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Current Law Students / Re: Taking the LSAT w/o a prep course
« on: October 04, 2006, 02:16:06 PM »
Hi, Rosa,

I didn't take a prep course when I prepared for the LSAT. I prepared for the test in 5-7 months by purchasing and taking old exams (several times) and working through Kaplan LSAT. My approach to studying was looking for trends in the questions. I isolated the trends, learned the approaches, then retook the exams. Once I was able to recognize the trends, I focused on my speed.


Hello everyone,

I was just wondering how many people took the LSAT without having to go to a prep. course? If so, what are some tips you have for people that are in the same situation and want to take the test within a year?



Current Law Students / Re: MD --> JD
« on: August 17, 2006, 11:06:58 PM »
Perhaps continue your medical education, train for the ER or another specialty with a short residency (<5 years), THEN go to law school. You'll have the medical degree behind you which might make you an attractive applicant for law school and for jobs once you graduate.


Current Law Students / Re: 2L Strategies
« on: August 07, 2006, 03:57:55 PM »
Thanks for your suggestions.


Current Law Students / 2L Strategies
« on: August 06, 2006, 10:50:00 PM »
Now that we're starting our second year, what are some tips/strategies you intend to implement this year and why?


Current Law Students / Re: Which primer to get for Crim Law?
« on: July 31, 2006, 11:02:20 PM »
I agree with using Understanding Criminal Law. I have also used Understanding Contracts (sorry, I don't remember the author or ed) and it made my entire contracts experience more bearable. I and several of my classmates used the Black Letter Law Outline for Criminal Law. I have also purchased Understanding Constitutional Law and Understanding Evidence, but they haven't arrived yet.


Current Law Students / Re: Extra books/study guides
« on: July 31, 2006, 10:53:13 PM »
From my personal experience, I rarely used supplements for first semester 1L because I didn't think it would help. Second semester 1L, I used supplements for two of my classes and improved. This summer before 2L, I've bought supplements/study aids and are reviewing them. Of course each situation depends on the person, but the supplements (such as Understanding Criminal Law or Understanding Contracts and the FINALS series) have been very helpful.


Current Law Students / Re: anyone here studying for patent bar?
« on: July 31, 2006, 10:46:16 PM »
Thanks for the advice, Jacy. I'll look into some kind of legal job to gain some experience.


Current Law Students / Re: anyone here studying for patent bar?
« on: July 30, 2006, 10:17:37 PM »
Hi all. I didn't find out about patent law until my 1L spring and I'm still gathering information. I'm still considering various options (I have various interests), but I think I'm ready to take the plunge and buy the PLI materials and study throughout the fall (2L). If I'm ready by Nov, I'll send in the app, but if not I'll send it in April. I just hope this is something that I will enjoy doing (assuming I end up in that direction.)

Q - Has anyone here studied for the patent bar during the semester then taken the exam (and passed) during winter break, spring break, or early summer?



Current Law Students / Re: Soon to be One L with a question...
« on: June 02, 2006, 11:41:20 AM »
Hi, it's difficult to predict how much time you'll actually need to spend doing law related stuff (studying, etc) outside of class, but I definitely agree that you need time to yourself outside of lawschool. I'm a 2L and during my first year, we were instructed not to work (or at least not more than 20hr/wk).

But here's my problem with that - about half of the people I knew in my 1L class (not me though) went out partying at least 2 or 3 nights a week and definitely on weekends. There were organization functions/clubs to join and etc. I'm sure this reached 20hrs/week occasionally, but no one gave it a second thought. Because of this, I went ahead and did whatever extracurricular activity I wanted to do as long as I was prepared for class the next day. So my advice? Just stay prepared for class, then your free time is yours to spend however you see fit.

HTH,  ;D

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