If you didn't know you'd be subjected to the socratic method, you've been hiding in a cave somewhere.
Awesome. There's only been one other person on this site that recognized Darryl Isaacs. I remember his dad, but not his commercials. I wasn't in Louisville for my teenage years, and that would've been about when his dad was still running the show over there.I've been thinking about changing my personality on this site though. Eventually I get tired of the one I have and think of something funnier (to me anyway). Today I was thinking about "Louis Skolnick". I don't know why, but that just seemed funny to me. But, my best idea lately has been "The Head Gunner." I haven't figured out what picture I'd put with that yet, but the signature line would say something like, "If you can't figure out who the class gunner is, it's probably you."
I sat next to a gal in class yesterday who I overheard talking to somebody else. She was saying that she had just had the legal research and writing class a bit earlier in the day, and she learned about briefing. Then she said, and I swear this is true, "I've never heard of that before. I'm glad they teach it - it sounds useful."It amazes me that some people go off to a graduate program with absolutely no idea of what it entails and having done ZERO research into it.Guess we won't be seeing her anymore after the end of the semester.
The fact is that if you are a 1L who has "never heard of briefing," you don't belong in law school. You have obviously never so much as read an article about law school.I agree that it's not like medical school, but I can't imagine anybody applying to a graduate program who knows nothing at all about it. To me, that says you are just applying to spend three more years in school. How would you even know you want to be a lawyer if you have no idea of what you are getting yourself into? What is she going to do when she graduates and finds out that most lawyers don't spend their entire day in court presenting evidence until the bad guy stands up and confesses?I say we won't be seeing her around because chances are that if she's never heard of briefing, she probably has never seen a "typical" law school exam, and thinks testing will be just like undergrad. Suffice to say, as everybody here probably already knows, if you don't practice how to take a LS exam, you are most likely going to do poorly on it.