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I was about to respond to the OP's drivel, but the previous reactionary post was even more lame.  Now I... uh... wow, forget it.

Current Law Students / Re: Soccer
« on: May 31, 2006, 02:53:16 AM »
You have to admit that all sports are gay.  It's by nature a homosexual activity that involves lots of body contact, sweat, nudity, spirited emotion, and sometimes just a little extra um, comraderie.  Singling one sport in particular as "gay" is a bit naive I think.

Current Law Students / Re: Soccer
« on: May 08, 2006, 08:10:59 PM »

I'm actually a Real Madrid fan, but I have to admit this one is also appropriate.  Roberto Carlos and Becks can hardly contain themselves after Guti flashes a little leg!!

Actually, it's only American sports that are so homophobic.  Elsewhere, such as in European soccer, athletes are just as likely to get in a meathead jock fight, but at the same time, they don't get all nervous about accidentally touching each other like Americans do.  For example, one big thing I notice from watching European soccer is how often one player will hold another guy's face when talking to him on the pitch, even players on opposite teams.  Americans as a society are just more wary of sexuality in general, and homophobic?  You bet.

I'd also have to assume the pictures of Ljungberg and Zidane are geared towards women.  But the two ass-grabbin' Bayern Munich players have already been forwarded to a buddy of mine who is a Bayern fan. I have to thank you for that one!

Current Law Students / Hardest exam of your first year?
« on: May 04, 2006, 11:15:29 AM »
Just curious whether my difficult exams are generally the most difficult for everyone, or whether it was just my professor/exam that was tough.  Or perhaps even that different people are more naturally inclined towards certain skills than others. My star horse is Civ Pro II here, though I hear a lot bitching about Property.  Common Law Property is an upperclass elective for us in Lousiana, though we have had Civil Law Property.  It's a lot of material but it seems to be very mechanical and common sensical, though I have my suspicions this may be a reflection of civil law in general.  Keep in mind that this conclusion is limited to my observations from taking both (common law)Contracts and Civil Law Obligations, and comparisons of Criminal Law (it's common law based here) and Torts (a predominantly civil law mix).

Current Law Students / Re: 0L- hard to make friends in LS?
« on: May 04, 2006, 10:46:16 AM »
You'll make friends.  I think the clique-ness and the high school comparisons, etc. stem from the fact that the school is so much smaller and you have the same people in every single class.  So there is an element of that kind of thing that is inevitable.  But assuming you have no problems making friends otherwise, you'll certainly make friends.  Even though it's a small pool to draft from and they probably won't be people you would have otherwise imagined being friends with.  They'll just the ones who you can relate to a little bit better than some of those "other" wack-jobs you have been permanently lumped with.  Anyway, "friends" means little more than people you sit next to in class, chat with in between classes, and maybe study with occasionally outside of school.  And as reverendlex alluded to, the relationship is often not unlike that of an AA sponsor.   

Current Law Students / Re: Scaremongers
« on: May 04, 2006, 09:25:34 AM »
I agree.  It just sort of happens.  The work and studying, and the constant list of things you have to get done is always there, and you acclimate to it.  The things you make a priority you fit in and get done, but everything else just fades out.

 And it's ok to take an hour break to watch American Idol. Really, it is.

I started to make the easy jab here and say something like "No it isn't."

But actually, several weeks ago, on the Friday when we all gave our appellate oral arguments, thus concluding Legal Writing class forever, we all went for some rare celebratory beers afterward.  Needless to say, we had a few too many and/or none of us have any alcohol tolerance left whatsoever, so I was rather hungover the next morning and couldn't study.  So I fell on the couch and turned on that big square black thing that I had been noticing in the middle of my living room.  I found this channel called "The Tube" that does nothing but play back-to-back music videos 24 hours a day and I stared at it for half the day in a dream-like state of consciousness.

It was everything I could have hoped it would be and more.  I felt like Beavis on ecstasy.  I only fired about 10% of the neurons in my brain for several hours straight.  There was music, light, colors, exotic locations.  A whole glorious world without so much as a 12(b)(3), cutodial interrogation, or even a plaintiff!  And then, like all drug-induced trips, it was over, and I was behind on my reading.  I'll never forget that wonderful day, April 8, 2006.

Current Law Students / Re: Scaremongers
« on: May 04, 2006, 08:36:10 AM »
Me, I decided that such grinding wasn't for me. I stopped looking at my grades after first year. I made some friends,  did some interesting side projects and didn't let law school eat my life.

After I get my grades from this week's exams, I might "stop looking at my grades after the first year" as well.

Current Law Students / Re: 0L- help with choosing supplements!!
« on: May 04, 2006, 08:30:36 AM »
I agree you don't need to know the appellate structures, but I think that (along with some very basic procedural vocabulary) it's something that will make you feel a lot better about when reading cases the first week.  That and it's very simple, you could have it down in like half an hour, so why spend the first month or more of school gradually figuring it out little by little, while a lot of procedure goes over your head  (I think some schools teach it in legal writing; ours didn't).

As far as the supplements, I would wait and see which classes you even need to supplement.  Some classes you won't need to at all, while in others you may even want more than one.  If you just go buy one for each, there will be some that you hardly ever even open.

Current Law Students / Re: Finals
« on: May 01, 2006, 11:00:11 AM »
I would like to contribute to this topic of discussion if I may:


I stand behind this assertion 100% and yes, I can back it up.
Thank you.

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