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General Board / Using your outline on finals
« on: December 07, 2007, 07:23:21 PM »
It seems like a lot of schools allow student to use their outlines for exams...am I wrong in assuming that?

My school doesn't (for the most part) allow you to bring anything into the exam...

So what's the general rule, most schools allow outlines on the exam or no?

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Studying and Exam Taking / Civ Pro issue-spotting tips
« on: December 07, 2007, 10:49:22 AM »
the hardest part of the old tests ive been given for civ pro seems to be spotting the issues, for everyone i know, my teacher is a bit tricky - of course taking the exams will help me, but when you study the material as you go, its easier to spot the issues because you know what you were studying...anyway does anyone have some tips for spotting civil procedure issues? It seems like a stupid question, I know...

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General Board / Re: How much do you HATE law school and the people in it?
« on: December 05, 2007, 09:51:15 AM »
Oh man, i'm only halfway through 1L and I can't stand the people i go to school with, does it just get worse from here?

barbados has a great law school if you are interested in the caribbean. unfortunately, i know a lot of people there, and for the most part, they aren't much better.

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General Board / Re: Multiple Study Groups?
« on: December 01, 2007, 04:15:30 PM »
Not goin to bad - definitly difficult to study non-stop knowing that you are missing all this great college football. hope everyone else is doing well with finals.
When does complete panic mode start for most 1L's?
I haven't begun that yet- but i'm sure its just around the corner...already noticed some people have gotten there.


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General Board / Re: Multiple Study Groups?
« on: November 30, 2007, 04:55:46 PM »
Yeah, I guess i can understand that - it just seems really inefficient to me.

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General Board / Multiple Study Groups?
« on: November 29, 2007, 08:59:57 PM »
1L - noticing some people joining multiple study groups near the end of the semester - are these people just that scared of studying on their own? What's the deal with that?...just had to mention this, think its ridiculous

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General Board / Re: Living at Home During Law School?
« on: November 19, 2007, 09:23:31 PM »
Plain and simple - for me its just not worth the added 30-40,000 in debt from living in NY for 3 years on top of the 40,000/yr that school costs.

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General Board / Re: Living at Home During Law School?
« on: November 19, 2007, 06:50:02 PM »
I am a 1L, living at home currently...

Some pros -
I dont always have to do my own laundry, I have a nice comfortable workspace, the refrigerator is always full of food, it keeps me from going out every weekend because my parents judge me

Some Cons -
At some points your parents will always annoy you - I get very frustrated living at home, at times i feel like i am still in high school, no matter what - they are going to bother you and ask you to do things for them at really bad times when you are stressed, unless they went to law school, they don't understand what you are going through...

To be honest...I am thinking of transferring and this is a big part of the reason why...its really about what kind of relationship you have with your parents...

In reply to some other posts - my commute takes between 20-40 minutes each way, and this is the least of my problems. The partying thing shouldn't be a deterrent - living at home is a good incentive to do well and get the hell outta there. Hope this helped

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Law Firms / Worth the move
« on: November 19, 2007, 05:07:19 PM »
At a T2 (#70) in NY right now, If I am thinking I probably want to practice in CA. Would my best bet be to try to transfer to an equally ranked school in CA, or to transfer to a better school in NY? I know this is a transfer-board type question - but a lot of those people have no real job experience and will offer a wide variety of advice I don't want/need...so any input would be great, thanks.

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General Board / Re: Length of your outlines
« on: November 18, 2007, 08:20:58 PM »
My outlines will probably mostly be between 20-30 pages when i get them completely finished - i think length depends on a couple of things: how many credits of the particular course you are taking this semester, what kind of indentation you are using etc...personally - my outlines are very dense - i don't double space - and don't start new lines unless i'm making a new point---in general, i think everyone will be different, we are all comfortable with different formats etc...if you have 40-50 pages of straight dense text, you may want to think about cutting down on the info - otherwise do what you are comfortable with.

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