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« on: May 05, 2007, 11:32:51 PM »
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Re: For Current Law Students: The Three "Deaths" of Law School?
« Reply #1 on: May 05, 2007, 11:35:34 PM »
"1L, they scare you to death; 2L, they work you to death; 3L, they bore you to death."

Any accuracy in that? Any horror stories some of you might want to share?


not for me.  i've never been scared, only bored.  seriously bored.
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Re: For Current Law Students: The Three "Deaths" of Law School?
« Reply #2 on: May 06, 2007, 12:21:06 AM »
"1L, they scare you to death; 2L, they work you to death; 3L, they bore you to death."

Any accuracy in that? Any horror stories some of you might want to share?


not for me.  i've never been scared, only bored.  seriously bored.

Well sh*t, I was hoping for at least a little variety. >:(


nah.  i actually like getting called on to break the monotony
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Re: For Current Law Students: The Three "Deaths" of Law School?
« Reply #3 on: May 06, 2007, 12:43:36 AM »
Getting called on in class doesn't seem like that big of a deal. I guess as long as you know they basics it should be cool, and if you don't, "I don't know" is usually enough to have the prof just move on to someone else. But bullshitting your way through an answer is the path toward getting targeted by the prof, from what I've heard. Would you say that's accurate?


i dunno -- i've bullshitted my way through numerous times -- but then i've been bullshitting for 30 years <lol> i usually have lexis headnotes up, even if i have read --
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Re: For Current Law Students: The Three "Deaths" of Law School?
« Reply #4 on: May 06, 2007, 12:58:45 AM »
Getting called on in class doesn't seem like that big of a deal. I guess as long as you know they basics it should be cool, and if you don't, "I don't know" is usually enough to have the prof just move on to someone else. But bullshitting your way through an answer is the path toward getting targeted by the prof, from what I've heard. Would you say that's accurate?


i dunno -- i've bullshitted my way through numerous times -- but then i've been bullshitting for 30 years <lol> i usually have lexis headnotes up, even if i have read --

Brilliant, I should fit right in then. :D I'll have to remember to keep Lexis open, too.


i was actually half-asleep one day, got called on, and pretty much just bull my way through the entire case, telling jokes, the whole works.  the kids were amazed.  they mostly just freeze up when called on  :D
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Re: For Current Law Students: The Three "Deaths" of Law School?
« Reply #5 on: May 06, 2007, 01:09:45 AM »
i dunno -- i've bullshitted my way through numerous times -- but then i've been bullshitting for 30 years <lol> i usually have lexis headnotes up, even if i have read --

 :D :D

I figure if you're at a complete loss, just spin it back to something said earlier in the lecture or in the previous lecture, then hide.

Or you can just mumble incoherently and slam your head on your laptop, they usually just move on to someone else.

Now this I musttry! :D

Too bad you didn't catch that on video, Rev.


being the same age as the profs is kind of helpful.  hell, i've briefed congressional committees, angry general officers, and fought with my wife for 25 years. there isn't a whole lot of fear from what a law prof. is going to say.  i've been to most of their offices just to bullsh!t anyways, so class isn't much different than a conversation.

my favorite was contracts.  my prof was like any questions?  and he asked me, do you have a question?  i was like, sure, my two remaining brain cells would like to ask (something about the ucc).

after he gave me an incomprehensible answer, he was like do you have another question?  and i said, nah, that took care of one of my last two brain cells, and i'm saving my last one for porn.
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Re: For Current Law Students: The Three "Deaths" of Law School?
« Reply #6 on: May 06, 2007, 01:10:09 AM »
Well, first year they tried to scare me to death but I didn't care.  The whole thing about second year working you to death is true, at least for me.  The work isn't harder.  It is actually somewhat easier, since you are used to everything.  But man, they pile it on.  In addition to seminar papers, greater reading assignment and law review duties, you have to search for summer employment.  Plus, I worked part-time during the year as a research assistant.  But next year looks easier.  Just a job and 13 credits hours (3 of which are an externship), plus only 2 exams next semester.  Sweet!

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Re: For Current Law Students: The Three "Deaths" of Law School?
« Reply #7 on: May 06, 2007, 01:31:13 AM »
Well, first year they tried to scare me to death but I didn't care.  The whole thing about second year working you to death is true, at least for me.  The work isn't harder.  It is actually somewhat easier, since you are used to everything.  But man, they pile it on.  In addition to seminar papers, greater reading assignment and law review duties, you have to search for summer employment.  Plus, I worked part-time during the year as a research assistant.  But next year looks easier.  Just a job and 13 credits hours (3 of which are an externship), plus only 2 exams next semester.  Sweet!

Now this is more what I'm expecting.

And Rev, I think we may have a lot of the same attitudes. But then, we've both been in the real world so we're a bit harder to shake I guess.


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Re: For Current Law Students: The Three "Deaths" of Law School?
« Reply #8 on: May 06, 2007, 06:03:07 PM »

i'm not so excited about the fall what with studying for class, finding a 2L summer job (which I have been told is like another class unless you are top 15%), and writing a journal comment all at the same time.
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Re: For Current Law Students: The Three "Deaths" of Law School?
« Reply #9 on: May 06, 2007, 06:10:40 PM »

i'm not so excited about the fall what with studying for class, finding a 2L summer job (which I have been told is like another class unless you are top 15%), and writing a journal comment all at the same time.

Even if you are in the Top 15%, it is still like another class.  You interview all over, but you are competing with people with the same grades as you.  So it is like another class.