It's more productive to listen to music than lectures..
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Haha, at our school they basically said, "OCI is going to be a disaster for 75% of you."
Look at this way, most law students do not find jobs through OCI. Do your best, be human, and realize its not your only (and definitely not your best) option.
I've never had one. It might be useful if you don't get westlaw/lexis access right away or if you study away from a computer.
True. But if you DO have lexis/westlaw access (or just internet access) then a legal dictionary isn't worth it. If you really really want to carry one around then just get a small paperback one. Blacks.
For the love of god, no duffle bags or rolling backpacks. You are going to law school, not the airport.
Yes. And there's also the girl who walks around the law school BAREFOOT due to a "medical problem..."
Doesn't mean she isn't shunned accordingly.
Some my classmates had this discussion yesterday: http://www.no634.org/?p=3250
One thing I did, which I think is handy no matter how you carry your stuff, is I went to Kinko's and had them saw the spines off all my books and 3-hole punch them. The books go into a large binder, and whatever pages I need that day I move to a smaller binder which I take to class.
Be careful though, some professors who allow you to bring your "book" into an exam will not allow a cut-and-bound version.
For legal writing my school uses "Successful Legal Analysis And Writing: The Fundamentals" by Clary.
It's very straight forward.
As far as exam writing... Getting to Maybe.
« on: April 17, 2009, 01:42:11 PM »
I'm an engaged 0L. I don't have a wedding date set yet but I wanted to get some insight from current law students on when the best time to have the wedding would be. I am considering my 1L summer because I'm assuming whatever job I have will not be as intense as my 2L summer when I am considered more valuable. Are winter breaks out of the question? I'm guessing 1L winter is definitely out. Should I wait until I graduate? I'm worried I will be too busy studying for the bar/ starting a job in the 1st year out. Does anyone have any experience planning a wedding during law school? My fiancee is flexible too. Thanks guys!
I say either before school or during 1L winter.
« on: April 17, 2009, 01:40:34 PM »
Thanks! Don't quote me, but I do think we're still pointing our vagabonding troop towards Minneapolis. That may change should a solid financial offer come through from Cornell, but then again, that might just end up being fodder in my quest to up my UofM scholly offer .
I think, (and don't quote me on this!) my class is 260 or 280...and I think your class is going to be 240. So they basically cut a section.
I'd disagree with that - our orientation program was about the lamest thing on earth and didn't prepare me squat for law school. We basically watched "A Civil Action" and discussed it...
At UMN we had orientation leaders who led us through ice breakers and answered our questions throughout the day. Then we had different speakers come to our room and talk to us about different things...ie, student life, briefing, bluebooking, adjusting... etc.
We had a mock class, and large lectures on professional responsibility...and plenty of semi-structured social events. I thought it was useful.