The leaves have fallen, the first snow has come, the sun now sets at 5:00 p.m., and the semester is winding down. This time of year can send an average law student into a whirlwind of emotions. Many students are able to breathe a temporary sigh of relief over Thanksgiving break and remember what it is like to spend a day not studying and going to class. This brief repose helps refuel for the last sprint to the end of the semester. Nevertheless, the stress comes back. Sometime between the Friday after Thanksgiving and the Monday back at school, the weight of what lies ahead comes down hard. Many law students feel overwhelmed this time of year taking into consideration the last week’s classes and projects, the impending finals, and any planning for internships/externships. These students may have exhausted that beginning-of-semester motivation. Several may have been bogged down with anxiety and plan to only go through the motions and just get by the rest of the semester. However, here at the University of Idaho, we focus on taking advantage of the great benefits the College of Law offers in order to stave off this end-of-year difficulty.
Finishing up my fifth semester of law school and getting ready to enter my final semester of law school, I look back now and realize just how fantastic the University of Idaho supports it’s students, especially when they need it, helping until the very end. I will share with you my Top Three Ways University of Idaho helps it’s students to finish strong each and every semester.
The first way is the excellent education taught by its professors beginning with the first day of classes and going all the way through the entire semester. The knowledge that we gain in classes helps minimize any anxiety or stress by reducing the need to “cram” at the last minute. Knowing the material and having participated in the classes helps the University of Idaho students to adapt better and finish strong.
The second is the always open and helpful demeanor of the professors. Each and every professor at University of Idaho is welcoming and willing to help out all the students whether it is questions about the subject matter or even if it is just a friendly conversation. This support helps the students at Idaho to be prepared for their finals and receive support when they may be away from friends and family.
The third way the University helps its students finish strong is the friendly and supportive culture by the students themselves. From the beginning, friendships are forged and support groups are easily made. The culture is welcoming and helpful with a healthy competition that encourages everyone to work hard, and at times, work together to maximize the education of each and every student.
These three things, and many others, help the University of Idaho students to get through difficult times and finish Strong.