Besides just being excited to end 1L and begin my 2L year, I was also excited to pick my own schedule. I love making schedules and planning activities, so I was beyond excited to pick my classes and leave room for some extracurricular activities. Unfortunately, 1L leaves little room for schedule-making [besides scheduling when to read].
This year I am taking a Civil Litigation Skills Practicum, Business Associations, Evidence, and Mediation. Two of my classes, Business Associations and Evidence, are very similar to 1L classes as they are bar courses. My other two classes, Mediation and Civil Litigation Skills Practicum, are based more on practical learning. I love my schedule, I have a nice mix of day and night classes and, best of all, I have no Friday class! The only down side to picking my schedule is not seeing the familiar faces of section two all day, every day.
Outside of class time I am involved in the Loyola blog [obviously], I am co-president of the Los Angeles County Bar Association (LACBA) Liaison Committee, and I am working during the year at a law firm. While I can’t really say I am less busy than 1L year, I am definitely less stressed! So far, 2L year is off to a good start.