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« on: September 04, 2006, 04:16:57 PM »
Free sites that have case briefs:
« on: September 03, 2006, 04:45:52 PM »
Here's one that's free. They're the briefs a law student took throughout school, so there's no guarantee for their quality. But his contracts briefs follow my casebook and they seem pretty good:http://lawschool.mikeshecket.com/
Also, Lexis has briefs of most of the cases you'll cover in class. And they're free as well.
« on: September 02, 2006, 12:12:25 PM »
Doesn't she go to Yale Law School now?
Elizabeth Wurtzel would seem like the kind of person who has it all. A talented writer, a graduate of Harvard, author of the bestsellers "Prozac Nation" and "female dog," she's had a lot of success though only in her mid-30s.
Elizabeth Wurtzel became addicted to Ritalin. She talks about it on her book called "More, Now, Again: A Memoir of Addiction." She says she did not know Ritalin was addictive when she was prescribed it. Wurtzel was prescribed Ritalin in pill form, and then she started crushing the pills and inhaling -- snorting, and that's actually how she became addicted. Because she thought it was safe, she said well, if I take two pills when I'm supposed to take one, that's not so bad. And before you know it, it turns into eight pills, then 16, then eventually taking 40 a day. She was in the hospital for four months to get off it -- Ritalin was to her a huge addiction that eventually extended to other drugs also.
« on: August 30, 2006, 04:08:28 PM »
Having more free time doesn't translate into being a good student. In fact, I bet many students at the top of the curve are those who work full-time, because they know how to manage every hour.
I just started PT too, and I have to agree that I'm a little irked by the number of my classmates who aren't working. It's hard not to be irritated when I struggle to get to class on time after a full day at the office, only to find a class room full of people in shorts and sandals filling three quarters of the room while the shirt-and-tie crowd files into the nose-bleed seats.
These kids have no job, and less than a full time schedule.It's really not fair to put us all on the same curve, but what can you do? I'm happier to have the paycheck. Plus, I get to fantasize about the job interview one day when the interviewer asks and they have to explain that they went part time not because they were working, but just because they were lazy.
« on: August 29, 2006, 01:13:04 PM »
A friend who just finished law school gave me a great little book, The ABC's of the UCC. It's not very long, and it translates the provisions into plain English, along with concrete examples. I only have the book for Article 2, since that's what contracts focuses on. But Article 1 probably is worth getting as well.
« on: August 28, 2006, 01:01:20 PM »
I'm just starting part-time this week. I get the opposite impression. Most of the people I've met have full-time jobs (one person even has a full-time job AND a part-time weekend job). There are a few people who are not working, but they've been the exception instead of the rule.
« on: August 27, 2006, 03:21:17 PM »
« on: August 26, 2006, 10:20:30 PM »
part timer: contracts, constitutional law, civil procedure (year-long, final in May) and legal writing.
« on: August 26, 2006, 06:30:25 PM »
Thanks! I can't believe I missed that!
« on: August 26, 2006, 06:10:05 PM »
Has anyone tried the rainbow briefing method described in Law School Confidential? It seems more efficient than writing out your own briefs.
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