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Final exams.

I know that many of you first-year law students are experiencing intense anxiety over your first round of final exams. Though I am now a law professor, I was once a law student, too. The compressed horror of years spent toiling in the justice system has deadened my sensitivity to many things, but I remember how big this first set of finals feels. This isn’t like undergrad, where you knew who the tough graders were and how well you were doing before you got a final exam. What if you study the wrong parts of your outline? What if you get a stomach virus? What if you oversleep or your computer freezes?

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