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Studying and Exam Taking / Re: Professional Responsibility
« on: January 12, 2006, 05:07:29 PM »
Heineken!  The magic green bottles.

But seriously, Barbari has good sample questions.  Also try to get old MPRE exams from the web site.  Then try the magic green bottles.

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Studying and Exam Taking / Re: Now the waiting begins
« on: December 22, 2005, 02:43:25 PM »
I hate the wait.
We always get our Fall grades in late January or February.

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General Board / Re: Engineers in Law School
« on: December 22, 2005, 02:19:43 PM »
I graduated from a very competitive engineering school in CA and I have obtained my PE in civil engineering.  After 13 years of experience, I decided to go back to school.  I decided to attend law school because I like to argue with contactors.

I have found that law school and engineering undergrad are totaly different beast.  For example, in engineering undergrad, there wasn't too much reading.  All you needed to do is pay attention in class and do the homework.  That is not the case in law school.  Another major difference is that in engineering classes, the objective is the final output or final answer.  In law school, the objective is the analysis and not necessarily the final output or final answer.

Overall, law school is more difficult than engineering undergrad.  There is a ton more reading and memorizing.  Most engineering are disciplined to do the work.  At first it is a struggle to get out of the "engineering" mind set while studying law. 

Just to affirm Burning Sands - I did well in Civpro and Real Property (ah those future interest and RAP!) but I also enjoyed Commnunity Property and ConLaw. 

Good luck.

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General Board / Re: Girlfriend Problems
« on: December 21, 2005, 12:59:53 PM »
having girl problems i feel bad for you son ...

i have 99 problems but a female dog ain't one

hit me
The year is 2005, in my brain is raw (damn law school exams)
In the front of the class is the motherfuckin law prof
Got two choices y'all, do all your readin' or (hmm)
bounce on the Devil, and use legalines
And I ain't tryin to see no highway chase with Jake
Plus I got a few dollars, I can ad-lib the case
So I, use legalines and the prof calls on me
"Son tell me about this case"
Cause I'm young and I'm black and my hat's real low
Or do I look like a mindreader sir?  I don't know
Am I on the spot or should I guess some mo'?
"Well you obviously haven't done the reading and you aren't going to pass;
now next week you will brief all the cases -
are you using legalines?  I know a lot of you are"
I ain't using *&^%, all my papers legit
"Well do you mind if I look around your backpack a little bit?"
Well my backpack is loaded, so is my lap top
And I know my rights, so you gon' need a warrant for that
"Aren't you sharp as a tack!  You some type of
 lawyer or somethin (hopefully), somebody important or somethin?"
Child I ain't passed the bar, but I know a little bit
Enough that you won't illegally search my *&^%
"Well we'll see how smart you are when the dean comes"
I got 99 problems, but a female dog ain't one - hit me!

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Studying and Exam Taking / Re: Family Law is Depressing
« on: December 12, 2005, 02:50:47 PM »
I don't think it is depressing.  I have been interning for over 6 months in family law and it is far from depressing.  I had some very "interesting" cases and just being able to help someone is rewarding.

One thing about family law is that you will get a bit of everything from Civpro, contracts (prenups), trial advocacy (hearings), evidence and not to mention family law or community property.  Family law is a good way to get trial experience.

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General Board / Re: Talismans and Spells For Law Students
« on: December 09, 2005, 12:13:37 PM »
Objection - irrelevant.

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General Board / Re: How 'bout a study break?
« on: December 09, 2005, 11:41:23 AM »
Anyone need a drink at the bar?
Put it on my tab!

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Studying and Exam Taking / Re: Preparing for ConLaw Exam?
« on: December 05, 2005, 06:59:21 PM »
Thanks for the input.  I attended a BarBri lecture for Con Law that helped put things in a "big picture" context and really helped my understanding and (I hope) the effectiveness of my outline.  I was thinking about picking up the Lexis Q&A for Con Law to practice.  Anyone know anything about that book or have suggestions for a better one? 
I would go back and look at the major cases - Lopez, Morrison, Printz...
I have found that once you find the big picture, reviewing the cases fine tunes everything.

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General Board / Re: It's OVER!
« on: December 01, 2005, 10:22:53 AM »
Congratulations!!  That is awesome news.

So...let me pick your large and overstuffed brain.  I am a 1L.  In your opinion, did it get any easier after your first year, or is that just a vicious rumor that is told to 1L's in order to get them to come back for their 2L year? ;)
Studying and the class work is easier because you know what to do. 
The subject matter is tougher and a lot more.  But somehow, you get through it.

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General Board / Re: It's OVER!
« on: November 30, 2005, 03:47:33 PM »
I hear ya on the "oh so sad, this is the end."
If you think about it, now you will have judges drilling on you instead of your profs.

If I was in your shoes, I would be oscillating because I was drunk!

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