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General Board / Re: Does briefing cases as a 1L = waste of time?
« on: August 22, 2007, 10:19:50 PM »
I know I've been pretty flippant on this thread, but my point is that there are lots of ways to do well in law school.

You don't have to brief to do well, and you don't do well just because you brief.  Lots of people like to offer their advice on studying as "seasoned law students" (even though many of them have low GPAs if you look on other threads).  And lots of people stress out about law school unnecessarily.  Some of us are going into law school with experience working 60-70 hours per week, handling multiple projects, and still turning out a high quality product while maintaining our social lives. 

I am convinced that 2Ls and 3Ls spend at least 25% of their time on LSD trying to scare the *&^% out of 0Ls and 1Ls.

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General Board / Re: Does briefing cases as a 1L = waste of time?
« on: August 22, 2007, 05:38:20 PM »
No problem!

Day 3, and I still don't hate life! Maybe tomorrow?

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General Board / Re: Does briefing cases as a 1L = waste of time?
« on: August 21, 2007, 10:53:48 PM »
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Law school really doesn't seem as difficult or intense as you guys make it out to be...

Take it from the grizzled 2 day veteran...law school isn't as intense as it's made out to be.

I'm also at a school where we all get good jobs, so the pressure's off anyway.  I plan to get excellent grades, but I won't be homeless and saddled with loans I can't pay if I don't.

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General Board / Re: Does briefing cases as a 1L = waste of time?
« on: August 21, 2007, 05:24:34 PM »
All I'm saying is that many law students have survived without all-out briefing and managed strong GPAs. 

Highlighting and writing in the margins is what I think will work best for me at my particular law school.  And the students who briefed extensively are much more stressed out than I am, so I feel fine.

Law school really doesn't seem as difficult or intense as you guys make it out to be...

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General Board / Re: Does briefing cases as a 1L = waste of time?
« on: August 20, 2007, 05:50:46 PM »
Just my personal observations from Day 1 as a law student...
- the people who were called on who had briefed were tied to what they had written and not as able to think on their feet in class.
- the people who had briefed thought that the work had taken a very long time and were wondering how they were going to get through the semester.

I didn't brief and was glad.  But then again, I found the cases easy to read, retain information pretty easily, enjoy classroom discussion, and don't mind going back through the cases for outlines.   


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