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What was the hardest thing about your 1L?

Re: What was the hardest thing about your 1L?
« Reply #50 on: August 22, 2005, 01:10:16 PM »
People I had to hang with ... one or two jackass professors ...

LOL shambala! ;)

Re: What was the hardest thing about your 1L?
« Reply #51 on: August 23, 2005, 04:56:17 PM »
I had trouble determining what I should include in my outline and what was safe to leave out.  This was especially difficult 1st semester when I hadn't had any law school exams yet.  With the massive amount of material for each class, plus legal writing papers, it was also difficult finding time to outline.  I got them done each semester prior to finals, but it was stressful at times.  If you're a 1L I recommend starting them early and updating them weekly. It also helps to get some from 2Ls or 3Ls who had the same prof. to use as a guide.  One mistake I made 1st semester was including too much detailed information about the cases.  Really all you need is a sentence or two about the facts to refresh your memory and the rule, and some cases may not even be important enough to include. I discovered an easy way to add case info. to my outlines.  I bought High Court Case Summaries not only for the briefs, but for the mini fact and rule statements that are included with each case. I could quickly and easily copy those into my outline. 

I liked the High Court Case Summaries, they are better than the casebooks in my opinion. Most 2nd and 3rd year students barely read the  casebook at all.

Re: What was the hardest thing about your 1L?
« Reply #52 on: August 30, 2005, 11:07:20 PM »
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Re: What was the hardest thing about your 1L?

the lousy parties law students throw

Re: What was the hardest thing about your 1L?
« Reply #53 on: September 10, 2005, 01:02:41 AM »
Were it not for the rudeness and the bitchy attitude students have to adopt, law school would be very easy.

joe

Re: What was the hardest thing about your 1L?
« Reply #54 on: September 11, 2005, 08:50:30 AM »
Hahahahha! I second that!

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Re: What was the hardest thing about your 1L?

the lousy parties law students throw

onfut

Re: What was the hardest thing about your 1L?
« Reply #55 on: September 11, 2005, 06:44:23 PM »
You don't want to hang out with other students -- in fact, I can't stand my classmates during the time I am attending classes, I just can't imagine going to parties with them!

Re: What was the hardest thing about your 1L?
« Reply #56 on: September 26, 2005, 06:46:25 PM »
Law students want pretty much to eat each-other. Beacuse they are in fierce competition with one-another (courtesy of the artificially introduced forced curve) they tend to disregard their empathy and cooperative aspects of their personality.

lwr

Re: What was the hardest thing about your 1L?
« Reply #57 on: September 28, 2005, 01:54:59 PM »
Law students want pretty much to eat each-other. Beacuse they are in fierce competition with one-another (courtesy of the artificially introduced forced curve) they tend to disregard their empathy and cooperative aspects of their personality.

In the real world, say in a big law firm, the atmosphere is not like that. It's the law school that is the most challenging time period of lawyers' life.

Re: What was the hardest thing about your 1L?
« Reply #58 on: September 28, 2005, 06:53:12 PM »
Law students want pretty much to eat each-other. Beacuse they are in fierce competition with one-another (courtesy of the artificially introduced forced curve) they tend to disregard their empathy and cooperative aspects of their personality.
Wow. This is so not my school.  But then again, the collegial environment is why I chose to attend. 

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Re: What was the hardest thing about your 1L?
« Reply #59 on: September 29, 2005, 02:24:26 PM »
Law students want pretty much to eat each-other. Beacuse they are in fierce competition with one-another (courtesy of the artificially introduced forced curve) they tend to disregard their empathy and cooperative aspects of their personality.
Wow. This is so not my school.  But then again, the collegial environment is why I chose to attend. 

I agree with COrox.  What school are you at?  My school is nothing like this...