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General Board / Re: Oh No, Missed an issue!
« on: December 18, 2004, 02:30:01 PM »
try having three essays packed with issues in Crim getting through the analysis for the most substantive crimes and then not being able to finish the little B.S. crimes on any of the essays because the exam was three hours and felt like it should have been six hours long. But I spoke to my professor and he said I shouldnt be worried if I got through the greater crimes.

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General Board / Re: Law School so far
« on: October 24, 2004, 01:30:06 AM »
It is not as hard as everyone says it is just time consuming. I hardly sleep during the week  and on the weekend I stay awake because I actually want to have contact with other people besides my colleagues Good luck class of 2007

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General Board / Re: law school depression
« on: September 20, 2004, 10:22:58 PM »
smokers are always friendly even if you dont smoke go hang out by there hangout. We stick together at my school.

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General Board / Re: help! 1878? case - 14th amendment
« on: September 20, 2004, 10:21:07 PM »
I am taking constitutional this year give me more info and I see if I can find it good luck do find law if anything like last poster said

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General Board / Re: Voice recorders for recording lectures
« on: September 20, 2004, 12:07:52 AM »
I use my Palmone zire 72 to record my classes and then I invert it to music match and put it on my ipod it is the best I listen to my notes. When you do want to put it on ipod make sure that you invert to music match first because windows media does not work on ipod neither does realplayer. If you have zire it is an MP3 player as well but I just dont like to use I perfer Ipod.

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General Board / Re: The Truths and Myths of Law School...
« on: September 20, 2004, 12:02:00 AM »
I agree about law review but would add Moot court and maybe even student government president or vice president. Forgot to put those in. I am involved in several national organizations. Can only do Law review or Moot court second year so I dont have that down as a priority but I am taking on leadership roles in national orginizations which my old boss told me is something he looks at on resumes Good Luck fellow 1L's ;D

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General Board / Re: The Truths and Myths of Law School...
« on: September 19, 2004, 04:56:10 PM »
Thank you Dean.

To anyone reading this thinking of coming to school or who is still trying to get comfortable remeber this:
Everyone studies differently
The key is understanding what you read not getting through the reading as fast as possible
I read Harry Potter The last one in a day and a half. Constitutional law takes me about an hour for ten pages on some days.
Study hard now dont slack off because the slackers will be in the jobs that dont pay school loans and those of us that put our education will God willing be at the top law firms in NY Cal.and Chicago remember that.
This is your career not like undergrad where you still were able to go another step foward if you screw up.
Some jobs wont even look at you if you are not in the top 10%.
Good luck fellow 1L's

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General Board / Re: The Truths and Myths of Law School...
« on: September 18, 2004, 11:23:31 PM »
Sarahz I dont agree. Undergrad was easy as hell compared to Law School and I was a forensic Psych Major (which I believe should be a double major in pshychology and Law) I also worked (my personal choice didnt have to) and I still had time. Now all I do is study pretty much like the schedule I placed above. I still do things but it takes alot more brain power and everyone who understands the concepts during class in my school is using alot of their time to study. The people who dont study alot and brag about having a social life, sound like idiots in class and believe me we all talk trash about them. I may have had Mommies help thank God but you make it like all of us that have supportive parents are lazy and complain about having to work when that is not true. We all worked hard to get here even the political science majors. I work hard now because I want to get the best job and not to brag I know my *&^% because I dont care about going out for drinks with my friends as much as I did in undergrad. I still do but it is not a priority to have a social life. ONCE AGAIN JUST BECAUSE SOME OF US HAD IT EASIER IN LIFE IT DOES NOT MAKE US LAZY IMMATURE OR COMPLAINERS. Law school is just a different monster and I am glad it is normal for you to be busy working all the time it may help you make it through without looking forward for the free Keg nights at the local bar(yes my school has one it is fun. Good luck fellow 1L's.

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General Board / Re: The Truths and Myths of Law School...
« on: September 17, 2004, 01:23:20 AM »
Sorry if  I write crazy I am just tired I finished my constitutional HW just now.I only margain brief now but take notes in the margain or write a two sentence reminder of what each case is significant for. I get anything from 20- 60 pages to read a night depending on the class. Constitutional law just has alot more reading involved then crim and contracts. I study during breaks which depending on the day, run from 2-6 hr breaks. I have a study group that gets together once a week to outline and to discuss problems. I also try to stay three times a week until 7 or 8. I also go in on staurday for about 5 hrs. Sunday is my day of rest family and friends plus church which really helps. I do make time to socialize and I have friday nights open. It is not that bad just time consuming. Make good friends that are serious students it will help in the longrun. Good Luck 1L's

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General Board / Does anyone else hate Constitutional law
« on: September 12, 2004, 10:18:29 PM »
The cases are interesting but the pages upon pages of history between the cases are just enough to put me asleep. I think the authors just keep on writing not to educate us but to charge us more for the books. My Professor is great but I almost want to find a shortcut but I hear this is the one class that there are no shortcuts everything goes together. Just needed to vent
Lets have the highest Bar Passgae rate ever class of 2007.

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