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General Board / Re: Survey for all you 2L's, 3L's
« on: August 18, 2006, 09:38:06 PM »
1) At least a 40 hour week. Plus overtime. I treated it as a full time job. "overtime" ramped up around midterms, memo due dates, and finals

2) top 1%

3) T4

General Board / Re: Briefing the Notes Section
« on: August 18, 2006, 09:36:51 PM »
Definitely read the notes and make a note of what they say.. brief, though. Usually the notes explain certain aspects of the case you just read, aspects that are usually relevant

General Board / Re: case sucks
« on: August 18, 2006, 01:30:42 PM »
Briefing cases is NOT a good way to prepare an outline. An outline is a breakdown of the relevant concepts, not the relevant CASES

Studying and Exam Taking / Re: Favorite music to study to
« on: August 18, 2006, 09:44:34 AM »
I cant study with music or noise. I usually sit in the library with earplugs and get into my zone. Sorry, can't help

General Board / Re: To law students 29+
« on: August 18, 2006, 09:43:21 AM »
Well, its still a lot of work. But it doesnt have to be HARD, per se. The things that are going to get to your classmates and stress them out are not going to bother you to the same extent, so you are more free to focus on other things.

I think as older students, the little high school bull *&^% stuff annoys us more than anything. While people are stressing about who to sit next to in class, and wondering if their 'friends' are going to go to such and such review session (cause they cant go on their own or think for themselves?) youll be already at the review session, not worrying about 'making friends' and *&^% like that.

while others are bitching about how 'unfair' it is for the prof to do whatever, you'll be like "whatthefuckever" and just doing what needs to be done

But make no mistake about it, it IS a ton of work, but it doesnt have to be HORRIBLE

General Board / Re: case sucks
« on: August 18, 2006, 09:38:40 AM »
The thing about flogging your way through breifing cases, especially in the beginning, is to get you to the point of being able to pick out the relevant material from a large block of crap. The process of briefing helps you understand what the case stands for. That process gets much easier as you go along and you are able to effiiently pull out the relevant material much more quickly.

I would always do a 'brief' in my notes, whether that was a full long drawn out thing, or just a few sentances outlining the main facts and points of law. Or sometimes I would pull the brief from Lexis. EIther way, I have something in my notes. Then in class, I put in or highlight stuff the prof emphacizes (I often bold it or change the text color) and then come outline time, I can quikly pull out what was important about that case.

General Board / Re: IL Writing Class was Worthless
« on: August 15, 2006, 10:21:55 PM »
Sounds like my school.
Our assingments were done by name. We had several assingments, some of which were 'closed' which means their packet of research only, but we had others that were our own research.
Its just different styles, honestly.

suck it up and realize that professors do like you to regergitate their information. Whether it be on memos or exams or LR

General Board / Re: case sucks
« on: August 15, 2006, 05:31:51 PM »
I agree. At first it is horribly cumbersome and mind numbingly long to flog through. It doesnt take long before it 'clicks' and you start figuring it out.

Studying and Exam Taking / Re: MAC that works with Exam Soft?
« on: August 14, 2006, 10:33:34 PM »
Also remember that while all schools allow Examsoft in theory, some have many many professors who do not allow you to take THEIR exams on it. Its their choice, so you may end up sinking a shitwad of money into a new system only to findout most of your profs don't allow you to take their exam on examsoft.
Just something to think about. Some profs dont care.

General Board / Re: Going back to law school
« on: August 13, 2006, 05:49:20 PM »
Oh, and I would say that you left school because of your husband's military transfer. I wouldn't go further than that, honestly. Its not necessary. I touched on some of the 'renewed passion' stuff in my personal statement though. PM me if you want more info

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