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1st Year Law school Guide: MUST READ.
« on: August 06, 2007, 01:51:43 PM »
I've got a blog of my experiences as a 1L at American University Washington College of Law up at http://wikilaw.blogspot.com and for those interested in the internship process as well, it covers my legal internship with Wikipedia. If you've been reading 1L and Ivy Briefs, those are both good books, but this will be a more accurate and up to date version of what law school is like right now. If you have any questions or comments, feel free to contact me there through email or comments, and I'd be more than happy to answer them.
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Re: 1st Year Law school Guide: MUST READ.
« Reply #1 on: August 06, 2007, 06:01:23 PM »
Well, it's a few years out of date. Some things don't change in law school (i.e. socratic method, a-hole contracts professors) and some things do (using west/lexis is used much more than it used to by law students, more classes done with podcasts/vodcasts, more law schools have official faculty blogs, etc). Ivy Briefs didn't cover much of any of that.
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Re: 1st Year Law school Guide: MUST READ.
« Reply #2 on: August 07, 2007, 02:26:58 PM »
BTT.
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Re: 1st Year Law school Guide: MUST READ.
« Reply #3 on: August 08, 2007, 10:44:15 PM »
BTT again
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Re: 1st Year Law school Guide: MUST READ.
« Reply #4 on: August 08, 2007, 11:00:37 PM »
from the blog...Im a 24 year old law student at American University Washington College of Law, one of the top law schools in the nation.

lollercaust!!!   one of the top law schools in the nation = 4th best in dc

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Re: 1st Year Law school Guide: MUST READ.
« Reply #5 on: August 08, 2007, 11:27:37 PM »
Thanks for the info on first year, SJ. What do you think of the relevance/usefulness of Getting To Maybe?

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Re: 1st Year Law school Guide: MUST READ.
« Reply #6 on: August 11, 2007, 03:48:20 PM »
Thanks for the info on first year, SJ. What do you think of the relevance/usefulness of Getting To Maybe?

It's up to what you get out of it, but that said, it's officially recommended by the school, and many of our exam prep lessons specifically use quotes and citations.

Depending on where you at, and where your natural skill in legal analysis lies (some people have it) you might get less out of it. Especially if you are a prior grad student, you may already know a lot of things in the book. Some of the law-school specific strategies though are pretty useful.

If money isn't an issue, buy it. If it is, borrow it and flip through a few pages at the law library (they usually keep a copy or two on hand), and then decide.
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Re: 1st Year Law school Guide: MUST READ.
« Reply #7 on: August 11, 2007, 03:53:41 PM »
from the blog...Im a 24 year old law student at American University Washington College of Law, one of the top law schools in the nation.

lollercaust!!!   one of the top law schools in the nation = 4th best in dc

Which still equals top 40. So please troll elsewhere.
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Re: 1st Year Law school Guide: MUST READ.
« Reply #8 on: August 12, 2007, 02:32:04 AM »
Well, it's a few years out of date. Some things don't change in law school (i.e. socratic method, a-hole contracts professors) and some things do (using west/lexis is used much more than it used to by law students, more classes done with podcasts/vodcasts, more law schools have official faculty blogs, etc). Ivy Briefs didn't cover much of any of that.

funny...my contracts professor was one of the nicer ones. sorry about your luck...seems unfair to hate on contracts profs like that, IMO.

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Re: 1st Year Law school Guide: MUST READ.
« Reply #9 on: August 12, 2007, 02:48:18 AM »
Well, it's a few years out of date. Some things don't change in law school (i.e. socratic method, a-hole contracts professors) and some things do (using west/lexis is used much more than it used to by law students, more classes done with podcasts/vodcasts, more law schools have official faculty blogs, etc). Ivy Briefs didn't cover much of any of that.

funny...my contracts professor was one of the nicer ones. sorry about your luck...seems unfair to hate on contracts profs like that, IMO.

It's one of those "institutions" to hate on contracts professors. Out of the 5 sections in my class, I got the a-hole contracts professor. On the flipside though, I got exceptionally nice Torts and Civpro professors.

And I should also note that the vast majority of people who undergo a class with a hardass professor usually cite that professor as being the one that taught them the most.

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