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General Board / Re: Law school effort
« on: May 20, 2006, 06:59:28 PM »
Are there slackers? Who finishes at the bottom of the curve?

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General Board / Law school effort
« on: May 20, 2006, 05:01:42 PM »
I will be a 1L in the fall and I am curious as to what the student body will be like. Are there students that are just happy to be there and put forth little effort, or do all students live in the library like you read in the books. I guess you can say I am just trying to get a feel for the competition. Thanks in advance.


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General Board / Re: Social Life?
« on: April 27, 2006, 11:17:57 AM »
I plan on cutting out all TV watching, movies, lounging around, games. When I am not at class during the week I will be studying all day and probably until I go to sleep. I do expect to be able to go out during the weekends, relax, and enjoy myself.

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General Board / Social Life?
« on: April 26, 2006, 11:30:26 PM »
Who has one in their first year? Who doesn't? If you do, how do you manage your time. Thanks.

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General Board / Re: Law School Weekends
« on: April 13, 2006, 12:59:53 AM »
I like that schedule. I see myself following something very similar.

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General Board / Re: Strict Grading Curves - A Major Cause for Concern?
« on: April 12, 2006, 04:47:23 PM »
Doesn't a strict grading curve = higher attrition rates?

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General Board / Re: Law School Weekends
« on: April 11, 2006, 06:05:15 PM »
I completely agree with you. Some of these schedules I have heard are rediculous. There needs to be time for relaxation and leisure. Grades are such a crapshoot in law school anyway due to the curve. Also, I doubt having some fun on the weekends is going to decide what kind of lawyer I am and the outcomes of my cases years down the road. I will have to have some time for fun in law school in order to keep my sanity.

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General Board / Re: Law School Weekends
« on: April 11, 2006, 10:16:58 AM »
5:30 am - 11:00 pm?! Wow that is alot of studying. I am prepared to do it though it just seems like it may be more than necessary (understand I am just going by what others have told me). I have heard stories of people going full-time while raising a family and still making it out ok.

I just can't see how one can't find the time to go out from 10:00 pm - 2 am on a friday and saturday night when one is going to class/studying from 7 am - 11 pm all week. It is mind boggling. But like I said before, I am still an undergrad and will see for myself come the fall!

Any other opinions?

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General Board / Re: Law School Weekends
« on: April 10, 2006, 07:14:56 PM »
I am still in undergrad. Ok, so I will make it 7. You get my point though. Just trying to figure out how I am going to approach my first year. I want some kind of schedule/plan.

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General Board / Law School Weekends
« on: April 10, 2006, 06:47:25 PM »
Does anyone just put the books away and enjoy themselves on the weekend? I plan on approaching law school like a full time job: Wake up by 9 am everyday Monday-Friday, study, go to daily classes, study more until I go to sleep. If this were my daily schedule Monday-Friday would I be able to enjoy my weekends, relax, visit the girlfriend (who will be a little about 2 hours away). Is this a realistic approach or is this not possible. I am going to be a 1L in the fall. Thanks!

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