I keep finding myself focusing on the literal text, rather than why I'm reading a particular case. Wrapping my head around the reasoning behind having a self-service pharmacy was more difficult than the issues re: offer/acceptance.
Yes, they were technically over the counter drugs. But they also contained codeine. If my elementary school Lil Wayne phase taught me anything, that can be some serious stuff!
What really felt crazy was the signup for Student Legal Services. I feel like the average person who's frequently at odds with the law knows more about criminal law than I do. I know I can only deal with relatively minor matters and have proper supervision, but still!
Allard also has a "legal buddy" program as well as a peer tutoring program. This year is probably different but I found that 1Ls typically seek out a peer tutor more than a legal buddy. I agree it helps to have an upper year to talk to.
For me, it's the day in and day out of school without knowing where I stand. I believe I understand the material, but at this point there's simply no way of knowing if I'm getting better at issue spotting and developing a knowledge of the law at all. I do all the readings, go to class, participate, consolidate and update my summary weekly, even do a supplementary reading here and there if I have time. However, I don't know if what I'm doing will amount to anything. None of my profs have uploaded any practice problems yet and I can't seem to find any older exams from my profs so one of the major elements of my strategy for this semester has been truncated.
It's weird not knowing whether you're a below average, average, or above average student. In undergrad/grad school I was able to tell more easily where I stood in comparison to my peers, here it is much more difficult to determine - everyone seems capable and competent. I guess I'll find out in time.