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Studying and Exam Taking / Re: How do I use hornbooks?
« on: August 30, 2009, 08:04:57 PM »
How do you use hornbooks?  You dont. Everything you need to learn the prof will teach you.  You dont need anything else.  If there is something particularly difficult to grasp, then you look at an old outline.  Return the hornbooks.  Dont waste your time/money.

I respectfully disagree.  Return the casebooks if anything.

1L?

0L?

I was just asking. I do like the response though (Im actually a recent graduate though and obviously incredibly bored). Everyone has their own opinion, I just find that there is so much material that it is better to have a cursory knowledge of the majority of it rather than an in depth knowledge of any of it.  To each his own though.

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Studying and Exam Taking / Re: How do I use hornbooks?
« on: August 30, 2009, 08:01:16 PM »
How do you use hornbooks?  You dont. Everything you need to learn the prof will teach you.  You dont need anything else.  If there is something particularly difficult to grasp, then you look at an old outline.  Return the hornbooks.  Dont waste your time/money.

I respectfully disagree.  Return the casebooks if anything.

1L?

0L?

haha, I legitimately like the comeback.  I actually just graduated though and am obviously incredibly bored.

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General Board / Re: Background checks
« on: August 30, 2009, 03:26:15 PM »
My Am Law firm didnt require one and from what I remember neither did my Vault T25.  If you have anything serious, it will surface during bar application time, so I think that puts the firms at ease.  I've never heard of any of the V50 firms requiring one (I have friends at most firms, but this does not mean that none of them require them).

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Studying and Exam Taking / Re: How do I use hornbooks?
« on: August 30, 2009, 01:29:53 PM »
How do you use hornbooks?  You dont. Everything you need to learn the prof will teach you.  You dont need anything else.  If there is something particularly difficult to grasp, then you look at an old outline.  Return the hornbooks.  Dont waste your time/money.

I respectfully disagree.  Return the casebooks if anything.

1L?

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Studying and Exam Taking / Re: How do I use hornbooks?
« on: August 30, 2009, 10:19:39 AM »
I purchased the Chemerinsky hornbook for Constitutional Law (recommended by a student who had taken the same course with the same professor in the past), and my Torts professor suggested looking at Dobbs "if it seems to help." How will I know when I should look at a hornbook? How do I know what to look at?

Any advice from top students on incorporating hornbooks would be excellent. Thank you so much!

How do you use hornbooks?  You dont. Everything you need to learn the prof will teach you.  You dont need anything else.  If there is something particularly difficult to grasp, then you look at an old outline.  Return the hornbooks.  Dont waste your time/money.

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Socratic Method / Re: What is THE WORST that could happen?
« on: August 26, 2009, 04:19:39 PM »
keep in this thought in the back of your head at all times: grading is blind.

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General Board / Re: How Many Call-Backs Have You Received?
« on: August 23, 2009, 01:54:12 PM »
Oh, and for those 3Ls doing OCI again, last year I was 1/9 during OCI (about 5 were Vault top 10 firms and the others were Vault top 30 firms).  But, words of encouragement, the one callback turned into an offer.  I guess the CDO is correct when they say all you need is one interview, one callback and one offer. 

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General Board / Re: How Many Call-Backs Have You Received?
« on: August 23, 2009, 12:12:34 PM »
In 2007, I was 7/22 regarding callbacks. I was top 20% at a top 20 school at the time.  Just wanted to set a reference point. 

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recent grad here (top 20 school, top 6%).  Read the assigned reading and just the assigned reading.  It is assigned for a reason.  Professors only test on what they teach you, there is no point to absorb more.  dont waste time taking notes from the book, just listen in class, take notes in class, and outline from that.  Dont waste any time with outside material.  It is a waste of time and a waste of money.

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General Board / Re: To everyone taking the bar tomorrow…
« on: July 31, 2009, 10:25:52 AM »
Matthies, you know it causes cancer right? (jk, well, it does, but I think stress causes heart attacks and smoking decreases stress?).

Congrats on finishing/passing!

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