Let's bring this thread back to life! I've been obsessively reading the Warriors series - I know ... it's a series for 8-14 year olds, but it's really entertaining I love animal fantasy/fiction, so yay! If you like Watership Down, Redwall, or Tailchaser's Song ... then I highly recommend Erin Hunter's Warriors and Seekers series. READ THEM! Also, light, young adult fiction is perfect for the harried law student
How does this actually work? I just finished my first year of LS, and I'm curious for scheduling of life purposes!
It seems that most people don't study until about a week after spring exams of their 3rd year - they graduate, and then start barbri and study until the bar (which is mid-july, yes?) So mid may - mid july is bar time? It's stressful and hard, but it's short and then over, right?
I've also heard of ppl taking it more than once - do they have to wait a year to take it again each time?
Take all of those "guides to law school" books w/ a grain of salt - they were definitely all written by gunners who didn't have lives (ever - but especially in law school). Those books will just scare you into thinking you need to study 8 hours a day. You can read them, and some of the tips/etc are helpful, but don't get overwhelmed.
I mean ... I probably was in the bottom 20% as far as "time spent studying" goes ... but grade-wise I'm in the top 30% ... go figure.
Yes - I think it is a helpful book. I didn't read it until a few weeks before my SECOND semester exams, though ... but it was a lot of stuff I'd already figured out by then. I would NOT recommend reading it before you start law school, though ... there are a lot of really specific examples that will mean NOTHING to you (about Contracts, torts, etc.) before you have learned some of them. Save it for fall break!
As far as minorities go, there aren't very many black law students at UC - I doubt it's due to them not being accepted, but just who chooses to go here. There is actually a lot of diversity on campus - many different races and nationalities (international students included) are represented!