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Incoming 1Ls / Re: The Hairy Hand
« on: August 12, 2007, 12:12:53 PM »
You probably have to actually be in law school to know about the hairy hand.  And even then, it will depend on your contracts professor.

And that's all the information you need to find out exactly what I'm talking about.

Ah! Hawkins v. McGee... :P

Check this out:

Hawkins doesn't even mention hair on the hands. It comes from McGee vs. US Fidelity Guarantee, which was McGee's appeal to his lawsuit against his insurance company, to reimburse him for settling Hawkins.

Incoming 1Ls / Re: 1st Year Law school Guide: MUST READ.
« on: August 12, 2007, 12:10:01 PM »
again, I disagree--but obviously I may just be the outlier. my 2 "hardass" profs were mediocre, IMHO. the 2 best I had were both very nice and respectful, decent people.

just saying...LS is such an individualized experience, it's nearly ridiculous to posit generalities. I think it does a disservice to 0Ls.

Some things are individualized, but for 1L at least some things are always the same

Incoming 1Ls / Re: 1st Year Law school Guide: MUST READ.
« on: August 12, 2007, 12:48:18 AM »
Well, it's a few years out of date. Some things don't change in law school (i.e. socratic method, a-hole contracts professors) and some things do (using west/lexis is used much more than it used to by law students, more classes done with podcasts/vodcasts, more law schools have official faculty blogs, etc). Ivy Briefs didn't cover much of any of that. contracts professor was one of the nicer ones. sorry about your luck...seems unfair to hate on contracts profs like that, IMO.

It's one of those "institutions" to hate on contracts professors. Out of the 5 sections in my class, I got the a-hole contracts professor. On the flipside though, I got exceptionally nice Torts and Civpro professors.

And I should also note that the vast majority of people who undergo a class with a hardass professor usually cite that professor as being the one that taught them the most.

Law School Admissions / Re: UF VS. FSU
« on: August 11, 2007, 01:55:30 PM »
Since when is UF's law school considered the Harvard of the South? That's pretty laughable.

Not the LS. The undergrad has been referred to as such. Not sure why.

The law school is referred to such as well, according to Dean Jerry. Pretentious people tend to think that a non-ivy school or a state school can't be a top school.

Incoming 1Ls / Re: 1st Year Law school Guide: MUST READ.
« on: August 11, 2007, 01:53:41 PM »
from the blog...Im a 24 year old law student at American University Washington College of Law, one of the top law schools in the nation.

lollercaust!!!   one of the top law schools in the nation = 4th best in dc

Which still equals top 40. So please troll elsewhere.

Incoming 1Ls / Re: Be a part of my 1L LSD Blog, share your stories.
« on: August 11, 2007, 01:49:50 PM »
thanks cassie,  and Swatjet,  anytime you have a rant, just PM me your rant and I'll post it as written by your LSD name. when do you start?

I want all LSDer's to have a shot to share their stories in the blogosphere.  This gives people a shot who don't feel like maintaining their own. 

I just finished Legal Analysis on Friday. The fall semester starts on the 20th or so.

Incoming 1Ls / Re: 1st Year Law school Guide: MUST READ.
« on: August 11, 2007, 01:48:20 PM »
Thanks for the info on first year, SJ. What do you think of the relevance/usefulness of Getting To Maybe?

It's up to what you get out of it, but that said, it's officially recommended by the school, and many of our exam prep lessons specifically use quotes and citations.

Depending on where you at, and where your natural skill in legal analysis lies (some people have it) you might get less out of it. Especially if you are a prior grad student, you may already know a lot of things in the book. Some of the law-school specific strategies though are pretty useful.

If money isn't an issue, buy it. If it is, borrow it and flip through a few pages at the law library (they usually keep a copy or two on hand), and then decide.

Incoming 1Ls / Re: Reserve duty while in school!?
« on: August 08, 2007, 08:52:24 PM »
Have you ever herad of a ranger reserve unit?  Stop being a smart ass and pay attention to what the thread is about.  You sound like a lame male private part leg to me...

Dumbass, you're obviously not a ranger then, because if you knew your *&^% you'd know that there is an LRRP company in either Illinois or Indiana, I keep forgetting, that is technically a ranger company. It's like 192nd Long Range Reconnaissance Company (Ranger). They are the only reserve component unit in the army that are technically rangers. 100% of their membership have to have taken and passed ranger school and are tabbed.

And 20 bucks gets you that you're some pogue in an admin job with 82nd for describing yourself as "Special Ops." No self respecting SOF member would refer to themselves like that. Not Rangers, not SF, not CAG/D-boys, not NS-160th.....nobody. Only pogues in the 82nd like to refer to themselves like that, in between spates of calling people with more intelligence than them "legs" when half of them are 5 jump chumps anyway.

Incoming 1Ls / Re: 1st Year Law school Guide: MUST READ.
« on: August 08, 2007, 08:44:15 PM »
BTT again

Incoming 1Ls / Re: Be a part of my 1L LSD Blog, share your stories.
« on: August 08, 2007, 08:43:30 PM »
I'm starting a blog chronicling entertaining stories that you witness happen or are involved in 1L.  If any of you have good stories, starting w/ orientation please personal message me and I'll post it and attribute it to your LSD screen name as the writer.

I don't care if the stories are funny, or if you are just pissed off about a fellow student or frustrated with a teacher or just whatever....shoot me the story and I'll post it and say written by "your LSD name"

I just started the site.  It's called  I'd love all the participation.  Just personal message me your story and I'll copy and paste it as written (maybe I'll edit your typos.).  Thanks guys, hope to hear from you. 

While you're checking 1st year blogs, check our "May it Please the Court", my guide for pre-law and 1st year law students, at

Brett, I'd love to have you guestblog at some point.

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