Diary of a 1L
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Monday, July 19, 2004
8:50 AM

The cult of law

I've been made to feel extraordinarily weak-willed. I've been made to feel at times that resistance really is futile and that I will be assimilated. It's time for me to take a big step back and figure out what I want to do with my life before the law school behemoth figures it out for me.

I am not a Star Trek fan, but the Star Trek: The Next Generation pinball game is the best pinball game ever made.
Are you a soon-to-be second year who suddenly hates the prospect of becoming a lawyer? That was me, one year ago. Amazing how it works like that. They tell you it will happen, and it does. My experience was this

First year - blindly niave, think the law is "interesting" and cool.

Second year - bitter and hostile, realize law is irrational and retarded, more the result of low IQ legislators than any grand and noble ideal.

Third year (me) - realize bitterness will get you nowhere. Law school was a mistake, but its too late now. You can't go back. Better make the most of it now, you can always get out after few years (as many do).
just be prepared for the changes that will overtake the school soon as OCI interviews start. there will be people who have 7 interviews in a day, and those who have none. in the end it will all work out...just take a step back and remember to breathe. I found myself flipping out about a thank you note...just realize that craziness will attack Moritz and that eventually everyone will find something.
and I dont know if you made a journal or not...I decided to not even attempt and I managed to find a job without that on my resume
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