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for those that have started law school

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Re: for those that have started law school
« Reply #420 on: June 03, 2007, 09:21:50 PM »
Supplements are good...but I've had a couple that had incorrect information in them (I think the Legalines one for Yeazell in Civ Pro had the wrong holding for a case)...most of them are really helpful though.

I've heard this!  I guess that's why it's really important to use them as supplements and not substitutes.  I just really like the "big picture" since I'm someone who can get pretty bogged down in details.  I used only Dressler's Understanding Criminal Law (assigned for my crim class), Glannon's Civpro E&E (assigned for my civpro class), and the Gilbert's property book (for which Dukeminier was the original author -- and we, like everyone else, used the Dukeminier casebook) (not assigned).

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« Reply #421 on: June 03, 2007, 09:29:04 PM »
Only substandard law students need more than the cases themselves.

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« Reply #422 on: June 03, 2007, 09:29:17 PM »
Am I shooting myself in the foot if I don't care too much about grades or law review (because I really don't).

I'm much more interested in a specific niche, and it seems that spending that extra time networking and interning would be much more fruitful than spending countless hours editing or studying to try to jump from the median to top 10 percent (obviously I'm not interesting in doing poorly, either).

Thoughts?

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« Reply #423 on: June 03, 2007, 09:32:28 PM »
Only substandard law students need more than the cases themselves.

I gather you write your own supplements, yes?

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« Reply #424 on: June 03, 2007, 09:36:26 PM »
Only substandard law students need more than the cases themselves.

Heh.  Thanks, Bb.  I never said I needed them.  I just found in the one class where I used one that was not assigned that it helped me organize my outline.  I recommend it to others.  In any case, we all know you're not as detail-oriented as I am; for me, it was a good corrective strategy.

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« Reply #425 on: June 03, 2007, 09:37:53 PM »
The devil is in the details, or something...

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« Reply #426 on: June 03, 2007, 09:42:23 PM »
Am I shooting myself in the foot if I don't care too much about grades or law review (because I really don't).

I'm much more interested in a specific niche, and it seems that spending that extra time networking and interning would be much more fruitful than spending countless hours editing or studying to try to jump from the median to top 10 percent (obviously I'm not interesting in doing poorly, either).

Thoughts?

While there is a certain amount of arbitrariness to law school grades, I think you'll find that you do just fine without going nuts in the library as long as you are reasonably diligent.  

I can't answer this question for you except to say that your niche is a fairly competitive one and you probably owe it to yourself to try to earn the best opportunities you can.  This means good grades, possibly clerking (which most people think is significantly aided by being on LR).  That said, your internship placements, clinics, and networking are probably more important than the difference between having a note in a less competitive journal and being articles editor on LR or something.  

For me, I have said all along that I primarily care about my grades in order to keep my scholarships.  I am learning that I would like some of the other opportunities good grades open up.

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« Reply #427 on: June 03, 2007, 09:42:55 PM »
The devil is in the details, or something...

;)

What nerve your friend with the bread has, Hank.

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« Reply #428 on: June 03, 2007, 09:52:47 PM »
The devil is in the details, or something...

;)

What nerve your friend with the bread has, Hank.

Rough weeekend for your Mets.   :-\

But I did notice Gagne continues to pile up the saves.   >:(

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« Reply #429 on: June 03, 2007, 09:57:56 PM »
Rough weeekend for your Mets.   :-\

But I did notice Gagne continues to pile up the saves.   >:(

Eh, he hasn't done a lot for me and I have a wealth of closers (I did appreciate his win).  And Dukes was a steal for you!  He's batted over .350 since you took him off my hands!

I'm not too worried about the Mets.  The Diamondbacks are a pretty good young team, and they came in really hot.  Plus, it was the first series we lost to anyone other than the Braves all season.  I'll take it.