Law school officially starts in a week! So with all of the excitement, there are obviously some last minute jitters that I have as well. This is a huge life change and there is a lot that is about to happen. In order to make myself feel better, I've decided to blog about my worries. So without further ado, here is my list of 4 things I am nervous for in law school:
This is the biggest "duh" item on this list, but of course I am nervous to move across the country. Not only will I be 1,000 miles away from my friends and family, but it will also be entirely new. How will I like living in my new apartment community? Will I like my roommates? Where is the best place to buy bagels in my new city? These are the important questions that I ask myself.
2. Being Young
I don't know if I have mentioned my age on my blog before, but I am only 21 years old. A very new 21 - I turned 21 a month ago today. Most law students are a little older than me. Among my peers, I have always been young because I started kindergarten when I was barely 5 years old. Recently, I graduated in 3 years instead of the normal 4, so therefore I am about 2 years younger than all of my law school peers. So that will be an interesting experience.
3. Not Having A Job
This is another weird one, but I have had at least a part time job since I was 14 years old. The last two years I have been working even more, having a couple full-time internships and then working 30-40 hours per week at my part-time job when I wasn't interning. However, the ABA and most law schools themselves discourage working while you are in law school, especially during your first year. So today starts my first day of unemployment, and it is weird. I like how balancing work and school forces me to be focused, prioritize, and be eternally busy. This sounds hectic, but I am worried about that change.
4. The Schoolwork, Obviously
Lastly, I am nervous about actually getting through law school. Everyone keeps saying this is different than any school I have done before. This means harder work, more intense studying, and probably a lot of tears. I am up to the challenge, but it makes me nervous nonetheless.
Despite any of these fears, I am excited for the challenge that law school will bring. What are things you are nervous about for law school?