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1L - First Brief
« on: August 15, 2004, 04:22:29 PM »
OK, I'm excited.  I hope this feeling last for the rest of law school.

I finished my first case brief in prep for the first day of class.

Now I know why lawyers want to become judges.  So they can write misleading and unclear opinions as revenge for the horrible opinions they had to read in law school. ::)
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Re: 1L - First Brief
« Reply #1 on: August 15, 2004, 04:49:59 PM »
Just wait until you are done with Research and Writing. My old school emphasized clear and concise writing to the point that you felt they would beat you over the head with a casebook if you couldn't master that concept. Now, when I have to read older cases that have paragraph long sentences and take 5 pages to express a concept, I literally want to find the old coots and knock them over the head with my casebook.  :o

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« Reply #2 on: August 15, 2004, 05:48:26 PM »
I've been writing for years and have obsessed over words.  I search and destroy unnecessary words.  So the style is familiar.  But I can't get cocky about it, I know that.

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« Reply #3 on: August 15, 2004, 06:35:24 PM »
You can get cocky, it's allowed!!!   ;)

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Re: 1L - First Brief
« Reply #4 on: August 15, 2004, 06:46:02 PM »
I'm excited as well. Excited that I'm finshed briefing my contracts cases. I had fun with Torts. Not too sure about contracts.

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« Reply #5 on: August 15, 2004, 07:28:30 PM »
WooooHooooo I can get cocky.  Now I'm ready to be a real law student.
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Re: 1L - First Brief
« Reply #6 on: August 16, 2004, 12:50:24 PM »
I sent my first brief to my writing prof, even though class hasn't started.

She responded the next day.  I missed some of the issues, because I didn't read carefully.  She was very helpful. 

I just finished my second brief and I'm already sick of looking at them.  This is not a good sign.
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« Reply #7 on: August 16, 2004, 01:12:52 PM »
I just finished my 7th. I'm more confused than before I started. :-\. I have my first class tonight, so I will see if I hit SOME of the issues.

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« Reply #8 on: August 16, 2004, 03:44:28 PM »
I just finished my second brief and I'm already sick of looking at them.  This is not a good sign.

LOL! I just finished 5 hours worth of breifing 4 cases... OMG! I have just thought the same thing... if it takes me 5 hours everytime I do this  :'(

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« Reply #9 on: August 16, 2004, 10:06:39 PM »
i think what is taking the longest is getting the nerve to try it and risking getting it wrong.  I've become the world's greatest procrastinator

I just finished my second brief and I'm already sick of looking at them.  This is not a good sign.

LOL! I just finished 5 hours worth of breifing 4 cases... OMG! I have just thought the same thing... if it takes me 5 hours everytime I do this  :'(
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