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I fail to see the advantage of being one week ahead in the reading at all times.  If anything I would see this as a pitfall, always reading your cases out of context and without an appropriate framework. What's wrong with just being 'caught up' in the reading?


It depends.  Some days I might go as long as 10 hours, but that is so I can keep my weekends free or nearly so.  I also like to be a minimum of one week ahead in the reading.

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General Board / Re: Are my feelings normal?
« on: September 28, 2006, 08:25:16 AM »
Depends on your situation, but starting next year you take electives which will allow you to find a niche you are interested in

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General Board / Re: Briefs of cases
« on: September 28, 2006, 08:24:00 AM »
I don't mind briefing them, but as I do more and more I find I am leaving out the minutia details of the facts of the case, and trying to boil them down to general concepts.  The main thing I hate is writing the citation info along with the case headings, that takes up too much time and space.  I am thinking of not doing it, only writing case name and page number... but so far I am too scared to do so.  Maybe next semester

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General Board / Re: Law Professors
« on: September 28, 2006, 08:22:29 AM »
ummm, I hope so.

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I love that you classify philosophy as being a discipline with firm answers, but the law provides none.  In many ways your argument is 180 from the truth.  The law, it could be argued, is an attempt to codify philisophical and moral concepts into a logical and practical framework for society..

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General Board / Re: So Far
« on: September 28, 2006, 08:20:43 AM »
I only acquired $5,000 in undergrad, thanks to attending a state school.  But now that I am at a private institution, my debt will be insane by the time I graduate.  Luckily I have a wife who works, so it greatly mitigates the bills month to month.

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General Board / Re: How do people know what others rankings are?
« on: September 28, 2006, 08:19:44 AM »
My understanding is that aside from those on law review, etc, you don't really know a lot of people's rankings, but can piece it together from OCI and things which give it away for some.  But I don't really know, I am only one month in.

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Is this anywhere as beneficial as Glannon's E&E series?  I like the brevity of the Q&A, but I am wondering if it is nearly as helpful in preparing for finals. 

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General Board / Opinions on Emanuel's CrunchTime series?
« on: September 23, 2006, 06:56:01 PM »
I have been using the Emanuel CrunchTime books a little, and so far they seem beneficial.  Does anyone have any opinions on these; possible benefits / drawbacks to using them compared to other supplements.  Keep in mind I am not using these as a substitute for assigned studying, I am using them when I finish all my assigned reading, reviewing of class notes, etc..  I don't see a lot of other students using them in the library, etc., so I am wondering if they are not considered to be as good as others.  Any thoughts are welcome.  Thanks..

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Torts - can't remember the case name

student:  "The key to this false imprisonment case is how long it took P to figure out they were being held captive"
prof:     "That's irrelevent to this case since P became aware at some point while she was still captive, and then had to
           find a way to escape captivity"
student:  "No, the main point is still how long it took her to realize she was being held."



... At this point the professor looked like he wanted to kill the guy

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