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1L job search / Incoming 1L Job FAQ's
« on: July 14, 2007, 10:26:14 PM »
I am an incoming 1L.  I just wanted to post some questions for the veterans who have already gotten 1L summer jobs.  1.  When should you start sending out resumes for a 1L summer job? 
2.  What are some ideal government jobs (DOJ, City Attorney, Public Defender, US Attorney)? 
3.  Are they usually on a volunteer basis/unpaid?
4.  Is it easier to get a job with the government that private practice?
5.  Would it be advisable to also take summer classes while working?

***Any more FAQ's, just add them on***
Thanks....

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Studying and Exam Taking / Re: Study Aid(s) Crazyness!!!
« on: July 14, 2007, 07:19:35 PM »
Thanks for the advice, I think:)  Thats why I asked is getting more than the E&E's overkill?  In a round about way you answered me.  And yes, I may end up in the bottom half of my class, but I'll try my hardest not to.

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Studying and Exam Taking / Re: Study Aid(s) Crazyness!!!
« on: July 14, 2007, 05:19:39 PM »
LOL, I am very chill.  I dont think there is anything wrong with getting a very basic view of some black letter law before law school.  As to what I mentioned before, I only bought the E&E's.  Ive read Planet Law School II and I am doing the 6 week prep.  The four E&E's and LEEWS.  I'm sure I will be able to alter and adjust anything I learn to my specific law professor's preference or style.  If this is nuts, I am doing the most basic PLSII prep there is.  It also told me to buy the Delaney Examsmanship books as well.  But I honestly don't have the time.

I did not get any author keyed canned briefs or buy any outlines yet.  I was just curious what you and others thought about those two items.  Were they helpful?  If I do buy any outlines or more aids, it will be during 1L.

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Studying and Exam Taking / Re: Study Aid(s) Crazyness!!!
« on: July 14, 2007, 02:45:05 PM »
Well I wanted to do some brief reading on some subjects so I got four E&E books covering my main four classes for the fall (Civ Pro, K, Torts, Property).  The fifth class is Legal Methods.  I actually somewhat enjoy the E&E's.  They are not too dull but read rather quickly.  Also, the hypotheticals at the end of each section quiz your knowldege on the previous readings.  Dare I say they are fun?  No - probably not:)  But the characters in the hypos do have quite interesting and comedic names.

Besides the E&E's, is it advisable to also look into outlines (Gilbert?/Emanuels?) and canned briefs keyed to the prof's casebooks as well?  Or is this over kill?  Just in the deep blue sea here and would like some lifelines as I desperately swim for shore:)
Thanks for the advice in advance...
Drew

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Studying and Exam Taking / Re: Study Aid(s) Crazyness!!!
« on: July 08, 2007, 02:05:08 PM »
Thanks alot!  So I have Glannon E&E for Civ Pro.  Anyone have any recommendations for Contracts, Property, and Torts? 

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Law Firms / Re: Bald Hair
« on: July 07, 2007, 01:07:52 PM »
that must explain that whig she is sporting lately....

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Law Firms / Re: Bald Hair
« on: July 06, 2007, 10:10:09 PM »
well here is some input from a balding 1L.  lol...my father and grandfather have full heads of hair but thats beside the point..i guess law school has gotten to me:)
anyway, i feel that a shaved head is much better looking than letting your hair grow out on the sides while the top of your head has patches of baby fuzz on it.  makes you look 10 years older.  good luck getting a date as well.  i think the shaved/bald head can be a serious corporate and legal look as long as it is done with class.  clean shaven face as well.  even if you want to sport a goatee it has to be neat and clean around the edges...

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Studying and Exam Taking / Re: Study Aid(s) Crazyness!!!
« on: July 06, 2007, 08:53:35 PM »
Ive been reading reviews about study guides.  I see that different publishers and different authors make better study aides on specific subjects and readings.  Such as - Ive heard that Glannon E&E is the way to go in regard to Civ Pro.  I want to read an Undertanding Series book.  Does anyone have an opinion on which is a good topic in the Understanding Series?

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Studying and Exam Taking / Re: Study Aid(s) Crazyness!!!
« on: June 30, 2007, 12:54:57 AM »
Thanks!  Who publishes/authors the "Understanding Series"?

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Studying and Exam Taking / MC Law School Exams?!?
« on: June 20, 2007, 10:05:20 PM »
I am an incoming 1L.  I have heard that suprisingly my COL has given multiple choice exams before.  I have read Planet Law School II and will take LEEWS (which both tend to show structure and format for essay based exams), but how would one start to prep for any multiple choice exam that he or she may encounter during their 1L?
Thanks for the advice in advance.

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