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Welcome to Schadenfreude - Population: Me!

Today is the first day of the bar exam. The library is deserted and will remain that way for about a week or so before the students slowly starting dribbling back.

I feel bad for the kids (and, yikes, some of them seem so young) taking it. Some of them probably have swanky jobs lined up, but many of them don't. The legal job market is incredibly rough these days. For most people, I'm sure it's hard to muster sympathy for out-of-work lawyers (recall every lawyer joke you've ever heard), but for students who've devoted three or more years to studying law, plus the huge tuition checks, it's very hard.

The bar exam, too, is no picnic. Two full, exhausting, stressful days surrounded by your exhausted and stressed-out friends and colleagues. In the height of the summer you've given over to study. (The summer of my bar exam is just a blur of snack food and library study rooms.) And you don't get the results until October.

Today, though, that is not me. I've been there, and I have no interest in ever returning. I look back on that time like it was someone else's life, like it was a long montage in a movie.

And so I take a little more joy out of this day that really was just another uneventful work day for me simply because I'm not sitting in that room, feeling my hand cramp from writing essays for six hours.

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starfallz
Jul. 28th, 2011 12:28 am (UTC)
Sounds like a nice day to be you. :)
thndrstd
Jul. 29th, 2011 08:31 pm (UTC)
It was/is an awesome day to be me!
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