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2 months to go- what should a soon to be 1L be doing?
« on: June 17, 2008, 07:07:53 PM »
I'm lining up all my financial stuff and taking care of family obligations that I can while I have the time. Anything else?

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Re: 2 months to go- what should a soon to be 1L be doing?
« Reply #1 on: June 17, 2008, 07:16:15 PM »
Start preparing a spreadsheet with mail merge info for 1L summer employers.  The last time you want to be doing this is when you're in school.  Most people at my school waited until 1L grades were in to seek employment.  If you start looking by early December, then you take that factor out of hiring.  I recommend it to take the stress off.

If you have no or little legal experience, give a phone call to the local public defender or legal services organization near your school and ask if you can volunteer a few hours a week for a few months of your first semester - just to see how things work.

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Re: 2 months to go- what should a soon to be 1L be doing?
« Reply #2 on: June 18, 2008, 07:19:14 PM »
enjoying everything your currently like.  likely, you will not have time to enjoy them during the semester. 

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Re: 2 months to go- what should a soon to be 1L be doing?
« Reply #3 on: June 18, 2008, 07:23:34 PM »
Practice exams from your law school's website. 

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Re: 2 months to go- what should a soon to be 1L be doing?
« Reply #4 on: June 18, 2008, 07:32:34 PM »
Practice exams from your law school's website. 

Don't pretend like you didn't do this.

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Re: 2 months to go- what should a soon to be 1L be doing?
« Reply #5 on: June 18, 2008, 07:40:47 PM »
Practice exams from your law school's website. 

Don't pretend like you didn't do this.

Never, though I'd rather be doing just about anyhting right now than studying for the bar. 

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Re: 2 months to go- what should a soon to be 1L be doing?
« Reply #6 on: June 18, 2008, 07:49:05 PM »
umm do nothing.  Spend as much time outside, with friends and fam as humanly possible
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Re: 2 months to go- what should a soon to be 1L be doing?
« Reply #7 on: June 18, 2008, 07:59:59 PM »
You should be drinking so much it pains your liver to think about alcohol.  You should be on a beach somewhere.  You should be enjoying what social skills you have before they leave you.  I could continue, but you get my point.  Enjoy your life before it ends.
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Re: 2 months to go- what should a soon to be 1L be doing?
« Reply #8 on: June 18, 2008, 08:03:47 PM »
Catch up on all the episodes of Lost/24/Grey's Anatomy/whatever TV shows you like.

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Re: 2 months to go- what should a soon to be 1L be doing?
« Reply #9 on: June 18, 2008, 08:28:47 PM »
Do the PLS method so you'll perform better academically than all your mediocre classmates.

HTH.