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Current Law Students / Re: should I use a rolling bag?
« on: August 01, 2004, 04:11:30 PM »
Who wants to put a laptop your casebooks and study aides or whatever else in a back pack go for it if you dont have back problems or want them. If you want a backpack get a swiss army they are huge camping like but they are comfy my classmate has one.

Current Law Students / Re: should I use a rolling bag?
« on: August 01, 2004, 01:26:00 PM »
Get  the rollerbag. Believe me it gets heavy. make sure to get the compartment for the laptop if you have one. You may have lockers or a trunk but it gets heavy so make sure you get a bag that works. I have no problem with looking like a geek in LS I have made that decision everything I used to say I would never do I am doing Roller bags carrying my books have a notebook that doesnt fit in my purse this is not undergrad anymore no one really cares so get what makes you comfortable. Have fun fellow 1L

Current Law Students / Re: reading in law school?
« on: August 01, 2004, 01:21:43 PM »
I am taking a summer prep course and all you do is read write and read some more. If you dont like to read good luck trying to read areound 200 plus pages of HW a night on top of briefing your case. You better brief especially if you are in a socratic school which is almost all of us you will be embarrased if you dont read and soak it in teachers dont have that much mercy on you. Dont waste your money if you dont want to read you will end up with debt and a low GPA not the best thing in the long run.

Current Law Students / Re: Typical Day as a first year law student
« on: August 01, 2004, 01:14:19 PM »
9-5 mon tues thursday
9-1:30 wed and friday
study time limitless
goodluck my fellow 1Ls we have a full time job we pay for instead of getting paid for.

Current Law Students / Re: How many hours a day do you study?
« on: July 28, 2004, 09:56:49 PM »
Forget Law School Confidential. I am taking a summer course and I am almost always studying. You have to budget your own time. A case brief a 3L can do in a 1/2 hour a 1st semester 1L may take 3 hours to do ( amnd catch all of the key rules facts and issues) I am not paying attention to grammer right now so dont laugh on a message board I dont care about spelling. You have to get comfortable with the methods of your professor. I read all the books and they did not prepare me as welll as I believed they would. It is nothing like undergrad  we are playing a totally different ball game. I study right now briefing reading and outlining about 2-4 hours a day it is intense good luck. By the way social life weekends dont exist if you want to be the best so enjoy summer vacation

Current Law Students / Re: Need Laptop Recommendations
« on: July 28, 2004, 09:47:31 PM »
I have a Dell 600m it is pretty good I love it plus you can get preety good discounts just be careful because you can get one deal this week and next week a better one is there that sucks

Current Law Students / Re: Books for this fall
« on: July 28, 2004, 09:41:25 PM »
buy new books. Law school confidential good book but you have to find out and fast what method works best for you. Brief your own cases and outline for yourselves. Shortcuts dont work you have to read for yourself so dont let someone elses highlighting get in the way. Brief all your cases and be organized. Good luck

Current Law Students / Re: How many hours a day do you study?
« on: July 19, 2004, 08:06:48 PM »
So far tonight I put in Three hours. Briefing takes awhile when you dont know what to exactly pick at . When they told me about black letter law I did not expect this much.. Expect to study alot and write briefs its a long process but helps. Good Luck Thank God for prep courses.  This is definatley not undergrad you can not palay here.I am taking a break now so I dont scream.

Current Law Students / Re: anyone working during full time program
« on: July 14, 2004, 08:51:44 PM »
dazy i asked the question because I know it it is not recommended but I was hoping someone really pulled it off. I dont want to work because all of the attornies at the firm I work for told me not to work because your grades can make or break you. I could use the extra money because honestly going from have a great paycheck to none at all is going to hurt. You will be studying all the time. Good luck and thnks to everyone else for advice. any more input appreciates

Current Law Students / Re: POST GRAD WORRIES
« on: July 09, 2004, 10:58:08 PM »


For my own curiousity, what is more important to you... your kids or making a name for yourself? If it's the later maybe you better skip on the kids.

Honestly I would rather be able to have the finances and the name to fall back on. I live in NYC and realisticly I want my kids to be provided for so I am not willing to start a family with debt that could have been a downpayment on a larger apartment or a house in westchester for my kids. I am thinking about my children they deserve to go to good schools just like I did. (elementary and Highschool)Just from what I have seen ADA's go through I am not willing to take a job where I cant even make a dent in my loans my first three years working there. How would you explain your 100k debt you husbands (significant other law student as well) 100k debt and then trying to save for a house get a family car and starting your childs savings account for college that would probally leave my kids eating peanut butter and jelly until they are at least 15 on atight budget if my husband does not make 300k a year. Catholic school and private schools are not cheap in NYC. That is a reality for big city law students competition is high and if your name is not known  by 35 good luck going back for a job at 40 in big law no offense I could be wrong but alot of my lawyer friends have told me I will need to sacrifice and it appears to be true. No hard feelings just had to show you my side on this

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