Why is b-school always floated around as the other option for law students? Personally, I don't give a rats ass about earning an MBA.
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Day 3, and I still don't hate life! Maybe tomorrow?
Don't feel so special ... everyone I know (including myself) feels pretty good right now. As in, we think it's interesting and enjoyable and not quite as bad (so far) as we've heard.
But it would take a dummy not to realize that everything is going to pile up and we're going to have many cases and concepts from five classes to know and deal with come the end of the semester.
what if you work like 10-12 hours straight for a few days in a row to do assignments ahead of time? I am working on assignments due next monday/tuesday now.
Then you'll be ahead ... but you'll still have to go back and outline/study at the end of the semester
ha, well what I was going to attempt to do is clear out 1 weekday to just go out and have fun, and then clear out one weekEND day for reviewing the previous weeks concepts and going over my E&E books. This way I wouldn't have to go on a crazy study frenzy as much like 6 weeks out from finals as I would be "studying" weekly along with reading cases and briefing. Im waiting to see if some 2L's or above can chime in and let me know if this working ahead thing is an ok plan. Im not rushing through the work or anything, just doing like 12 hour work days. YES it sucks a lot but it may be worth it to have 2 days a week to completely relax and not have mounds of work to do.
Law school really doesn't seem as difficult or intense as you guys make it out to be...
Don't know anything about the lawnerds site and never bothered with LEEWS but my experience with the E&E's has been mostly good, especially contracts and civ pro.
Personally, I wouldn't recommend doing anything over the summer (other than possibly reading The Brethren, or some other not really academic but still relevant book. IMO, the PLS recommendations are insane. Am I the only one who thought Falcon came across as borderline wacko in PLS 2? (have to confess I didn't finish it though, so it might have gotten better towards the end)
There is certainly no love lost between Falcon and the law school establishment. That said, he does make some excellent points in his criticism. I find it an absolute farce that, essentially, I will not be qualified to practice law upon graduation from law school. What other professional school can boast that?
Thank you to everyone for your responses. I will take it all under advisement.
A friend recommended that I read it and buy into its message before I start in the fall, but I would like to get a broader perspective before deciding whether or not to waste my time with it.
Any advice/commentary is appreciated!
No advice until you take off your signature where you were accepted/rejected/whocares/etc. This isn't the kiddie board.
The problem with unwritten rules is that nobody bothered to write them down.
Indeed! Having taken care of that problem, I'd recommend reading Planet Law School II before that web site. That resource helped me, and others I've spoken to, tremendously the first year. It provides comprehensive exam strategies and further lists other sources that are more narrowly tailored to specific areas of the law school experience. It is worth the read and 30 bucks.
I finished Law School Confidential a while back, and I am currently reading PLS II. Did you do the exercises and order all the additional materials that Falcon recommends? I'm afraid that I am not going to have time to work through it all before school starts...
I am currently a 0L so I have little insight to share on law school satisfaction.
Policies like this are why UNC is underfunded and underperforming.