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« on: March 09, 2012, 11:23:10 PM »
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General Off-Topic Board / Re: Exile LSD: The Law School Years
« on: December 07, 2009, 05:42:49 PM »
Greetings, Exilers.  It is exam time again.  Something about being tortured by sadistic, unfeeling law professors seems to make me think of all of you.   :-*

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: Exile LSD: The Law School Years
« on: August 28, 2009, 09:20:56 AM »
Did I mention I'm going to school with several people from my high school?  It's kind of weird

Do you go to my school then? I overheard someone saying that today as I was leaving class. My guess is that it's not too common, at least not common enough that one would notice.   

Nope.  blue doesn't go to your school.   :)

(I know what schools both of you go to).

Someone in my section had gone to hs with two other people from my 1L class, so I think that might be more common than one would think.

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: Exile LSD: The Law School Years
« on: August 26, 2009, 09:16:42 AM »
Ok, being a 2L is a mixed blessing.  One one hand, I love my classes.  I'm only in classes that I find interesting (or think will be useful) and because we're all 2-3L's the Profs just jumped right in.  None of the big wind-up of 1L. 

HOWEVER, the "2L they work you to death" thing is true.  I've barely slept this week because of the ridiculously heavy reading.  So much worse than 1L.  In one class, we had 46 pages of reading that the Prof didn't even cover!!!  Moving on, moving on.  Oh, and add a few extra curriculars in and it's just a mess. 

Thank goodness for coffee.

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: Exile LSD: The Law School Years
« on: August 21, 2009, 05:50:19 PM »
This is the same thing that happened last year.  School starts and all of the 1Ls are too busy reading cases and crying in their Cheerios to post.

 :D

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: Exile LSD: The Law School Years
« on: August 18, 2009, 02:24:24 PM »
moring all, gongrats on 2Ldom Dot

Thanks!  Congats on graduation and taking the bar (you did just take the bar, right?).   

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: Exile LSD: The Law School Years
« on: August 18, 2009, 09:13:10 AM »
Heya, PJC!  How are things with you?  Anything new?  Last I heard you were puttiing off starting ls for another year.  Is that still the plan?  (It sure worked out for MBW!)

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: Exile LSD: The Law School Years
« on: August 18, 2009, 08:10:29 AM »
So I had a great weekend. I went to a wedding for one of my friends from UG and had so much fun. I actually talked about dot at the wedding because the bride's sister was in her section at UF this year. Also it was weird because the wedding planner looked like MA's twin and I kept thinking she was there.

Oh yeah and I caught the bouquet. Well actually I palmed the flowers and they all fell out but I think it counts. My bf says that I dove for it but it totally came right at me. Then all of my drunk friends decided to bug him about when we were going to get married.

oh, em, gee!  I knew my ears were ringing!!! I swear I haven't even lurked here in forever and look what I stumbled in on!

I'm surprised the bride's sister even remembered me.  We weren't in the same "clique" and our section was huge, but she always seemed very nice.  I hope she didn't have any bad stories about me! 


Oh, and

I'M A 2L!!!


What I learned working for a smallish-mediumish firm this summer:

1.  Civil Procedure really is important!  (Who knew?)

2.  Some of the other really important things you should know aren't taught in 1L.  (figures)

3.  Most practicing lawyers are very willing to give advice about law school.

4.  There are a lot of shortcuts for legal research.  (Thanks, WestLaw Rep!)

5.  I hate pantyhose.

That is all.

Best of luck to you new 1L's!  You're going to love, love, love it!

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Yes, you can do it, just be prepared to work twice as hard as everyone around you. 

I agree with saradsun that the family drama is the hardest.  Juggling law school and a child (children in my case) is difficult because there are times where you will be forced to make tough decisions or miss things that you don't want to miss.  You can't be two places in once and that means a lot of guilt.  However, if you have a support system it will be much easier. 

I have no regrets.  I think I set my priorities early and stood by that.  I try not to take on too many extra things and I stay very organized.  My first year was hairy at times, but I can honestly say it was also wonderful and very personally rewarding.

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General Board / Re: How hard is law school?
« on: June 23, 2009, 08:17:26 AM »
I agree with, "hard, but manageable."  I just did not have the time to devote to studying that a lot of people had.  I think I would have benefited from a little more time to read supplements- or maybe from joining a study group.  Still, I was an above-median student and I did have a life outside of law school.  Also, I really enjoyed my 1L year and fell in love with the material, and I think that is a little success all its own.  :)



(Although, don't get me wrong, I'm not volunteering to do it over.  Just sayin') 

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