p.107 students who appeared to those who knew them well to be doing nothing but law 20 hours a day, 140 hours a week--types who were in the library the moment it opened, or who broke their study in their dorm,rooms only for half an hour of dinner each night, people who went over their class notes at the end of each day and typed all of them up over the weekend.
p.122 and athough we'd been told to use no other cases, many of the women and men in the section had gonetot he library to consult outside sources, like the legal encyclopedias. People were proud of how hard they were working. I remember one day in the library that Aubrey and his partner, Phil Pollack, displayed to me the nearly forty pages they'd written for a brief that was supposed to run ten pages at most.
The prospect of real victory, clean and conclusive, seemed to tantalize manby of my classmates. It would be an authoritative way to prove a superior gift for the law. Toward that end, they labored tirelessly. But I, in the face of all this competitive heat, chose withdrawal. I was feeling too glum for a total effort. I told my self the brief was unimportatnt. 心路历程好像我想偷懒的时候找借口。。。
p.150 Final exams play on a law student'sworld like some weirdly orbiting moon. They are always in sight; but while they're at a distance, they serve merely to create the tensions which swelldaily like tides--to read, to keep pace,to understand. As exams draw close, however, in December and May, their gravitational force start to shake the whole place to pieces.
A professor's former tests are considered by students a good index to the topics in acourse which the teacher deems most importatnt and to the approach to legal problems to which he or she is most receptive. Students in all years pore over past exams, sometimes to an extent unrecognized by the faculty. This year, one professor repeated a test he'dused three or four ears earlier and had to award a cassful of As and A-pluses. 妈啊， 这简直就是和我们高考一样啊。 反复揣摩出题人的心思，写以前的试卷，这TM完全就是天天高考模式开启啊。 怪不得他们说SAT和LSAT分数直接成比例呢。连学习模式都是一样的。。。。现在开始怀疑自己。。。。有点害怕自己可能会被虐死。。。然后 高中那恐怖的记忆。。。那些学霸的神一般存在。。。。