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Postby dey206 » Wed Mar 02, 2011 2:57 am

I am looking for advice on studying and what to do for summer 0L.

Any URMs do exceptionally well and would like to help the rest of us with tips?? What worked, what didn't for you?

Also any advice/remarks about OCI and employment in general?

:D Thanks!
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Re: Calling all URM 1L-2L-3Ls..how to study?

Postby JG Hall » Wed Mar 02, 2011 3:42 am

...because URMs study differently than other law students?

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Re: Calling all URM 1L-2L-3Ls..how to study?

Postby vissidarte27 » Wed Mar 02, 2011 3:43 am

JG Hall wrote:...because URMs study differently than other law students?

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Re: Calling all URM 1L-2L-3Ls..how to study?

Postby am0rfati » Wed Mar 02, 2011 3:44 am

JG Hall wrote:...because URMs study differently than other law students?


+1
This is incredibly awkward...

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Re: Calling all URM 1L-2L-3Ls..how to study?

Postby dey206 » Wed Mar 02, 2011 4:18 am

No just wanted to get advice for people more like me thats all. They might look at it a little different.

Don't need to look at it negatively. People ask URMs what they think chances on getting in, how they like the school, how the classes are, etc. Why not how studying worked for them? Is that a bad thing??

are you even an URM? how is it akward?

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Re: Calling all URM 1L-2L-3Ls..how to study?

Postby LLB2JD » Wed Mar 02, 2011 10:19 am

dey206 wrote:I am looking for advice on studying and what to do for summer 0L.

Any URMs do exceptionally well and would like to help the rest of us with tips?? What worked, what didn't for you?

Also any advice/remarks about OCI and employment in general?

:D Thanks!



:|

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Re: Calling all URM 1L-2L-3Ls..how to study?

Postby LLB2JD » Wed Mar 02, 2011 10:20 am

LLB2JD wrote:
dey206 wrote:I am looking for advice on studying and what to do for summer 0L.

Any URMs do exceptionally well and would like to help the rest of us with tips?? What worked, what didn't for you?

Also any advice/remarks about OCI and employment in general?

:D Thanks!



:|



....but the link below could be helpful to you.

viewtopic.php?f=3&t=26949

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Re: Calling all URM 1L-2L-3Ls..how to study?

Postby JazzOne » Wed Mar 02, 2011 10:22 am

I studied in Spanish.

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Re: Calling all URM 1L-2L-3Ls..how to study?

Postby LLB2JD » Wed Mar 02, 2011 10:23 am

JazzOne wrote:I studied in Spanish.



:?:

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Re: Calling all URM 1L-2L-3Ls..how to study?

Postby Stanford4Me » Wed Mar 02, 2011 10:24 am

I took a pilgrimage to Africa.

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Re: Calling all URM 1L-2L-3Ls..how to study?

Postby dey206 » Wed Mar 02, 2011 12:59 pm

wow this is nuts. I figured it would be no different than if i was on campus and talked to a student of color about law school......

well i tried. guess it's not TLS-pc to talk about it. yikes. :shock:

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Re: Calling all URM 1L-2L-3Ls..how to study?

Postby dey206 » Wed Mar 02, 2011 1:04 pm

If anyone is checking this out for answers not to start drama go here:

viewtopic.php?f=14&t=134627&start=25

"Um...finals were...inopportune. I did alright but the best thing to do is to find something that you think might work and STICK WITH IT. Don't switch back and forth or welch a little bit on the time you spend in the library and such...just do it.

I worked during my !L summer at a firm through SEO and have a job at a well regarded firm this summer.

Law school exams---take lots of practice exams. Lots.

Let me know if you have more questions."

I will respond later this afternoon with more questions of ask this user if you have any. Have an appt I dont want to be late for. I made this new thread here to help other people like myself. If it's an issue with some URMs and some non URMs then F it I will just do the research on my own. 8)

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Re: Calling all URM 1L-2L-3Ls..how to study?

Postby dey206 » Wed Mar 02, 2011 1:06 pm

LLB2JD wrote:
LLB2JD wrote:
dey206 wrote:I am looking for advice on studying and what to do for summer 0L.

Any URMs do exceptionally well and would like to help the rest of us with tips?? What worked, what didn't for you?

Also any advice/remarks about OCI and employment in general?

:D Thanks!



:|



....but the link below could be helpful to you.

http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/v ... =3&t=26949


thanks for the link, not for the :|

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Re: Calling all URM 1L-2L-3Ls..how to study?

Postby dey206 » Wed Mar 02, 2011 1:07 pm

Stanford4Me wrote:I took a pilgrimage to Africa.


I have been there a few times, where did you go?

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Re: Calling all URM 1L-2L-3Ls..how to study?

Postby southernsnapp » Mon Mar 14, 2011 10:57 pm

dey206 wrote:I am looking for advice on studying and what to do for summer 0L.

Any URMs do exceptionally well and would like to help the rest of us with tips?? What worked, what didn't for you?

Also any advice/remarks about OCI and employment in general?

:D Thanks!


Don't worry, I understand what you mean. You could try contacting the BLSA at your school.

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Re: Calling all URM 1L-2L-3Ls..how to study?

Postby Moxie » Mon Mar 14, 2011 11:40 pm

I did well first semester basically looking at all of the guides on this forum (xeoh, arrow, etc.), and tried to form a hybrid of their methods that fit my particular strengths. I really don't know what else to tell you, it's not really how much you study, but how efficiently and focused you are when you study. I did not put in the hours some of my classmates did, yet I did better than a large majority of them, and they're no slouches.

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Re: Calling all URM 1L-2L-3Ls..how to study?

Postby Rock Chalk » Tue Mar 15, 2011 9:51 pm

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Re: Calling all URM 1L-2L-3Ls..how to study?

Postby mez06 » Tue Mar 15, 2011 10:05 pm

^^^ nice post. Thanks!

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Re: Calling all URM 1L-2L-3Ls..how to study?

Postby dey206 » Thu Mar 17, 2011 3:02 pm

Thanks for the replies guys! I almost gave up on this post due to the negativity at first but I am glad to see it's coming along.

Great post about SA jobs too!

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Re: Calling all URM 1L-2L-3Ls..how to study?

Postby pixytree » Mon Mar 21, 2011 1:47 am

If you're going to a school with a good BLSA, they usually provide forums and other ways to talk to upper level students about good study habits, exchange notes, etc. I don't think it's something we have to worry about now.

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Re: Calling all URM 1L-2L-3Ls..how to study?

Postby Moxie » Mon Mar 21, 2011 7:34 am

Rock Chalk wrote:I would honestly say to enjoy your 0L summer and not worry too much about law school.


TITCR. There's too much stress in 1L to add in anymore during the summer beforehand.

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Re: Calling all URM 1L-2L-3Ls..how to study?

Postby bbermud » Mon Mar 21, 2011 9:25 am

seriously, dude? are you implying that URM don't/can't study like "regular" law schoolers.....


as a URM, i find this offensive.

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Re: Calling all URM 1L-2L-3Ls..how to study?

Postby Stanford4Me » Mon Mar 21, 2011 10:49 am

bbermud wrote:seriously, dude? are you implying that URM don't/can't study like "regular" law schoolers.....


as a URM, i find this offensive.

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Re: Calling all URM 1L-2L-3Ls..how to study?

Postby dey206 » Mon Mar 21, 2011 11:10 am

as a URM i dont find it offensive at all. Sorry you feel that way. No different than me asking another URM on campus what his study habits are instead of a non URM.

SMH some people always ready to get defensive for no reason. If I wasn't an URM then I could understand where you are coming from. I know some people on these boards like to start drama especially with race but not on this thread. Let's keep things positive and on topic. thanks.

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Re: Calling all URM 1L-2L-3Ls..how to study?

Postby cubswin » Mon Mar 21, 2011 11:30 am

dey206 wrote:No just wanted to get advice for people more like me thats all. They might look at it a little different.

Don't need to look at it negatively. People ask URMs what they think chances on getting in, how they like the school, how the classes are, etc. Why not how studying worked for them? Is that a bad thing??

are you even an URM? how is it akward?


But I mean, it's a bit different. URM-specific questions about admissions make sense because URMs are treated in a distinct way in law school admissions. How they like the school/classes still makes a bit more sense than the question you asked, I think, because there are URM-specific issues there too. Asking how URMs how they study specifically just doesn't make a whole lot of sense to me, and apparently a few other people here, since they are being tested on the same material and graded on the same scale as everybody else.




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