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Current Law Students / Re: Golf
« on: July 31, 2008, 10:16:48 AM »
Sweet thread.  Something I actually know something about.

Played since I was eight and organized on through college.  The advice I always give to colleages and friends who are looking to take up the game as adults is to do what other posters have mentioned - go the the driving range and hit the crap out of the ball. 

Well, first get an introductory lesson in the basics - proper grip, stance, and so on - and THEN go to the driving range and hit the crap out of the ball.  Do this for a year or so (or a couple of summers if you're in colder climates) and you'll find you're at home enough over a ball to at least have a good time when you're out with associates and friends. 

But you have to have the freedom to actually put in some time at the range - which is probably the toughest part about learning the game if you've never played.  No lessons or books or academies or magazines will do it overnight.  It's less about technique and much more about training your body through repetition.

I agree.  I go to the range religiously at least once a week.  Try to play once or twice a week as well.  Usually only once though.   A 30 minute lesson that costs $50-100 depending on your location will ABSOLUTELY PAY FOR ITSELF.  You could easily spend that in one or two rounds of golf.  Get a PGA club pro or PGA teacher at your local course to give you a 30 minute lesson, you would not believe how quick they can turn your game around.  Call your local course, set up a lesson at your preference and golf will actually become easier because you will have the mechanics to better yourself.  Your buddy who plays alot or some guy at the range isn't a professional teacher, they may actually give you incorrect advise or just tell you what works for them.  Spend the money on lessons, not teaching aides, swing trainers and the like, those things are gimmicks.  Spend the money up front and your game will improve drastically.  I just wish I would have taken my own advice years ago...  I got a lesson and I went from scoring 85-95 from the blue tees to scoring 75-82 from the back black tees (6500yards+).  Golf is actually fun now.

Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / Re: still on waitlist!
« on: July 28, 2008, 09:02:02 PM »
aghh!  my patience is vanishing!

I feel your pain...

I too am waitlisted at UW. I spoke with the dept secretary recently and she confirmed that movement is minimal right now and that the class is considered full. I get the feeling that there isn't going to be much movement because of the economy, but keep in mind that if some of the higher-ranked schools start admitting now into next month, there should be a little movement. Also, because of UW doesn't require a seat deposit, I'd imagine some people are holding out until the last minute (either because of other wait lists, job offers, etc) to say they aren't going. Some new supporting materials were coming in this week, so I'll double check with the admissions dean next week and check in again.

I called last week and spoke w/ a member of the admissions staff, she actually just graduated this spring from UW Law School.   She stated that currently their enrollment is full and that they have not used their wait list yet.  I don't believe she was giving me accurate information though, b/c LSN has stated there has been some movement on the wait-list.  As of now I am leaving my comfort zone of the Midwest and headed down south for law school, but will wait it out for Wisconsin until the 1st day of classes.

good luck to both of us...

Current Law Students / Re: Golf
« on: July 26, 2008, 02:43:11 PM »
8 handicap   

Incoming 1Ls / Re: Post your Daily 1L Schedule
« on: July 25, 2008, 05:05:09 PM »
here is my upcoming class schedule:

Section 2
Monday: 8:20-9:20 Property (Norvell)
        10:40-11:40 Legal Writing (Koch)
        1:00-2:30 Contracts (Matthews)

Tuesday: 8:20-9:20 Property (Norvell)
         10:40-11:40 Legal Writing (Koch)
Wednesday: 8:00-9:00 Criminal Law (Gallini)
           12:15-1:45 Civil Procedure (Brill)

Thursday: 8:20-9:20 Property (Norvell)
          10:40-11:40 Legal Writing (Koch)
          1:00-2:30 Contracts (Matthews)

Friday: 8:00-9:30 Criminal Law (Galini)
        12:15-1:45 Civil Procedure (Brill)

yes, this is common.  schools over enroll because they know a certain number of students will decide not to go to school after all, will get accepted to better schools, or will just change their mind and go to school A over school B.  Because some schools don't make students pay a large seat deposit students can sit on multiple acceptances till mid-july and stay on waitlists up until classes start.  This board has many examples of people that get phone calls the week of orientation or the first week of classes with seats being offered off the waitlist.  I think you would hear more about it on here but once school starts most people forget about this forum and get busy with classes.

Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / Re: ACCEPTED from WAITLIST
« on: July 24, 2008, 09:55:05 PM »
UMKC called me today to accept me off the waitlist.

Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / Re: still on waitlist!
« on: July 24, 2008, 04:43:19 PM »
I got offered a seat at UMKC today, funny that I was visiting Arkansas at the same time.  I declined the seat.

Incoming 1Ls / Re: probably different at all the schools but...
« on: July 24, 2008, 02:33:29 PM »
I found out today that Arkansas will be sending out class schedules and book list within a week...  They have been reducing class size as well with only 144 or so for this years class, 2 sections of 72.  Legal writing split into 5 sections though.

Aren't you a 0L?  What do you know about hiring practices from top schools?

As far as hiring practices at top schools, I don't know crap.  And I would suspect that most here don't. What hiring experience do you have from the top schools?  Still hanging out on the pre-law LSD board after you graduated from the T14?  I highly doubt it.      But having travelled this country extensively and met many people from varying walks of life I have a feel for how people conduct themselves in business.  I stand by my statement that a Univ of Washington grad will get a job in Seattle or the PNW over a NYU grad if that NYU grad has no ties the PNW.  Just to make it fair lets say top 20% at either school for each job applicant.   Please feel free to discredit this.

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