My 1L life is officially over. I finished my first year of law school with a click of the “submit” button on a five-hour, take-home Torts exam in a nearly empty library last Thursday afternoon.

I’m glad to check it off the list, but with all the hysteria surrounding the first year of law school, its ending was anticlimactic. I can’t say I felt any huge weight lift upon closing out of that last exam—there’s so much more I still have to do.