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I tend to book brief... I HATE having to sit there and pick and pluck, on the other hand, when you book biref, and maybe follow it up with a reasonable brief on the comp, it kinda helps you draw the stuff out of the case that you need... I learned how to brief from reading through high courts, my legal meth teacher didnt exactly show us how to brief all that well... erh...

General Board / Re: battered 1L would like advice.
« on: September 28, 2005, 09:40:27 PM »
I go to howard, theres a different philosophy here, were in sections and aside from legal writing were encouraged to coroborate and help each other... were building social engineers, thats what the pamphlets say anyways... I like my group, its 4 chicks.... and its more a discussion of the topic to see if we know if rather than studying or rote memorizing... if that makes sense.

As for flames of that sort, people have their opinions, I cant say I ever want to go to an educational institution where people are so vindictive and petty...

General Board / Re: battered 1L would like advice.
« on: September 28, 2005, 02:54:47 PM »
Ive gotten some entertainment for class, bringing one of my PC games to class, nothing like playing couterstrike in legal methods... which is the biggest F'n waste of time on earth! Thanks for the advice.. I think im gonna stop focusing on the socratic bull and just stick to my books and stuff. Im gonna treat myself well this weekend, go to a movie or get a bottle of scotch to complement my camels... yyou guys are awesome... thanks... law school love yo

General Board / battered 1L would like advice.
« on: September 27, 2005, 01:52:30 PM »
Hello all:

I am in the begining of my 2nd month of my 1L 1st semester. I feel lost, frightened, and rather confused at all times. I study at the library about 7 hours a night on avg, (2pm - 9 or 10) and on the weekends spend my days there. I feel as if I am not catching the socratic method and feel almost bogged down with the material as the teacher doesnt necc. say much towards it but allows people to kind of compass their way to a possible answer. I dont sleep much, my smoking habit that was all but gone has flared to a pack a day, and I barely eat. I find it difficult to concentrate and have a sinking feeling and extreme fear of failure. Being completely honest here. I read all of my stuff, stay slightly ahead, and when I study in my study group and were orally going over the material, Im quite quick and it s hows that the material is sinking in, but in class, I feel lost, and far too tempted by the internet. I tend to turn of my WLAN so that I dont have the option to surf. I have study guides and notecards that really help me understand, but once again, teh class methods just throw me off. My favorite classes are civ pro and writing, I dislike torts and contracts mostly because my teachers seem more disinterested in the subject matter than the stoner in the back row... Id greatly appreciate any advice you guys can give to help me out in getting over these rather unpleasant and foreboding feelings. I dont like it and would really like to succeed in this endeavor. Please Advise.

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