Friday, September 14, 2007


So it finally happend. Im a 3L. The top of the law school food chain, which makes me about as qualifed to practice law as my first day of law school. However my semster is a bit more exciting.

I decided to forgo another 15 hours of lecture class to sign up for a clinic. Criminal Defense to be specific. Now these I highly recommend. Though it takes more time than you really have, you actually get to do something real as opposed to 4 hours of reading. Practicing under a Student Bar Card, I won my first case. Good feeling.

Other than that, being a 3L is decidedly less stressful in terms of class, but now if you were unfortunate enough to not nail down permanent employment you realize the real world is knocking. Damn Captin Hook.

To be honest, your disdain for 1L's does grow. They crowd the halls like scarred animals talking a mile a minute about Penoyer v Neff or something equally as mindless. Gunners in classes are almost non-existent. There are a few that might speak up, but these people Im thankful for. Without them it would be us staring at the professor blankly as he tries to get the class involved.

I guess what Im trying to say is....3L's have it figured out. We understand that class participation means nothing, and if you pay attention too much you are likely to get as confused as you did as a 1L. 3L's tend to walk through the halls standing at full height (they can do this because they don't bring every book ever written by the professor in their backpack) by themselves. If you are lucky a 1L will look at you and know...they move out of the way.

Damn right.

On a side note, if anybody still reads this blog because I post so much check out the link He is a fellow blogger and friend who now attends law school in the deep south. He is a 1L, so his posts will be much more entertaining and more frequent than mine. I guess that is the way of law school. There is alot to say as a 1L because it is all new and different. As a 3L, its hard to imagine life not thinking as a lawyer, so none of it is a suprise.



Blogger Katie said...

You might be at the top of the food chain at the law school, but everyone still knows you're a nerd who watches the Devil Wears Prada :)

7:38 PM  
Blogger Exiled said...

Ha, Captain Hook, I love it. Thanks for personifying the real world. I appreciate the shout out.

9:13 AM  

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