As you make the transition to law school, it may be useful to consider some of the following ideas:
- Consider getting involved with the Telos Project, which is a recent initative designed by a group of law faculty to facilitate critical reflection by 1Ls concerning the moral and ethical dimensions of law study. Telos involves discussions about readings that explore the self-transformation that occurs during the law school experience.
- Consider ways to maintain your personal identity. Continue to do the things that energize you and to spend time with the people you care about. Law school can feel all consuming, but it is important to maintain your connections to the world outside of Wolf.
- Develop and maintain your support system. Who are the people that can support you? Make sure you are asking them for help and maintaining your connections with the most important people. It is common to abandon all life out of law school, which can alienate those around you.
- You will have tutoring available for all of your 1L classes. Take advantage of it and get to know your tutors - most of them choose to tutor because they want to help make your transition easier.
- Talk to faculty and staff; ask for advice.
- Attend the fall Career Perspectives Series, the spring series on Professionalism, and any student group events of interest.