The most important things I learned as 1L were these:1. Do not buy the case books for your classes.2. Do not study at all during the school year, except for the last week of your classes and during the exam period.
And one more thing -- never ever choose a law student as a roommate!
Quote from: labamba on July 17, 2005, 11:56:47 PMAnd one more thing -- never ever choose a law student as a roommate! Why not? I thought that would be a good idea. I would think law students are generally responsible and organized. These are very important qualities in roommates (paying bills on time, keeping the place clean, etc.). Also, they're likely to be studying often, so they won't bother you with noise and other annoying *&^%. In addition, it might be nice to have someone to bounce (law-related) ideas off of once and awhile to help to further your understanding of the law. And finally, it's always good to have a roommate (or two) that you have something in common with, so that you will get along better. I think that since you are both in law school together, you are likely to be on the same wavelength regarding all sorts of issues that come up when living with other people (such as the above mentioned).
No Sh!T!!!!! People get crazy desperate around finals. This dude I had studied with periodically during the semester turned into this outline monster, demanding outlines from everybody in sight.When that realization sets in that you're not 100% before finals, you can see some pretty crazy things in law school.
Don't spend too much time on discussion boards and take most of our advice with a grain of salt.