Happiness depends upon ourselves.
Aristotle, 4th century BC, (translated by
Your first year of studying law is unique, and every one of you will have different experiences, much as you will all bring different expectations to the course in the first instance. Your first year may end up teaching you more about university, and about yourself, than it teaches you about law. However, you will grow and learn in many ways. You may make decisions about whether or not you want to be a lawyer at all. You may develop a highly original overview of law and society (see Appendix IV). You may become set on a specific career within the law. On the other hand, you may just decide to see how things fall out in another couple of years.
A jury consists of twelve persons chosen to decide who has the better lawyer.