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Re: for those that have started law school
« Reply #410 on: May 09, 2007, 07:44:28 AM »
its the end of your first yr

what have you learnt?

anyone get any NEW nookie?

and NO Cady, wookie nookie does NOT count!

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Re: for those that have started law school
« Reply #411 on: May 09, 2007, 07:54:08 AM »
Why you gotta discriminate against wookies?


I still like law school, ut I haven't gotten grades yet. I learned I'm even better at procrastinating than I thought. Like right now, I should be packing, but I'm posting this instead.

what good stuff have you learned?

what surprised you (other than the procrastinating)?

what advice do u have or those soon to follow in your footsteps?





notice i ddint say hoof steps  ;)

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Re: for those that have started law school
« Reply #412 on: May 09, 2007, 08:00:54 AM »
I might find the energy to respond substantively later, but for now I'd like to note my appreciation that you didn't insinuate that I'm a  donkey, and my displeasure that you did not insinuate that I'm a she-devil.

i woulda on the 2nd, but your always claiming you get ZERO action.

maybe a she-saint?







snicker, snicker  ;D

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Re: for those that have started law school
« Reply #413 on: May 09, 2007, 08:43:39 AM »
this is open to everyone in law school right now, btw...

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Re: for those that have started law school
« Reply #414 on: May 14, 2007, 06:19:49 PM »
still waiting...

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Re: for those that have started law school
« Reply #415 on: June 03, 2007, 07:34:56 PM »
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Re: for those that have started law school
« Reply #416 on: June 03, 2007, 08:40:14 PM »
its the end of your first yr

what have you learnt?


That Red Bull and coffee don't mix well. 

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Re: for those that have started law school
« Reply #417 on: June 03, 2007, 09:05:09 PM »
My advice: use supplements.  I wasn't really tuned into that until the last week of this semester, but it really is helpful even if you think you're above it somehow.  Also, don't waste time briefing, but I've been saying this all along and people aren't going to listen to me.  Finally, picking up a little dumpling doesn't hurt, stresswise.

Re: for those that have started law school
« Reply #418 on: June 03, 2007, 09:15:50 PM »
I've heard from quite a few people that you shouldn't brief; however, isn't it just one of those things in that you have to walk before you can run?

I don't really see the point of formally briefing...I would just take a few quick notes on each case so I knew the important facts and the decision.

Supplements are good...but I've had a couple that had incorrect information in them (I think the Legalines one for Yeazell in Civ Pro had the wrong holding for a case)...most of them are really helpful though.

I think color-coding cases is silly though.

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Re: for those that have started law school
« Reply #419 on: June 03, 2007, 09:16:42 PM »
I've heard from quite a few people that you shouldn't brief; however, isn't it just one of those things in that you have to walk before you can run?

No, it's not at all like that, since I never briefed (half of one case for the first day).  That said, it may come down to individual preference and learning style (as a lot of this stuff does).  Some of my friends who still brief are also doing very well in school.  I just think it's a waste of time -- for me -- and I find it bizarre that schools push it as the only or primary way of preparing for 1L classes.  My process is like this: write down the holding, a few procedural quirks, move on.  Use the extra time to read more carefully, to outline, and (now that I know!) to check out supplements.