Quote from: Lost Girl on May 21, 2007, 11:40:00 AMWhy do schools require a second seat deposit? I'm not that fat so I won't take up two seats. Can I just pay the first one and promise to maintain my current weight? as a 1L you will probably be in more than one classroom. therefore, you have to pay a deposit for each of those seats.
Why do schools require a second seat deposit? I'm not that fat so I won't take up two seats. Can I just pay the first one and promise to maintain my current weight?
Do you think LEEWS is a good guide?
Did you read Law School Confidential? If so, how do you regard their study methods in light of your experience?
Quote from: SMUJD2010 on May 23, 2007, 10:19:47 PMDo you think LEEWS is a good guide?I had a few friends who used that. I glanced through the primer for maybe 15 minutes and I talked with these people for maybe 20 minutes (combined) total about leews, so take the following advice with a grain of salt. My take is that LEEWS is good for people who had undergrad majors that weren't heavy in logic. Logic heavy majors = hard sciences, philosophy(or so they say ) Logic light majors = english, history. It seems like leews focuses on how to 'sort out' large hypothetical fact patterns, and to break them down to their smallest parts so it can teach you how to put them back together in an 'A' exam answer. This will be second nature to many law students with more logic-heavy majors, however it will be a huge hurdle for some with the lighter ones. If you fall into the latter camp, I'd say it can't hurt as long as you don't let it cut into your study time. Anecdotally (and with a whopping sample size of 4,) half my friends who used leews will probably be with me on law review, half will be a little above the median. So overall, I don't think it can hurt. Personally, I think its value lies more in giving the readers peace of mind (as opposed to having some 'secret' to getting A's), but that's just my take. Quote from: SMUJD2010 on May 23, 2007, 10:19:47 PMDid you read Law School Confidential? If so, how do you regard their study methods in light of your experience?Haven't read it. If you could give me a brief synopsis of their suggested study methods, I can comment on/critique them though.
the rainbow highlighter briefing method for case briefing
followed by the daily method of outlining.
the highlighter method is for people who want a system and who like pretty colors. you highlight the holding in one color, and the rule in another, and so forth. i think its a waste of time. once you have read a few weeks worth of cases for four classes and attended the corresponding lectures you should know what to look for in the cases and what to ignore. its one of those things that you learn by feel, and once i knew what to look for i could do 20 pages of reading in a half hour and be ready for class.buuuut, you can do just fine by getting a commercial outine with case summaries thats geared to your text book, and never actually read or brief a case.
I don't really have any specifics at the moment, I'm still a few months away from starting school so I'm mostly just reading all this crap about law school while trying to stay interested in work for another month. I'm starting SMU in August. Only semi-unique thing about me is that I'm a nontrad, worked for 10 years, software developer background with a computer science degree.