It’s hard to believe it, but I am at the halfway point of my first law school semester. Theoretically, I should be half as stressed as I would be during the final in December, but that is, sadly, not the case.

Why? One word: Midterms.

I really shouldn’t be. Of my five classes, the LRW memo “midterm” is 25 percent of the final grade and the Torts multiple choice midterm amounts to just 5 percent of the final grade. However, the fact that finals is just under two months away is not helping me sleep any better.

Despite the stress, we 1Ls still find things to laugh about, like this morning before the Torts midterm.

After going over the written instructions, the test proctor asked if anyone else had any other questions.

Student No. 1: Um. I’m not sure if this is a problem, but I’m not ‘Frank’ and Frank’s name is listed under the name on the Scantron.

Proctor: Oh. Yeah. That might be a problem.

Student No. 2 (a female): My name is also not Frank, and it’s on the Scantron.

Proctor: Anyone else named Frank?

(One more student raised his hand.)

The whole incident was really not a big deal, but it gave the class a teensy chuckle. Also, in retrospect, and after seeing the content of the entire episode written down, it’s really not that funny and probably would not be funny to an outside audience.

Just another testament to how law school is slowly chipping away at my sense of humor, I guess.

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  2. Juliet says:

    You have midterms in law school? Nice!! Where I went, we only had one grade, and one opportunity to see how we were faring–the final exam. Ruthless!

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