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Current Law Students / Re: Study Aids
« on: January 13, 2007, 10:17:41 AM »
In Property last semester I had good luck with and like Emanuelle's. I think I am going to try it out for Con Law.

Our Crim Law prof. swears we don't need any other materials but the Kadish casebook. He is so emphatic about it I tend to believe him and don't want to use a commercial outline.

I'm not a fan of the High Court and I found Legalines only to be useful for cases and nothing else.

i liked gilberts a tad bit better than emmanuels, but they are quite comparable.

and, just imho, i would never pay attention to a any prof telling me not to use a supplement -- after all, they have already passed law school.  one of our profs took a lot of in-class questions and hypos directly from gilberts -- after he emphatically urged us not to use it

just make sure you use it like a supplement, and not in lieu of regular materials.

the way i would typically use one is to do my reading first, do a leews-style brief of the case, and then look up that case in the supplement and make any additions to my brief.  i would also use it as a final check on my outlines (which were never more than 25-30 pages max)

Current Law Students / Re: Transfer from T3 to T1?
« on: January 13, 2007, 10:11:14 AM »
You are a lock for a T1 program if you cast a wide enough net.  Few schools will care about your undergrad or lsat.

you need to start checking websites for transfer rules.  a number of t1's (texas for example) state that you must have the credentials to have been accepted last year regardless of your class standing or gpa this year.  which i think sucks, btw

Current Law Students / Re: Huge break in Contracts
« on: January 12, 2007, 12:29:32 PM »
wish i could get somebody to pay mine

Current Law Students / Re: Do people study over break?
« on: January 12, 2007, 11:55:38 AM »
i volunteered at a legal services clinic over break.  it was helpful for me as a 1L to be able to start doing some hands-on stuff

i detest study groups.  all they do for me is waste my time.

the only way to really learn the stuff is to do the work yourself.  there is no substitute, in my opinion.

but then, i dont have any of my grades yet, so there is a distinct possibility that i am talking out my ass.  :P

Current Law Students / Re: Holy *&^% I got an F
« on: January 08, 2007, 02:06:25 PM »
Where you go to school?

I need to know that way I'll be prepared. If anyone in my class failed contracts, it was me. I walked out of that exam feeling ruined. I left every other exam feeling okay.

i felt that way about property.

i dont take crim until spring semester 

that is, if i end up passing fall semester  :P

transferred intent is primarily a tort.

Current Law Students / Re: Still waiting for grades
« on: January 06, 2007, 06:59:49 PM »
allow me to also female dog on this thread.  my school doesn't piecemeal the grades -- they wait until *all* the grades are in from *every* professor for *every* class before they release them.

two years ago it was the middle of march.

i ran into my torts prof in the registrar's office yesterday.  "turning in grades?" i asked, hopefully.  "nope, haven't even started grading.  just got back from my cruise."


Current Law Students / Re: True Horror Story
« on: January 06, 2007, 06:46:29 PM »
after staying up all night completing the brutal memo from hell, i was seriously dozing in contracts class.  i sit in the very back row, all by my lonesome, and i am pretty damn hard to see.

somehow, in the midst of my nap, i hear my name being called.  i leapt up and shouted "sue them!  sue them all!  and sue everybody who looks like them!"

somehow, it was the right answer.

in torts i was asked to provide a synopsis of a case in non-legal terminology.  thinking for a second, i said "how about bull?"

again in contracts, the prof is asking people if they have any questions on the statute of frauds.  somehow he makes eye contact with me in the nosebleed section.  the conversation went something like:

professor:  well, mr. s, do you have a question?

me: sure, professor, my remaining two functioning brain cells have gotten together and want to ask (something i dont even remember)

professor: (answers in such a way that i feel much, much stupider than i did before i asked)

me: thanks a lot. now i'm down to one.

professor: do you have another question?

me: no thanks, i'm saving my last one for porn.


i may go down in flames, but i wont go quietly.

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