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I can’t co-sign this enough: why I have 3L-itis

Posted by T. Greg Doucette on Dec 4, 2011 in The 3L Life

At the risk of sounding like one of those creepy internet stalker-type people, it’s no secret that I’ve derived many an LOL from reading Mariel’s commentary over at Fresh Thought Soup.

She’s a fellow Class of 2012 blawger way out at UT Law, and from the law school-related nightmares to the hilarious cartoons and most other stuff in between she writes stuff that’s (i) funny, (ii) on point, or typically (iii) both.

Besides, her blog currently has snow flakes falling — who doesn’t like snowflakes in winter??1 :D

Her latest entry squarely falls into the second category, but it’s so thoroughly spot on that I thought I’d mention it here and send y’all in her direction. Titled “Why I can’t study,” it’s basically a chronicle on 3L-itis that I wish I could just sign at the bottom.

Grades not being able to change much at this point because so many credits are already in the bag, to the point it’s mathematically impossible to reach the next academic plateau even if you banked straight A’s from now until graduation? Check.

Having a blend of classes that all-but-guarantees a net GPA roughly in line with your current long-run average? Check.

Realizing that you’re better in a hands-on practical environment where you can adapt and fix errors, compared to the sanitized world of client-less one-and-done law school exams? Check.

My classmates wonder why I’ve been so lax with academic stuff this semester after working so hard last year, now focusing more on the excessive quantity of extracurriculars I dove into — our situations might not be exactly the same, but Mariel’s voiced my thoughts on it pretty well. Definitely go read her piece when you have some free time :)

I’m off to resume work on my next set of final papers that aren’t getting done on time… :beatup:

  1. To my FAMU Law readers, put your hands down :P []

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