law school finals week ask gandalf

Surviving Law School Finals Week: Advice from Gandalf

By Natalie White
Updated: December 9, 2020

And now for the moment your entire semester’s grades have been waiting for: LAW SCHOOL FINALS WEEK.

You read your cases, went to class, met with your study group, and outlined the subject. Then you looked up case briefs online, racked your brain to remember the off-hand comment your professor made in class, cried with your study group, and hoped your outline was at least coherent. Will you make it through finals week?

During this time, it might feel like you are staring into the Eye of Sauron. Your worst fears cloud your every dream, and every practice test takes you one step closer to the lava of Mt. Doom. But don’t forget that you are not alone on your journey.

In your moment of need, watch this video to hear Gandalf’s advice for finals week.

Finals week is crazy. Gandalf quotes express perfectly how it normally feels. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Visit to flip how you cram for exams upside down.

About the author

Natalie White is a 1L at BYU Law School. She likes eating homemade ice cream, driving mopeds, and reading dense legal arguments before bed.

Related stuff