The Final Blog…
Well, just for now! Wow, we’ve made it through yet another year of Law School! For you 1L’s, this means that you’re a third of the way through your legal education, for the 2L’s, you’re one year closer to that coveted Juris Doctor, and for the 3Ls, you’re one step closer to the bar examination and being an attorney!
First and foremost, you should be congratulating yourself. This year (or years) have been a lot, taken time away from other things you may have been considering, but you’ve gotten through another year and that is something to celebrate! Well, you should wait until after finals at least, but be sure to celebrate this amazing milestone of getting through another step on the path to being a lawyer!
As you gear up for finals and the summer, take some time to reflect on the academic year. What worked well? What didn’t work so well? What lessons will you take into your 2L and 3L years or for Bar Preparation? What fascinated you? What could you live without? Taking a look back will help you to further your education as you plan for your future.
With finals, make sure you start practicing now by taking practice exams should your professor have them available (or make your own). Finalize your outlines and ask any questions to problems you may be unsure of. If you didn’t meet with your professors from previous finals, now may be a good time to do so to see where you fell short to correct for these upcoming finals! Finally (no pun intended) RELAX! You have come this far, you know what to expect on final exams and have learned some study habits, so take it easy on yourself!
Enjoy your summers, whether you are working, taking classes, externing, or studying for the bar exam, we know it will be great!
It has been a pleasure serving as your lead student ambassador and I look forward to seeing the success you all bring into the world!
As Margaret Mead once said, “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed it is the only thing that ever has.” As law students and future attorneys, you have taken the first steps in your journey to change the world, and we look forward to seeing these changes!
So for now, study hard, ace those final exams, and celebrate!
To our graduating 3L’s, we wish you the best of luck and will miss you! To our rising 1L’s, 2L’s, 3L’s and our 4L’s, we will see you in the fall!
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