Difference between Law School years

There are three years on law school. As you’re going through each year you think that you’re in the worst year and it can only get better. WRONG. It only gets worse. But anyway I digress. Being in my third and FINAL year of law school… sorry I must say that again… FINAL YEAR OF LAW SCHOOL, I know how to spot all the different law students. I can tell you what year a particular student is in usually just by looking at them or seeing how they react to situations. I’d like to let you in on the keys to figuring out what year in law school someone is. You could always whip this out at parties, way better party trick than opening a bottle of champagne with a knife…


1L- read & highlight & brief
2L- highlight
3L- skim

Class Participation:
1L- silent
2L- let me (stupidly) show off
3L- facebook

Legal Writing:
1L- three rough drafts, two office hours visits, outline, final draft
2L- one rough draft, outline, final draft
3L- all nighter

Job Search:
1L- Everyone will hire me!
2L- I can get a job this summer and it will turn into something

Social Life:
1L- don’t need one
2L- don’t have one
3L- don’t get one

1L- yes
2L- Yes
See how it all just goes downhill?

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  • http://lamiavitablog.com/ Nicole Marie

    hahah love this!

  • Rachel Murphree

    HAHAHA! I want to send this to some of my lawyer friends!

  • Katherine Nolden

    Do it! They will understand it only too well!

  • Katherine Nolden

    Thanks Nicole!

  • Barbara Negron

    Haha great blog! Very informative yet fresh and funny. I find it very interesting. I’m a foreign lawyer (from Chile) and although I already went through 7 years of hell, I am dumb enough to now want to get my law degree in the US (long story short: fell in love, married an american and moved!). I’m so excited but scared at the same time because I know this second experience will be completely different from the first one!