Law School Discussion

Show Posts

This section allows you to view all posts made by this member. Note that you can only see posts made in areas you currently have access to.

Messages - H4CS

Pages: [1] 2 3 4 5 6 ... 241
General Off-Topic Board / Re: SFLSD: Oh! The inhumanities.
« on: July 09, 2009, 08:25:29 AM »
I wish I were cool enough to post in a thread just to tell people what a worthless thread it is.  That must be the life, to go through the world with that kind of cool.


I think by "biggest" they mean "biggest parade" as in longest, its like 3 hours from start to finish

Well, this is just weird.  I mean, why not choose any arbitrary metric?  Kansas City has the fourth largest parade (as measured by the participation rate of residents of the three closest counties, excluding those under 14 and over 75).

And besides, I take it you're not planning on running for city counsel on this slogan: Come to Leisurely Denver, home of the third slowest gays in the country!  Then again, if you did I'd vote for you.  Twice.

Current Law Students / Re: Studying for MPRE.
« on: July 07, 2009, 06:32:59 PM »
Matthies - indeed it sounds like you overstudied.  I was amazed by how seriously everyone I knew took the exam and the odd stress levels people showed immediately before and afterwards.  Again, 4 or 5 hours of review is probably enough and this is from someone who didn't take a course that covered any of the material.  There's really not that much there.

And the anecdote at the end happened to me too.  As I sat in the classroom I was a little appalled by the others there.  People showed up in pajamas, many were joking about how hungover they were, a few were bizarrely late, and well, I have low opinions of law students but this was just odd. 

Then, as we were filling out the forms, there was a question: "How many times have you taken the MPRE? (a) 0 (b) 1 (c) 2 (d) 3 or more"  A man who looked to be in his mid-forties next to me raised his hand and asked "what do I fill in if this is my fourth time?"  He then turned to me and explained, "this is my fourth time, you know," as though I didn't.  Of course while he was saying this he didn't hear the answer so he asked again. 

I didn't think I could have been more appalled by the prospect of someone becoming an attorney until after the exam.  I finished early and was waiting for the fellow student I was driving with (she was an LLM from central Asia.  English was her third language and she still passed with flying colors and without taking BarBri).  As I was waiting, two other test-takers walked by, also having finished early.  One asked the other "what did you put for the question about X?"  His fellow test-taker responded by saying "I didn't know so I skipped that one and didn't get back to it."  This was met by a surprised remark from his friend "you know you walked out early, you had plenty of time."  Pause. "Hunh, I guess you're right.  I'm not good at these tests."

This was the moment I decided not to take BarBri.  And I've never regretted it.

Its the third largest gay pride parade in the county. Whod of thunk?

Certainly not people who think accurately.  There's just absolutely no way this claim is true.  It's a cool expression of civic pride, but let's be realistic here.  I'd imagine the local media was tripping over itself with self-congratulations with an attendance nearing 100,000 people.  Which is great and all, but let's contextualize.  New York, San Fransisco, LA, Chicago, DC, Boston will all have at least three or four times as many people as Denver, each of them easily clearing 300k people (maybe not DC, but it's close).  I'd expect Miami to soundly beat Denver as well under normal conditions.  But keep up the good work anyway.  And for @#!*'s sake, do not apply to liberty university school of law under any conditions.

Current Law Students / Re: Studying for MPRE.
« on: July 03, 2009, 07:45:59 PM »
You don't need to spend more than 1 night studying and you certainly don't need to sign up for BarBri...ever.  I bought the BarBri book used off eBay, took one of the practice exams with the previous owner's notes still in it, and passed with flying colors.  I mean, 100 is the median and the highest any state wants is 86, which is something like the 35th precentile.  Once you take a practice exam once or twice and look at the answers, you'll pass it easy.

There's a culture of fear around these tests which is largely inexplicable.  Both the MPRE and the MBE are far easier than people let on and this fear fuels a multi-million dollar cartel that preys on neurosis and insecurity.  To say you can self-study for this exam is like saying you can self-study for a game of low-stakes tic-tac-toe.

Incoming 1Ls / Re:
« on: June 29, 2009, 01:23:32 AM »
5 or 10 cents per penny

I like the way you think

General Off-Topic Board / Re: SFLSD: Feeling you.
« on: May 25, 2009, 09:10:35 PM »
ION, I can't believe I missed my Captain.

What she said.

All you ever had to do was click your martini glasses three times and I'd stumble through the doors in a few years or so.  What's a nice girl like you doing in a thread like this?

General Off-Topic Board / Re: SFLSD: Feeling you.
« on: May 24, 2009, 10:41:51 PM »
Hello from SF. Now I am truly SFLSD.

You'd be less grumpy if you were wearing anything on your feet.

I didn't know his scholarship's popularity went beyond the desks of a few scholars.  What do you like about it?

P's got it - his work is quite good.  And he doesn't afraid of anything

General Off-Topic Board / Re: SFLSD: Feeling you.
« on: May 23, 2009, 05:22:29 PM »
How many pairs of shoes am I allowed to bring to SF?

For those who care, this is one of the strangest cries for help I've ever seen.  Dash does not own any shoes.  She came to class barefoot everyday.  Asking for advice for fictional sartorial decisions is a sign of serious problems.

Pages: [1] 2 3 4 5 6 ... 241