I'll buy your book if you help me write mine lol, is that a good deal? lol. Liking the osmosis anaology. On a serious tip, LEEWS sounds very interesting, I wonder why they havent mentioned it at our program yet. We have like 2 to 3 presenters come in every week and try to tell us how their programs are the best thing for law student. There are so many of them out there, I feel like they are not trying to help but just making a business and taking advantage of naive 0L's anxiety. Im sure a small percentage of them mean well there is way too much solicitaion going on. I am glad you pointed on "false sense of security" because I can see how we can easily use these suppliments as a shortcut and rely on them. Lets hope I wont be one of I wont end up using work to suppliment the suppliment instead of the other day around. lol
About Online networking, am I networking right now? l And I see you gangin up on me with your peers. TSK TSK..poor 0L ME ~ tear tear~ lol
LOL, deal. Feel free to use the osmosis analogy. But it’s already in the book. ;-)
Yes, all of those presenters are absolutely banking on your (the generic “your”, not you specifically) 1L anxiety. Yep all. Even the well meaning ones. Once my book is out, I’ll be doing the exact same thing, only responsibly. Their advice shouldn’t be discounted but listened to but taken with a grain of salt. See if what they’re saying makes sense. Don’t do like a lot of 1Ls do (like I did) and blindly follow someone’s advice just because they went through it before you. Even my advice, before you follow it, see if it makes sense to you. Although I cosign everything A and Sands have said, see if their advice makes sense to you before you follow it. Absolutely everything anyone and everyone says to you -at least silently question it. Why am I saying this? Because I blindly followed one 3L for a good portion of my first year. Everything she said I did. After all, she was a 3L so she did something right, right? Wrong! And it screwed me up royally the first semester. You gotta at least ask yourself ‘why is this person telling me this?’. Keep in mind that some upperclassmen are just trying to get you to join their organization or validate their own poor choices they made as a 1L. Long story short: my pseudo-mentor did not do well her entire law school career. She was always at the bottom of her class. She also did not network and is now at the PD’s office. Nothing wrong with the PD’s office but there is if you don’t want to be there.
Re: online networking. Yes, you are networking right now and it could translate to real life. I once went to an event and someone that I had just met said “good to finally meet you”. [my LSD name was initially “finally”] Didn’t get it at first until he repeated it. Dude recognized the picture I had in my avatar. Cool guy though.
LOL, not “ganging up”. Dropping knowledge.
P.S on the curve comment, we just had some of writing assignment grades, graded on a curve, back and lets just say some people are not as "friendly" as they were in the beginning lol. I never seen a line form so quick behind a professor as the day we got our grades back lol
Yep, that's bound to happen. Funniest thing to see is that people form new friendships/study groups after the first semester grades come out.