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General Board / Re: Being a Single Guy in Law School is Tough.
« on: November 10, 2008, 11:14:25 PM »
#1. There aren't that many hot girls in law school. We've all succumbed to the "law school hot" phenomenon. I've seen maybe five genuine 10s in the whole student body, and I'm sure some of them weren't actually law students and were just passing through the building.

#2. Don't be a loser. You don't want or need a girlfriend. Consider the advantage you have over your attached peers. No issues, no time wasted being flowery and lovey-dovey, no MONEY wasted on useless pacification of female needs...I could go on forever. Point is, law school, the beginning of your career...hell, if you ask me...LIFE...is no time to be attached.

#3. Undergrad chicks are (1) loose, (2) recently emancipated, (3) willing, and (4) wowed by fancy law students that may make $$$$ some day. Use this to your advantage, Poindexter.

#4. Why in Jeebus' name would you EVER want to get involved with a law school girl? They're incredibly needy and demanding. "Smart" women seem to be that way. On top of all of that, you'd have to see her every goddamn day. A man needs his space.

Loneliness and cheeseburgers law school are a dangerous mix. Venture forth into the world, or at least to an undergrad building, and spread your wings, grasshopper.

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Studying and Exam Taking / Re: Spotting all issues and the time factor
« on: November 09, 2008, 04:55:54 PM »
Yeah, Donnie Darko f-ing sucks. I don't know why I punched that in as my username. Must have been the last movie I saw at the time.

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General Board / Re: credit card debt and entering law school
« on: November 09, 2008, 04:53:36 PM »
If you have $50,000 in credit card debt, for example, they don't factor that in your financial aid and say, "Gee, you're broke, here, have some more money!"

If you're really floundering in credit card debt, pay it off with your student loans. I guarantee the interest rate on the student loans is lower, and there are many more ways to defer repayment. You're not going to get that kind of forgiving service from your credit card.

Better yet, just don't spend the money you don't goddamn have and rack up credit card debt.

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Studying and Exam Taking / Re: Spotting all issues and the time factor
« on: November 09, 2008, 03:43:24 PM »
One prof told us that nobody gets every one of the potential issues...there are always more than the prof was thinking of or was looking for.

Another prof told us that if you spot and thoroughly treat even 30% of all the conceivable issues, you'd get an A.

I'm sure it differs from prof to prof, though.

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Studying and Exam Taking / Re: Strategy or recipe for disaster?
« on: November 08, 2008, 07:16:02 PM »
I use the casenotes where they are available for the book. They're really useful...no use slaving away over the goddamn textbook when you can get the essential facts from the  casenotes. Then, I will go back to the casebook and underline/highlight the essential parts of the actual opinion for easy reference in class. Reading the casenotes brief and then the casebook makes it so easy, as you already know what you're looking for and can usually just cut to the chase.

Briefing every case in detail blows...most people figure this out early in the semester.

For outlining I don't even bother to put most case names in there. If you're one of those people with an associative memory, where hearing one name can spur your recollection of the basic facts and the rule, then go for it.

If it's one of those familiar cases with an easy to recall name and facts, like Batsakis, I'll throw it in as an example of the rule. If it's something fruity like General Western Supply Partners Ltd., Inc. v. Acme Amalgamated Cucumber Packing Corp., then @#!* it. I'm not putting that in there.

Some people really get a kick out of repeating all the minutiae and wording of opinions and restatement provisions verbatim in their outline. This defeats the whole purpose, for me, because if you're just essentially putting what you took down as notes or highlighted in the casebook as your outline text, you're not really putting it in your own words and "learning it by re-doing it." But some people can just commit Restatement language-style passages to memory and use them. Good for them, I guess.

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