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Studying and Exam Taking / Re: Law School Prep Books
« on: May 23, 2006, 11:14:50 AM »
Yes

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General Board / Re: Required and Elective Classess
« on: May 03, 2006, 07:48:34 PM »
Evidence

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General Board / Re: 0L- help with choosing supplements!!
« on: May 03, 2006, 12:29:07 PM »
Using it as an overview is fine. It will probably help you feel more comfortable before you start.

It is completely normal to be nervous but don't worry, you will be fine. There are very few law students that took pre-law courses so everyone is pretty much in the same boat. Even those students who did normally have very little if any advantage. Sometimes it can be a disadvantage.

Don't worry about knowing the trial/appellate systems. They will teach you the structure in class.

You aren't being paranoid. What you are feeling is completely normal.

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General Board / Re: 0L- help with choosing supplements!!
« on: May 03, 2006, 12:20:16 PM »
ok well the barbri and pmbr isnt a waste becasue you will eventually register with them for the bar ...correct?

plus i will lock in my rate

Like eveyrone else im shooting to be at the top of my class...but lets be realistic....

Allot of people swear by LEEWS so i figured i could buy a used set from amazon..

Like I said, I don't remember if there was any advantage to doing anything with PMBR at this point. Go to their website and look around.

I never looked at LEEWS, but I thought I did remember hearing good things about it. If it is geared toward teaching you a technique for studying in law school, it probably is worth looking at it. Whether it works for everyone is another issue. Finding a technique that works for you is probably one of the biggest issues that face 1L's. You would be surprised at how many people find out that what worked for them in undergrad doesn't work for law school. Just try to find out what works best for you. It is definitely not the same for everyone.

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General Board / Re: 0L- help with choosing supplements!!
« on: May 03, 2006, 12:12:25 PM »
I would wait. There is not one supplement that is superior to another, it is really about personal preference. Once you get into class, see what the professor is doing and figure out your learning style, then go back and look at several of them again. You will probably be able to make a better choice then.

I would definitely lock in your rate with BarBri now if you are pretty sure you will be using them for the bar exam. It is nice to know that your rate won't go up and the free materials are nice.

I don't remember if PMBR gave out free stuff or if they even have a lock-in rate procedure. If something is free, go for it.

If you do decide to buy something over the summer, just make sure you are doing it for the right reason. This is just a thought, but I would advise against buying it with the intent of teaching yourself the law prior to going to class. If, however, you are doing it to get a good overview of the topic, I think that is an excellent idea. It is nice to see an overview before you dive in and for some people, it makes the whole experience less stressful once you begin.

Good luck!

Edit: I just wanted to add that if there is one thing that I would recommend doing prior to law school is to find a book that teaches you how to brief cases and outline courses. You may decide later not to do the outlining (it works for some but not others) but having those skills from the beginning will really help you.

And, aside from everything else, enjoy yourself this summer. Trust me, you will be glad that you did.  :)

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Studying and Exam Taking / Re: Loans and UCC
« on: April 29, 2006, 01:14:10 AM »
h) "Goods" includes all things which are movable at the time the security interest attaches or which are fixtures (Section 9-313), but does not include money, documents, instruments, accounts, chattel paper, general intangibles, or minerals or the like (including oil and gas) before extraction. "Goods" also includes standing timber which is to be cut and removed under a conveyance or contract for sale, the unborn young of animals, and growing crops;

(i) "Instrument" means a negotiable instrument (defined in Section 3-104), or a certificated security (defined in Section 8-102) or any other writing which evidences a right to the payment of money and is not itself a security agreement or lease and is of a type which is in ordinary course of business transferred by delivery with any necessary indorsement or assignment;


Just note that the UCC does apply, just not Article 2 specifically (but it will come into play because many of the suits involving loans are based on an underlying transaction involving a good.

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General Board / Re: OneL
« on: February 13, 2006, 11:45:03 AM »
I definitely enjoyed the book but feel it was pretty over dramatic. I am a lot more laid back about things though. There is not that competitive culture at my T4, either. I can relate to his inner struggles though, that stuff is real, the first months are crazy just trying to figure out how to play the game. I stuggle with my own concepts of sucess and failure and all that so I was able to relate to some of that he talked about. Most of the people at my school are far more laid back than I am however and I generally feel that about half my class doesn't take the law school thing very seriously at all.

Agreed.

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Studying and Exam Taking / Re: Employment Discrmination Supplements
« on: February 13, 2006, 11:43:49 AM »
The Lexis Understanding series has one. Because those books are not keyed to a case book, you have to sift through it and read several different sections each time that you are trying to understand more about a concept. So far I like it and I like that series overall. I don't know about the other supplements available for employment discrimination. You might want to go to websites that sell the different major supplements and check those out also.

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Socratic Method / Re: The Fact Is, Profs Don't Use The Socratic Method
« on: January 25, 2006, 12:41:02 PM »
I quit reading it because I felt like I was being preached to. I would have been interested in the substance of it had it not been for that.

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General Board / Re: Why do I hate Con Law so Much?
« on: January 24, 2006, 01:03:41 AM »
Con Law I was a drag and I didn't like it much either, Con Law II is much better. But either way, what helped me is that those concepts will come up again in several places for your other classes. So, if for no other reason, concentrate on learning it because it will help you out later.

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