Law School Discussion

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The Infamous "Most Difficult Law School Class" Poll:

I'm a law student and K is the most difficult class.
17 (8.7%)
I'm a law student and Torts is the most difficult class.
5 (2.6%)
I'm a law student and Crim Law is the most difficult class.
2 (1%)
I'm a law student and Civ Pro is the most difficult class.
23 (11.7%)
I'm a law student and Con Law is the most difficult class.
12 (6.1%)
I'm a law student and Property is the most difficult class.
16 (8.2%)
I'm a law student and LRW is the most difficult class.
7 (3.6%)
I'm not a law student but I think Contracts would be the most difficult class.
13 (6.6%)
I'm not a law student but I think Torts would be the most difficult class.
14 (7.1%)
I'm not a law student but I think Criminal Law would be the most difficult class.
3 (1.5%)
I'm not a law student but I think Civil Procedure would be the most difficult class.
25 (12.8%)
I'm not a law student but I think Constitutional Law would be the most difficult class.
14 (7.1%)
I'm not a law student but I think Property would be the most difficult class.
18 (9.2%)
I'm not a law student but I think Legal Research & Writing would be the most difficult class.
27 (13.8%)

Total Members Voted: 148

1L's & Current Black Law Students

Ladyday

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Re: 1L's
« Reply #100 on: February 24, 2005, 09:40:20 PM »
i have another funny one:

::: Bubbazzz looking at the clock - only 10 minutes left :::

Prof: so what do u think? (points to bubbazzz)
Bubz: Uh, I agree with what she said
Prof: why?
Bubz: because their was no fundamental right
Prof: hmmm, interesting, now what question are you trying to answer?
Bubz; I'm sorry?
Prof: we covered that 10 minutes ago
Bubz: oh
Prof: so now tell me, what did she say that you agreed with?
Bubz: i don't remember
Prof: how can u not remember? you clearly remembered it when you said you agreed with her
Bubz: well, i did remember then, but now i don't.
Prof: (shakes his head) dumba$$

::: with that, the whole class, including myself erupts in laughter :::

Now he called on me clearly because i was staring at the clock and wanted to make a point.
Moral of the story - WEAR A WATCH TO CLASS

Bubbazz, Sands H I L A R I O U S


Ladyday

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« Reply #101 on: February 24, 2005, 09:44:31 PM »
Seu,

You seemed to be pretty scared about this whole Socratic method thing. Just remember: Every 1L is. You're all going to be scared shitless. Just relax. As long as you make sure you do your reading and are prepared you will be ok. The very first time it will be scary but everyone will have to go through this hazing. IT'S OK. I cannot stress this enough to you. Everyone is on the same equal footing.

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« Reply #102 on: February 24, 2005, 09:56:52 PM »
SMU - welcome back.  We're sharing Socratic Hazing Stories, join in.

Bubazzz - LOL! I was thru as soon as you said "I agree with what she said".  That is the #1 patented text book 1L answer to any question...until you realize that its only a set up so that the prof. can kill you

seu - it just happens like that sometimes when you're in the hot seat, you put something out there and don't realize it until its out there.

Lil Token - Classic one liners right there.  Here's another one for you guys

Again from the Chronicles of Civ Pro:

Prof: I need a plaintiff attorney [looks around]...uhhhh You
Unsuspecting Student 1 (US1): uhhhh... ok
Prof: So as plaintiff's attorney what would you argue for your client in this case to rebut the defendants summary judgment?
US1: uhhhhhh....[looks at case book] :-[ uhhhhhhh...
Prof: OK I need a Co-Counsel for the plaintiff's attorney [looks around]....You
US2:  :o
Prof: So what can you argue here in this case to help out your fellow plaintiff attorney?
US2: uhhhhh...I didn't get all the way thru this case
Prof: Well perhaps Co-Counsel has a summer intern who's actually read the case...[looks around] You, you're the summer intern. Have you read the case?
US3:   :o  :-[ :-X
Prof: That's it. You're all fired.


SAME CLASS:

Prof: So let's break away from the case for a minute and let me pose a Hypo...[looks at seating chart]...ehhhh Yes You in the back
Student: I have to pass
Prof: ??? It's a Hypo.  How do you pass on a Hypo???

Re: 1L's
« Reply #103 on: February 24, 2005, 10:00:15 PM »
SMU - welcome back.  We're sharing Socratic Hazing Stories, join in.

Bubazzz - LOL! I was thru as soon as you said "I agree with what she said".  That is the #1 patented text book 1L answer to any question...until you realize that its only a set up so that the prof. can kill you

seu - it just happens like that sometimes when you're in the hot seat, you put something out there and don't realize it until its out there.

Lil Token - Classic one liners right there.  Here's another one for you guys

Again from the Chronicles of Civ Pro:

Prof: I need a plaintiff attorney [looks around]...uhhhh You
Unsuspecting Student 1 (US1): uhhhh... ok
Prof: So as plaintiff's attorney what would you argue for your client in this case to rebut the defendants summary judgment?
US1: uhhhhhh....[looks at case book] :-[ uhhhhhhh...
Prof: OK I need a Co-Counsel for the plaintiff's attorney [looks around]....You
US2:  :o
Prof: So what can you argue here in this case to help out your fellow plaintiff attorney?
US2: uhhhhh...I didn't get all the way thru this case
Prof: Well perhaps Co-Counsel has a summer intern who's actually read the case...[looks around] You, you're the summer intern. Have you read the case?
US3:   :o  :-[ :-X
Prof: That's it. You're all fired.


SAME CLASS:

Prof: So let's break away from the case for a minute and let me pose a Hypo...[looks at seating chart]...ehhhh Yes You in the back
Student: I have to pass
Prof: ??? It's a Hypo.  How do you pass on a Hypo???

LOL

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« Reply #104 on: February 24, 2005, 10:03:21 PM »
I don't really have any Socratic hazing stories . . . I haven't been called on that much in class. Just in criminal law last semester . . . .shudder.  Just know that when you do get called on, no one ever remembers after the next class, because then someone else gets called on, etc.  I don't remember any of it.

Except one day in civ pro (my favorite class still)--I got called on and I wasn't prepared. But that was because I had been up all night studying and working on our closed brief.  I felt bad b/c I missed an opportunity to talk in class (you get so few of them--our classes are like 100 people.) not because I want to show off, but because I would like to say something once in awhile without having to justify it to the entire world.  . . . .but, that's life I guess. Especially the life of a lawyer! :) ;)

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« Reply #105 on: February 24, 2005, 10:37:01 PM »
The poll, like all American polls, needs an option for "Other."  Only then is it politically correct.  ;D

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Re: 1L's
« Reply #106 on: February 24, 2005, 10:37:41 PM »
By the way Sands, love the picture.

Re: 1L's
« Reply #107 on: February 24, 2005, 10:41:48 PM »
Sands you have mastered the art of storytelling... that was hillarious

Regal_Muse

Re: 1L's
« Reply #108 on: February 24, 2005, 10:54:25 PM »
I don't think Socratic Method seems so bad. From my personal experience, I think way better under pressure and on my feet. The Socratic Method is a great way to keep students on top of their readings. Then again, ask me two months after being in law school.

lil_token

Re: 1L's
« Reply #109 on: February 24, 2005, 10:58:18 PM »
I don't think Socratic Method seems so bad. From my personal experience, I think way better under pressure and on my feet. The Socratic Method is a great way to keep students on top of their readings. Then again, ask me two months after being in law school.
If you end up at Harvard, I doubt you will remain so optimistic. ;)