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Black Law Students / Re: Black Law Student Discussion Board
« on: July 30, 2010, 03:19:16 PM »
TITCR.  I think it's just a natural progression- the old heads have outgrown the site's usefulness and have no current connections to the board as well as other ways to stay in contact with one another. 

off to school and then to work.

Black Law Students / Re: Black Law Student Discussion Board
« on: January 11, 2010, 01:38:12 PM »

Black Law Students / Re: Black Law Student Discussion Board
« on: January 10, 2010, 10:59:12 PM »
wowee board is still dead.  :-\

Studying for the LSAT / Re: LSAT PreP Courses
« on: October 13, 2009, 08:10:58 PM »
oh and I left the most important thing out-  a lot of those companies don't use actual exams; they make up their own which is usually much much easier resulting in a false sense of security.  You take their exam get a 177 with little effort, all of a sudden you practice an actual exam and now you are struggling to pull a 155.

Black Law Students / Re: How Come...?
« on: October 13, 2009, 07:52:02 PM »
how come what up
how come board is still dead

Black Law Students / Re: How Come...?
« on: September 14, 2009, 08:51:14 AM »
How come I needed to resurrect this thread for a minute
How come 'cause I couldn't say this on my fb page
How come folks keep asking me "do you remember me" on facebook
how come  if you have to ask...
how come ...chances are I don't. 
how come folks actually get mad when I don't
how come maybe YOU just weren't that memorable.
how come maybe next time you wont put someone on the spot and get your feelings hurt.   :D :P
how come that sounds harsh but it's true.

how come kanye west
how come

Black Law Students / Re: Black Law Student Discussion Board
« on: July 08, 2009, 04:27:48 PM »
Well, in addition to the search function, I do think it's only natural for some folks to lurk for a bit before they post.  Did I?  Not really, I pretty much just got right in there.  But I could understand the thought behind lurking.

Black Law Students / Re: Black Law Student Discussion Board
« on: July 07, 2009, 06:26:59 PM »
I think the disappearance of the search function, influx of spammers, and rampant d-dubbing (deleting all one's posts) make the site much less friendly to newcomers.  Some have suggested that cliquishness also plays a role; I'm not so sure.  BLSD and the on-topic areas don't seem too cliquish to me (and if they are, they were much worse back in the day).

ETA2: Also, the facts that the site breaks down and there are lots of database errors (e.g., posts not showing up as new, posts not showing up at all until you are in the "reply" view) don't help.

Agreed. I especially think the loss of the search function is a pretty big factor and it may be daunting to look through a lot of the old stuff.  And no one wants to repeat a topic that has already probably been discussed. But I basically chalk it up to folks being busier than they used to be. 

Black Law Students / Re: Black Law Student Discussion Board
« on: June 25, 2009, 04:28:21 PM »

The La times is reporting that michael Jackson died.

Black Law Students / Re: Dumb things that we said as 0L's
« on: June 24, 2009, 12:01:47 PM »

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. 

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