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Socratic Method / Re: Do u get called on once or more than once???
« on: February 22, 2008, 11:11:13 PM »
Every single time I got called on in class, I got PWNED because I wasn't paying any attention.  Several times I bet I got called on because it was clear that I was the only kid playing online poker, slouched in the back row.  Plus I don't brief. 
It's okay, at least you realized you got called on.  1L Fall one guy was so engrossed in his IM/online poker/fantasy football/whatever he was doing that he didn't even realize the professor was saying his name.  He repeated himself a couple of times, and everybody was staring at the kid, but the kid was oblivious.

I don't remember what happened next - I think the prof just called on someone else and moved on.

lmfao.  So that's the secret. 

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General Board / Re: The Paper Chase.
« on: October 19, 2006, 06:29:43 PM »
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I'm considering publishing mine.

You're nothing but a pimp.


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General Board / Re: The Paper Chase.
« on: October 15, 2006, 12:29:01 AM »
I will refer the necessary information to your containment and extermination service.

My prof excoriated the girl next to me for not speaking loud enough.  She walked all the way to the other end of the hall and yelled at the student to repeat herself, only louder, about 8 times.  Over and over again.  It was brutal.

There definitely comes a point of diminishing returns for that "teaching by terrorizing" method.

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General Board / The Paper Chase.
« on: October 14, 2006, 11:17:06 PM »
Anyone feel like it's accurate, or, at least, still entertaining?

I still enjoy the movie.  The opening scene is spot-on, getting caught unprepared on the first day. 

And my K prof was ruthless like Kingsfield, so there's a special place for this film with me.

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Not dumb, and not 1L, but worthy of a post:

Corporations Prof - "and here we see a good policy situation for the ol' Learned Hand Job."

It has already become legendary.

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General Board / Re: I'm getting hard.
« on: June 28, 2006, 12:12:59 AM »
My idealism makes me lean towards anarcho-syndicalism (bit of a class warrior).  My pragmatism makes me lean towards the Democrats (out of moral necessity).  I don't smell of patchouli, I look like a Young Republican, and I shag like a cornered badger.

Where's the G-Damn column for me?

...stupid narrow sex studies.

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General Board / Re: I'm getting hard.
« on: June 26, 2006, 05:32:12 AM »
Congratulations, you are now a republican...

Things aint so bad on this side, food's great, beds are warm and guns are cheap. All you have to do is to make your genitals believe you are a democrat, and it will all be fine...

Plus, us conservatives are more intriguing and amazing lovers... hippies are wussies.

 smells like patchouli


I swear, it's total chance that has me gazing upon my own offspring of a post tonight...and also has me scratching my head at this peculiar resurgence of hippie bashing. The "patchouli smell" putdown has surely made a discernable comeback.

I recall Colbert mocking his mocking of hippies smelling of patchouli a few times. Perhaps this is the reason for the slur resurfacing in a notable number.

Very well.

And for the record, "discernable turgidity" has been positively identified in the greater Denver metro area (I live in California), so the catch phrase is spreading and is sure to be featured in a small town near you soon!

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General Board / I'm not hard! I'm not hard!
« on: May 20, 2006, 12:14:01 AM »
Of course, grades aren't released until mid-June and class rank not until mid-July. Plenty of opportunities ahead for me to sneer at the world. And I've never been known to pass up an opportunity to sneer. Especially at Republicans (my soul remains intact, thank you).

But my snarky remarks are neither here nor there.

Bottom line: the mind-fu...I mean, the wild 1L ride is finally taking the big dirt nap. Let's all take turns with the shovel!

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General Board / Re: 48% Bar Passing Rate.
« on: December 31, 2005, 09:26:12 PM »
Hmm...I've always considered California to be out on the leading edge of the law, probably about 5 years ahead of the rest of the country. And that scares the hell out of the rigid conservative mucky mucks (not the reasonable ones). You call it deviates, I call it a trailblazer.

You don't know me very well.  I tend to use nouns where appropriate, and as such I would call it "deviation."  Deviation, in and of itself, is not indicative progress.  Many other progressive states like Massachusetts, Delaware and Illinois have bars that conform to the national standard. Sacramento is not Rome, and where others do not follow her example she ceases to be on the leading-edge, but remains simply on the edge.

I tend to avoid knowing messageboard grammar fascists, so in that regard, I'm quite fine with not knowing you very well.

Forgetting the fact that mine was simply a general comment, and not narrowly directed at state rules governing the bar exam, I'll also accept the fact that you enjoy using nouns where appropriate but seem to care less about spelling words like "admittance" correctly.

Doh!

But thanks anyway for the 'insights'.

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General Board / Re: 48% Bar Passing Rate.
« on: December 29, 2005, 11:17:37 PM »
What would California's bar passage rates have to do with the arguments in favor of breaking up the 9th Circuit?

They both arise from the same issue: the fact that the California apparently deviates from the ABA standard, more so than anyother state in country.

Hmm...I've always considered California to be out on the leading edge of the law, probably about 5 years ahead of the rest of the country. And that scares the hell out of the rigid conservative mucky mucks (not the reasonable ones). You call it deviates, I call it a trailblazer.

The 9th has had a target on its back for quite some time. The pledge of allegiance theatrics sure don't help -- very interesting issue, but easy sound bite material ("the fruits and nuts in the 9th have ruled the pledge of allegiance unconstitutional; let's get'em Jethro).

Remember, "judicial activism" is just another name for a decision you just don't agree with.

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