Every law student that has ever given me advice for what to do during the summer before law school has said to ignore the pointless reading lists and just enjoy your time. And that is exactly what I'm doing. I went up to my new school yesterday to walk around before orientation and I found a board for the incoming 1Ls. One of my professors has already posted the readings for the first two days of class, and it's about 25 pages per day. Legally Blonde was right about this one—no syllabus days in law school.
Don't Read if it's Not RequiredSo when I got this suggested reading list from my school, I LOL'd and continued searching for flights for Vegas. Reading An Introduction to the Legal System of the United States, Fourth Edition really won't give me an edge in my classroom. If anything, it would just burn me out on reading before I actually have to do the required readings for my respective classes. Instead, I will spend my last weekend of freedom before orientation lounging poolside with my best friend in a cabana and going to Thunder Down Under :)
Enjoy YourselfBut I have actually done a few things to get ready for class. Like I mentioned, I have already found the quickest route to my class and have walked around the building a bit. I got a new printer that has WiFi, which I'm pretty excited about because sometimes when you finish a paper at 3 AM it really is too much effort to get out of bed and walk over to a printer. I picked up a 12 pack of highlighters for me that has 6 different colors since Lord knows I'll need them. And I had my cheap $30 suit from Bealls altered to fit me and look more expensive for when I have to wear it for any presentations or important meetings. I also have my desk set up and found additional studying places at my condo's courtyard and a nearby park. This was important to me because I cannot be productive at a library for some reason. I have stocked up on groceries enough to make quick and easy meals because I know I'm about to get very busy and I'm trying to save money from eating out. Lastly, I ordered a Paper Plum Planner and am waiting for that to come in, but until then I have my leftover Lilly Pulitzer Planner thanks to the longevity of their 16-month planners.
|My cute little desk all set up :)|