Hello friends! It’s quite possible that we don’t know each other yet, but we’ll be good friends in a minute because I’m guessing that if you’re reading this we have a lot more in common than if I’d written an article for Wildfowl duck hunting magazine (It exists - look it up!)
In case you hadn’t noticed (you had), law school is a pain in neck. A very rewarding, fulfilling, ego stroking, pain in the neck, but a pain in the neck nonetheless. And if you’re reading this to find out the trick to getting five HDs every semester, stop reading now. Because we all know the answer to that – hard work. There’s no trick, secret or spell. You have to work hard to do well academically in law. Now that we’ve cleared up what we all already knew (but may have been in denial about), let’s move on.
If you’re looking for a few tips for balancing law school with life/coping with stress/dealing with the temptation to poke people’s eyes out with a pen during semester, you have come to the right place.
I’m not saying I’ve got it all figured out (I think I’ve probably got about 5% of it down pat), but here are a few tried and tested recipes for the soul that have gotten me through the past four years (note that at this point all of my close friends still have both of their eyes – a small round of applause, please).