thecilent wrote:ahduth wrote:You guys are really going to read a bunch of crap before school? I was planning on just walking in there and sorting it. That's still my plan, but is there a list somewhere of what all these abbreviations are?
ETA: Those probs don't even help much. GTM = Getting to Maybe; PLS = Planet Law School; LEEWS = Idk even know law exam something writing system? lulz; what other abbreviations don't you know? WSJ = wall street journal mhmm
I know the WSJ lol (it's turned into this crappy Murdoch tabloid tbh, or maybe I'm just biased...). You could read some business books if you wanted: Too Big to Fail by Sorkin and Den of Thieves by Stewart come to mind if you want some history that talks about how lawyers were involved in crazy corporate stuff. There's no way to actually educate yourself about economics and politics over a summer, I just wouldn't worry about it.
One thing I might do is... turn off the TV. That thing is a evil brain killer. Especially if you watch any of these goddamn "news" channels - that stuff is poison for independent thought. I cannot see myself being a good lawyer if I was caught up in all the blatant bias you see on there.
But my question was actually aimed at all the crazy cheat sheets and stuff that people are apparently using. Do people seriously read something called "Planet Law School" to try and prepare? In the T14? I haven't been in school for a long while I guess - I was sort of thinking it was like anything else: show up, assess, kill, have some drinks, leave. Should I be freaking out or something?