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1. Get your resume and cover letters ready for job hunting in September.
2. Get to know all of your professors. The better you know them, the more you'll know what's on the exam.

I used E&E for Torts just for the section on causation. I didn't find the rest of the book very helpful. I used Legalines to keep up with the reading towards the end of the semester and the quizzes in the big green BarBri book right before finals. Torts was my highest grade.

I didn't use anything for Property, my second-highest grade, but the professor was highly idiosyncratic. This semester I'm using Understanding Property.

For Contracts, I used Emanuels which was tied with Legal Writing for my lowest grade. I think I'll work with E&E a lot more this semester because the hypos really help come exam time. I don't find the commercial outlines very helpful, but that's just me. I tried Emanuel's for Civ Pro, too, (gift from my mother) and it didn't work for me.

I would kill for average scores. I dont think I did terrible on the finals, but everyone feels the same so its all on comparison. Crim Law, Contracts, and Civ Pro are scaring the hell out of me. What really sucks is that we dont get our grades until the end of Feb!!!! >:( SMU wont release any scores even though I know Civ Pro and Legal Writing have already been graded.

Yours is one of my favorite "Cinderella" stories. I bet you'll surprise yourself again and do exceptionally well.


Did you have Main? If you didn't check out his grades. You can definately tell he taught at a school that is required to give out a lot of D's. I feel bad for other people in that class....oh well....

I wasn't in Main's class.

Job Search / All rejections created equal?
« on: January 05, 2006, 10:19:40 AM »
I have a ton of rejections, but some have asked me to reapply for the summer of my 2L year. Does this really mean that they would like me to reapply, or is it a standard thing firms put in rejection letters?

E&E for Civ Pro. It saved my ass.

Current Law Students / Re: Anyone still looking for summer jobs?
« on: December 31, 2005, 01:27:05 AM »
I signed up for this service today and it works great. I'm willing to vouch for it; you can come to FSU and kill me if it doesn't work. Ted has been online all night when bugs come up, too, but I think most of the bugs are resolved now. FSU doesn't pay for the NALP mail merges, which are $20 for 50 firms, so this was definitely cheaper than doing that.

Current Law Students / Re: F Grades....Please help freaking out!
« on: December 29, 2005, 10:40:40 PM »
That doesn't make sense. The cuve is the curve. If the school has a mandatory curve that will fail out 15% of the class, then it doesn't necessarily mean that those 15% would fail out at a T1/2 school.

Current Law Students / Re: Grades????
« on: December 24, 2005, 01:52:10 PM »
Yeah, complaining about an 87 average is pretty ridiculous.  ::) This is why I don't tell anybody my grades. I'm still waiting on two classes, worth a total of 6 credits. It seems like those grades will never come in. I feel really bad for the folks who have to wait until February.


The pen is your friend.

I think you should use what works best for your class, but I agree that pen and paper has advantages in some contexts. My Civ Pro prof was very straight-forward. He lectured straight bll. I liked using my laptop for that class because I can type much faster than I write, and his lectures were literally packed with information that was relevant to the exam. Also, Civ Pro isn't really an abstract, conceptual course.

On the other hand, I used paper notes for Property because future interests were much easier to draw and the prof used the pure Socratic method so lengthy notes weren't necessary.

As for One Note, I have a friend who swears by it. She says it's a lot more fun than using Word. I'm very proficient with Word, have a ton of macros set up and prefer to use that.

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