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Re: I.A.N. Study Group
« Reply #50 on: August 11, 2005, 12:37:42 PM »
Yes, I have finished reading the Orientation Packet; however, Harrisburg's assignments are more intense from what the bookstore people tell me... you have actual books to buy, bummer.  I also have my first assignments...  :-[

I bought the E&Es too, but I haven't looked at them yet.  I have Torts; Property I; and Civ. Pro.  I'm so jealous of you ucsblaw, I would do anything to have Crim Law my first semester.  You can keep the contracts.  pluto has contracts too, so at least you can bounce stuff off of her.
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Re: I.A.N. Study Group
« Reply #51 on: August 11, 2005, 12:53:30 PM »
Yes, I have finished reading the Orientation Packet; however, Harrisburg's assignments are more intense from what the bookstore people tell me... you have actual books to buy, bummer.  I also have my first assignments...  :-[

I bought the E&Es too, but I haven't looked at them yet.  I have Torts; Property I; and Civ. Pro.  I'm so jealous of you ucsblaw, I would do anything to have Crim Law my first semester.  You can keep the contracts.  pluto has contracts too, so at least you can bounce stuff off of her.

Ugh, you can keep Property. I think it sounds like a real snooze-fest, and at least TAP Contracts wasn't bad, so I am not really dreading it.

I just can't believe I only have ONE first assignment!!
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Re: I.A.N. Study Group
« Reply #52 on: August 11, 2005, 02:06:56 PM »
Got my first assignments yesterday... will prob start tonight... the longest assignment was assigned from ... you guessed it, legal research and writing...LOL.

I too have the e and e series, they looked really helpful(i liked all the q and a) and i got the legalines canned briefs... i plan on book briefing but tearing out the canned brief and bringing it to me w/ class so that i have they typed version for faster ref if needed....
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Re: I.A.N. Study Group
« Reply #53 on: August 11, 2005, 05:53:09 PM »
hello everyone,

just dropped by to say hello. I too have just about finished the readings for my first classes. We start on Wed the 24th. I am quite excited. I saved a ton of money buying my books on line, that college bokstore company is such a price inflator.

After all we went through last winter/spring it's about to finaly pay off and we can get started.

good luck everyone talk to you soon.

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Re: I.A.N. Study Group
« Reply #54 on: August 11, 2005, 06:04:42 PM »
Hi robocop, wow, you're really up on things.  I have finished the assignments for the orientation week, but I still have the first assignments to do for the start of classes.

What did they have you reading?
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Re: I.A.N. Study Group
« Reply #55 on: August 12, 2005, 09:21:06 AM »
Hi robocop, wow, you're really up on things.  I have finished the assignments for the orientation week, but I still have the first assignments to do for the start of classes.

What did they have you reading?


Seriously!! I still have to finish my +250 pages for orientation!! It IS all about to pay off though, and I am so excited for all of us!!
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Re: I.A.N. Study Group
« Reply #56 on: August 12, 2005, 03:45:13 PM »
our orientation is only one day, and there is no assigned work, it's more like a get to know session for a few hours. So I have only the readings for my classes. and my torts prof still has not posted an assignment, for civ pro I had to read Capron v Noorden, Tickle v. Barton, and Abebe-Jiri v. Negewo and about 15 pages of an overview of the stages of a lawsuit.

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Re: I.A.N. Study Group
« Reply #57 on: August 12, 2005, 06:02:46 PM »
Wow, legalkitty, Harrisburg is really laying it on thick during orientation.

Hi robocop, to clarify, at Widener we have to pass an orientation course... my material is not that intense, but I hear that Harrisburg's material is.

Oh.. I posted a poll about how everyone is going to be taking notes, because I'm considering trying to type them... I don't know.

Please vote!http://www.lawschooldiscussion.org/students/index.php/topic,2519.0.html
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Re: I.A.N. Study Group
« Reply #58 on: August 14, 2005, 09:02:32 AM »
Wow, legalkitty, Harrisburg is really laying it on thick during orientation.

Hi robocop, to clarify, at Widener we have to pass an orientation course... my material is not that intense, but I hear that Harrisburg's material is.

Oh.. I posted a poll about how everyone is going to be taking notes, because I'm considering trying to type them... I don't know.

Please vote!http://www.lawschooldiscussion.org/students/index.php/topic,2519.0.html

I am planning on doing what worked for me this summer--notes by hand. I actually have two notebooks per class-one for in class notes, and one for briefs and study notes. It actually worked really well.

Even though i type fast, I guess because I have been writing my notes for some many years, I would still prefer to do that. Just call me old-fashioned!!

Robo- no orientation course? You guys are lucky!!

Yanky- I wouldn't think the intro final would be too tough though, do you? I mean it is only multiple guess, pass/fail. We had a lot of reading, but I bet most of it won't even be addressed on the final.

Yanky- we start TOMORROW!! ;D
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Re: I.A.N. Study Group
« Reply #59 on: August 14, 2005, 12:57:17 PM »
legalkitty, I think keeping to what I did in undergrad is good advice, thank you.  I think I am going to do just that; handwriting notes in class and retyping with "extra" into my laptop after class.  And, I always briefed my cases in my laptop, took the hard copy to class and wrote all over it, then make changes after class.  That's what has worked in the past. A 2L at Widener warned me that she felt she screwed herself the first semester by trying to change.

No, I don't think that the orientation exam will be that in depth... I mean how much can you really cover with a 45 minute exam?  How do you know it's multiple choice?  Oh,... and if you don't pass, you get a second chance.  Remember... you are ahead of all of us because you passed TAP.  It is the TAP people that I am worried about in class.  I worked in one of the offices down in DE last summer and that was what each of the instructors told me... TAP people get the better grades.  But, if you think about it, it makes sense; you have already completed a semester.  All I keep telling myself is that I don't have anything to lose because it's free; if I try and fail then at least I tried, and when you try you never truly fail.  Wish me luck!
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