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Current Law Students / Harriet Miers - Is it a good thing for SMU?
« on: October 15, 2005, 02:15:49 PM »
A number of students here have been talking about how the nomination of Miers will effect SMU. At first I thought it was a no-brainer and that the nomination would put SMU in a positive light, but now I am questioning what this means for my JD. Dumbasses like Anne Coulter are saying that SMU is not prestigious enough and basically saying that no one from SMU is ever qualified for the Supreme Court. Now I know SMU is not Harvard or Yale, but when people try to tarnish my JD with a scarlet letter, I get pissed. Wait until she opens her freakin mouth in the confirmation hearings before condemning her law school. Sorry, this is more of a rant than anything else, but I was just wondering about the opinions of others not at SMU. I don't think there will be a huge increase on the USNews ranking, but our prestige score might go up a bit if she does get on the Supreme Court.

Current Law Students / Best Professor Lines This Year
« on: September 29, 2005, 07:57:51 PM »
In a very mean, hard tone: "Congradulations Mr. Smith, you have made everyone in here a little dumber with that answer." The professor then said "I believe that line is from 'Billy Madison,' but basically you're wrong!" The guy is hiliarious! Very condesending, makes ya stand up the whole time when "you're up," but doesn't make you suffer - if you're wrong, he'll say it....then gives the correct answer and moves on.

Well the light bulb just clicked with me a week ago, so I am not stressing law school as much as I used to (plus I have already been called on in three classes thus far). I think the thing most people are stressing (me included) is the unknown. It's hard to study for a test when:
a) you never experienced something similar
b) the idea of trying to remember black letter law, elements, policy, and some interesting tid bit your prof might have mentioned in class which would make your essay stand out
c) the idea that you are competing for your grade
d) Legal Writing
e) Getting called on (at least in certain classes)
f) (and the one I fear) having a complete relapse during the final

Our dean talked about all students experiencing "THE WALL" sometime during their 1L. Usually it occurs a month before finals when memos are due, outlines are being made, and students everywhere are in "panic mode." That is the moment I am dreading and worried about, but I am not going to cry over spilled milk when it hasn't happened yet.

Last week I looked outside the whole "law school thing" and realized that we are in an awesome situation. No deadlines (for the most part), we are reading about interesting stuff (try comparing the Civ Pro textbook to Molecular will become a page turner in that retrospect), and the fact that we are actually learning the law (plus it's kinda fun watching Law & Order and pointing out procedural flaws).

Current Law Students / Re: are your classmates snobby a**holes?
« on: September 20, 2005, 11:01:19 PM »
My classmates are awesome thus far. The other day I was called out on Socratic and had many students (who I didn't know) complement me for my answers. Personally I think they did it because I sounded nervous when I was speaking. Either way, fellow students could have made the experience worse.

Current Law Students / LEEWS: Is it worth it?
« on: September 20, 2005, 10:45:53 PM »
I have seen a number of postings in the past regarding LEEWS, but never really payed attention. I received an email about the class on Saturday, and I am wondering if the class is actually helpful? Also, if you have taken the class, why is it or isn't it a good program?

Current Law Students / Re: Sage advice for soon to be 1L's
« on: August 22, 2005, 01:40:38 PM »
To the 2Ls and 3Ls who posted here:
When did the lightbulb turn on and did it turn on at different times for different classes? Would you say that your understanding of the class was a result of all the pieces fitting together in your mind or is it because you tried different studying/note taking methods and one of them actually worked?

Current Law Students / Re: Advice for New Law Students
« on: April 26, 2005, 05:52:19 PM »


Glad someone else wants to play something else besides tag  ;D

Current Law Students / Re: Advice for New Law Students
« on: April 26, 2005, 02:02:54 PM »

tag, in case there are other programs.I SUCK at typing and I sat in a class filled with laptops and speed typists  :-\

I would fix my credit to obtain more student loans so that I didn't have to go to LS part-time and work full-time.

Oh great, now I am getting worried  :-\

I had a deliquent credit card (long story but I paid off a credit card, moved, but didn't cancel the card....had a fraudulent charge added but didnt know, and it went unpaid for three years). The deliquency was taken care of, but I am still in the process of cancelling more cards I didn't even know I had.

Another thing to add to my list of things to do before law school. This is almost starting to feel like a "things I would like to do before I die" kinda list  ;)

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