So, as many of you know, I am in my final year of law school. I currently only have classes with people in their 2nd and 3rd year of law school, and most of my classes are with my fellow 3Ls.
I am been amazed so far this semester at the lack of people caring about their school.
I have had people show up to classes as much as 20 minutes late (and these aren't even 8:00 a.m. classes). I mean come on. It is the first week of class. There is no way that you are so tired that you cannot make it to a 11:00 class on time. I understand sometimes traffic can mess with you or you have to handle other things in life too, but it is the same people over and over again. People who I see will be sitting in the hallway an hour before the class starts. So, please tell me why it is that you find the need to show up and disrupt class 20 minutes into the 50 minute class.
Secondly, in my Conflict Management class today we had a paper due. It was a simple paper. We only had to write a 2 page paper about a conflict in our life that was non legal related. Hello, piece of cake. Plus, it was posted as an assignment at least a week and a half ago. Law school has all been run the same. All assignments are posted online and you will have an assignment/reading due on the first day of class. By your 3L year, this should not be a surprise. However, in my class today, while I was standing in line to turn in my paper, I heard no less than 3 people make a comment like "Oh shit!" or "There was an assignment". Things such as this. Really?
Law school is not cheap. We are spending about $8,000 - $9,000 per semester (yes, only 1/2 of the year) on tuition. That doesn't include my books, computer and living expenses. How could you possibly be spending that much money and not care??? And if you aren't paying for it and somehow managed to get a scholarship, please tell me who is giving those out to such slackers because I would like to hit that person in the head.
Thank you very much and this is the end of my rant as I have to prepare for my Estates and Trusts class.