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General Board / Getting Along With Other Students
« on: October 31, 2011, 03:54:17 PM »
I feel like a social outcast at my school. I try really hard to be friendly and talk to the other students, but they've become really cliquish into their study groups. It's something that I'm not really used to because I used to be one of the most sociable people on my undergraduate campus. I don't know what's going on, but I really want to remedy the situation and at least feel like I can get along with these people.

- Ringside

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General Board / Re: Just found this/FREE outlines!
« on: October 21, 2011, 07:17:35 PM »
Good to know.

I will start contributing as soon as possible to the site.

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General Board / Re: 1Ls: How are you doing after the first month+?
« on: October 20, 2011, 05:06:34 PM »
RULE#1 OF LAW SCHOOL: PROFS LIE!!!!!!!!!!!

They will get mad if you call them on it(seen it happen to stressed out 2L's mad at same Prof they had as a 1L for said lies and made mistake of calling Prof out on it in front of class)

They will say BS like "don't outline dump. I dont give credit for that"(lie)  or "If you just get a one sentence I will still give full credit". (lie)

What I hate the most is the lies in print. Where the exam says "4 setences of less for answer. I won't read beyond 4th sentence". Then for the answersheet it shows a WHOLE PAGE of what the points are broken down for. You add them up and realise that regardless of what you cramed in the 4 sentences, the number of points they award per grade would still only equal a C-WTF?!?! And yet those who did "dump" get an A.

-RULE#2 OF LAWSCHOOL: WHEN IN DOUBT, REFER BACK TO RULE#1.

Crap. Definitely did not know that.

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General Board / Re: 1Ls: How are you doing after the first month+?
« on: October 14, 2011, 01:07:22 AM »
I feel great. I've been studying my ass off more than anyone. I've gotten really good at issue spotting and did lots of extra exam prep before midterms earlier this week. Felt great to work that hard.

I am no gunner, though. I usually get flustered and nervous if the teacher actually calls on me. I freak out. Not sure why. I usually am comfortable with the material because I make liberal use of the library's outside study resources.

What's made issue spotting really easy for me thus far is thoroughly learning any rule that the teacher gives me inside and out.

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Studying and Exam Taking / Just Finished First Midterms
« on: October 13, 2011, 08:05:11 PM »
My analysis was spot on and I feel like I was able to effectively identify all the issues and analyze them exactly how I wanted to. I felt really confident leaving my classes.

I also memorized the rules themselves to a tee, except in one way. I used the phrase "mistake rule" instead of "mistake doctrine" for one class, and used the phrase "traditional definition" instead of "common law definition" for another.

With context, it is really clear what I meant, but I am worried that I will be docked points.

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General Board / Re: Just found this/FREE outlines!
« on: October 13, 2011, 07:13:37 PM »
New member here. Have they been useful to you so far?

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