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Re: Advice for New Law Students
« Reply #60 on: April 26, 2005, 05:02:54 PM »
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Re: Advice for New Law Students
« Reply #61 on: April 26, 2005, 06:42:53 PM »
"Never stole a horse from someone I didn't like"

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Re: Advice for New Law Students
« Reply #62 on: April 26, 2005, 08:52:19 PM »
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Re: Advice for New Law Students
« Reply #63 on: April 26, 2005, 11:10:54 PM »
Glad you guys have nothing better to do! ::)

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Re: Advice for New Law Students
« Reply #64 on: April 26, 2005, 11:17:41 PM »
Yeah, I go to school in the midwest. 

Noelle, I think I know you. Do you go to school in the midwest?

Yeah, yeah, yeah...make friends, see some movies, study hard, challenge yourself, learn a lot, and remember this time...it's unique and you'll never do anything else like it again!

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Re: Advice for New Law Students
« Reply #65 on: April 29, 2005, 11:30:23 AM »
Great thread - marking for unreads.  Thanks for all the advice!
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Re: Advice for New Law Students
« Reply #66 on: May 02, 2005, 02:09:15 PM »
There are a few more pieces of advice that I would add - don't feel pressured to change the way you study.  I'm about to graduate from law school and for the last three years I've always felt that I should outline and that somehow I was a slacker for not outlining.  But that's just not the way I learn so I never outline.  If you find it doesn't help you, don't outline just because everyone else does.  I briefed for a while but it didn't help so I started just taking notes in the book.  Some classes I'd take notes on the reading before class, others I wouldn't.  Just depened on the class.

I also recommend not taking a computer to school.  I know that first year everyone does, but it is so easy to get distracted.  you think you're paying attention when you're really not.  Also, you tend to take down anything the prof says without thinking.  It's better for me to take hand notes because I'm forced to pay attention and I have to think about what I'm writing.  Again, that's a personal preference, but do what feels right for you.

Also, figure out what kind of person you want to be in lawschool.  I go to a school where everyone is super helpful and I decided before school that if anyone asked for a copy of my notes or outline I'd be happy to share them.  Others may feel differently, but that's just the way I wanted to be. 

Definately take time for friends and to go to the gym.  Law school takes time, but if you don't have any free time then I think you're doing something wrong. 

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Re: Advice for New Law Students
« Reply #67 on: May 02, 2005, 02:52:00 PM »
"Also, figure out what kind of person you want to be in lawschool"

That is the lamest thing I have ever heard. I understand what you are saying, and it is so frigg'n pathetic that you would not only think that, but "say" it.

Seriously, after you get done watching Dr. Phil and finish whatever self-help book you are reading, come up for air and realize that ritual suicide is a very healthy option for yourself

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Re: Advice for New Law Students
« Reply #68 on: May 02, 2005, 03:15:50 PM »
"Also, figure out what kind of person you want to be in lawschool"

That is the lamest thing I have ever heard. I understand what you are saying, and it is so frigg'n pathetic that you would not only think that, but "say" it.

Seriously, after you get done watching Dr. Phil and finish whatever self-help book you are reading, come up for air and realize that ritual suicide is a very healthy option for yourself

Half the *&^% on this board is pathetic advice - but since people were asking for it I thought I'd give it.  If you don't like it, don't read it or follow it.  No reason to be a jerk to people trying to help others out.

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Re: Advice for New Law Students
« Reply #69 on: May 02, 2005, 03:24:27 PM »
Thank you for the constructive comments birddog.

Finko obviously has nothing to do but try to bring others down.  He/she posted something nasty like that to someone else's comments on another topic.  Ignore him/her and keep giving the great comments.