Take solace gentle first years that the rule against perpetuities is really not that difficult. Your fellow classmates, often relying on the BS coming from 2ls, will speak the evils of the antiquated rule. Perhaps you'll read Lucas v. Hamm
, 364 P.2d 685 (Cal. 1961) where the court calls the rule a "trap for the unwary", and explains that a lawyer of ordinary skill and capacity cannot be expected to understand it.
The rule is no more tricky than any other legal rule that has nuances and a little complexity.
Just wait until you get into the deep, dark world of the First Amendment jurisprudence , double jeopardy trickery, or even the dreaded secured transactions formalities that will haunt your dreams at night.
You'll long for the days of the rule against perpetuities.