GUEST BLOG Lauren Rose, 3L at University of Detroit Mercy
The bittersweet transition from law student to a law school graduate will begin shortly.
I cannot believe that I will be graduating law school in less than two weeks.
During 1L year, I thought this day would never come. Between the readings, the cases, the research, the legal writing class, and everything else, I could not see the light at the end of the tunnel. Towards the end of the first year, things began to change a little bit. I understood how many hours each class required and I understood how law school exams differ from those in undergrad.
By the fall semester of 2L year, I felt like I knew what I was doing. I had been a clerk during the summer and I also worked at a non-profit legal aid center. The schoolwork, while still tough, seemed more manageable. Little did I know that the entire second year of law school would come and go in the blink of an eye.
Fast-forward to the fall of 2016. I walked into the law school, after having a taste of a few different legal jobs, with eagerness to graduate so I could begin my career. The familiarness of the school was comforting, but I was ready for something more. I could tell that most of my fellow 3L classmates felt the same way. There was a mutual understanding that it was the beginning of the end as our lives as law students and we were getting closer to becoming lawyers.
The bittersweet transition from law student to a law school graduate will begin shortly. And in just a few short months, instead of returning to the law school and ordering books, we will be walking into office buildings and will be called, “Counselor.”
Congratulations to the newest set of law school graduates! Congratulations to the Class of 2017!
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