It’s time to return to the mini-city of my university campus, where the drink of choice is anything caffeinated (soy latte with a double shot, please!), and the place to be seen, vent your spleen, and greet the dean is the law library, so I thought I should set some resolutions for the new academic year.
First off, congratulations! Maybe you smashed your high school exams and ended up at law school almost by accident, or maybe studying law is something that you’ve been working towards for years. Either way, going to law school might be a little scary at first, so here are a few things that you should know before you get started…
As law students we are constantly rushing; our long list of readings and deadlines never seems to shrink. On top of study there’s part-time work to juggle (or full-time work for the thrill seekers), family obligations, friends, volunteering and extra-curricular activities.
It feels like we are always running from one thing to the next, never stopping to catch our breath. In fact, I would not be surprised to find a few marathon runners amongst our law school community. Most days we are like the constantly active characters from the cartoon shows… just a slightly more stressed and frazzled version. Maybe we should start the new academic year with a pledge to slow down.
We all know that you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover, but when you walk into a job interview, your interviewer will form an impression of you based on what you are wearing.
In finding the candidate that is best suited for the role that you have applied for, the interviewer will take your appearance into account. After all, if you couldn’t take an extra five mins that morning to iron your shirt and polish your shoes, are you someone they want to hand all the responsibilities of that role to? Perhaps not.