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Re: for those that have started law school
« Reply #670 on: September 30, 2007, 10:00:42 PM »
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Re: for those that have started law school
« Reply #671 on: September 30, 2007, 10:06:20 PM »
She is probably either a very slow reader, or she is preparing to answer every possible question the prof might ask in class (or both).  If it is the latter, she is wasting time, especially since the hardest and most important questions often rely more on thinking ability than preparation, and especially since the tests generally don't cover things like procedure and the names of the parties involved, etc. 

Or she has more reading than you do. :)

Also, you don't have 15 or 16 credit-hours per week?  We did first year, and I thought this was standard.

Eh, she can't have that much more work. 

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« Reply #672 on: September 30, 2007, 10:18:39 PM »
Eh, she can't have that much more work. 

You're probably right.  But she also may have two-hour classes instead of one-hour classes, so maybe she means one-and-a-half or two hours of prep for each class hour?  That seems like a lot more than I do, but not more than I should do, and certainly not altogether outrageous.

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« Reply #673 on: September 30, 2007, 10:35:53 PM »
I have it down to 27.8 minutes of prep per class.   :)

Phew.  Finally a voice of reason. 

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« Reply #674 on: October 01, 2007, 03:24:35 PM »
I have it down to 27.8 minutes of prep per class. :)

Phew. Finally a voice of reason.

That gets a bit awkward when I have more than 27 pages of reading. But I'm not one to spoil my averages.

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Re: for those that have started law school
« Reply #675 on: October 03, 2007, 09:38:19 PM »
It's funny how all the energy has been suked out of me so quickly. I started out reading and briefing every case. Now I skim 70% of the reading with a highlighter and ignore the rest

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« Reply #676 on: October 21, 2007, 07:53:02 PM »
are you finding you have any free time?  how much?  enough to stay in shape?

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« Reply #677 on: November 26, 2007, 06:01:25 AM »
do your schools have job boards?

do any smaller firms post opps?

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« Reply #678 on: November 26, 2007, 08:41:56 AM »
do your schools have job boards?

do any smaller firms post opps?

We have a an online job baord, plus CA sends out like 2 e-mails a week with new postings/opertunties. I have seen small firms on there before many times

do they list pay?    :)

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« Reply #679 on: November 26, 2007, 09:01:03 AM »
do your schools have job boards?

do any smaller firms post opps?

We have a an online job baord, plus CA sends out like 2 e-mails a week with new postings/opertunties. I have seen small firms on there before many times

do they list pay?    :)

Sometimes, it depnds on the poster, alot list pay, or a scale, or say neg. others say nothing

next time your on there, care to throw some numbers our way?