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You can read whatever you want but ultimately, you have to do what works for you, not what it tells you to do in some book.

I know in Law School Confidential, it says you should "color code" the cases in your case book - highlighting the holding, the reasoning, etc. in different colors. I tried that, and found it to be a ridiculous waste of my time.


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General Off-Topic Board / Re: Fracture starring Ryan Gosling
« on: June 21, 2007, 11:45:33 PM »
yes when he lawyered anthony hopkins i got turned on

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It seems like he has Asperger's. He's quite brilliant in some areas but when it comes to social interactions he's a bit stunted.

Sounds like every science major I knew...

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: Thoughts on Sopranos Series Finale?
« on: June 16, 2007, 12:29:59 AM »
don't stop believing..

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Now you're gonna get sued by the spelling bee kid...

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that pizza looks horrible.

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: for those that have started law school
« on: June 08, 2007, 01:07:57 AM »
From what I understand you're supposed to start looking at issues in terms of how you might litigate and/or defend them,  and not necessarily whether or not it makes sense to even be able to litigate such issues.

Is this far off?

Um, I think part of being a good lawyer is being able to spot what issues are pointless to defend.

Anytime you will get a fact pattern on a test, there might be 15 potential issues you could spot and argue. But when you are taking a time-constrained test, the person who can pick out the strongest arguments and argue them well gets the best grade.

And even in practice, an attorney might get a potential case and decide that its not worth the firms time to bother with the case...

You think law school is just all about listing all the potential arguments you could make for an issue, and that basically your thinking has to be completely void of any common sense?

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: for those that have started law school
« on: June 08, 2007, 12:40:37 AM »
I'm going to have to swallow any emotional and intellectual engagement I may have with a situation or issue

I haven't felt like that at all really...maybe something is wrong with me

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: Cornell decision letter
« on: June 08, 2007, 12:33:01 AM »
they tell everyone the same thing.

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: for those that have started law school
« on: June 08, 2007, 12:25:16 AM »

another 25% was supposedly on erie doctrine, but couched in such a way it was totally unrecognizable.


we covered the erie doctrine on the last day ever of class. and only spent one day on it. and it wasn't on our final.

i am not kidding.

so I got one of the grades I was waiting for, it was an A-. I don't have contracts yet. It's like waiting for a bomb to drop right on my GPA.  :(

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