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What to do the summer before law school?

ericptk2000

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What to do the summer before law school?
« on: March 03, 2007, 08:07:47 PM »
Should one prepare in any sort of way for law school the summer before?  Is there any books that would be helpful to prepare?  Should one start looking at any of the substantive materials?  Did prepping help anyone do well there first year?  Does anyone think that one should just relax?  I appreciate any and all opinions and what worked and what didn't.

Re: What to do the summer before law school?
« Reply #1 on: March 03, 2007, 08:24:27 PM »
Buy LEWWS, follow its advice
Mostly, have fun and relax

Don't read any cases or textbooks, it will just confuse you.

Ronald Hyatt

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Re: What to do the summer before law school?
« Reply #2 on: March 03, 2007, 08:26:03 PM »
Here are the answers you will get if this thread evolves like it usually does:

Should one prepare in any sort of way for law school the summer before?
Yes. No. 
Is there any books that would be helpful to prepare? 
Yes. No.
Should one start looking at any of the substantive materials? 
Yes. No.
Did prepping help anyone do well there first year? 
Yes. No.
Does anyone think that one should just relax? 
Yes.
I appreciate any and all opinions and what worked and what didn't

Read these threads:
http://www.lawschooldiscussion.org/students/index.php/topic,1614.0.html
http://www.lawschooldiscussion.org/students/index.php/topic,4753.0.html

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Re: What to do the summer before law school?
« Reply #3 on: March 03, 2007, 10:15:37 PM »
Read "Getting to Maybe" - or at least skim it.

Enjoy your free time.  Studying on a Saturday night sucks. REALLY SUCKS.   :(

Re: What to do the summer before law school?
« Reply #4 on: March 05, 2007, 01:40:34 AM »
Take care of as many problems/issues in your life not related to law school as you can prior to orientation so that you will not be distracted by them once law school begins.

Also, make it a point to something fun and irresponsible every day prior to orientation.

Re: What to do the summer before law school?
« Reply #5 on: March 05, 2007, 08:16:49 AM »
a) Have fun.

if you're unable to follow a, then go for:
b) search all the boards on LSD that cover this question, read each post, and then read every secondary source referenced within

One of the two will give you an enjoyable summer.

Re: What to do the summer before law school?
« Reply #6 on: March 05, 2007, 08:38:49 AM »
Have fun, get wasted, enjoy leisure reading if that's your thing. Don't read law school prep books, E&E, or take any law school prep courses. You don't need any of that to do well in law school.

Re: What to do the summer before law school?
« Reply #7 on: March 05, 2007, 12:43:40 PM »
If you want to do something constructive, don't read law stuff but volunteer a few hours a week doing intake at a legal aid clinic or something like that. You can put it on your resume, puts your character in a positive light if it isn't already, and gives you something good to talk about during your 1L summer interviews.

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Re: What to do the summer before law school?
« Reply #8 on: March 05, 2007, 01:38:40 PM »
I would say read law school confidential and make sure your finances are in order.  Enjoy yourself as much as you can.

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Re: What to do the summer before law school?
« Reply #9 on: March 05, 2007, 06:46:25 PM »
I read the E&Es in Civ Pro and Torts.  I definitely think this helped me first semester as I knew what was coming in those classes before it was covered.  I don't think contracts and property would have helped as much because those E&Es aren't as well written.