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Where should I go next fall? / USD or Case Western?
« on: June 26, 2009, 01:37:12 PM »
Which school should I choose? They are ranked pretty similarly (USD seems like they moved up quite a lot this year) Are they pretty much regional school that is similar in the quality of academic program/reputation?

General Board / How hard is law school?
« on: June 22, 2009, 03:32:42 PM »
 Like many other 0Ls out there, Ive heard million times that law school is hard. I would really like to know HOW HARD law school really is. Is it really something that you have to put so much effort into so that you will be mentally/physically drained everyday? Is it really that much different than UG?
To briefly introduce myself, I recently graduated with Cum Laude(3.5 GPA). During my UG years, I was one of those kids who would 'get by' by not studying all that much during the weekdays (maybe couple hours per day, or less) and study intensely for like 3~4 days before an exam and somehow pull an A. I was really into video gaming/playing sports that I spent most of my time being involved in those activities with my friends.(and yea, also partying occasionally) Now I understand the amount of material covered by law school each day is so much more than UG one so you can't afford to procristinate so much, but isn't studying 2~3 hours a day enough for any type of studying? I mean, I can't imagine myself studying for like the entire day (as many law school related books tell us) I think I can focus well for like 2 to 3 hours but any more than that would be superflous and not effective at all. Having said all that, I am by no means an ignorant/unmotivated kid, I am interested in learning about the law and society as well as any academic subject (except maybe math). I am willing to work hard but also realize there is a limit as to how hard I would do so. So my question is, can I still be a video game addict while in law school? Can I still spend 3~4 hours playing basketball after classes or am I just bound to fail if I live like how I did during my UG years?I would appreciate any input from current law students/graduates. Thanks a lot in advance.  :) 

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