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Current Law Students / Re: Laid back, enjoyable law schools
« on: February 10, 2006, 04:31:32 PM »
hmmm, laid back law school = oxymoron.

i think its all relative. everywhere you will be stressed. its just which schools you will be stressed the least.

Online Law Schools / Re: My Savior Duckasouras
« on: February 09, 2006, 05:18:11 AM »
good luck.

Online Law Schools / Re: My Savior Duckasouras
« on: February 08, 2006, 05:24:14 PM »
im sure this has been said on this thread somewhere but -

HOLY SHEET ALOHA!! HOW ARE YOU SO IGNORANT AND BLIND?!?!?! if you go to an online law school you are cheating yourself out of a wonderful experience. The thing about law school is, it doesn't teach you how to BE a lawyer. It teaches you how to THINK like a lawyer. When you get out of school, then you learn the law. The law that we learn in law school is a generalized law, taken from all juridictions. The socratic method only reinforces this concept of thinking like a lawyer. By going to an online law school, you are robbing yourself of something valuable. what about oral arguments? Moot court? All things that are just not feasible with an online law school. By not participating in these, you are not only cheating yourself, but your prospective clients as well.

I'm sure this is hard to take, as i can tell from your demeanor on here, you think you know everything. But trust me, being a lawyer is more than being able to draft motions, complaints, answers, etc. Who cares if the format is correct(which is what we dont learn in law school), if the actual substance is a pile of cow dung. Further, law school also teaches how to build legal arguments, something that is begun by reading/briefing cases, but is mastered in the classroom.

I guess an online law school can get away with a decent legal writing course - as you could email your work, to get comments and a grade back - but beyond that, an online property or contracts course?? I dunno, i wouldn't want to work with anyone who hasn't gone through and completed what I've been through.

Online Law Schools / Re: My Savior Duckasouras
« on: February 07, 2006, 06:35:35 PM »

wow - u are an arrogant prick. It seriously has gotta be awful walking around life having the issues you have. Your posts say a lot about you. nobody cares how much you make, what you did in the military, or how much your pension is. people are giving you constructive criticism(sp?), advice, etc. and you go off like a bat outta hell, ranting and raving about your accomplishments.

wow, i really do not like people like you.

Current Law Students / Re: Do BIGLAW firms recruit outside T14 schools?
« on: February 02, 2006, 07:03:05 AM »
Where is Dennis Miller now anyway?

I believe he is doing that firefighter show on FX.

Transferring / Re: Advice
« on: February 01, 2006, 04:51:31 PM »
why the hell not apply to every school you want to transfer too. if you get in, WOOOO HOOO!! if not, ur still top 20% at a Top 20.

Current Law Students / Re: Property Question
« on: February 01, 2006, 04:49:48 PM »
i actually had the honor of interning at a firm who does this stuff. it actually aint that bad - the hard part is these are abstract concepts with no practical meaning.

Current Law Students / Re: Leave of Absence..advice please!!!!
« on: January 26, 2006, 08:45:21 PM »
Indeed. life does get better after 1L. although, it is of course, all relative. the only differences I have seen thus far between 1st year and 2nd year are: 1. you get to pick your classes, so, theoretically, you get to take what you are interested in. (although, there are the Bar courses that everyone takes, and most of them suck as much as first year) 2. less socratic method - most profs use an improvised method, either going alphabetically or grouping students into thirds or fourths - and only having a given group "up" that day. some prof's dont use it all after the first year. 3. Profs are generally nicer. If u get called on in class, and u dont nail every point, its no big deal.

Although, in my opinion, i feel the reason everyone says it gets better, is a combination of the above, and just getting used to it. you know u have 3 hours of HW a night. you know come 3-4 weeks before finals, ur life will suck, and the library will be your best friend. you just know what to expect.

Current Law Students / Re: Why do I hate Con Law so Much?
« on: January 25, 2006, 04:24:19 PM »
it gets better when u leave all this 1800s junk, and hit the 14th amend. cases. equal protection and due process clauses. those cases are interesting.

some people have too much time on their hands.

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