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People who go to T4 school go there because they can't afford the tuition of the higher ranking school. It's not because they are stupid. Maybe they go there knowing they will open their own practice. Whatever the reason, I'm proud of them just for going to law school. Law school is damn hard and I don't think you should be getting down on different ranking law schools. People have their reasons. I have realized that t4 school are mostly for working adults.
I don't know about you guys but most of the law students that I'm around are a bunch of arrogant, wantabee know-it-alls. I just want to tell them to just SHUT UP. I don't know if you are feeling the way I'm feeling.
I seriously hope all this gamble is worth it in the end. I'm dying right now. It's so crazy. It's so insane.
I hope to be rich so that I can enjoy life instead of living almost at poverty level. Being a starving student is tough.
I hear you! I just finished my first year too and what a mentally exhausting year it was! Neglecting family and friends who all hate me now. I hope all this is worth it in the end. I mean, the end seems like such a long way to go but in the words of our dean, "If you survived your 1st year.....the other years are a cinch."
I hope that's true!
Well, it's very demanding. I am working almost full-time. The professors always say, "just because you work full-time, that's no excuse for not briefing your cases." It's very time consuming. If you have no kids to worry about, then I'm sure you'll be fine. The dean at our school when I went to the interview asked me if I was married or had kids because he said "did you talk about law school with your significant other because it takes almost all of your time and the other person will feel neglected."
« on: February 25, 2006, 04:50:06 PM »
BulletProof, are you my twin because we think exactly alike. Those in my class who fight me re: the idea of briefing keep telling me, it's to train you to think like a lawyer but come test time their philosophy doesn't work. I end up getting a better grade than those "academic scholars" even when I HATE briefing cases. Briefing cases helps you to learn issue spotting but the real deal issue spoting is in hypos. I love hypos for they make me think about what are the issues. All law exams are hypos so I don't see why we don't concentrate on hypos and multistates.
Briefing takes sooooooo much time to do for that one or two line of issue and holding. I too book brief and usually when the teacher is talking about the case, I hit most of the issues, rules and holding in the case. It makes me feel happy that I know what I'm doing but it soooo much time to get finding the issues.
« on: February 18, 2006, 03:02:26 PM »
I TOTALLY AGREE WITH WHAT YOU ARE SAYING! I find it a complete waste of time for me to sit in class just to hear student talk about nothing. The professors don't teach you anything and if you don't have a side studyguide book to learn from, you are screwed on the exams. It's a whole lotta nothing. You know, I tell the other student that briefing is a waste of time. I don't learn anything from it. Just like you said, "it's just so that students sound smart when called upon." but my fellow classmates me bite my head off and say, "it's to help us learn to issue spot." blah, blah. Issue spot? Apparently you folks are reading close enough to the case because when called upon, you miss the issues completely.
I just wish we could be lectured to so that we understand what the heck is going on. I found myself confused beyond belief. Just like you said, when exam time rolls around, nothing came from what the professor said. We learn about the evolution of law and how it evolved from one case to the next but when the exam happens, it's all pure black letter law.