4. Post 1L Considerations: Actually it's Not All Down Hill from Here


    After the first year you have taken the core courses and learned the skills that will form the basis for the rest of your law school experience.  However, there is a pervasive myth that law school becomes dramatically easier after the first year.  That is simply not true.  While you will likely be more confident and less anxious about law school generally, prof's teaching 2nd and 3rd year courses will still be utilizing the Socratic Method, cases will still need to be read, etc.  The only difference is that you will have developed a much more efficient means of briefing cases and culling information.  Most student’s see their grades increase in the 2nd and 3rd years as a result of the increased confidence and efficiency.  But you may be surprised at how little really changes after the 1st year.