Yesterday was a good day. Although we emphasized to our 1Ls that classes began for them last week, yesterday was the first day when all of our students — 1Ls, 2Ls, and 3Ls — were in class. So, yesterday felt like the first day of school.
When I hear the words “first day of school” I picture cute little kindergarten students with oversized backpacks completely unaware of what awaits them in the year ahead. In my imagination, several are excited, while others are ready to burst into tears at the enormity of it all. And for all the students, the mommies and daddies are typically the biggest basket cases of all!
That pretty much applies to first-year students in law school, too, even down to the oversized backpacks. :-)
The 1Ls were here early yesterday morning, and from what I hear, they are off to an excellent start.
The 1L class is divided into three sections — Section A, Section B, and Section C — and for the most part, they will be in class with their “section” for the entire year. Yesterday, the 1Ls had Civil Procedure in the morning, and Torts in the afternoon. Today, they have Legal Research & Writing in the morning, followed by Contracts, and then a second class of Torts this afternoon. Following today, they will have met with all of their classes and professors. We are underway!