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brett favre

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My First year of law school experience
« on: August 17, 2007, 04:17:49 PM »
Please read. Just finished my first week.

http://www.firstyearoflawschool.blogspot.com/


Also,  I would invite any LSDer's to private message me stories of their first year so far and throughout the year.  I would love to post them on this blog and cite the story to an LSDer by their board screen name.  I'd love to hear feed back on the blog site (either on this thread or on the comments).

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Re: My First year of law school experience
« Reply #1 on: August 20, 2007, 07:37:12 PM »
I think it's great!  I hope you keep it up, I'll read it.
To put it bluntly, I seem to have a whole superstructure with no foundation. But I`m working on the foundation.

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Re: My First year of law school experience
« Reply #2 on: August 21, 2007, 02:01:43 AM »
Interesting week, but I have a couple of comments.  First, in my 2+ years of law school, I've never seen or heard of anyone getting kicked out of a class for not reading.  My friends at other schools have never seen this either.  Unless it is a student who is consistently unprepared, I think it is poor form on the professor's part.  It is fact that there are times when you are just not as ready as you could be for a class.  That does not warrant dismissal from the glass.  The consequence at most normal schools is that the professor grills you the next class.  If I were ever kicked out of a class for simply not being ready once, I would take issue with the professor and elevate the matter if need be.  Then again, law school administrators generally are poor at their jobs, so it likely would not go anywhere.

As for your weekend studying, be careful.  While each person needs to do their own thing, studying all weekend will inevitably lead to burnout.  It's a marathon, not a race.  If you do not allow yourself to relax, rest, and have some fun, you'll be in bad shape come finals time.

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Re: My First year of law school experience
« Reply #3 on: August 26, 2007, 08:58:59 AM »
Very interesting and useful information thus far. I hope you keep it up for your whole first year!

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Re: My First year of law school experience
« Reply #4 on: September 15, 2007, 12:48:11 PM »
Hilarious!  It's the middle of September, and he already gave up on the blog.

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Re: My First year of law school experience
« Reply #5 on: September 15, 2007, 02:26:21 PM »
Hilarious!  It's the middle of September, and he already gave up on the blog.
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I intended to do mine once a week on my Myspace page, but it hasn't been easy.  I haven't touched it since Labor Day. 
I don't want to do it if it hurts or if it makes you get all sticky.

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Re: My First year of law school experience
« Reply #6 on: September 15, 2007, 11:42:43 PM »
Hey Butters Scotch.....

What year are you??? Any advice for us poor wannabee's that aren't yets???

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Re: My First year of law school experience
« Reply #7 on: September 16, 2007, 02:44:14 AM »
man i'm glad i don't go to your school!

Butters Stotch

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Re: My First year of law school experience
« Reply #8 on: September 16, 2007, 12:58:09 PM »
Hey Butters Scotch.....

What year are you??? Any advice for us poor wannabee's that aren't yets???

I'm a 1L.  I'm just over a month into it, so I'm hesitant to give much advice as I have not taken my first exam. 

The only advice I can confidently give at this point:  Unless you are able to get into a top-20ish school, go to a school located in an area of the country where you want to practice, or at least in an area where you could see yourself for three to five years after graduation. 

Oh, and don't lie on your application.
I don't want to do it if it hurts or if it makes you get all sticky.

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Re: My First year of law school experience
« Reply #9 on: September 16, 2007, 01:39:17 PM »
Hey Butters Scotch.....

What year are you??? Any advice for us poor wannabee's that aren't yets???

I'm a 1L.  I'm just over a month into it, so I'm hesitant to give much advice as I have not taken my first exam.  


Like that ever stoped anyone on LSD from giving advice on anything.  ;)
True.  Most of the "expert" advice bandied about herein comes from people who've not even enrolled yet. 

Guys who play video games a lot are particularly useful sources.
I don't want to do it if it hurts or if it makes you get all sticky.