May 15, 2005
26 Down, 1 to Go
Yesterday afternoon, I finished my First Amendment final. It was a 24 hour take-home exam. I picked it up Friday afternoon at 3:46pm. I returned to the Registrar around 2:30 Saturday. I didn't sleep Friday night. Maybe if I had taken more notes and posted fewer entries to this site during that class, I'd have been a little more prepared, but I really needed the time. I was actually decently familiar with the material -- not reading cases for the first time during the exam, or anything along those lines. And I took a dinner/O.C. break. And a few others to make pots of coffee and the like. Were I more efficient, I probably could have crammed the meaningful work into a small enough time to get some sleep in. But I didn't.
When I passed out on the couch around 5pm (which, rumor has it, resulted in house-shaking snores), I had been up for 31 hours. I generally believe in work hard, play hard, but all-nighters are so very 1L.
My last exam of law school is tomorrow night.
Posted by buddha at May 15, 2005 01:31 PM
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Why do I get the impression that you wrote the following specifically for me? "[I] was actually decently familiar with the material -- not reading cases for the first time during the exam."
Posted by: Fool at May 16, 2005 05:59 AM
I was referring to many people I know. After all, I live with a handful of 3Ls, and take-home exams often bring out the slacker in peope when it comes to advance preparation.
Posted by: buddha at May 16, 2005 11:05 AM
I was specifically referring to in-class exams, see, e.g., Securities Regulation...due to commence in T-10 hours.
Posted by: Fool at May 16, 2005 10:58 PM