Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Cold Calling Is Super Scary

Hi all! I hope law school is treating you well; but most importantly… that you are! I am writing from my experience; therefore, this is my truth and other people are entitled to have different opinions. By now, you are probably familiar with “cold calling,” but in case you are not, I’ll try my best to give you an accurate description (I said try, okay?). Professors assign readings (duh). However, you are expected to read everything BEFORE class and of course they want to know if you did it; so, this is when cold calling comes into play, the professor will randomly pick you and ask you something pursuant to a case or a simple question to test your knowledge. It is not as terrifying as it sounds, most of the time it is something that you’ll know. Nevertheless, we are all human and OBVIOUSLY that means we are not expected to answer right 100% of the time. The most important thing is to know when to let things go. No one will think of you differently because you answered incorrectly a question about the “Erie Doctrine.” My point is cold calling is bad if you want it to be. When you learn that a wrong answer does not define you, you will see cold calling as a breeze in the park and I promise it is not “Fake News.”