Wednesday, December 6, 2017

A Typical Day

6:00 AM: My alarm goes off for the first time.

6:20 AM: My alarm goes off for the fifth time. I finally get out of bed and head straight for the coffee machine.

7:00-7:10 AM: I leave my apartment in Westwood to drive to Loyola. I HAVE to leave the house by 7:10 at the absolute latest or I will hit terrible traffic and will not make it to class on time. I normally eat breakfast in the car and then get a second coffee at Sonia’s as soon as I get to Loyola.

8:00 AM: My first class of the day! If it is Monday or Wednesday, I have Criminal Law with Professor Levenson, and if it is Tuesday or Thursday, I have Torts Law with Professor Hayden.

12:00 PM: By this time on Mondays and Wednesdays I am finished with classes (Property Law with Professor Petherbridge after Criminal Law) and normally drive back home to Westwood in order to avoid afternoon traffic. At least once a week, however, I stay on campus from 12 PM to 1 PM to attend a speaking engagement from one of the many law professionals that the clubs at Loyola bring in. The speakers are always law professionals in the LA area that share how they have gotten to where they are and give advice on how to navigate the job market and the legal field. Plus, there is ALWAYS free food at these events, which makes it even more enjoyable.

1:10 PM: If it is a Tuesday or a Thursday, I do not go home and instead stay on-campus after Civil Procedure with Professor Dudovitz because I have Legal Research or Legal Writing with Professor Burch or Professor Riordan. If it is a day I go home early, I normally take a break. I eat lunch and almost always take a nap (I really support napping).

3:10 PM: On Tuesdays and Thursdays, this is when I head back home. I am normally unable to nap on these days (and if I can, it is a very short one) but I still take a quick break and grab a snack.

4:00 PM: Study time! By now, depending on the day, I am either just starting to study or I have been studying for around an hour. I like to review whatever I learned in class that day first and then start on the reading for the next day. Depending on the material, this can take an hour or four hours per assignment, it just depends on the length and the subject. I eat dinner somewhere during all of this reading and normally take a break to talk to my roommates or check social media before diving back in.

9:00 PM: I am ALMOST always done reading and reviewing by this time of night if I have been diligent in my studies. This doesn’t always happen though, so sometimes I find myself studying right up until I go to bed. If I do finish, I get the last few hours of the night for myself and will choose to watch a movie, read a book, or catch-up on my DVR.

12:00 AM: I am rarely not in bed by midnight—even with a nap—and I go to sleep, ready to do it all over again!

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