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RootBrewskies

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first day of class
« on: June 19, 2006, 02:38:28 PM »
so for alot of people the first day is getting close, 2 months or so away! 

anyway, what are peoples experience with the first day of classes.  how did your schools orientation program run and what should people be expected for day 1 of law school.  should i bring my helmet and camoflauge to prepare for the battlefield of law school, or should i wear my flip flops and waltz in with a drink with an umbrella in it?  how nervous was everyone and was anyone out there the first one to be called on?

 

T. Durden

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Re: first day of class
« Reply #1 on: June 19, 2006, 03:08:54 PM »
day 1: prepare for a grill session ;)
day 2: prepare for a grill session
day 3 - end of class, 2nd semester: prepare for a grill session


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Re: first day of class
« Reply #2 on: June 19, 2006, 03:13:43 PM »
day 1: prepare for a grill session ;)
day 2: prepare for a grill session
day 3 - end of class, 2nd semester: prepare for a grill session



i dont understand a word of this post? 

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Re: first day of class
« Reply #3 on: June 19, 2006, 04:15:38 PM »
1.Each of your professors will post somewhere (the old-school ones on their door, the tech savvy ones on the law school website/blackboard server) the reading assignments for the first week. Read them. It won't be painful.

2. For your first class (not orientation or the silly icebreakers), look around. You're stuck with those people for the next year. Love them, hate them- you'll do both and every emotion in between. They're your friends, rivals, cause of your suffering and support group from now until graduation (and beyond).

3. Get in a comfortable pace. This isn't a sprint. You're not going to impress anyone on what you do the first day, unless you want to be 'that guy/girl' that did (fill in the blank).


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Re: first day of class
« Reply #4 on: June 19, 2006, 10:29:32 PM »
Gunners are bad, mmmmkay...
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Re: first day of class
« Reply #5 on: June 19, 2006, 10:34:26 PM »
Gunners are bad, mmmmkay...

they're awful.

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Re: first day of class
« Reply #6 on: June 20, 2006, 09:41:15 PM »
First day of class, try to arrive early and get a seat that you like. There's a good chance that this will be your seat for the rest of the semester. (Depends on how your school/professor does things -- but they could set a seating chart first day of class).

Make sure you read any initial assignments.

Depending on the professor, it could be a slow introduction, or it could be a class intended to scare you into reading. Just be prepared, and it won't matter.


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Re: first day of class
« Reply #7 on: June 20, 2006, 11:06:18 PM »
You should:
Do the assigned reading. It's really bad if you fall behind on the first day.
Try to meet a few people who you like during orientation and sit next to them.
Find out where your classrooms are before the first day so that you're not late
Figure out the parking situation during orientation or earlier.
Get a locker if they're available.

You should NOT:
Be nervous. You'll live and what you say during class will not impact your grade one way or another.
Feel pressured to start your outline. Wait until the end of the week at least.
Read too far ahead.
IM or surf the net the first day of class. There are some professors who live to call students out on the first day.
Be discouraged. The reading will get easier by the third week. You'll get used to it.

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Re: first day of class
« Reply #8 on: June 20, 2006, 11:20:08 PM »
You should NOT:
IM or surf the net the first day of class. There are some professors who live to call students out on the first day.
And some professors...first year or not...live to find students who seem quite distracted by whatever is going on on their laptops.

The rest of the list is good, but this just reminded me of a prof. I had last semester.