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http://www.nytimes.com/2009/03/18/us/18juries.html

Also, ftr, I miss Alci something serious.

Yeah, where is Alci? It's quiet in general around here lately.

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General Board / Re: 1Ls: Are You Happy You Went to LS?
« on: March 13, 2009, 12:15:46 AM »
Brief due tomorrow,  so at the moment, no. But usually, yes, but not because I particularly enjoy  law school. I've met some really good people, and there are others I'd gladly push into an oncoming locomotive and hope they end up like the one-armed kid in Erie. OK Maybe not that harsh, but you get the point. But right now with this friggin' brief deadline staring me in the face, I rue the day I sent in my seat deposit.

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I do.

I can be quiet now. Promise.

Me too.

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Wow. Just wow.

Dude...until you start really law school, sit in a real class, take a real exam, etc...just chill.

I know, I know blah blah blah Georgetown, blah blah blah sound like a lawyer, blah blah blah moot court. That and 35 cents will get you a 3 minute phone call.

Just relax.

Tis all.

[Sidebar...this many pages in is WAAAY past the LSD limit for thread jacking, so I'll indulge with no shame]

Miss P ...long time no hear from. Been grinding on the appellate brief from hell. How are things with you?


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General Board / Re: Is OneNote really necessary?
« on: February 28, 2009, 02:34:34 PM »
I don't get how people survive class without the internet to take away the moments of boredom.  In all honesty class is useless.  Most of my professors play hide the ball and confuse more than help.  Only one of my professors holds meaningful class discussions.  The others feed us mindless dribble, and in between the bull pull out points of relevant law that you already know (if you were smart enough to buy commercial outlines).  People are going to say that you need to learn how your professor tests, and i will say in retort "that is what practice tests and office hours are for."

+1

In my crim pro class we use the Dressler textbook. I read Dressler's Understanding Crim Pro before class and I've usually already read what the professor talks about. Many professors don't provide much additional info than the textbook/supplement has. This is especially true for 1L classes because most professors don't specialize in torts or contracts...they specialize in some crazy area and just have to teach these classes.

+2. Not totally useless, it's a great time to outline. It helps keep me from wasting time on the internet. I don't take a bunch of notes either in class when I happen to pay attention. I take notes right in the casebook, jot down, underline, or star something the prof mentioned so I make sure to put it in my outline. But as far as actual learning, class is pointless for me.  you have to find what works for you. There are people in my class who could moonlight as friggin' court reporters, they type nearly everything the professor says.  They participate in class, have huge monster outlines, and generally do far more work than I would ever dream of doing. They do well I think, so it works for them. I did just as well with not nearly as much effort. To me, law school is all about working smarter, not harder.  But at the end of the day, you just have to figure out what works for you and stick to it. A couple of folks still type out briefs for every case; I stopped briefing after the first week. I found it pointless. Yeah, it might help you look good in class. But all that counts is the exam. I choose to empty my gun on test day, rather than waste bullets impressing the professor and the handful of students who are really paying attention on a Wednesday in the middle of the semester.

YMMV.

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Black Law Student Discussion Board / Re: 1L's & Current Black Law Students
« on: February 25, 2009, 09:41:17 PM »
f-in' appellate brief is costing me my beauty sleep.   >:( >:( >:(

I remember the good old days of the appellate brief.  enjoy it while it lasts.  Never again to will you get 2 whole months to write something of that nature.

I'm glad it won't. I'm so sick of the fact pattern and the jazillion cases I've slogged through that I'm starting to root AGAINST my guy.

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Black Law Student Discussion Board / Re: The Thread on Politics
« on: February 24, 2009, 09:40:52 PM »
hey people. long time. yada yada.

Did anyone see Justice Thomas nearly knock Justice Ginsburg over because she was walking slow?

YES! Beyond rude. He's a boor as well as a nincompoop.

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Reviews, Visits, and Rankings / Re: Provisionally approved law schools????
« on: February 20, 2009, 12:09:50 PM »
just read this case a few week backs in K. one minor point that makes a big difference. NESL had not even been provisionally accredited when rodi was accepted.

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I read somewhere that no school that was provisionally accredited didn't gain full accreditation at some point.

Doesn't mean they kept it though.

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Black Law Student Discussion Board / Re: 1L's & Current Black Law Students
« on: February 16, 2009, 03:22:06 AM »
f-in' appellate brief is costing me my beauty sleep.   >:( >:( >:(

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