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Current Law Students / Re: Leisure or Study
« on: November 27, 2004, 10:52:56 AM »
I find it interesting most people on here say they spent the holiday time studying.  Most from my school went home for Thanksgiving and the ones I've talked to said they weren't doing any studying, just relaxing.  I stayed here (home is too far away) and studied, hope it pays off!

Current Law Students / Re: How Many More Classes 1Ls?
« on: November 27, 2004, 10:51:42 AM »
We have administrative Monday, Thursday, Friday this Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday to make up for missing classes on Labor Day, Thanksgiving and the day after.  That means I have two Torts classes, one Contracts, one Civ Pro and one Property.  I think everything will be review except Civ Pro, where we had 60 pages to read before Tuesday.  Our teacher is determined to finish the syllabus, lucky us.  We also have one last LWR assignment due Tuesday, a client letter.

I've finished all my reading for the semester, 3 out of 4 outlines is completely done, I have checklists completed for each class, and I've already taken at least one practice exam for each class.  Just memorizing my outline and taking practice exams from here on out.  I have exams Dec. 7, 9, 14, 16.

Good luck to all!!

Alot of people used last year.  She's a good friend of mine from undergrad, so of course I have nothing but good things to say about her.  She's currently helping me with my PS for transferring and I can't say enough good things.

I'm a 1L and we have classes everyday.  I'm in school in CA and lots of people commute at least an hour.  I don't, but I haven't heard anyone say they regret it.  Most of these people have gotten CDs outlining our courses and listen to them on the commute now that it's close to finals.  They just say it's helpful to do something productive on the drive.  We have bad traffic around here so they have to come to school early and study in the library before class and then they either jet out right after class to beat the traffic, or stay in the library until late.  My guess is the traffic isn't as bad in Baton Rouge, but I'm near Los Angeles.

Anyhow, I think it's possible.  Personally, I like being near school though.

Law School Admissions / Re: Dogs (& pets) in LS
« on: November 24, 2004, 07:36:17 AM »
I'm a 1L and have a dachshund/rottweiler mix (odd mix, I know).  I had him for 3 years before law school and wasn't about to give him up.  It has been no problem at all and I'm so happy I have him with me.  There are some lonely times in law school and it's nice to have him at home waiting for me.

I generally leave for school around 8:30 and am back by 4:15, so it's just like when I worked.  My dog is really low maintenance, actually hates to be outside, and is well-adjusted to apartment life.  I do all of my studying at home because at school everyone is always coming up to talk to me in the library and I get nothing done.  I much prefer to work at home, that way I can snack and stuff while I study too (our library doesn't allow food or drinks).

I agree with others that a puppy would be tough during law school.  My dog is a shelter rescue.  I'm really glad I have him with me, as I'm 3000 miles from home and it's nice to see a friendly face when I come home.   So, I think it's totally possible to have a dog during 1L.

I try not to talk on here anymore.  Honestly, I don't have the time.  However, I do want to say that I am not the Essay Queen.  I'm not getting into a debate about it, I'm just saying I'm not her, period.

I am indeed a 1L at a 4th tier.  That does not make me some subpar version of a student.  I for one am just happy to be in law school.  I get excellent grades and I'm extremely happy with where I'm at.  I hope all of you feel the same way about your future law school experience.

Being a 1L I don't have time to be editing people's essays.  It's Fridy night and I'm sitting at home working on Contracts.  Trust me, if I had free time I'd be out with the rest of my friends celebrating someone's birthday tonight, not at home editing essays.  Wait until you're a 1L, then you'll understand I wouldn't have time to be doing this.  I barely even have time to check my email and this board anymore, and only do so to take a quick break from studying.  A year from now maybe you'll understand.

I applied during two admissions cycles (and applied to some of the same schools both times) and I chose to write a new PS.  I figured if the first one had been that great, I would have gotten in.  I think you've at least got to address what you've been doing for the past year after not being admitted to law school.  For the schools I had already applied to, I even addressed that I had applied there before.  I told them what I'd done in the past year, and why I thought their decision should be different this time around.  It just seems weird to me to apply somewhere a second time (and they'll know because they'll probably ask on the app if you've applied before) and not address why you're applying again, or why you think you have more to offer this time around.

It's ultimately up to you, but I think you should write a new PS to address these issues.

I just checked the MLA style guide as well, and it said publishers are increasingly moving to single space after punctuation.  However, it says two is perfectly acceptable unless an instructor or editor prefers otherwise.

Interesting the differences in opinion on this though.  I know my Legal Skills professor requires two spaces after periods, and I double-checked with my mother and she said the documents corporate attorneys file with the SEC still require two spaces after punctuation, so that's what her proofreaders look for. 

I would say it is safe to use only one after periods in your PS then.  However, once in law school, be sure to ask your professor what they prefer.

uhm...who double spaces after periods ???

no offense...just seems weird

Hmm...maybe just about every book and article published?  I'm looking at my case book as we speak and it is all double spacing after periods. 

Maybe it's just me...but my mom runs a financial printer, which produces documents for corporate attorneys, and she's always taught me that you double space after a period.  You have to in legal documents that are produced for the public, so might as well get used to it now.

Additionally, my legal research and writing professor requires double spacing after periods, so you'll probably see it in law school too.  Probably ok to skimp on your PS, but I have always been taught there must be two spaces after a period.

Sorry, I fixed the link seems to work now.

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