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Studying and Exam Taking / Re: DOES THE PLS APPROACH WORK OR NOT?
« on: January 16, 2006, 02:06:07 PM »
pls2 does offer some good general advice, but the pls2 summer prep approach is a bunch of garbage and atticus' bitter and cynical view of law school is entirely outdated. 

yes, i think that briefing cases is a giant waste of time.  and yes you will need commercial supplements for some classes.  but to say that you need to read and study them BEFORE classes start is a huge joke.  all you need to do is reference them during the semester when you need to.  contrary to popular belief, you WILL have plenty of free time in law school.  its not like a giant tidal wave that will bury you and you wont have time for anything else in life besides reading the assigned cases. 

his idea that prepping is necessary because the case method is some incomprehensible mess that is impossible to learn from is just wrong. i think its usually pretty damn clear from the cases, casebook notes, and class what the general rules of law are supposed to be.  and for the subtopics that arent so clear, you have commercial outlines to refer to.

and his whole thing about "hide the ball" game is just wrong.  most professors are there to see you succeed and learn so that you can go out into practice and reflect well on your school.  not to mention the fact that you can just look up old exams, so even if they were trying, profs really couldnt "hide the ball."

i cant help but laugh and the whole frenzy this book has stirred up.  atticus falcon will go down in history as one of the greatest trolls of all time.  never before has a troll been so powerful as to make people spend hundreds of dollars and waste hundreds of hours of their lives.

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i have never outlined for any class in my academic career.  i met with a group to outline for civpro to try it last semester and it was the biggest waste of time ever.  id rather just study and get an outline from an upper level student instead of wasting my time trying to make my own.

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General Board / Re: How are you taking notes?
« on: January 16, 2006, 01:43:13 PM »
pen and paper for me.  i dont get what the big deal is with laptops, its like everyone thinks that they HAVE to have one in law school or else they wouldnt be able to get anything accomplished. 

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i think its a bad idea.  what makes you think that would help at all?  what did you think the adcomms would think of such a letter, "wow, if some rancid ttt accepted ____, then we better do the same!"  if anything i think that letting them know you already have another option would just give them more reason to reject or waitlist you if you are a borderline candidate.

i was waitlisted at a few schools and i worked for admission by doing the exact opposite of what you are thinking of.  i tried to make the point that they were my one and only option, and it worked out for me.

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U of Miami / when do grades come out??
« on: January 05, 2006, 06:41:04 PM »
i thought i remembered seeing something on EASY that said all final law grades would be available 1/03/06, but i still dont have any.  is EASY the right place to be checking for them?

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e&e's for civ pro and torts.

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General Board / whats a good criminal procedure supplement?
« on: January 02, 2006, 05:59:16 PM »
any suggestions?

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