Congratulations! You got into law school, you made your deposit and you lit a beautiful Memorial Day bonfire of your LSAT prep books. Now what?
It’s hard for anyone to imagine experiencing the first semester of law school, but this year is particularly hazy. Universities are waiting as long as possible to decide whether to reopen campuses despite the risks of the coronavirus pandemic, with contingency plans for remote classes.
This uncertainty is troubling because the first year of law school is as important as it is intimidating. One thing that eases this gauntlet is the camaraderie of a close-knit campus and the study groups, activities and chance encounters that germinate lifelong friendships, romances, shared interests and enmities. Fortunately, lawyers are problem-solvers at heart, undaunted by unknowns and unclear precedents.