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Studying and Exam Taking / Re: entering 2nd year -need advice
« on: July 07, 2005, 07:20:11 PM »
I have figured out that I just can't grasp writing these darn exams.  I have gone to academic services and worked with them on the IRAC type analysis of exam writng.  They, and all my first year professors, really emphasize writing practice exams.  I found that to be an exercise in frustration as that was very time consuming and the only feedback I got was "you are on the right track".  Obviously, I wasn't.  Feedback from professors was also very sketchy and not really helpful. I never had trouble spotting the issues.  THe trouble was mostly analysis, but I didn't really feel like they were that bad compared to some of the top exams I was allowed to compare mine to.  My question is the LEEWS system.  I have 4 friends in the top 10% and every single one of them swear by it.  I am willing to spend the money on it.  But, is it just as helpful for 2nd and 3rd year exams?  It only seems to be marketed to first years.

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Saint Louis U / Re: New SLU Students
« on: May 01, 2005, 11:51:22 PM »
I am a current 1L at SLU.  Please e-mail me and I will be happy to give you any info you want.  And don't be scared away by the talk of the bad neighborhoods around the school.  It is really not a problem.

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Studying and Exam Taking / Storelaw
« on: February 22, 2005, 01:46:46 AM »
I know this subject has been discussed before, but.....does anyone use Storelaw?  I am particularly interested in using it to organize my class notes and prepare outlines.  I am also wondering how the flashcard software works.  Can you generate flash cards automatically from the outline?  Any info would be appreciated.  I do not really care about the briefing part, just making outlines.  I used Flashlaw for a little while, but didn't find it very useful.  Is Storelaw similar?

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Non-Traditional Students / Re: Props to Non-Trads
« on: May 20, 2007, 02:37:52 PM »
I, too, am also quite alarmed by the naivete of some of my classmates.  But, what I find most alarming is that the girls have seemed to regressed in their attitudes about motherhood and working.  So many are saying they will not work once they have babies - and I gently remind them they should wait to make that decision until that time comes.  After all, it might be more practical for the dad to stay at home or, even to hire a nanny.  You would think I was suggeting infanticide with the reactions I get.  Then they go on and on about how they don't understand why they didn't get an internship at BIGLAW with their fantastic resumes and grades and I tell them it might have something to do with the first question out of their mouth being about the maternity policy.  It is a bit scary...I fought like crazy for repect for women in the workplace when I was in the trenches in the late 70's/early 80's.  Now, so many of my female classmates want to just blow off their expensive educations and become full time mothers.  They treat law school like a very expensive match-making endeavor.  Now, this is not all the females, just some, but an amount that alarms me.  On a lighter note - if you really want to impress your classmates - go on a bar crawl with them and drink real shots like tequila instead of the wimpy things they call shots.  That will teach the children how to really drink and give you a whole new source of respect.

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Wait List / I'm finally off a waitlist!
« on: June 19, 2004, 01:49:11 PM »
Well, finally, I get to say I am going to law school.  .

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Law School Applications / Back from Europe
« on: June 08, 2004, 02:40:49 AM »
mmmmmm

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Wait List / Another lousy WL!
« on: April 28, 2004, 01:40:52 PM »
Just got my letter

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Law School Applications / In committee?
« on: April 23, 2004, 05:46:23 PM »
Called  to check on the status of my app;ication and the guy said it was "going to committee" today.  Cna somebody explain this?  I assume it means a committee is going to sit around and talk about me.  Does this mean they are close to a decision?  Thanks.

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Law School Applications / St. Louis University
« on: April 20, 2004, 06:10:55 PM »
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Law School Applications / should I do anything?
« on: April 02, 2004, 03:42:52 PM »
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