The Post-Law School Re-assimilation/Reintegration Program
So…being a total of 2 days out from my ‘final’ final of law school, I’m beginning to think there’s a need for a post-law school re-assimilation and reintegration program back into society with the humans.
Allow me to explain.
It’s been 4 years, pretty much year-round of the following schedule for me:
1. get up,
2. go to work,
3. go to school (while the humans go home and relax),
4. go to bed,
I’m struggling with bullet 3 currently. There’s commuter traffic messes that I’m suddenly dealing with again (Oh, by the way, northbound I69-116th street interchange reconstruction chief planner: perfect timing on this coupled with my law school cessation). I get home now…and there’s no cases to read. There’s no writing to do. There’s no calculations for patent term extensions I have to do.
This. Is. Weird.
That’s why I think after 4 years of this wheel, there should be a slower off ramp, rather than a sudden stop of the wheel. We’re all getting whiplash. (Or is it just me?) I don’t know. But when you are so used to literally cranking it out nonstop for 4 years, it is hard to just…stop.
They have reintegration programs for prisoners and schizophrenics….why not law students? (ESPECIALLY students in part time evening programs.) Did I just compare law school to prison and schizophrenia? I believe I did. Sorry about that. But it is true – readjusting one’s lifestyle is just hard to do overnight.
No worries, I’ll be back on another wheel called “bar review and preparation” in a couple of weeks. I’m sure some sense of 4 year previous normalcy will return then.