What’s hardest about law school is the stuff you thought you had nailed down in elementary school, namely, reading and writing. Half way through the week, I was feeling like I had made a terrible mistake. All of the babies, I mean young adults in the class were sounding fantastic. I turned to my friend and asked, “How does a 22 year old gain such a sophisticated understanding of Article III of the Constitution?” Her answer surprised me. She told me they were no smarter than either of us, but they consulted this Wikipedia and lexus nexus on the cases. They then repeat what they have read in class. Secondary sources. I could read secondary sources, if I wasn’t so busy cleaning the oatmeal off the couch.
But if it sounds like I am complaining, I guess I am. But I will say, it’s been very interesting. It feels great to be actually thinking which was required of me so seldom back in the real world.