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General Board / Re: Is life as a 1L really that difficult?
« on: June 20, 2007, 08:39:08 PM »
Most people who say law school is unbearable are those straight from undergrad.  If you treat it like a job, it's completely manageable.  I was in the library at 7:30 AM every morning and left by 4 most days, sometimes 5.  I almost never worked on evening or weekends.  The only time I had to do this was during law journal edits and when memos or briefs were due.  Treat it like a job and it is very manageable. 

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General Board / Re: Colorado market
« on: May 09, 2007, 10:51:03 PM »
There are 5 million people in Colorado and the two Colorado law schools pump out over 500 new lawyers each year.  You do the math.

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In our property class if you are called on, have your laptop open, and ask for the question to be repeated you loose your laptop "privileges" for two weeks.

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General Board / Re: Grades finally posted, but now I'm afriad to look.
« on: January 08, 2007, 06:11:18 PM »
It took me a couple of days and a half bottle of scotch before I looked at my first grade.  I highly recommend this approach.

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Socratic Method / Re: True Horror Story
« on: January 07, 2007, 01:36:23 PM »
This is why I'm a HUGE believer in the pre-emptive strike.  I usually volunteer for about 10 minutes or so, then I'm done for the class, unless something being said is particularly interesting.

gunner

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General Board / Re: Who else is dying to see their grades?
« on: January 06, 2007, 03:42:17 AM »

I am sure you did fine on the test.  I felt just like you after it was over - completely traumatized.  Like you, I got an A on the midterm but thought FOR SURE that I would end up w/a B in the class after that awful final.  The first question was a "what the f..k" kind of question (IMO).

Bite the bullent - look at your grade.  Im sure you did great. 

So, I got drunk tonight and bit the bullet...A, I can't believe it.  After that test I thought I had no shot in hell at getting an A.  Now, I know I screwed myself though on the rest of my grades though.

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General Board / Re: Who else is dying to see their grades?
« on: January 05, 2007, 11:44:08 AM »
Moonchigger - you make me sound like a stalker! I have no idea who you are in "real life" - I just remember your username from our school thread on the pre-law board.  We posted about our classes/sections and I remember that you were in my section.

I am sure you did fine on the test.  I felt just like you after it was over - completely traumatized.  Like you, I got an A on the midterm but thought FOR SURE that I would end up w/a B in the class after that awful final.  The first question was a "what the f..k" kind of question (IMO).

Bite the bullent - look at your grade.  Im sure you did great. 

Sorry, didn't mean to make you sound like a stalker, just wasn't sure how you knew I was in your section or even attended DU.  I'm glad to hear someone else thought the best was b.s., especially the first question. 

I'm holding out until all of my grades are in.  But then again, the temptation will be even greater after hearing everyone talking about their grades on Wednesday.

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General Board / Re: Who else is dying to see their grades?
« on: January 04, 2007, 07:07:48 PM »
Moonchigger you go to school w/me, right?  We must be in the same class - Prof Best for Torts? What a small world. I can't believe you havent looked yet.  I looked the minute I saw them posted...I think my hands were actually shaking.

I won't talk about my grades at school...but since this is an anonymous board I want my moment of glory.  I got an A!!



Yep, Prof. Best Torts.  Congrats on your A, that's awesome.  I aced the mid-term but did not feel confident at all about the final.  Actually, my wife probably thought I was going insane as I came home after the final just mumbling.

It seems you have a fairly good idea of who I am but I have no idea who you are.

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General Board / Re: Who else is dying to see their grades?
« on: January 04, 2007, 01:38:24 PM »
My torts grade came in yesterday, I'm trying to wait for all 4 of my grades to come in before I look.  I figure it'll be better to only drink one bottle of scotch instead of four to celebrate my success, wallow in my mediocrity, or drown my sorrows.

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Be sure you want to do defense work before you intern with the PD's office.  It's pretty typical that if you've done work with either the PD or DA's office, the other one won't touch you.  So if you want to end up being a prosecutor, but don't think you have the grades to get an internship, do not turn to the PD's office.  It may end up killing you in the long run.

Absolutely NOT true for PDs.  The nature of PD work means that qualified attorneys are hard to come by.  If you're willing and able, and you can show some kind of commitment to the job, having prosecutorial experience will not hurt you at all.  In fact, knowing how the other side "works" first hand can be seen as an asset.

It is more true on the prosecution side of things.  Prosecutors tend to be a special breed of lawyer, and may be more likely to question your commitment coming from the PD's office.  Having said that, I highly doubt one internship over the summer is going to kill your chances.  Everyone needs some leeway to figure out what they want to do with their degree.

The head of the Colorado PD's office actually told us at an informational meeting that they view working for the DA as a huge black mark.  While he didn't say it would be an automatic disqualification, he did state that there was no PD he knew that could even consider being a prosecutor.

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