Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Law school is harder than a Ph.D. program in history.

So says Kris Nelson, who's in a Ph.D. program after having finished law school. Why? Because law school is unlike anything you've ever previously done:
The entire 1L year is like this: shaking up your analysis and forcing you to approach problems in a different way.
Yes, grad school requires learn ing new approaches, new theories, new ways of thinking. Some of this even makes your head spin. But it simply doesn’t require the same radical realign ment that law school does. What you learned as an under graduate applies to grad school — but not so much to law school. It’s like starting a new job, ver sus emigrating to a new country.
And that’s why I think law school is harder than grad school.