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Current Law Students / The whole "forest for the trees" thing...
« on: September 11, 2008, 07:31:40 PM »
This is mainly geared to upper-level peeps, but if you are a "super 1L" who can already confidently (and of course ACCURATELY) answer, then please do....

I am understanding most things in most classes thus far (said with the caveat that I haven't gotten any assessment and won't until I either make or break it on exams).  What I worry about is putting the small pieces into the bigger picture.  Are there any suggestions.  Of course any blatant statements about what the larger picture is for each subject would be nice, too, if that is even possible to do.  ;)

Here are some ideas I have had to bring it together-
1) Of course outlining each course
2) Reading commercial outlines against my own to compare
3) Reading the professors' recommended supplements

Anything else?  Oh, and to be clear- is the "forest" just understanding the framework/outline of each subject, or are we talking more policy oriented ideas?

Thanks for the help.

Incoming 1Ls / Re: Which schools does the Illuminati recruit out of?
« on: August 08, 2008, 08:28:08 PM »

Philosophia Smash!!!


Incoming 1Ls / Re: Which schools does the Illuminati recruit out of?
« on: August 07, 2008, 11:17:59 PM »
Don't let this thread die... I would like to know if my T2 can hurdle me into world domination...

Incoming 1Ls / Re: Doing well as a 1L
« on: August 04, 2008, 11:15:21 PM »

Current Law Students / Re: It could always be worse...
« on: July 31, 2008, 09:30:56 PM »





Oh my f-cking god!!!

Incoming 1Ls / Re: Post your Daily 1L Schedule
« on: July 30, 2008, 09:38:22 PM »

7-845: Exercise/Review for class
9-1015: Civ Pro
1030-1245: Lunch/Study
1-215: Property
(Wed only) 230-400: Research, Writing, Advocacy
3-on:  Mommy time and studying


7-1015: Exercise/Review for class/Study
1030-1145: Contracts
1-215: torts
3-on: mommy time and studying

11-1150: Bibliography

I'm going to try to treat it like a 7-3 not a 9-5, but that's only because I'm a mom and need to be there for my baby after school.  I plan to spend Wednesday nights and Saturday mornings doing some reading if need be.

Current Law Students / Re: book totin' question
« on: July 22, 2008, 12:26:25 PM »
I guess I just don't get the whole "I need a pretty bag thing." It reminds me of the girls in UG wearing stilettos to school! Ha, give me a break.  I mean to each her own and all, but I think you should at least try to become reasonably adjusted to the idea that you MIGHT end up wanting something that you can lug books home in. Not only that, but from some students I've talked to, the library and on-campus studying can become depressing.  Some say that they end up avoiding the library like the plague mid-semester and have to re-adjust their entire routine... just a thought, really.
And, IMO, fashion sense is more readily and adequately portrayed by the garments, shoes, make-up, hair "package" than by your "book bag."  I mean if we were talking handbags, I could see the dilemma, but we're talking about 30+ lbs of casebooks/computer/supplies!!!  Not what I call a good time.

The locker thing is an option, sure, but how big is this thing anyway?!?!  From the casebooks I have, I am skeptical that they could all fit in an average locker along with other school necessities... that could just be an exaggeration of course.

Current Law Students / Re: book totin' question
« on: July 21, 2008, 01:40:28 PM »
Some good stuff here.  I found this bag on overstock and it looks pretty nice.  It's a rolling backpack, but is leather and looks less ridiculous.  Plus, it can double as a weekend bag.  And, it has a computer protector.

Or maybe this one... (which is decidedly less attractive, but seems okay)

FYI, I will be using public transportation since my school is a block from a station, so I think something I can roll OR carry might be ideal.  Plus, I plan on renting a locker at school and the rec center for on-campus storage.

I think I have reasonably incorporated all of your great insight into a workable solution for me.  Too bad if I look like a jackasz, my already-bad-back will thank my ego later!  ::)

Thanks for the comments!

Current Law Students / Re: book totin' question
« on: July 20, 2008, 06:45:16 PM »
 :o  I WAS TOTALLY GOING TO GET ONE OF THOSE!!!  PT? That's insanity!  Ok, well thanks for the thoughts.  Having them unbound sounds good, but what about trying to sell them back?  Not worth it anyway, like UG?

Current Law Students / book totin' question
« on: July 20, 2008, 04:57:27 PM »
OK, so maybe this is WAY ridiculous to even be thinking about, but I am concerned about lugging around these heavy books...

So, my question is: Assuming I brief each case for class, is it still necessary to bring the casebook? Will I wish I had it for some terrible Socratic Method showdown?!?!   ???

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