Actually, the first sentence of his post says he was admitted for spring, waitlisted for fall. Otherwise... carry on!
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The fact that you've been accepted for spring and that you're in a "primo" trial advocacy programs tell me that you're going to a law school that begins with "B" and ends with, "God help me." You can't prepare. Enjoy your freedom while it lasts. You could work on your flexibility- makes it easier to grab your ankles when the time comes. Oh, and I am going to have to disagree with Mr. Durden. It is true that you WILL get the experience whether you want it or not, but wouldn't you rather get it sooner than later? They're so much nicer to you in undergrad. I bless my undergrad for requiring 2 semesters of public speaking. It may be the only real leg up you can get around here.
Just some advice from your friendly neighborhood BEAR.
OK, I'm sick of this. I hear people around me all the time saying, "I hate law school, but I love the law." What the F*** does that mean, exactly?? Back in the first year, I figured that it would become clear to me. Well, I'm at the end of 2L, and I still don't have a clue. I HATE law school. I have no idea how I feel about the law in general. Someone please explain this to me.
At my school, participation in a school-wide Moot Court competition is compulsory, so it doesn't belong on a resume unless you ranked well individually or as a team. Acceptance to, and participation on, the school team in competitions involving other schools is what employers are actually looking for. Remember that your resume reflects your skills and accomplishments. I agree with the poster who said that placing "moot court" on your resume without actually excelling in some way is equal to placing "law review" on your resume simply because you attempted to write on, but failed. The only reason employers are interested in moot court experience is if they're looking for talented oral advocates. Those are the ones with blue ribbons, not participation medals.
If any of you fresh sacrificial lambs want a good deal on textbooks, PM me. I have Contracts, UCC, all three of the Restatements of Contracts, Property, and supplements. A word to the wise: there's a long list of books for LARC I, but you actually only need one of them ("Writing and Analysis" blahblah) the first quarter, which I also have available. Your book purchases are going to be much cheaper the second quarter (you'll only need CrimLaw and Torts), so save the $120 on the rest of your LARC books until then. I also have a few study aids if anyone is interested! Welcome to hell... uhm, I mean Baylor!
Did the kid have to stand in the corner? That would have been funny. Stranger things have happened. Prof Contracts once asked his victim if he'd had a bowl of "dumbass" for breakfast that morning. You will all LOVE Prof Contracts. Truly, he's scary, but a great guy. Just always be prepared!
Prof CivPro gets mixed reviews. I think he tends to make judgments about people up front, and if you made a bad first impression, you probably won't recover. Does anyone in your class have a nickname yet? Generally, that's a bad sign. Those who acquire nicknames further into the quarter, however, he likes. As for me.... eh. I never had a nickname, he never Socratized me to death or publicly humiliated me, I did decently on his exam, but I never warmed to him. And he never warmed to me, either. Prof Contracts, however... I love Prof Contracts.
Prof Property can get a little scattered, and she is easily led off into the hinterlands by the class morons (I don't care what they say... there IS such a thing as a stupid question!). She is just nice as can be, though, which is a welcome relief from the constant sense of impending doom you get in the other classes. It can just be frustrating when the class doesn't seem to be moving forward. Her class will also seem deceptively easy. Unlike the other two, she absolutely WILL test on things she does not discuss in class. If she assigns it, read it and know it, regardless of whether it is ever mentioned. And do ALL of the exercises in the supplement. You will thank me later.
I didn't have this case in CivPro, but this might help you:
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Well, if you want to buy the latest version, I'm selling. PM me.
« on: May 01, 2005, 09:10:53 PM »
E&E is actually more like a hornbook and nothing like an outline. I'll be the first to admit that I'm not the brightest one in my class, and I really need some "plain English" assistance a great deal of the time. E&E is great for that. I have yet to meet a canned outline that I liked, however.. and I've even met one that was outright wrong! I'm not so confident as to second-guess the authors, but if you can't get a basic fact such as whether one party is a sibling or a spouse, that particular text is suspect. I found this in the Property Legalines keyed to Dukeminier. I've avoided it ever since. I'm already confused.