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Didn't realize that cross-posting would be seen as obnoxious (or even noticed). Learning. Dupes deleted.

As to your remark about STUDENTS, I am one, now that I have been offered admission and plan to accept it, and my questions pertain to success during law school, not before. Everything I have heard suggests that it's best to hit the ground running. You may know how. Posting to a board of fellow newbies would strike me as a waste of time.

Thanks for the substantive responses. Always good to learn from one's elders.

This presumes:
a) no students post on the pre-law board; which is a fallacy.

b) that studying prior to school will help you. I'd suggest this is, for most, a fallacy, also.

I believe the advice from Red, which is wait to see what you need, is good advice.

And personally, I don't really consider you a student until you've actually attended law school, your current sense of entitlement not withstanding.


I'd carry it a bit further and not consider someone a "student" until they have returned the second semester after learning their grades from first semester.  Anyone can play law student first semester and bomb the finals.

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General Board / Re: What are "good grades?"
« on: March 29, 2007, 08:51:19 PM »
I just wish I didn't have to wait three hours between each delightful opportunity.


!!! at that rate, by the year 2009 I'll have an insane reputation score.

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General Board / Re: Political Science Advantage...
« on: March 29, 2007, 08:49:04 PM »

In a good PoliSci paper, you need to think of counterarguments for anything that you say and rebut them. Also, because you learn so many different theories, you learn to accept the fact that there are 2 sides (at least) to every issue. You learn that there is never a black and white answer. You learn that you need to use reasoning to prove a point in a paper. You learn to see everything from so many different perspectives and ask the very questions that come in handy in law school. Also, I think that cranking out papers all of the time for Political Science prepared me for law school. I have scored above average on every legal writing assignment this year.



????  Am I the only poly/sci major here who didn't even begin his/her undergrad "poly/sci papers" until I ran out of beer the night before it was due??  I can honestly say, none of what this person said ever even crossed my mind while writing these things.  I highly doubt any undergrad, at least the ones I know, approached their assignments in any way that would prepare them for law school (However, the copious amounts of alcohol consumed did prepare us for the second year of law school).

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General Board / Re: Political Science Advantage...
« on: March 29, 2007, 10:59:23 AM »
Do you think a Poli-Sci degree will help people tremendously in law school?  I was a finance major, but one of my roomates who was poli-sci seems to know a ton of case law/ common law.  Should I be worried?


Trust me, your roomate doesn't know sh!t.

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General Board / Re: What are "good grades?"
« on: March 29, 2007, 10:57:15 AM »
Thanks for that helpful tidbit!  +1!


No problem UChi2L.  I'd just like to take this opportunity to mention that it was my pleasure to offer the above helpful tidbit.  That said, here is an unhelpful tidbit to counter the aforementioned tidbit:  Emus cannot walk backwards.


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General Board / Re: What are "good grades?"
« on: March 28, 2007, 12:12:30 AM »
I see that instead of trying to make a defense your absurd "good grades" claims, you all just want to give me negative reputation scores.

Figures.


I wish that was happening to me.  I've been traveling in the wrong reputation direction all week.  Soon, newcommers will be duped into thinking I offer meaningful advice.

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General Board / Re: Is it true .. NO FREE TIME?
« on: March 25, 2007, 01:52:16 PM »
i love the way people express outrage/dismay/amusement with certain positions on this, an anonymous website, in the hopes it will positively affect their "reputation score".  you can almost hear them pressing the delete key telling themselves "no, no, no if i say it that way i may end up in the negatives".  as if a completely arbitrary ranking given by some drone who spends 18 hours a day staring at a computer screen has any meaning....  "not only did i spend 4 years working on the human genome project as a research assistant, i also recieved a ranking of +8 on lsd over the course of 500 posts".  to hear some of these future attorneys actually say things like "yeah well i wouldn't take uchi's advice because s/he has a negative ranking" while noisome popinjays who say things like "what good has ever come out of conservatism?" get high marks (gee, let's begin with a little known figure like alexander hamilton the father of american banking and author of many of the federalist papers) is a true scream and brings great credit to this chatroom.


Ok, you are obviously stupid.  As reigning champion of the negative reputation scores, I forbid you from ever making that argument again.


Ok, I'm going to ferret out the conspiracy to take over my crown. 

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General Board / Re: Is it true .. NO FREE TIME?
« on: March 24, 2007, 08:48:32 PM »
i love the way people express outrage/dismay/amusement with certain positions on this, an anonymous website, in the hopes it will positively affect their "reputation score".  you can almost hear them pressing the delete key telling themselves "no, no, no if i say it that way i may end up in the negatives".  as if a completely arbitrary ranking given by some drone who spends 18 hours a day staring at a computer screen has any meaning....  "not only did i spend 4 years working on the human genome project as a research assistant, i also recieved a ranking of +8 on lsd over the course of 500 posts".  to hear some of these future attorneys actually say things like "yeah well i wouldn't take uchi's advice because s/he has a negative ranking" while noisome popinjays who say things like "what good has ever come out of conservatism?" get high marks (gee, let's begin with a little known figure like alexander hamilton the father of american banking and author of many of the federalist papers) is a true scream and brings great credit to this chatroom.


Ok, you are obviously stupid.  As reigning champion of the negative reputation scores, I forbid you from ever making that argument again.

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General Board / Re: Reneging on a Job Acceptance
« on: March 24, 2007, 08:44:27 PM »
everyone stop calling a sole practicioner a "firm."

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