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Studying and Exam Taking / Strategy or recipe for disaster?
« on: November 07, 2008, 08:45:04 PM »
I had this great idea that I was not gonna brief any cases, & do minimal amount of work (e.g. read/skim), try to network, and get this: Have a life (two days off every week, you know basic human rights)

Now, I took serious notes.

I'm outlining, and its heaps of work.
It appears impossible to catch-up as I'm outlinining.

Anyone else ever do this and end-up Ok?
Is it ok to rely on my class notes alone, w/out hornbooks or my textbook?

Thanks. MG


p.s. at least I am very motivated, as there is much work to do, and little time to do it.





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General Board / Re: 1 year later....still glad u went to law school?
« on: November 06, 2008, 12:52:53 AM »
Interesting theory that time is 4-dimensional, i read that before to solve the probelms of identity. I would like to know more about Nozick's theory too. I think the problem lie in the starting point.

"...earth revolves around the Sun not vice versa. In order to prove the Copernican model of the universe true, Galileo Galilei and other leaders of the Scientific Revolution developed new tools and techniques for studying the natural world – tools and techniques that ultimately showed not just that Aristotle’s cosmology was wrong [that the sun revolves around earth], but almost every aspect of Aristotelian science. The Scientific Revolution involved more than a rejection of Aristotelian science, however; it involved a rejection of Aristotelian philosophy as well. In its place people erected a new philosophy based on dichotomies: freedom versus determinism, fact versus value, mind versus body. These dichotomies are responsible for the problems of modern philosophy. The task of philosophy since the Scientific Revolution has been to resolve the tensions they generate – to explain how we can be free, mental, moral beings if we inhabit a universe that at a fundamental physical level has none of these features."


Mr. Obama is the US president!!!!

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2L job search / Re: I'm f'n up bad and need ADVICE
« on: October 06, 2008, 10:47:05 PM »
Thanks for the heads up smiley.

There are a few open jobs with small criminal defense firms this fall, but I was bent on taking this semester to try and boost my GPA, and try to land a job for next spring.

But I don't have any set plan on what I am doing next summer, I want to intern for a crim. law or fed. judge, or work hands on somewhere OTHER than crappy legal-aid/DA.

I know several professors who would write me a very good LOR.

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2L job search / Re: I'm f'n up bad and need ADVICE
« on: October 06, 2008, 11:20:22 AM »
Jacy, I think Ninja has a crush on you :)

Thanks for your advice Ninja, it was really helpful!!!

Your so cool

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2L job search / Re: I'm f'n up bad and need ADVICE
« on: October 05, 2008, 11:47:39 PM »
wow,criticism is all well-taken, but no one suggested anything constructive or provided me any good advice. :(

And Jacy, I am not going to put those wasted oppurtunities on my resume, that'd be silly, besides the jobs kinda sucked.I aint working in no loser spot that pays jack, no ma'm.

And I am very focused and quite the good lawyer when I so choose, that is, if I am paid. 
I betcha I can beat you in court any day of the week Jacy and on any topic.

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2L job search / Re: I'm f'n up bad and need ADVICE
« on: October 05, 2008, 10:15:51 PM »
Ok, just because I am spoiled and lazy, and can't take things seriously or professionally does not make me a poor lawyer. I'm only 22, so i gues I'm kinda immature or dillapidated.

But I am fretting over this job ting, can anyone please tell me when would be the best time to aim for a job. My plan was to focus on school for the next few months, intern somewhere this spring, and try to land a clerkship.

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2L job search / Re: I'm f'n up bad and need ADVICE
« on: October 05, 2008, 12:09:53 AM »
well I'm half way done, I'm gonna suck it up and handle it, I'll find a job some way. I'm real quick on my feet and really hate "plans" :)
Maybe I'll be a politician? I'd make a good governor

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2L job search / Re: I'm f'n up bad and need ADVICE
« on: October 04, 2008, 11:30:43 PM »
I like the law, and would like to be a criminal defense lawyer. I do like philosophy/writing much more, but that doesn't pay.
 

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2L job search / I'm f'n up bad and need ADVICE
« on: October 04, 2008, 10:53:28 PM »
Hi,

The bad:
I go to a mid T2 (top 70) and I ranked in the top 1/3, screwed up all OCI's, got inexplicably fired from one summer job, and the other job was so crappy that half way through I just stopped doing the work (but it was on the 68th floor of the empire state building, and the firm boss liked me).
I also quit legal aid after a day.

Anyway, I heard the networking advice and it seems a bit late for it.

Also, I have been screwing around for the last half of this semester,and its looking pretty bad.


The Good:
I could start my own office
I have No debt as my parents are kinda rich, plus I have good family connects.
I'm quick witted, and really smart when I apply myself, but I am so lazy and addicted to pleasure


Now, what should I do next summer?
I am torn between
A) working for the gov't which I hate,
B) I can't work for Big Law as I am not qualified,
C) Do nothing and try to get laid :)
D) quit law school and find another profession, or retake the LSAT
E) Try to find a job
F) Network my ass off this coming 2L summer :)

OR
E) YOUR ADVICE

Much Thanks to the lovely people of this board.

p.s. I love money but I love life way more.






 


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Studying and Exam Taking / Re: Is LEEWS worth it?
« on: August 31, 2008, 08:01:12 PM »
Very Helpful regardless of the exam/professor type, but like anything in life, it rquires dedication and mastery. Its not a magical wand, but a rugged sword. You need to sharpen it, swing it around a bit, and become the sword's master.

if you do, guaranteed A. :)

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