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Current Law Students / banking in NYC
« on: May 11, 2006, 01:25:33 PM »
I'm moving to NYC (Queens) on June 1. Any one who is/will be a law student in the city have any banking suggestions? I'm debating Bank of America with Chase. ???

Current Law Students / Re: Building outlining tool for MS Word
« on: April 25, 2006, 06:45:32 AM »
Back when I was an undergraduate studying animal learning, a graduate student told me that there were "dictionaries" that you could download and install for use with MS Word that would allow the program to have a greater vocabulary for specific fields. I'm pretty sure they have these for many science fields, and I imagine that they have one for law. I'll do a little Googling to see what I can find.

This is what makes me nuts...the "add to dictionary" feature.  We use a lot of words that word highlights as incorrect spellings.  (For the life of me, can't seem to think of one now!)  Anyway, if I add it to the dictionary, I would love that all forms of the word be added, like the plural form, etc. 

Also - when doing an outlining format...well that whole thing is just cumbersome and wish it could be a lot easier.  I made a basic document and just use that whenever I start a new outline....but it is still a pain.

Yeah... reasonableness, promissor, promisee, estoppel, Scalia... Word doesn't like any of em!

Current Law Students / Re: Study time
« on: April 11, 2006, 09:33:56 AM »
I'm assuming this poster is joking. If so, it is a great piece of satire. If not, he/she should re-consider going to law school.

I'm a law school admit for the fall of 06.  I've read a few of the posts related to studying and read a couple of law school experience books including "Law School Confidential".  The suggested amount of time needed to do well in law school seems ridiculously high and reminds me of warnings I got in middle school, "Sure you'll get by fine without doing your homework but wait until you get to High School", then in High School, "Sure you'll get by fine doing only 3 hours of homework a week but wait until college".  My most difficult Calc 3 class in college took 2 hours of studying per week and 60% attendance to get an A.

Naturally people will vary greatly in the time commitment required based on individual differences and the law school they attend.  Law School Confidential suggests that it takes 6 minutes to simply read (not brief or outline) a page of case law.  I've checked out several case books and I average 2 minutes per page with retention and comprehension.  I can't imagine it taking anyone longer than 4 minutes per page.  Then the book goes on to add up the individual time required for each study effort but, based on Miller's calculations, the total is erroneous and the error is impossible to pinpoint.  Her book is an exercise in imprecision and anecdotal advice.

I can't imagine studying more than 10 hours per week and I feel very confident I won't have to.

Then there is the huge non-sequitor of advice regarding attendance and punctuality - found everywhere on law school resources online and a point of serious caution for "Law School Confidential".  Everyone warns; "Are you prepared to wake up early and regularly for 2-3 hours of class for 28 out of 52 weeks in the year?"

Am I alone in thinking that College was easier than high school, High school easier than middle school and middle school easier than grade school?  In college you take classes 1 hour at a time; tardiness is not punished with public embarrassment and stern unfriendliness.  Starting in High School some degree of snacking and refreshment drinking is tolerated and you don't need permission from a public school dunce of a teacher to urinate like you do in middle school.  Each advance through the educational system affords you respect, freedom of expression, creativity and freedom of time management.  A job at McDonalds is much more demanding of punctuality and regularity of commitment than a 1L Law School curriculum.  Besides the mental fitness of a student for the law curriculum there is nothing demanded of a law student in terms of time, attendance, punctuality organizational skills and stress that is not eclipsed by a job at a fast food restaurant, I say this having worked for several years at a couple.

I work as a cubicle dweller for a large manufacturing company and law school is going to be a vacation for me. 

Current Law Students / Re: Law School Weekends
« on: April 11, 2006, 09:01:32 AM »
I have yet to start school (will be a 1L this fall), but I imagine my schedule will be as follows: In class weekday business hours, study weekday late afternoons and evenings until bed, allocating small breaks for meals, work-out, etc. Fridays cut off the studying at about 9 or so to relax or go out, as budget allows. Study all day Saturday and Sunday.

Does that include coffee, Red Bull, and couple of beers on Friday night (or malt liquor as my budget will allow)?

Current Law Students / Re: Can't Choose Between Two Boyfriends!
« on: April 06, 2006, 08:15:58 AM »
You aren't going to get much sympathy from the males on this board. Also, if you are in law school, considering law school, or are a lawyer, keep your ethics in mind. If you cheat on your boyfriend, you should assume that your personality has the potential to betray a client or your government. Make the right choice- either break up with your current boyfriend, or tell this new guy to buzz off. Or just stay wtih your current boyfriend and think about the new guy when you masturbate.

Current Law Students / Re: Chuck Norris!
« on: April 06, 2006, 05:53:48 AM »
Chuck Norris has sex with men- not because he is gay, but because he has run out of women to have sex with. :-\ :'(

Current Law Students / Re: Your Typical Law Student Out There
« on: April 04, 2006, 11:09:40 AM »
How about the person who ritualistically and obsessively checks the LSD posting board? ::)

Current Law Students / Re: USNEWS: Schools jumping at least 3 spots
« on: April 04, 2006, 08:39:42 AM »
Because I can tell one when I see one... and Mr. Leaf is wearing a Boston hat in his picture.

Current Law Students / Re: USNEWS: Schools jumping at least 3 spots
« on: April 04, 2006, 05:56:07 AM »
Man, you really enjoy giving this guy a hard time... are you a Yankees fan?

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