What school in gods creation doesn't mention IRAC until week before finals? What school was this?
And there is NO WAY you started Torts2/Contracts2,etc in your first term. What actual classes did you take that were "second term level" and how many credits?
I believe you are an honest person, I am just trying to wrap my mind around the school.
Also, didn't you do any research on your own? I don't mean to sound like a jerk but I knew about stuff like IRAC and socratic BEFORE I took the lsat. I assumed anyone with even dialup internet access at the public library took the five minutes it takes to look that stuff up.
The school probably didn't mention IRAC because they assumed everyone knew it. That was something that was taught in the Fall semester. You are right. I haven't taken any tort class or contracts class. I took Constitutional Law, Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure, Civil Procedure, and a writing class. What I meant to say was that these classes were taught as if I was more advanced than I actually was. There was a lot of reference back to things taught in a tort class or contracts class that I was unaware of because I never took those classes. In total I took 15 credits.
I did a lot of research before entering into law school about what to expect and study tips. Most law school blogs don't talk about IRAC unless you are specifically searching on how to take an exam which I didn't. A lot of people advised not to do too much research in order not to psych myself out before getting there. I was told in the end it would still be a shock and there would still be a learning adjustment no matter how much you try to prepare. I went into school thinking that I would be taught the very crucial things for success and that I would be going through this experience with students who were beginning at the same place. I didn't expect to be thrown into the mix of things to sink or float.
When I write my petition I don't plan on blaming the school. I am only going to write about my short comings and where I went wrong. I just wanted to give you guys some background about what happened.