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for those that have started law school

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Re: for those that have started law school
« Reply #310 on: November 25, 2006, 12:18:57 PM »
for example i wrote something like "the supreme court said blah blah blah.  it later ruled...."

and got back my paper with the word "it" circled and a comment of "who is it?"

who is "it?"  am i writing for morons?  6th graders?  what?

LMAO.

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Re: for those that have started law school
« Reply #311 on: November 25, 2006, 12:19:37 PM »
My LW professor has never taught the class before and I'm convinced he lives in a magical land of his own making. 

He likes to tell us how to organize our papers, and then when we organize it that way, he tells us it's wrong. 

He contradicts himself in other ways too.  Therefore, I am learning nothing about legal writing and have decided that his class is worthless and I should not be paying the slightest attention to my grades in that class.


wait... do i go to your school?


for example i wrote something like "the supreme court said blah blah blah.  it later ruled...."

and got back my paper with the word "it" circled and a comment of "who is it?"

who is "it?"  am i writing for morons?  6th graders?  what?
hahahahahahaaa

One one draft I wrote an explanation of a rule statement and she told me it was too concise.
So I rewrite.
Next draft I am told it is not concise enough.
I rewrite.
On the final paper the comments said that the explanation of the rule statement was innaccurate.  WTF?

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Re: for those that have started law school
« Reply #312 on: November 25, 2006, 12:21:16 PM »
My LW professor has never taught the class before and I'm convinced he lives in a magical land of his own making. 

He likes to tell us how to organize our papers, and then when we organize it that way, he tells us it's wrong. 

He contradicts himself in other ways too.  Therefore, I am learning nothing about legal writing and have decided that his class is worthless and I should not be paying the slightest attention to my grades in that class.


wait... do i go to your school?


for example i wrote something like "the supreme court said blah blah blah.  it later ruled...."

and got back my paper with the word "it" circled and a comment of "who is it?"

who is "it?"  am i writing for morons?  6th graders?  what?

Hahahah I wish!

Yeah, that sounds about right for most LW classes...  ::)

Luckily our LR is split from LW, or I would be learning nothing about research.  My LW prof hates citations with the fire of 10,000 suns and I've been known to say that I could  cite to "Mary Had a Little Lamb" and he wouldn't notice.

cheesesteak

Re: for those that have started law school
« Reply #313 on: November 25, 2006, 12:23:02 PM »

Who? Me or the kitchen countertop?

Did you like it? The countertop is a silent gunner, so he won't say.
I used to despise it.  Round peg --->crunch-->square hole.  But now I see why it is how it is.  Busy (i.e. lazy) partners who don't ever want to have to turn a page to see how one piece of info relates to another.

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Re: for those that have started law school
« Reply #314 on: November 25, 2006, 12:24:27 PM »
LRW sounds whack, yo'.

how many times do we have to tell you how silly you sound when you try to sound cool?

You're giving me a [wharton] complex.

You liked LRW, right?

Insecurity --> Prestige Fixation.

Insecurity --> Belittling others.

Am I right?

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Re: for those that have started law school
« Reply #315 on: November 25, 2006, 12:25:54 PM »
LRW sounds whack, yo'.

how many times do we have to tell you how silly you sound when you try to sound cool?

You're giving me a [wharton] complex.

You liked LRW, right?

Insecurity --> Prestige Fixation.

Insecurity --> Belittling others.

Am I right?

You don't think it's even a little bit funny?

redemption

Re: for those that have started law school
« Reply #316 on: November 25, 2006, 12:26:58 PM »

I used to despise it.  Round peg --->crunch-->square hole.  But now I see why it is how it is.  Busy (i.e. lazy) partners who don't ever want to have to turn a page to see how one piece of info relates to another.

That works. No use in fighting the man. Not over a memo, anyway.

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Re: for those that have started law school
« Reply #317 on: November 25, 2006, 12:28:14 PM »
LRW sounds whack, yo'.

how many times do we have to tell you how silly you sound when you try to sound cool?

You're giving me a [wharton] complex.

You liked LRW, right?

Insecurity --> Prestige Fixation.

Insecurity --> Belittling others.

Am I right?

You don't think it's even a little bit funny?

Not really.  I'm not a fan of cringe-intensive comedy.

I'm just kinda perplexed by the fact that you're far more insecure than I am.  

cheesesteak

Re: for those that have started law school
« Reply #318 on: November 25, 2006, 12:29:52 PM »

I used to despise it.  Round peg --->crunch-->square hole.  But now I see why it is how it is.  Busy (i.e. lazy) partners who don't ever want to have to turn a page to see how one piece of info relates to another.

That works. No use in fighting the man. Not over a memo, anyway.

I used to despise it.  Round peg --->crunch-->square hole.  But now I see why it is how it is.  Busy (i.e. lazy) partners who don't ever want to have to turn a page to see how one piece of info relates to another.

That works. No use in fighting the man. Not over a memo, anyway.
The last time I hung out with my aunt (who has her own family law firm in Florida) continued to tell me that judges will love you and you will win cases if you write in the proper IRAC (or some variation) format every time.

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Re: for those that have started law school
« Reply #319 on: November 25, 2006, 12:37:04 PM »

I'm just kinda perplexed by the fact that you're far more insecure than I am.  

Well, don't tell Stan. I make fun of The Granite all the time and he hasn't yet figured out why.