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Messages - Lawbster
« on: January 12, 2008, 09:32:10 PM »
CrimPro depends on the type of course you have. Is it the typical Miranda/fourth amendment/Katz course, or is it the process course where you basically see every step of the arrest process from arrest to trial and appeal.
« on: January 06, 2008, 08:12:50 PM »
What school did you go to?
Yay! The semester is finally over! I'm selling my supplements from my first semester, I only bought supplements people highly recommended, so I can vouch for all of these.
High Court Case Summaries Keyed to LaFave. Practically brand new, detailed summaries of the cases in CrimLaw. Perforated pages so you can tear them out, I didn't though. $12.
Law in a Flash: Contracts. A little worn I suppose. 'Nuff said. $10
Emanuel Law Outlines Contracts. A commercial outline, great condition, slightly worn. $7.
Legal Writing Fourth Edition by Linda Edwards. Pretty much new. $20, it was $60 new.
Interactive Citation Workbook for The Bluebook. 2005 Edition, good for BB practice. $15.
Barron's Law Dictionary - Looks like a pocket guide, soft black cover. Bought over this last summer, never opened. BRAND NEW. $10.
LEEWS - CDs, everything included, no writing in book. $100.
Seriously guys, not only does this guy act like a total ass, but these outlines (or any other outlines on eBay, for that matter) are absolute garbage, as noted.
To the 0Ls and 1Ls: The best outlines for a class will come from 2L and 3L students who have THE SAME PROFESSOR. An random outline from some random teacher who uses some random book WILL BE OF LITTLE TO NO USE TO YOU. Seriously.
MAYBE, if you bought these outlines, it could possibly help you get the very slight gist of the material. Maybe. However, the Examples & Explanations series WILL give you what you need and help you actually understand the concepts. Add this to an outline from a 2L/3L (or one you picked up online that IS SPECIFIC TO YOUR PROFESSOR) and you're golden.
Not to mention that outlines really have one use, and that use is for YOU to put it together YOURSELF in order to help learn the info by typing it out.
I tried to use "outlines" like this my first semester and realized after a couple weeks that they were garbage. Your professor will focus on things that your professor thinks is important, and this isn't necessarily what commercial outlines or "outlines" like this guy is selling on eBay focus on. This guy is trying to take your money.
Also, the feedback is BS. Who cares what some random person, who could be a 0L or someone never planning to attend law school (i.e. using the outlines purely for self-interest) thinks?
OUTLINES LIKE THESE CAN BE DETRIMENTAL to your studying. You say, "Why not buy them, it's only $10?" The answer is because they will confuse you. He doesn't even seem to say what law school he went to, which can be a big deal because if he attended some bottom of the barrel law school (and I assume he did because he has resorted to selling $10 outlines eBay, something which is unnecessary when one has a market paying job) in Alabama or something, they will be specific to that area. Same with a Tier 4 school in California, they focus on the law there in CA. If he went to a national school (which he almost certainly didn't), this isn't so much of a problem.
To summarize: DON'T EVEN THINK OF BUYING THESE OUTLINES, THEY ARE GARBAGE.
Don't send out resumes until your grades have come out for the first semester. Even if you mention that you'll follow up with the grades when they arrive, most firms will have already sent you a rejection letter....
EXCELLENT advice. 99% of firms just tell you to reapply when grades come out. What's differentiating you from everyone else applying in December? Basically, you have a resume that says 'Expected JD Class of 20XX'
I got a big law job in Washington, DC by applying after grades came out and most of my friends did, too. The people who did send out resumes in December occasionally got an offer, but very few, if any, to big law.
Take it from someone who got a big law job 1L summer: Just wait, apply in Feb. and let your grades speak for themselves.