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Thanks for your input, everybody.  I guess I shouldn't have said I was "slacking off," it's just that I feel my other classes require much more time and if I spend a lot of time in Crim Law I am not making efficient use of my time.  This semester is brutal, especially with a big writing assignment coming up, so hopefully when that is done I will have time to catch up.  I just don't understand it - our teacher told use that he tests on rules, and their application, and he will tell us exactly what he wants for exams.  But, we spend 90% of the class talking about theory and policy.  I guess if we get surprised and are tested on that stuff I will be screwed.

I'm in spring of my 1L year.  First semester grades were good.  But this semester I am absolutely swamped, and therefore am not paying as much attention to my classes.  For my criminal law class, I have noticed that I only put in about 30 minutes of outside-of-class work each week - 15 minutes to outline the classes, 15 minutes to skim the reading.  I would have never dreamed of doing that last semester; I spent hours preparing, outlining, and memorizing.  It's just that in this class, he pretty much spells out the rules/elements he wants us to know in the first 5 minutes then we discuss theory the rest of the class.  Do you think I am slacking off too much, and will regret this come exam time?  Or are some classes just easy let you can get away with this?

Current Law Students / Re: Transfer Question
« on: January 10, 2009, 03:19:20 PM »
It's not that I want to transfer "so bad", it's just that the challenge of going to a top-tier school really intrigues me.  I chose to go to the school I am at now basically because of a full-ride scholarship, and regret it a little.  Also, from the Career Services events I have attended I am starting to realize I do not have what it takes to go to a big law firm, nor do I desire to go there.  I love learning about the law, and may want to teach it.  I want to keep all my options open.

Current Law Students / Transfer Question
« on: January 09, 2009, 08:29:58 PM »
I just got my first semester grades back.  3 A's and one B+.  I'm happy with my grades, but know I could have gotten all A's.  My B+ was an off day and I made a huge mistake on the test (details not really necessary).  I'm confident I could get all A's next semster.  If I would, what would the chances of transferring to a top-10 school (like Michigan) be?  That would probably put me at either 2 or 3 in the class at a school ranked just outside the top-100.

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