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LEEWS: Is it worth it?
« on: September 21, 2005, 01:45:53 AM »
I have seen a number of postings in the past regarding LEEWS, but never really payed attention. I received an email about the class on Saturday, and I am wondering if the class is actually helpful? Also, if you have taken the class, why is it or isn't it a good program?
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Re: LEEWS: Is it worth it?
« Reply #1 on: September 21, 2005, 03:51:53 PM »
I'll tell you in December.

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Re: LEEWS: Is it worth it?
« Reply #2 on: September 21, 2005, 05:50:10 PM »
Same here.  I recently bought the audio version of it and so far it seems to be a lot of common sense bundled with a specific plan of attack. 
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Re: LEEWS: Is it worth it?
« Reply #3 on: September 21, 2005, 07:30:07 PM »
I've said this before many times on this board, but I think LEEWS is a great place to start.  It gets you stategizing about how to approach the exams.  One of the great benefits to feeling like you have a plan is in the confidence level when you start the first exam.  Plus, he's big on practice exams which I think are the key to doing well in L.S.

It really only works for issue-spotting exams.  But then that is all you are likley to see 1L.

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Re: LEEWS: Is it worth it?
« Reply #4 on: September 21, 2005, 11:09:24 PM »
I'm a 1L and I think LEEWS is worth it. I know others (e.g. LEEWS enthusiasts) may not recommend this, but if you don't want to spend over $100, and if you don't have the time to listen to the CD's, I would recommend just purchasing the manual for several reasons.

1) The CD's + Manual cost over $100.

2) The manual costs $35.

3) In my opinion, the manual has nearly everything that the CD's have, and it's more concise/to the point. In fact, I think the CD's left out some important information that the manual has.

4) If you're listening to the CD's, it's a pain in the ass to keep rewinding the parts that you don't quite understand.

5) He says not to take notes while listening to the CD's, and that it should take about two or three days to listen to them. (Although there is only 8 hours of actual audio, there are a lot of practice exercises that take a long time.) However, I couldn't help but take notes -- I felt that if I didn't, I wouldn't really absorb any of the information he was saying. I ended up taking elaborate notes and it took me A WEEK to get through the CD's!

Both the manual and the cd's + manual package can be bought on leews.com (you can't buy just the CD's (alone), but you can but the manual alone.

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Re: LEEWS: Is it worth it?
« Reply #5 on: September 21, 2005, 11:41:06 PM »
I'm a 1L

Exactly, you're a 1L.  Don't give advice until you're certain that you're not ranked DEAD last in your class.

As for my opinion, LEEWS is a solid investment, if only for the psychological "what if" aspect.  However, the live session is pointless.

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Re: LEEWS: Is it worth it?
« Reply #6 on: September 22, 2005, 01:05:25 AM »
OK ass_hole. You don't have to be a 2L to realize that the manual has everything the CD's have and more -- not to mention, it's more concise.

I'm a 1L

Exactly, you're a 1L.  Don't give advice until you're certain that you're not ranked DEAD last in your class.

As for my opinion, LEEWS is a solid investment, if only for the psychological "what if" aspect.  However, the live session is pointless.

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Re: LEEWS: Is it worth it?
« Reply #7 on: September 22, 2005, 09:00:13 AM »
OK ass_hole. You don't have to be a 2L to realize that the manual has everything the CD's have and more -- not to mention, it's more concise.

I'm a 1L

Exactly, you're a 1L.  Don't give advice until you're certain that you're not ranked DEAD last in your class.

As for my opinion, LEEWS is a solid investment, if only for the psychological "what if" aspect.  However, the live session is pointless.

Yeah, really.  Stop acting like we should kiss your ass because you're a high and mighty 2L.  Do you steal the 1Ls' lunch money when you're at school?

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Re: LEEWS: Is it worth it?
« Reply #8 on: September 22, 2005, 10:00:59 AM »
The "upper classman" thing is hysterical. Whenever I approach my TA (2nd year coolguy) he refers to me as "you all"

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Re: LEEWS: Is it worth it?
« Reply #9 on: September 22, 2005, 12:22:56 PM »
Yea you dumb f_ck. I was taking time to try to help some people that were ambivalent about LEEWS. You never gave any advice regarding law school before you were a 2L??? Yea, ok...

OK ass_hole. You don't have to be a 2L to realize that the manual has everything the CD's have and more -- not to mention, it's more concise.

I'm a 1L

Exactly, you're a 1L.  Don't give advice until you're certain that you're not ranked DEAD last in your class.

As for my opinion, LEEWS is a solid investment, if only for the psychological "what if" aspect.  However, the live session is pointless.

Yeah, really.  Stop acting like we should kiss your ass because you're a high and mighty 2L.  Do you steal the 1Ls' lunch money when you're at school?