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competition as a 1L

competition as a 1L
« on: February 15, 2004, 07:11:40 PM »
Many of the books written about the law school experience are focused on top 10 schools and the competition therein.  Are there any memoir type books about the experience at a lower ranked school?

Also, has anyone heard about the level of competition at other schools?  In my campus visits I'm looking to see if the students are interested in helping each other learn, not hoarding information for themselves.


Re: competition as a 1L
« Reply #1 on: February 23, 2004, 07:51:31 AM »
Since you haven't had a reply for a week, I guess graduates of lower ranked schools don't write memoirs.  ;)


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Re: competition as a 1L
« Reply #2 on: February 23, 2004, 01:12:27 PM »
You might try:

Letters from Law School : The Life of a Second-Year Law Student
(link on the pre-law books page)

It was written by a former Tulane student.  I haven't read it so I can't say whether its a new approach or more of the same.

I think people like to dwell on competition stories.  I haven't witnessed any of the note hoarding or page removal that are famous in the stories (I don't go to a top 10 law school though).  Many (most? all?) law schools have set curves for grading, which necessarily makes things competitive. 49% of the students will be below average after the exams.