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Current Law Students / Re: Should I be briefing cases?
« on: February 18, 2007, 09:05:58 AM »
The more confusing a case, or more likely I am to be called on, the more likely I'll do a detailed brief.

Otherwise, it's all about the book briefing. My 'regular' briefs are just what I'd write in the margin anyway, with a bit more facts and procedural history.

Current Law Students / Re: How much free time do you have as a 1L?
« on: February 03, 2007, 10:23:34 AM »
I was thinking I might get more studying done if I stopped reading and posting on online newsgroups about how I don't have enough time to study.

You get my drift.


Current Law Students / Re: Top 90% of Class
« on: January 27, 2007, 05:12:33 PM »
It's easy to rest on your laurels, but don't ease up, you might just have gotten lucky.

As for the Summer, you might want to join the lecture circuit. Opportunity abounds!

Current Law Students / Re: Did I study too much?
« on: January 24, 2007, 02:10:30 PM »
Where'd the original posts go? Bummer. :)

Transferring / Re: Transferring from Part-Time
« on: January 24, 2007, 01:59:50 PM »
I have the same question, actually. I did part-time in fall, am full-time this spring, and I *still* don't make the quoted minimum units required to transfer...painful.

There is some useful information on Yahoo's transferapps group, but I haven't noticed anything on this topic yet.

Current Law Students / Re: Did I study too much?
« on: January 23, 2007, 10:28:57 PM »
Awwwww...I love a happy ending.

But, um, next time you get a B- and feel like the sky is falling, please stop, take a deep breath, hold it, and count to a very high number.


Current Law Students / Re: grades
« on: January 20, 2007, 12:00:52 PM »
Hmmmm.... may have some insight for that. At least for my school, they gave me tons of info in terms of numbers.

Whether they are accurate, um, ask somebody else. :)

Current Law Students / Re: grades
« on: January 20, 2007, 11:42:24 AM »
Just curious, how are you determining your school's curve?


Current Law Students / Re: Law School Prep Courses.....lame or essential?
« on: January 20, 2007, 09:10:06 AM »
I didn't take a prep course, and did great my first semester.

One thing I did do was read all the books like PLS, etc. But I didn't buy any of them -- just went to the library which had tons of copies. Skimmed the "how to study" parts, but focussed on the "how to stay sane" parts.

Didn't buy any supplements, either. Nothing beats making your own briefs, outlines, index cards, etc.

And you'll get PLENTY of practice briefing, writing IRAC-style, taking practice exams, and so forth. No need to start doing it early while you should be living life. :)

You'll do fine as long as you stay disciplined and do your work. Oh, and smile. People in law school don't do that nearly enough.

Current Law Students / How to Learn Legal Latin:
« on: January 20, 2007, 08:56:24 AM »
How to learn legal latin -- put things in a sentence:

Sub Judice (meaning, literally, "under the judge."):

"After 20 years of monotonous marriage, the judge's wife detested being sub judice."

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