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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« on: August 23, 2007, 12:01:33 AM »
You are totally overanalyzing this thing. You will burn out on 12 hour work days pretty quickly so I don't think that's the way to go really. Working ahead is ok, but you will still have to go back and review the material before class. I know you're excited to be in law school and all but you aren't going to find the golden key in the first 3 days. I sense a lot of insecurity in your posts, and that is one thing you certainly don't want to have if you are going to be a successful lawyer and law student.
You've likely been a student for at least 15 years. You know how you learn and you know what works best for you. Law school is still school. Some things are different but it's still a learning process just like any other school you've ever attended. Whatever worked for you before needs to be incorporated into your study plan now. The things that didn't work or you think might not work need to be discarded immediately because you are wasting valuable time by trying them. Know yourself and your strengths, that is the only way to succeed in a new and challenging environment.
« on: August 21, 2007, 07:30:02 PM »
Take it from the grizzled 2 day veteran...law school isn't as intense as it's made out to be.
« on: July 12, 2007, 10:21:11 PM »
Probably not going solo, but I am working for a solo this summer. It has been a great experience so far. None of the bull politicking and ass kissing that is done at law firms. It's just you, the clients and actual legal work. I've learned a lot from this experience about what it means to be a lawyer.
If you're actually planning on doing all of the assignments and outlining like you are in 1L all over again, 2L is not any easier. In fact, in terms of sheer reading load it might be more than 1L. First semester of 2L I took tax, corporations, evidence and criminal procedure. That semester was by far harder than 1L. If you are looking to work part time to go along with 5 classes, it's going to be very hard and stressful.
« on: May 05, 2007, 09:38:05 PM »
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.
You won't be qualified to practice law upon graduation from law school. Law school will teach you how to approach a legal problem and to some extent it will teach you how to research and write about one. However, it will not show you how to interview and advise clients, how to file complaints, and many other things that go into the daily practice of law. Law school teaches you how to be an appellate court judge. However, lawyers spend a very small minority of their time doing what law students do, namely reading cases in an effort to understand "the law."
« on: April 29, 2007, 08:43:18 PM »
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.
So what if you don't order materials and finish a bunch of pre law exercises. It probably won't make one bit of difference and you'll look back a year from now and realize how crazy the thought of intense pre-law preparatory work really is.
« on: April 27, 2007, 04:57:56 PM »
I am currently a 0L so I have little insight to share on law school satisfaction.
You could have stopped there.
Policies like this are why UNC is underfunded and underperforming.
The policy is odd to say the least, but I don't see a connection with underfunding and underperformance.
« on: April 25, 2007, 07:09:29 AM »
2 years later...no I'm not glad I came to law school. Worst economic move of my life.