As an incoming 1L my biggest fear was the immense amount of reading, and the inherent competitive nature of law school. Your first year in law school is unlike any other experience you have had in your life. The pressure you face your first year is palpable, however, the professors and students at Widener make first year a much less harrowing task. Professors and other students are more than willing to lend a helping hand, and unlike other schools there is less of the typical “me-first” mentality. In my first year I had some of the best teachers I have had in my entire life. My civil procedure professor, Patrick Johnston, was able to take a subject that many consider the hardest in law school and make it much less convoluted, while adding in a great deal of humor. Another personal favorite of mine, Leslie Johnson, makes students feel so comfortable by being so approachable and teaches in a way that could make the most complex subject seem like third grade math.
At the end of the day law school is what you make out of it, in my two years here I have probably learned more than I did in the other 23 years of my life combined. If you come here willing to put in the work, there is no limit to what you can accomplish.
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