non-traditional commuter student, but I wouldn't have had it any other way! I blogged my way through bar prep and sat for the July 2012 Texas Bar exam. Hopefully some of my experiences will help out those taking the bar exam after me. On Nov. 1, 2012, I received my bar results and became an officially licensed Texas lawyer! Follow me as I transition into the legal world as a brand new baby lawyer. I'll try to keep it light and promise to keep it real.

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