Tagged: finals

Libraries Part II: Study Aids and Other 1L Essentials

You’ve probably heard that study aids are essential to success during 1L. My take: you should not sacrifice sleeping, eating, exercise, or friendships to add more to an already heavy reading list. However, study aids can actually save time by helping you grasp difficult content more quickly.  Study aids take many forms: treatises summarizing an area of law; […]

Last Week of Classes for this 3L

This week was my last week of law school classes ever. While I’m not ruling out that I may continue on to another degree (sorry mom & dad & Adam), for all intents and purposes, this is may be my last class forever. I’ve been a student almost my whole life, without any intermission, and […]

Dark Days & Getting Through Them

My grandmother died after my second final in my first semester of law school. It feels a little gross to point out her death in this narrow context—contextualized by my exam schedule—but isn’t that how life works? A crisis happens and the world keeps moving on around you. In many ways, I was lucky. Marion […]

Your Brain on Winter Break

Sleep for ten hours the night after finals. Receive nutrients from vegetables for the first time in days. Wonder how you are can possibly spend a full week without studying. Panic that you must be forgetting to do something. Forget about upcoming grades. Remember that you will get your grades in a few weeks. Convince […]

Post-Finals Tradition

My roommate and I have started a tradition. Every semester, after we’re both done with finals, we treat ourselves to a movie- and, in particular, a movie about RBG (Ruth Bader Ginsburg). We started it last spring, when the movie aptly titled “RBG” was playing in Coolidge Corner Theatre. We even got RBG-based shirts for […]