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General Off-Topic Board / Re: seckshul frustration roll call
« on: September 29, 2005, 08:00:20 PM »
sounds like a blast

night won't be starting until 9-ish.

I drew the 6 PM bailiff slot for the moot court competition.

Have you bailiffed for any other rounds? I have a second go tomorrow. Sure hope it goes better than the first. This experience better get better. Right now it just feels like being set on fire while simultaneously being dragged over broken glass. Maybe you'll get to be my bailiff tomorrow.... Good stuff.  :-\

Law School Admissions / Re: University of Texas Law
« on: September 16, 2005, 02:54:46 PM »
Yes, that's me. The people around here are obnoxiously conservative.
I did not choose this university out of ... well, choice. I already lived in this town, so it was just out of convenience. I think I'm the only liberal that's not faculty.

OMG, can't believe I missed this. Sorry for reviving a dead thread, but Veggie- you are NOT the only liberal here. There are tons of us. Some are closet liberals, yes, and there certainly are overly-enthusiastic conservatives, but liberalism is alive and well is Baylor. As for the faculty, my understanding (and experience) is that there is only one conservative: Prof LARC I. His dog's name is Scalia. Otherwise, it's all liberal.... even Prof. K. Don't let him fool you.  ;)

Incoming 1Ls / Re: 1L's: What do you think of law school?
« on: September 16, 2005, 02:45:00 PM »

I hope that Evan was able to talk you out of your tree a little bit, though comfort from a super-genius is cold comfort at times. It IS tough, and I thought I was going to lose my mind the first quarter. I'm married with three kids, too, and I commute an hour and a half one way each day. Believe it or not, it does get better. The workload doesn't get lighter (actually, next quarter is going to be crushing), but your ability will rise to match. Right now, it takes forever to brief the cases, and the professors don't let the details slide, and they're really not into patting you on the head and telling you you're doing a good job when you only scratch the surface of the case. Not only that, but the class is so small that they KNOW you don't get it, since you can't sit in the back in relative anonymity like you could in bigger schools. The good news is that whether or not you THINK you do or don't get something, the professor is bound to give you feedback sooner or later. Professor Contracts and Professor CivPro are both tough taskmasters, but you WILL learn. You need to know, if you don't already, that your class is top-heavy on the scholarships. MANY of your classmates will lose them. But you won't, because the absolute, number one, most important thing you can do: BE COOL. Seriously. I am the queen of panic, and I worked myself into the ground, and I did not make any headway on my grades until I learned to relax a little bit. Trust myself a bit more. I don't let the professors bully me into confusion. THAT is the true test. You'll be ok. Honestly, you may never like it here. I still don't 99% of the time. But I know I'm tougher for it, and I came to a litigation school because I'm going to be a litigator, and in the three quarters since I've been here I can guarantee you that if you put me up against a UT 2L, I will chew 'em up and spit 'em out. (Sorry, Eliza... Crow). There's a method to the madness, and you'll be better for it. In a couple of weeks, you'll bailiff for the Moot Court, and you will be amazed at the performances you see, but each of the speakers will be at the end of their 1L year. It's pretty damn impressive. You'll be one of us, too.  ;)

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: What should I do wiith the Hurricane?
« on: September 02, 2005, 06:04:09 PM »
I just heard on the news that students who were enrolled at Tulane or Loyola are getting free admission to Baylor Law. Of course, the trade-off is that you get to live in lovely Waco, TX and attend our happy little "boot camp." But still, free tuition.....

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: What should I do wiith the Hurricane?
« on: September 02, 2005, 02:09:03 PM »
Baylor is taking in 6-7 Tulane students next week on a visitor basis, but is open to more. I could be wrong, but I think Baylor is a bit cheaper than Tulane and the law students are opening up their homes for the incomers. Give them a call.

Incoming 1Ls / Re: Bears to Be... Waco Here We Come
« on: August 17, 2005, 02:47:41 PM »
on the bookstore when i bought my books online it said the supplement would be on the blackboard? that is kinda bs we have to buy it if it can be posted on blackboard

Supplements actually can't be put on Blackboard because many of them are copyrighted. They were written by lawyers, after all.  ;) I think what the bookstore meant to say was that information on how to get your supplements would be on Blackboard.... which it may or may not be. I'm telling you.... Blackboard is NOT the nexus of Baylor Law communications. You'll almost never use it.

Incoming 1Ls / Re: Bears to Be... Waco Here We Come
« on: August 17, 2005, 08:32:43 AM »
It is stupid, but that's how it is. You'll have to pony over the cash to a buddy who has a checkbook. Like I did.  ;D

Incoming 1Ls / Re: Bears to Be... Waco Here We Come
« on: August 17, 2005, 05:16:12 AM »
And where do we get those supplements? There was a 2L at El Chico, who mentioned that we would have the opportunity to buy them at orientation. Is that right? Is that what everyone does?

Supplements are assigned with the courses. This quarter, the only supplement you will get is for Property, but you'll find that you get these in many classes. You can buy these from the faculty secretary on the third floor when you guys go for orientation. BRING YOUR CHECKBOOK. They will not accept cash or credit cards. I got reminded of this yesterday. At the end of the quarter, hold on to that supplement. You will still need a portion of it for the second half.

Incoming 1Ls / Re: Bears to Be... Waco Here We Come
« on: August 16, 2005, 02:19:48 PM »

    You didn't miss it... it genuinely isn't here. So I'm the one short of IQ points, but I've earned my deficiency honestly. Once you start, you will understand why Baylor students say that boredom is underrated. Luxuriate in it... you won't feel it again for a long time.

     A quick note about supplements: these are the most useful things you will get in your classes. The textbooks are general, where the supplements are specific to Texas. For some reason, people don't take advantage of the material in the supplements. Prof Property wrote this supplement, so the material in there is a direct line to what she considers important and worth knowing. There are many, many exercises in there that are usually not assigned, but very much worth the time. This is the general rule for all of the supplements, so take advantage of them!!! ESPECIALLY in property. Property laws vary so much from state to state, and Texas is so incredibly different from the other states, thanks to our history, that the rules you need for the exam are in the supplement. The textbook is really only good at pointing out the broad strokes and the basic rules you will need for the Bar and the multi-state. It becomes even LESS useful in Property II.

Incoming 1Ls / Re: Bears to Be... Waco Here We Come
« on: August 16, 2005, 08:09:43 AM »
How come there are so many more Baylor folks on this board than people from the other Texas law schools?

I think Tech has a pretty good showing as well... :P

I think you are correct about Tech.  Still, I rarely see/read anything about St. Mary's, South Texas or even UofH.  And I haven't really seen much posted about UT or SMU since the admission cycle. It just seems that Baylor (especially since it is a smaller school) is very well represented on this board.  I can only think of a handful of posters (limonjello, SketchyPhi, MP, etc.) who are going to UT. I'm not saying that this is a good or a bad thing.  Just an observation that there are alot of Bears on this board.

The internet has always had a special attraction for sado-masochists. Thus, a good showing of Bears. I would like to point out that I am the only Bear stupid enough to keep coming 'round once school has started. I guess I'm an exhibitionist. :D

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