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Messages - Boxergirl
« on: March 31, 2005, 12:49:29 AM »
It really depends on the class...I have used a little of all of the major type of outline and case briefing materials. The biggest thing I want to recommend here aside from Emanuel, Gilbert, etc...is that for the classes that are "linear" in nature (Civ Pro, Contracts, Con Law,...)...I really really like the Crunchtime series, b/c in the beginning of each book are pages of flow charts which completely and accurately guide you through the entire process of the subject (the big picture)...it has been sooo helpful...
Also, I personally really recommend listening to lecture cds as well...such as PMBR...they helped me a lot.
I personally could NOT handle law school WITHOUT my dog...it is SUCH a relief to walk in and see him....and spend time with him at the dog park, doing something non-law related...he's a great companion to have....But i can't speak for your relationship with your dog. Personally, i study most often at home,....however, I know that the majority of students at my school study at the library...Maybe you should just plan on studying at the library, but spending a good hour or two with your dog after classes before going to the library in teh evening.
Agent...it depends on the job...the job that I got is with the DA's office, and it is a full year job/2 year commitment...it's full time during summer and part time during school year...they said i can start as soon as i recover from finals...so the actual starting date is a little flexible.
if i were you...unless i could land a REALLY sweet job,...i would take your first summer to have a nice wedding and honeymoon and spend quality time with your soon-to-be-wife...and get any job you can that will be flexible, even if it is waiting tables...and for law related stuff, you can volunteer...doing pro bono stuff looks really good on the resume too...so it won't be a bad move...also, depending on how well you do in your Legal Research and Writing class, you might be able to get a job doing research assignments, etc...for a professor...that would probably be flexible....
If you are out in the game for a top job and a big law firm...that's another story...clerking for one of those firms (other than being near impossible to get unless you are at a top ten school) is about an 80 hour a week commitment. your wife will want to divorce you by the end of the summer.
worse than him showing up late is that when he did finally show up, he was wearing pajamas...not JUST pajamas..but the kind a kid would wear...and he chose a bad day to sport his pjs, b/c that was the first day of testimony from his accuser...so the image of michael sitting in his pjs, while the boy talks about michael sharing his bed with boys...not so good.
take courses related to what you want to go into...and also, check with whatever state you plan to take the BAR in, and find out what courses they test on...and take classes in those areas. You can always learn the substantive law on any topic in the future on your own...The key is to pass the bar, and to master writing and research. Though I personally am not going to do this, because I can't imagine any hell worse, it would be VERY impressive for you to take advanced courses in legal research and writing...
Rick...look for a school that offers a certificate program in Alternative Dispute Resolution. I go to Willamette, and they happen to have one of the top programs in the country. In fact, this semester I am taking Introduction to ADR.
That would be the first step.