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Law School Admissions / Re: Keeping fit at law school...
« on: July 02, 2004, 09:24:09 AM »
I have occasionally in the past fallen off the wagon and stopped working out for weeks, even months at a time and I can tell you it's such a bad idea.  The mental/psychological benefits of working out are so important and have become my #1 motivation for doing it.  I'm always amazed at the difference when I get back into it. 

Don't be stressed out by all the posts on these boards.  They are merely the nervous ramblings of a bunch of pre-1L's trying to stay sane in these few weeks before LS hits us in the face.  Most of us have no clue about what's in store for us so we spout opinions and stuff we've heard from others, so take everything with a grain of salt. 

Law School Admissions / Re: Keeping fit at law school...
« on: July 02, 2004, 08:44:09 AM »
I'm blocking out early in the morning (like 6:30-8:00 am) to workout because I know that once the day starts, I'll think of a million reasons not to go to the gym. There will be NO EXCUSES or scheduling conflicts at that hour of the morning, only that I'm too lazy, which is unacceptable.  A few weeks before school starts, I'll put myself on this schedule so I'll be used to it. 

Incoming 1Ls / Re: Atticus Falcon Rant
« on: July 02, 2004, 08:31:09 AM »
On a less hostile note, what primers are you guys reading?

About one month ago, I read the first 150 pages of PLS and got turned off by the rantings, long-windedness, and poorly-organized information, so I put it aside.  I picked it back up this week, and now I'm somewhat a believer in the methods From PLS, I found that I really like reading about the law, so spending some time this summer reading primers is not a hardship for me or something I'm looking to avoid or justify not doing.  I ordered the Aspen series on Torts, CivPro, and Contracts, and the Delaney Learning Legal Reasoning for starters.  I also ordered the LEEWS tapes.  I figure this will get me accustomed to the language of the law and get me started on the way to thinking like a lawyer. A good mental exercise and some piece of mind.

Incoming 1Ls / Re: Books to Read for a pre-1L
« on: June 29, 2004, 08:14:18 AM »

Hate to harp on this, but to say that only 1T students are eloquent and have social graces is an "unfounded assumption."

Incoming 1Ls / Re: Books to Read for a pre-1L
« on: June 29, 2004, 07:57:21 AM »
Hmmmmmm.  So, people who go to 2T and 3T schools lack social graces???

Law School Admissions / Re: My Dilemma - opinions please
« on: June 28, 2004, 03:14:34 PM »
Well, actually I would be full time in 1L, just placed in "Section E" (the section for evening part-timers).  It's kind of a weird unique situation where I guess I would straddle two sections - which brings me to another question.  Is this section business only for the first year?  In other words, for the second year, will we be able to schedule our classes whenever or do we have to stay within assigned sections?  I definitely plan to contact my school about this, but I want to be prepared for any questions.

Law School Admissions / My Dilemma - opinions please
« on: June 28, 2004, 02:59:45 PM »
I was admitted as a full time day student at my school.  At the time I accepted the offer, it was mostly because of a 3-year full time program they have whereby you can start classes at 3:30pm and merge with the evening division but still be a full time student.  This was a perfect arrangement for me because it would allow me to work a few hours in the morning and drive to and from NYC during off hours (public transportation from where I live is very limited).  Well, I just heard from the school - they said that section "might" be disbanded due to lack of participation.  So much for my plan!  I have until Wednesday to let them know if I want to a) go days (which would negate any chance to work); or b)join the evening division and they will "try" to schedule two additional classes for me late in the afternoon.  It looks like option b is the one I have to take, but I'm concerned about being ID'd as a part-timer evening student because I would be labelled as "Section E." 

Can anyone give me some input on anything they have heard about the stigma of being a part-time eveining student vs. a full time?  Even though in my case, I would still technically be full time, the label of Section E kind of bothers me. 


I was at the gym on Saturday and I ran into someone I haven't seen in a few years (about my age - 44).  He asked me "what've you been up to," and I replied "actually, I start law school in August."  He literally swayed backwards and said, "why the hell would you want to do a thing like that??"  I told him that since the bottom fell out of the business I was in, this seems like a perfect time to pursue my second career and realize a dream that was deferred years ago. He said, "I'm thinking about slowing down!" 

Am I missing something???  If I start slowing down now, I'll stop in a few years - then what?  I'm over 40, not over 80!  Unbelievable. 

Incoming 1Ls / Re: Reccomend me some books please
« on: June 28, 2004, 09:47:05 AM »
If you feel like something fun, read "Bury the Lead" by David Rosenfelt.  It's a murder case with humor.   

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