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When everyone you meet is better than you in a law school!!!!!!!!

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It’s just been two months since my inception into the “law school” and I already feel lost. The title of this blog accurately suggests what I am going through now and I am sure many of you are going through or already have been through this phase in law school.

The most important feature of a law school is cut throat competition (literally!!!) because if you don’t compete you perish. From smallest of opportunities like a mess committee to the biggest like a moot court, law students want everything that adds value to their CV. There is a mad rush to grab everything they get. There are many societies and co curricular activities but one common thing you find in them is that only the so called “bright students” can take part in it. There is no place for average students, in a law school either you raise your standard or you drop out.

Like everyone else I entered my law school with hell lot of dreams only to be dejected. Everything I was good at and proud of before entering the law school seemed futile because everyone I met was better than me in everything I did. I could not moot or debate because I wasn’t good at public speaking, law review- I don’t think I need to explain, I couldn’t even get into cultural committee or sports committee, I had been rejected from all the committees. I felt like a loser and hopeless for the first time in my life and to add on to this I was constantly been thrown out of the class for not reading the cases, in fact even now I have been thrown out of my contracts class!!  Things couldn’t get worse than this I just couldn’t cope with the law school environment but I was and I am still determined not to give up because nothing is permanent and nothing is impossible!!! So what if I didn’t get into any of the committees this year? There are so many other things I am good at and I can always do better in things I am already good at. My suggestion to those who are going through the same in law school is try to carve a niche for yourself don’t try to fit into the expectations of a good law student and follow the crowd instead be a trend setter because a CV alone cannot determine your worth!!!!!

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