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General Off-Topic Board / Re: Exile LSD: The Law School Years
« on: March 14, 2010, 03:00:12 PM »
I woke up at noon today and my phone said it was one and I felt like a lazy slob, and then I saw my watch and spent five minutes scratching my head (and silently scolding my phone) before I figured it out and stopped feeling like such a bum.

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: Exile LSD: The Law School Years
« on: March 04, 2010, 07:31:53 PM »
Just bought my cap and gown for graduation. Let's hope I make it there ;)

YAY!!!
update on my life: I'm such a failure as a law student.  I never want to do work (but I eventually get it done).  Anyone else have that problem, or is everyone breezing through their readings and briefs?

I turned in my brief exactly at the deadline time. I am behind in all classes on readings (some have just fallen by the wayside until the end of the semester -- and even then, I'll probably just read the briefs and not the actual cases). I have zero motivation to do actual work except for fear that I will fail out and die. I also really dislike my classes this semester wayyyyy more than last semester. Profs are OK, but the subject matter just seems way more boring.

And instead of working at the library right now, I'm writing this. Fail.

I'm way more motivated this semester (thank you, student health services, for finally getting me appropriate ADD meds,) but have had so much less time, between the emergency housing move and walking pneumonia.  I also turned in my brief at the very last minute (literally - 8:59am.)  I like most of my classes (Crim, unfortunately, is so dull) and my profs, but feel like I'm just treading water at this point.  I'm looking forward to break starting next Friday, just so I have the whole week to play catch up.

I'm in more or less the same boat. I'm about a week behind in everything, and I have no motivation (or energy to try to catch up), and I struggle to keep on top of the reading. Adding the memo on top of that was ... destructive. Oh, and I've been sick enough to miss classes and readings twice already.

PS: don't get me started on the job search :P

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: Exile LSD: The Law School Years
« on: February 19, 2010, 06:02:30 PM »
Reason to go to Michigan or reason to skip?

http://web.law.umich.edu/flashmedia/public/Default.aspx?mediaid=525

Reason to skip.

It was an awesome homage, but well, my life wouldn't suck without it... And then I saw that they actually do it to more than one person?!?!??!?

pass.

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: Exile LSD: The Law School Years
« on: January 26, 2010, 07:31:23 AM »
Got grades back.

Range from pleasantly surprised to stunned.

I guess I'm not going to fail out after all. And I might actually get a job. Rejoice!

YAY!!! Congrats!

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: Exile LSD: The Law School Years
« on: January 18, 2010, 09:28:51 PM »
can anyone recommend a good con law supplement?

I've heard Chemerinsky is hands down the best out there
. I've ordered it but it hasn't arrived yet, so I can't give you any first hand knowledge.

Yes, this ^.

+1 I just borrowed the reserve copy whenever I was going over a section. Be careful to pay attention to the way your prof phrases all the tests, our prof used very diifferent descriptions than chemerinsky (e.g. strict scrutiny for SDP vs EP). But his explanations are wonderfully clear.

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: Exile LSD: The Law School Years
« on: January 16, 2010, 10:25:33 AM »
I don't see anything unethical about keeping the fact that he's applied to law school under his hat. There are good reasons why he wouldn't want current employers to know this until he knows where and what he's going to be doing. And as far as adcoms go with regard to content posted here, I totally agree with his decision to limit as much as possible their ability to zero in on his app. How many people have ddubbed even a single post for that very reason?

I totally get that. Online privacy: check, keeping adcoms information limited: double check.  I can even understand people not wanting their coworkers/boss to find out. My comment was about his not wanting people to find out because they are influential academics or whatever.

But I think such deceptions are shortsighted and more likely to burn bridges than anything. People are not likely to help you in the future, either by writing recommendations, acting as references, or pulling strings to get you somewhere, if you were dishonest with them in the past. Even more so when you're specifically deceiving people about what you're applying for.

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: Exile LSD: The Law School Years
« on: January 15, 2010, 08:22:32 AM »
Wooohooo for deception!!! it's how I like to live...

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: Exile LSD: The Law School Years
« on: January 08, 2010, 06:22:29 PM »
media alerted.

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: Exile LSD: The Law School Years
« on: December 28, 2009, 02:14:27 PM »
::wakes:: ... :/

GL VB!

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: Exile LSD: The Law School Years
« on: December 24, 2009, 01:51:13 PM »
I'm finally cleaning up my apartment and finishing unpacking. It's much closer to getting to 100% which makes me happy. Instead of cleaning yesterday as I planned, I went to IKEA. I planned to just walk in, buy a dresser, and walk out. 2+ hours and hundreds of dollars later, I left.

IKEA == Black Hole of cheep swedish design. Every time I head over there I actually plan on staying long enough to have a meal... Fortunately, I have to fly back to tundralaw, and the dresser/chairs/kitchen-blocks I want won't fit in my suitcase (I checked).

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