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General Board / Re: Law School Life Savers
« on: May 03, 2007, 11:32:14 PM »
Scotch

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General Board / Re: Footnote 4
« on: May 03, 2007, 07:37:36 PM »


maybe I am carrying a particular brand of angst since I am BB editor for my LR.

PS - In case you couldn't tell, my tongue is in my cheek through most of this post.


I'm not even kidding when i say this... that has to be the absolute worst position anyone can hold in law school.  I would shoot myself if I had to pour through cites all day.

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Alright, So I figured that it was finals time and everyone is probably real stressed so I thought that I would take a sec to share a story that should at least put a smile on all of your faces, something I look back on and smile at. So I am a 1L at and a certain Ca law school and took my first set of finals last semester. Scared shitless, I pretty much had no clue what to expect, I mean God there was alot on the line. So after weeks of sleepless nights and 16 hr days drenched in 24/7 torts, contracts, civ pro, laraw, and crim, I took my last final and was finally free. It was Xmas break and I had about 3 weeks to do nothing but catch up on my sleep and go home for some fantastic home cooking. So the Holidays came and went. NYE was a blast and I was finally ready to get back in school mode. I had refrained from checking my grades the whole break, why destroy a perfectly good holiday I thought to myself. So anyways, I finally went on line logged in and saw the results...not too bad I though to myself. But there was something strange, next to my crim and civ pro grades was NR (not recorded). Kinda worried, I called up the school and found out that 2 of my grades had came up blank from examsoft. They told me not to worry, i could manually upload the exams off the hardrrive of my laptop because they would be saved on my hard drive. this is where *&^% just about started to hit the fan...So in case i forgot to mention this in the beginning, right before I went home i returned my laptop to Costco who really has the best return policy in the entire world, because it was running real slow and some of my applications were failing. hahaha you must be thinking right now...no it wasn't that funny. I really didn't know what to do so I drove as fast as i could to Costco to try and find that female dog. It had been 2 weeks now and they basically told me that they couldn't do a thing b/c they ship returns out to be salvaged. At this point im really beginning to lose it. I talked with the school and they told me that for my crim I would have to retake it...but they would make an exception and my grade would by p/np (f**ck that *&^% I spent forever learning crim) and for civ pro my final wouldn't count and my end of the year grade would be 100%. Not the end of the world, but I spent FOREVER drilling myself and it was eating me up inside. So I went back to Costco one last time and found a manager who took me to the back and we went through boxes for hours to no avail. So I called back the next day to try and find out where it could have been shipped, and maybe, just maybe I would be able to track it down. Guess what? I guess that this is privileged information b/c they would not and could not tell me where it shipped. After a long conversation with the costco lady I finally got out of her the last shipment out (which had been 2 days prior) and the area code of of the salvage yard. I googled that female dog and Tacoma frickin Washington comes back. I know that it is a matter of days, if not already that my computer is going to be received d destroyed with my precious finals on it. With no options left, I spent like another hour on google and some how got the direct line to Costco's Chief Legal Officer. Not expecting anything more than a message at best, he picks up the phone. I start rambling, caught way off guard. Finally my words come to me and I tell him how I returned my computer and my finals are on it, and being someone who had been through law school was there any way that he would help me out? Calmly he told me not to worry that he would do everything he could. I told him the area code that i had gotten that my laptop had been shipped to and he took down my name and number. 2 hours later I get a call from an area code that I didn't recognize. I picked up and the lady said, "Hi, what's you password?" I said, "excuse me"? she said, "your computer is sitting here in front of me and i need to log in before the power dies." I gave it to her, got her number called my school and had a tech guy talk to them and got the files emailed to my school. The dean calls me up 5 minutes later and reads me the last sentences from both of my finals to make sure that they had them. I honestly have never been so relieved in my entire life. Don't trip about finals everything will all work out. Good luck w/ the studying


Good God!  Tell me that you bought that laptop again just for the sake of the story behind it.

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General Board / Re: Thomas Cooley
« on: April 30, 2007, 09:17:12 AM »
Flame.

Haha.  Dammit, my reputation score just went down -2 for making an observation!

Don't worry, I got your back... gave you a +1!

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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!

http://www.lawnerds.com/guide/mind.html


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...  :-\

The Examples and Explanations Series is a MUST for the first semester of first year.  Definately buy those.  However, you don't have to read them before you actually begin law school.  You will only confuse yourself and might even waste time going through stuff your professor won't even cover.  Get the materials Falcon recommends and just relax and enjoy your summer. 

One thing that you should do over the summer is take the LEEWS course; or get the cd's.  This is what alerts you as to what is important throughout the semester.  It also makes the exams less intimidating first time around. 

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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!

http://www.lawnerds.com/guide/mind.html


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. 

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General Board / Re: Footnote 4
« on: April 28, 2007, 05:40:12 PM »
It's great when you actually begin work at a firm and the attorneys berate you for actually following the bluebook.  I'm convinced legal writing classes are worthless.

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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!

http://www.lawnerds.com/guide/mind.html


No advice until you take off your signature where you were accepted/rejected/whocares/etc.  This isn't the kiddie board.

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General Board / Re: Published!!!!!!
« on: April 27, 2007, 10:39:22 AM »
Congrats!  That's quite an accomplishment!  (either that, or your school's made quite a mistake! ;) )


I'm leaning toward the mistake part!   But Thanks!

Your next feat should be making the world bend to your will. MWUAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH!

I'm dangerously close to accomplishing this feat! MWUAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHA HAHAHAHAAHAH!  (My evil laugh is longer)

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Thomas M. Cooley / Re: Thomas Cooley Students
« on: April 27, 2007, 10:36:41 AM »
I bet you all made your decisions based on Cooley's self-ranking of 12th in the nation... or whatever insanity it is.

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