(Closed) Law School/Grad School Bee's Need Advice

posted 6 years ago in College
Post # 3
2214 posts
Buzzing bee

I graduated from law school in 2011. I would say that the few weeks before exams (2-4 depending on how much you want to study) are completely off limits for activities, but any other time should be fine.  It’s okay to have a life while you’re a law student. 🙂  If you’re worried though, just plan things for spring break.


Post # 4
839 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

I agree with the PP. Studying for finals in Law School is NOT like college. You will probably start studying for finals about a month before your finals start, and the 2-3 weeks before finals neither you nor any of your law school friends will be doing ANYTHING social. It might seem early, but I would have your pre-wedding activities toward the middle of the semester. That way you are in a regular rhythm of classes, but aren’t nearing the dreaded finals study weeks.

Good luck! Law school is a LOT of work, but I had a BLAST in law school, so yes, you definitely can have a life while in law school if you plan it right 🙂

Post # 5
2425 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I’m in grad school, and it was an effort. I had to make way more trips back to my hometown than I typically do, and to be honest it was exhausting. If possible just look ahead to figure out what your exam schedule will be like, and avoid weekends close to it. Try to plan something for Spring Break, etc. Also, if you go to school away like I did, try to fit as many wedding related activities those weekends. Ex I had dress fittings and hair and makeup trials the weekend of my shower, etc.

Post # 6
79 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I didn’t get engaged until after I finished law school, but if I were in your position, I would have wedding events over Winter and Summer break. Maybe your bridal shower over winter break and your bachelorette as soon as finals end (2 weeks before your wedding). You really shouldn’t underestimate how much 1L year sucks. 

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