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General Board / Re: How much free time do you have as a 1L?
« on: February 03, 2007, 09:07:03 AM »
I was asking myself, how is it that tortfeasor could be having so much difficulty balancing his work and his relaxation? Is it that hard to schedulae free time? Are the demands of 1L that intense? There must be something else going on here... wait.... it's coming to me.... something.... something... oh yeah...

I however, do smoke copious amounts of marijuana which helps me take it easy.

Well, I'm running down the road
tryin' to loosen my load
I've got seven classes on
my mind,
Four that wanna own me,
Two that wanna stone me,
And torts says its a friend of mine
Take It easy, take it easy
Don't let the sound of your own wheels
drive you crazy
Lighten up while you still can
don't even try to understand
Just find a place to make your stand
and take it easy

On the serious side, if you have the time to smoke pot, that's cool. And if you're smokin' and studyin', then you're not really studyin' productively. Most law 1Ls I know of that are successful have a cutoff (like 7 or 8) for studying, then study all day on one of the weekends.

And then on Sunday you can hit the gravity bong all day long.

General Board / Re: Law Review Managing Editor - worth the time or not?
« on: February 02, 2007, 11:37:01 PM »

I would consider it an honor of utmost distinction to be your campaign manager. After you are elected as the editor, suggest you run the following articles in the new, slacker-friendly Law Review (sub-title, "Cite-checking? We don't need no steekin' cite checks!"):

1. The Federalist Jurisprudence of Clarence Thomas, or why Judicial Review is Unconstitutional
2. You Can't Get Tha-ah from He-ah: The Compendium of Memorable Souter Opinions (this would be the empty notes page)
3. Exotic Dancing as Inherently Expressive Conduct Protected by the 2nd Amendment (Right to Bare Arms)
4. History of the 3rd Amendment in American Jurisprudence in the 20th Century, by amityjo
5. Suing Phillip Morris and Issues of Causation- Was Smoking the Butt For Cause of Cancer?
6. The Rule of Imputation (or how the ABA stopped at j)- You can't have sex with your client, and you shouldn't have sex with your partner, but you can have sex with your partner's client

General Board / Re: Law Review Managing Editor - worth the time or not?
« on: February 02, 2007, 10:49:57 PM »
Wait, let me be your campaign manager!

Vote for amityjo!

Now, a Q&A with your candidate:

Do you want to edit the law review?
"I don't know if I want it yet"

Do you need to edit the law review?
"I don't "need" another bullet [for my resume]"

Do you care about the law review at all?
"But if having the position cannot do something for me... I really have to think twice about it."

But c'mon, it would be cool, right?
"I don't need my ego stroked."

Trying and caring and wanting is so 2k. Vote slack. Vote flannel. Bring back Kurt Cobain. And vote amityjo for law review!

General Board / Re: Question
« on: January 28, 2007, 05:00:54 PM »

I'm not following you. How is failure to comply with a state statue (the P claim) a 1st Am. issue?

General Board / Re: How early is too early for outlining?
« on: January 28, 2007, 04:58:38 PM »

re: outlining is a myth. That was the conclusion drawn from example #2. Contra-indicating example #1.

What does it all mean? As I tried to explain (perhaps poorly) these anecdotal observations of other's study habits don't mean a thing. What matters is what works for the individual. I booked the class I didn't do an outline for lasst semester. Does that mean outlining is useless? No, it just means that my command was good enough that I didn't need an outline. Some people prefer to outline from the beginning and study at the end. Others prefer to outline entirely at the end, because creating the outline is a mnemonic study device.

Whatever flicks your bic & gets you an A. (aka whatever gets you through the night, it's alright)

General Board / Re: How early is too early for outlining?
« on: January 28, 2007, 09:08:23 AM »
1. A classmate of mine started outlining the first week of class. They recieved an A.
Conclusion: Outlining is the key to success.

2. Another classmate of mine never did an outline for the course. Instead, the just took note, showed up for class, and made sue they understood the material. They received an A.
Conclusion: Outlining is a myth.

As others have pointed out, there is no one way to succeed in law school, other than to make sure you know the material. If outlining helps you, then that's great. I know that I never had time to look at my outline during my exams. I did well because I knew the material like the back of my hand. How? Read all the material before class. Took notes while reading. Re-read my notes before class. Took notes by hand during class. After class, I would review all those notes and take notes, by hand, on them. THEN I would type them in to a computer. For me, this helped. For others, this would be useless.

BTW, how can you have your outline complete with 4 weeks to go before class ended? just curious...

General Board / Re: Decided to quit LS.
« on: January 23, 2007, 02:05:06 PM »
I do not believe it is a flame. It's the worse kind of troll.... a sympathy troll. The expectation is that others will post messages of encouragement, telling him he just needs to study harder, it will get better, CivPro was a raw deal, his LSAT scores show he's talented, etc. But you know what? That's for the pre-law board.

Quit yer blubberin'. Or give up. Quit. You knew the game going in. You are not a unique or beautiful snowflake. The world does not owe you any favors. You think the 65% of the class below you wants to hear yer bitching?

If your old job is so good, with such exciting career prospects, then why the hell are you in law school? If this is how you handle adversity, how are you going to handle a real tough law job (one that will supposedly pay you that fantastical salary that you hope to be granted). You're obviously not in this for the love of the law, so maybe you should get out now. 'Cuz if you're just in it for the money, there are better ways to get it than a T4 law school if you're going to spend three years whining about the unfairness of it all.

*this is called tough love*

General Board / Re: Decided to quit LS.
« on: January 23, 2007, 10:33:45 AM »
Give up, just quit, because in this life, you can't win. Yeah, you can try, but in the end you're just gonna lose, big time, because the world is run by the Man. The Man, oh, you don't know the Man. He's everywhere. In the White House... down the hall... your CivPro Prof, he's the Man. And the Man ruined your grades, he's fixed the percentiles against you, and he kidnapped Shamu and put her in a chlorine tank! And there used to be a way to stick it to the Man. It was called the LAW, but guess what, oh no, the Man ruined that, too, with a little thing called first semester grades! So don't waste your time trying to make anything cool or pure or awesome 'cause the Man is just gonna call you a fat washed up loser and crush your soul at a fourth tier school law school. So do yourselves a favor and just GIVE UP

General Board / Re: Big Law and the Go-to Schools? Discuss....
« on: January 22, 2007, 09:45:14 PM »
Interesting, but can be misleading. This overvalues a school like Cornell, that feeds NYC biglaw (where many of the grads burn out quickly) and undervalues a school like Yale, where the grads take the more prestigious public interest positions and clerkships that enable them to later sign for even more $$$ and have a better partner position in the future.

General Board / Re: 2nd Tier (Full Ride) versus T10
« on: January 22, 2007, 09:41:27 PM »
I'm going to disagree (surprise) with rhombot. The ability to do something does not correspond with the actuality of doing something. Can you practice anywhere with a degree from an ABA-accredited law school? YES!

Will you? NO!

The majority of people just don't 'set up practice; in another state. Let's say (for the sake of argument) you graduate from, oh, Florida Coastal. You're 120k in debt (law school + living expenses) and maybe have some UG loans as well. And you want to practice in California. Here's the problem:

1. Coastal has no contacts or Careeer Services for Cali. So you're not going to get a firm job there unless you already have the contacts.

2. No bank will loan you the money to start your own practice because you already owe $$$, and you have no great likelihood of success in the Cali market with a FlaCoastal degree and no contacts.

In other words, when I hit 35 I *could* run for President. Doesn't mean I'll be able to. None of these things are insurmountable handicaps, but as I cautioned-

be prepared to practice in the state where you go to school if you go to a lower ranked school. Repeat after me- I love federalism. Article IV rocks. I'm thankful for artificially high barriers of entry into my chosen profession, and accept that lack of portability of my bar membership (with the exception of states that practice easy receiprocity) is the price I pay for the near-monopolistic prices I will be able to charge.

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