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Current Law Students / Re: Going to class as a 1L.
« on: October 08, 2007, 11:59:35 AM »
You go to class not to hear your classmates rattle on about irrelevant facts, but to catch those few gems of policy discussion where your professor discusses things NOT in the book.  You also go in the hope that he'll say something about the exam.

Yes, it can be a lot of wasted time, but that's life.

I would agree with this.  Even if the professor isn't explicit, you may be able to predict what may show up on the exam or better handle exam questions if you show up to class and listen to what the professor is focusing on.  I'm not sure how to best explain this but as a 1L I would strongly recommend that you go to class.  Your first year grades are really too important to jeopardize.

Current Law Students / Re: LSAT necessarily indicative of 1L performance?
« on: October 08, 2007, 11:56:51 AM »
If you were only a few points below the median, I would not worry about it at all.  You can finish at the very top or the very bottom depending on how hard you work but I would not assume that there is some GPA ceiling you will hit there.

I think the LSAT will be indicative of your law school success IF you got a low LSAT score due to a lack of studying and a poor work ethic that will continue in law school.  As a 2L i've noticed that the hardest working students finish at the top of the class while the lazier students (with some exceptions) finish at the bottom. 

Just work really hard your first year and you will be just fine.  Once you start law school nobody gives a flying rats ass about your LSAT. 

Current Law Students / Re: Importance of 2L/3L grades
« on: October 04, 2007, 10:19:54 AM »
hm i wish we could get some list of firms that have (and don't have) 100% offer rates. 

Current Law Students / Re: Reading Tort Cases worthless?
« on: October 04, 2007, 10:14:19 AM »
Do you guys remember reading that case where the kid hits some electrical wire, gets electrocuted, and then falls to his death?  I don't remember what the hell the rule of law was in that case but oh man that was funny..

well not for the kid.  it sounds sorta like a twisted tort professor's crazyass hypo

Current Law Students / Re: Reading Tort Cases worthless?
« on: October 02, 2007, 08:02:57 PM »

Current Law Students / Re: Predicting exam topics?
« on: October 02, 2007, 02:17:28 AM »
Only people that had your specific professor can have any chance at predicting what your exam will look like.  Your best bet is to look at past exams that your specific professor handed out.  Also, if you've been paying careful attention in class you might be able to tell which topics are more important to the professor and that would have a higher chance of showing up on the exam. 

For civpro you'll get at least one question on Erie and it will make you sad. 

Like this:  :'( :'( :'( :'( :'(

Job Search / Re: Guide for women choosing a firm
« on: October 01, 2007, 06:23:37 PM »
Yes, I am sure we should all run out and read a book about law careers for women that was written by two students who have been practicing law for all of one year... Surely they have all of the answers about the ins and outs of the profession in their 365 days of practice.

"Lindsay Blohm is a 2003 graduate from Georgetown University and a 2006 graduate of Harvard Law School, where she was president of the Women’s Law Association, served on the Executive Board of the Journal of Law and Gender, as a Peer Advisor for the Office of Career Services, and as the captain the Harvard Law School Women’s Crew team.


Ashley Riveira is a 2001 graduate from Pacific Union College and a 2006 graduate of Harvard Law School.  Prior to attending law school, Ashley worked as the Immigration Caseworker for Congressman Mike Thompson (D-CA).  While in law school, Ashley served as the Director of the Professional Development Committee for the Women’s Law Association and as an Executive Editor for the Journal of Law and Gender. "

I think i sorta agree with juliemccoy here... well the substance of what she said not really the tone  :D

Job Search / Re: Vault Gold
« on: October 01, 2007, 06:06:50 PM »
another site you might wanna check out is
they rank firms in specific practice areas so if you know what you wanna do, that site may help you determine which firm is better in a particular area. 
If you have no idea what you wanna do or QOL is your most important factor, you may wanna go back to the firms and meet with some more attorneys to get a better feel for which firm is the right fit for you. 

Or you can always go outside and do like a sundance for the gods and have them tell you where to go  :D

Well some people just study very very efficiently or they're good at taking law school exams.  As a 1L you don't really have any way of knowing whether or not your studying efficiently nor do you know how to take law school exams. 

For your first semester, at the very least, i'd put in a lot of effort even if you're the type that puts in minimal work.  Even if you're the lazy type (like myself), if you work really hard first year and get awesome grades, you will get a job offer very early and the next 2 years of law school will be a breeze.  If you have that type of mentality then putting in a lot of effort first year won't seem that bad. 

Current Law Students / Re: My law school gripe!!
« on: October 01, 2007, 05:51:12 PM »
wow this discussion no longer has any relevance to the OPs law school gripe...

Oh and to get back to the OP's post: you may wanna ask your administration if the 1Ls in your upper level class is graded on a separate curve from the upperclassmen.  If not I think it's sorta unfair.  If the 1Ls are graded separately from the 2L/3L group then it won't be too bad. 

I don't know if you already answered this... i don't really wanna look through all the posts on this thread for obvious reasons...

Sorry to hear about your situation dude I hope everything turns out ok...

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