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General Board / Re: LEEWS: Is it worth it?
« on: September 21, 2005, 05:50:10 PM »
Same here.  I recently bought the audio version of it and so far it seems to be a lot of common sense bundled with a specific plan of attack. 

Socratic Method / Re: True Horror Story
« on: September 12, 2005, 11:09:37 PM »
Here's a real winner, happened to me today:

Most of us are running late for Class B because Class A went over.  As I'm sitting down and powering up my laptop, prof calls on me--not to discuss the assignment we've been given but to discuss the PREVIOUS assignment.  Completely unfair, but not usually a problem.. just bring up the old briefs and refresh my memory.. even though it has been 6 days and he said we were finished with the previous one. 

All of a sudden I can't find any of files.  Not a single one.  None of my class notes, briefs, etc.  Completely gone from my laptop.  Terror and panic ensued. 

I tried to explain that I had prepared but couldn't find them on my laptop, figuring honesty was the best approach.  Wrong!

The professor was merciless.  Embarrassed me badly and sarcastically for the entire class period and told me in front of everyone that "I sincerely hope you know how to prepare better than this for class."  And, of course, if I made excuses I'd look like a whiner.  Law school--you can cry when you're dead!

General Board / Re: Reading/Briefing or Commercial Study Aids???
« on: July 15, 2005, 12:28:51 PM »

General Board / Re: Sage advice for soon to be 1L's
« on: July 15, 2005, 12:24:25 PM »

General Board / Re: NOT FAIR and I'm pissed!!!
« on: April 18, 2005, 01:37:36 AM »
Question for you:  do you think your fellow student's intent was to set these margins incorrectly--or perhaps was it a mistake?  Maybe you could point out to her verbally, "hey I noticed your margins are a lot smaller than everyone else's.. might want to check that."

Or try this--it has worked well for me: the 'clueless' approach.  It allows you to point out the offense without appearing to be accusatory:

(Pissed off) Student to Prof:  "Prof. Torts, I noticed on Ms. So-and-So's appellate paper that she had 1/2 inch margins; I thought they were supposed to be 1" margins--have I done the assignment incorrectly?"


Memphis / Any accepted pre-1Ls?
« on: March 12, 2005, 12:51:58 AM »
Hey everyone,

Any accepted 1Ls out there that plan on attending in the fall?  Holla!

General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Memphis 1Ls
« on: June 08, 2005, 11:18:42 PM »
Hey U of Memphis soon-to-be 1Ls.. anyone out there?  I can't be the only one starting in the fall!  I'd love to hear from some!

Reviews, Visits, and Rankings / Re: Memphis
« on: May 29, 2005, 01:27:31 AM »
Hey VolLaw,

I'm also entering Memphis Law next fall.  Maybe we'll be in the same section?


Law School Applications / Applications Haikus!
« on: April 25, 2005, 09:05:29 PM »
Ok, so many of us have braved the admissions process and have chosen our school, etc.  Now is the time to get some closure--and what better way to do that than to write your own haiku!  Here's mine.  I hope to see MANY more.  Enjoy!

countless apps to write
all in pursuit of something
to drive us insane

Where should I go next fall? / Re: Online Status Change @ Memphis
« on: March 18, 2005, 01:26:35 AM »
Good luck everyone.. I got an email first from Memphis, then a letter the next day.  HTH

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