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Current Law Students / Re: CALI Lessons???
« on: May 20, 2008, 09:52:06 AM »
Some of the CALI lessons are really helpful, some of them not so much. The section on Estates & Future Interests in Property is really good because it's so technical, it's well suited to a computer program like that. It's not really hypos, just information followed by multiple choice & matching questions.

I think it's best to do them as you're learning the material in class.

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Current Law Students / Re: What is the most difficult 1L subject ??
« on: May 20, 2008, 09:49:51 AM »
I think the answer to this question has everything to do with the professor teaching it. I'd say LRW was the hardest and most time consuming. I LOOOOVED Civ Pro because my teacher was awesome. I thought Property was really hard, especially estates & future interests.

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(And, FWIW, I think this thread is dead because most of us on here don't want to announce our school and rank?)

You don't have to give your exact rank, just an approximation.

 As to why most 1+L's don't come back to LSD, I think its part many of them did not do as well as they hoped or predicted and many realize now a bunch of what they spouted as 0L's is actually BS.

...or else law school keeps them too busy to post on LSD....

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Incoming 1Ls / Re: SLU Class of 2011
« on: May 17, 2008, 11:53:42 AM »
Is the Mac version also called one note?

No, it's not. It's not the same program at all. Microsoft hasn't made a Mac version yet (although I do kind of wonder if they will soon if what they say in the new Mac commercial is true–that Macs are getting so popular on college campuses...). The Mac version of Word has a lot of the features offered in the One Note program (Or so I've heard, I've never used One Note and I don't have a recent version of Word).

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Current Law Students / Re: journal
« on: May 17, 2008, 11:51:36 AM »

No, his advice is think about what you really want to do before you go ahead and follow the party line.


You're missing my point.  He has admitted that most law students have goals that are different from his goals.  The reason why he does things the way he does is because his actions are geared towards his specific goals.  However, he is passing off his "specialized" advice relevant to him and others similarly situated as "generally applicable" advice relevant to most students.  You don't see a problem with that?  And just to clarify, I'm referring to the advice he was giving regarding the topic of this thread, not the advice you're referring to above.



I think his advice IS generally applicable to a lot of people. I'm pretty sure we're not studying even remotely the same kind of law, or been out of UG for the same amount of time, but most of the time I think his advice is pretty helpful. I just don't understand the backlash whenever somebody recommends going about things differently than what gets talked about all over the board.

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Current Law Students / Re: journal
« on: May 16, 2008, 06:48:43 PM »
So, to bring us all back, is your advice for most law students to follow the pack and disregard what you say because you have different goals? If that's the case, then maybe you should insert a disclaimer in your signature that your advice only applies to a small group of similarly situated law students so the rest of us floating around here amongst the flotsam and jetsam can ignore your irrelevant comments.

No, his advice is think about what you really want to do before you go ahead and follow the party line.

Matthies, sometimes I don't even know why you bother trying to straighten people out on this board. It seems like most of the time it falls on deaf ears.

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Incoming 1Ls / Re: SLU Class of 2011
« on: May 16, 2008, 06:34:21 PM »
Most Mac users I know took notes with Microsoft Word. The Mac version is the closest you can get to One Note for a Mac. I was taking notes in Google Docs b/c SLU's email is through Gmail now. I wouldn't recommend it b/c it doesn't work that well with Safari & Firefox.

Are you talking about Omnioutliner? 

No, not for note-taking. I only know one person who used that program for taking notes in class. I personally don't like it b/c you can ONLY write in outline form. But I did use it for my outlines.

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Incoming 1Ls / Re: SLU Class of 2011
« on: May 16, 2008, 08:04:37 AM »
Most Mac users I know took notes with Microsoft Word. The Mac version is the closest you can get to One Note for a Mac. I was taking notes in Google Docs b/c SLU's email is through Gmail now. I wouldn't recommend it b/c it doesn't work that well with Safari & Firefox.

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: The "DONE WITH FINALS!!!!" Club
« on: May 15, 2008, 09:14:45 AM »
I'm in!  :D

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Current Law Students / Re: should I sell my books?
« on: May 13, 2008, 03:39:24 PM »
I'm selling the casebooks, keeping the legal writing books b/c I think they might be nice to have around later on.

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