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Current Law Students / Can Torts be Summarized in 10 Minutes?
« on: December 15, 2008, 11:25:50 PM »

It seems like it:

Duty, Breach, Causation, Damages . . . and intentional torts . . . and affirmative defenses.  And strict liability.  Did I get it?

Current Law Students / Do Post-Exam Feelings Correlate Well with Grades?
« on: December 12, 2008, 11:58:54 AM »
Very ambivalent about an exam.  It was easy, so the curve will be tough, I'm sure.  In that sense, I'm ambivalent.  But I'm also optimistic.

Incoming 1Ls / Chillin. Taking Questions.
« on: December 11, 2008, 06:03:24 PM »
By chilling out and relaxing, I'm taking the advice of virtually every 2L, 3L, anonymous internet tipster, friend, parent, and soccer coach I know.

Tomorrow is my first exam, Civil Procedure, and until then I'm happy to take any questions.

Current Law Students / Does BigLaw Deserve Its Bad Rep?
« on: December 11, 2008, 02:52:34 AM »
I'm reading Bitter Lawyer and it can't be this bad.  What other yuppie job doesn't have long hours and a little bit of junior abuse?

General Off-Topic Board / So Whatcha Doin' Post-Finals?
« on: December 10, 2008, 11:57:06 AM »
I'm going to get pretty drunk and then . . .
Wake up at 9 in the morning to fly home.  I have a job thingie shortly thereafter.

Drinks of choice?  SOs?  Sex with an endless parade of strangers?  Nine consecutive hours of Lost?  Let's hear your plans.

Current Law Students / ITT We Reassure One Another 'Bout Finals
« on: December 07, 2008, 11:08:18 AM »

I keep asking my professors about how they grade the exams and how to do well, but I get nothing out of them but vapid platitudes about "arguing both sides" and "writing clearly and concisely."

Law school is so unfair that way.  Everything is so arbitrary and unclear.  I'm reading a book by Duncan Kennedy that totally rips on the entire law school system, and I love it.  He mentions how law school cultivates a few legal analysis skills in the minority, whereas it could have constant feedback and really turn everyone into a great lawyer.



Incoming 1Ls / Feeling Total Burn-Out. How to Fight It?
« on: December 06, 2008, 09:21:19 AM »
Just as many of my classmates are ramping up for our finals next week, I have only a few practice exams left for Elements (with which I feel fine), I feel fine with CivPro, and I can't bring myself to do more work.  Give it up?  Take the weekend off?

It's strange to have this much spare time around Finals, but I feel burned-out and uninterested.

General Off-Topic Board / Des Moines People, Come Here
« on: December 04, 2008, 07:02:15 PM »
Anyone from there?  I have a few questions.

General Off-Topic Board / Jim Croce Appreciation Thread
« on: November 26, 2008, 09:35:48 PM »
Man, I love Jim Croce.

But that's not the way it feels.

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