I was at orientation all day. Yay for the start of law school and the end of free time.
Can I hold the bolded quote against you later?
Like when he works 70-80 hours/wk for a corp. firm and yearns for the freedom of law school?
Something like that. I wasn't thinking that far ahead though, was just having nightmare memories of torts and contracts.
Let's take one year of torture at a time please, it gives me hope that the next year MIGHT be better.
BTW, is that you J?
Nope. Look at my account. I'm the same old freak I've always been.
Oh, ok. Welcome back to the party then and lets get it kicked back up.
I'm sad that after a day there are only a few new posts to read in this thread. It's like everyone has died or abandoned ship or something. That's not cool.
Was it my strange existential post about being an orange? Did my recipes and food experiments poison everyone and put them in the hospital? Remember, it is assumed that you cook the bacon BEFORE you eat it and trim off any mold that is on the block of cheese unless you need penicillin!
Did I forget to shower and have bad BO? I'm very confused about the sudden exodus from Exile.
So, lets get this party started again
On a serious note:
For all you now 1L's, stop stressing already, don't waste all night killing yourself in a mass of confusion re-reading and trying to make sense of those old cases from England or whatever other old cryptic stuff that doesn't seem to make any sense (a lot of it doesn't. That is part of the point of getting you to read that stuff like a slave early on.)
They don't matter specifically for your grades on midterms and final exams, they are mainly used as a device for proffs to kill class time with and torture you about with the justification being that they edumacate you about the evolution of the relevant field of law to put things in historical context and give a platform to build on to paint the big picture/illustrate and help you understand how the law that you are drenched with and tested about in LS exams (which is not really current law, maybe call it academic LS law) came to be and how and why certain concepts are related and such.
You will have to re-learn the areas of law in a different way to pass the bar exam. (Yeah, after 3 or more years of LS you have to go to school again/read more books and unlearn and re-learn stuff about all the same core areas of law you are forced to experience in LS in a different way to pass the darn bar exam.) One may reasonably ask, what did I pay all this tuition and spend 3+ years in LS for if I have to relearn it all again anyway? My way of viewing it in part is that you pay and 'do time' getting hazed to get let into a club that requires and only accepts members that read and think fast, adapt to changing circumstances, cut through smoke screens and BS (or create them, depending on which side of a case you are on).
If you make giant detailed multi-page briefs and outlines of the assigned reading from the beginning weeks of 1L, try to memorize them, use two or more different highlighter colors in the case book you are DOING IT WRONG! If you go super freaky and end up with full pages of casebooks soaked with multiple colors of highlighter ink you are really doing it wrong. (And yea, for entertainment and sanity purposes, do some people watching in class.
You will see the 'I have all the colors of the rainbow piles of multicolored highlighters people' in your class. Please laugh at them for me and whatever you do, DO NOT show up and put out a stack of highlighters of various colors next to your books and papers!
No good Exiler would ever do such a foolish thing.
Good morning people! .Chuck is awake and a little bored at the moment trying to figure out what to have for breakfast.