(Original post by JohanGRK)
First year is like that. It got better, in my experience. People become more honest the more they realise that they're in the same boat
Don't cry - it's not worth it :/
I think that you're overworking yourself.
That's reassuring to hear, idk how I'm going to put up with these people for 3 years if they keep this up.
I'm kinda relieved that you think so too because I thought I was just being weak. Now I have a valid excuse to treat myself on Saturday.
I'm hoping it's just this week though, coincidently all my ECs had meetings, 4 law firms are visiting and this is the week where I have 3 seminars. Only got 1 meeting next week and 1 seminar so far and no law firms are coming, just wish this week would be over already!
(Original post by Notoriety)
Mix of both. Feeling they're better, wanting to be better; probably thinking that there's only one TC out there between them and everyone they know. I was personally never bothered in that way and people chill out a bit in later years.
Cass on Westlaw. Go by the citation, e.g. [XXXX] KB 202. Sometimes I just google the case name to get the citation, if the name ain't bringing owt up and I cannot search for it on Westlaw. If I search on Westlaw, I type in name and let it auto-complete, and click one of the suggestions. Also if the full case isn't on Westlaw, it will be on Lexis (e.g. WLR in the citation) or Lloyd's Law Reports (e.g. Lloyd's Rep in the citation). For the neutral cases, e.g. EWCA, just go off BAILII if you're having trouble.
I agree with John. Don't over-work and over-stress. It might work for now as you're getting your bearings and you can streamline, but doing too many late nights ain't good for you.
You are a godsend. Thank you!
I missed the westlaw tutorial session due to a meeting and couldn't access lexis that night for some reason. At my previous university, we were basically spoon-fed. They would print off the main cases for us and send us the direct links to relevant ones! This is why I got so offended
when the lecturer just gave us the name & citation. "What do you MEAN we have to look for cases on our own as law students??"
My goal next week is to fix my sleeping schedule. I've just been taking 'naps' in the study common which really negates the whole purpose of 'staying up late so I can study',