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Re: 0L Gunner Thread

Postby adonai » Wed Jul 06, 2011 8:50 pm

Rather than reading and outlining an entire E&E, it would probably be less time consuming/more efficient if you got your hands on a top outline from an upperclassman and studied the topics that that particular professor actually covers/emphasizes.

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Re: 0L Gunner Thread

Postby ndirish2010 » Wed Jul 06, 2011 9:51 pm

0L prep is dumb and pointless.

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Re: 0L Gunner Thread

Postby acrossthelake » Wed Jul 06, 2011 10:18 pm

beachbum wrote:Holy shit. I thought I was on top of the game, but that's fucking nuts. I've read through LSC, fixed up my resume, and written a basic cover letter (with hopefully more to come). I've also put together a rough application list for 1L summer firm jobs (~140) and prepared my OCI/professional wardrobe (suits, shirts, shoes, etc). And I started GTM today, for what that's worth.

Otherwise, I've been lounging by the pool and drinking. A lot. Oh, and using Crest Whitestrips. That's been fun.


Closer to this. I'm researching 1L summer options, but not touching anything to do with academics, not even GTM. Broad job hunting and thinking about type of jobs I want to pursue is really the only thing I could see being done during 1L at a similar efficiency during 0L summer.

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Re: 0L Gunner Thread

Postby PinkCow » Wed Jul 06, 2011 10:24 pm

Bildungsroman wrote:I've been playing xbox mostly, but I do sometimes yell out "may it please the court!" mid-coitus so I think I'm prepared enough.


I am pleased that a fellow Cornellian has similar summer habits. I have been wearing my Assy Mcgee shirt with "I am the law" written on it.

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Re: 0L Gunner Thread

Postby lisjjen » Wed Jul 06, 2011 11:38 pm

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Re: 0L Gunner Thread

Postby lawgod » Wed Jul 06, 2011 11:47 pm

Oh. And I bought GTM because it was recommended here. When I bought it, I didn't even know what it was. (It is about how to write a law school exam essay.)
I also didn't know that law school exams were essays.
I also didn't know that the whole grade is the exam until right before school started. (I forget when I found out about the curve.)

I read about 30 pages of GTM before school started.
I bought LEEWS because TLS forces it on us, and watched about 3 discs sometime in November until I decided I'd rather watch Netflix.

RE Trying to learn the topics: Law school classes are highly teacher specific. You will likely cover only a couple of chapters from the E and E. Since you don't know which ones, you are wasting your time.
But if you really want to waste it, get an outline from each possible professor (so if 4 sections, then get all 4 likely professors).

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Re: 0L Gunner Thread

Postby bk1 » Thu Jul 07, 2011 1:48 am

beachbum wrote:Oh, and using Crest Whitestrips. That's been fun.


I tried those things a while ago. They make me want to vomit.

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Re: 0L Gunner Thread

Postby boosk » Thu Jul 07, 2011 4:33 am

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Re: 0L Gunner Thread

Postby shock259 » Thu Jul 07, 2011 8:09 am

I quit my job early so I could have time to 1) relax and 2) do some prep this summer. I've read GTM, PLS, and LSC. I've also read my E&E's. Finally, I did LEEWS. I know everyone on TLS says this is pointless, but I feel more confident about going to law school now than I did previously. I think having some idea of what is going to happen helps. I know I won't retain most of the E&E's, but I have a broad sense of the direction of the courses. GTM and LEEWs are going to help a lot with legal analysis, I believe. The rest of the books are ok, and I'll probably come back to them later, but didn't seem like dealbreakers.

So I do that stuff for a little while each day. And then I play computer games for a while. It's perfect.

To OP: Outlining the E&E's is a waste because you have no idea what your class will actually focus on, and it's simple enough to get the black letter law from a commercial outline or from another student's outline.

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Re: 0L Gunner Thread

Postby TatNurner » Fri Jul 08, 2011 9:08 am

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They need food.

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Re: 0L Gunner Thread

Postby Zazelmaf » Fri Jul 08, 2011 9:15 am

I wrote a story called "the hunger".

It's about a girl who gets trapped in a fridge and her parents are looking for her, and the father wants to eat something, and the mother freaks out and him saying "how can you eat at a time like this". Well, they find the girl in the fridge and she's dead. Had they ate, she would have lived.

I wish, however, I would have started writing my transfer PS during the 0L summer, as I knew I'd probably want to transfer.
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Re: 0L Gunner Thread

Postby Zazelmaf » Fri Jul 08, 2011 9:16 am

TatNurner wrote:
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They need food.


I agree. They need food bad.

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Re: 0L Gunner Thread

Postby fingersxd » Fri Jul 08, 2011 9:20 am

Bildungsroman wrote:I've been playing xbox mostly, but I do sometimes yell out "may it please the court!" mid-coitus so I think I'm prepared enough.


...and it always does.

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Re: 0L Gunner Thread

Postby chewy » Fri Jul 08, 2011 9:24 am

I wrote a story called "the hunger".

It's about a girl who gets trapped in a fridge and her parents are looking for her, and the father wants to eat something, and the mother freaks out and him saying "how can you eat at a time like this". Well, they find the girl in the fridge and she's dead. Had they ate, she would have lived.


How did she get in the fridge?

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Re: 0L Gunner Thread

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Re: 0L Gunner Thread

Postby thecilent » Fri Jul 08, 2011 9:36 am

Zazelmaf wrote:
TatNurner wrote:
boosk wrote:--ImageRemoved--



They need food.


I agree. They need food bad.

Um, no, they are perfect.

Also lol op. Don't burn yourself put, because the real gunning don't start until nocember

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Re: 0L Gunner Thread

Postby Legal Baller » Fri Jul 08, 2011 12:04 pm



Haha, good stuff. I won't be gunning like that, though. I'll be more of a closet gunner.

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Re: 0L Gunner Thread

Postby splitmuch » Fri Jul 08, 2011 12:16 pm

TatNurner wrote:
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They need food.


They need emergency protein injections, stat.

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Re: 0L Gunner Thread

Postby bdubs » Fri Jul 08, 2011 12:24 pm

Anyone on here found tips for writing 1L cover letters when you have significant WE? The generic CL and resume templates I have seen for LS are all geared toward people with little to no substantive work experience.

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Re: 0L Gunner Thread

Postby 09042014 » Fri Jul 08, 2011 12:32 pm

LOL at Torts E&E. There is like 4 hours of actual torts material. It's the easiest law class.

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Re: 0L Gunner Thread

Postby thrillerjesus » Fri Jul 08, 2011 12:36 pm

Legal Baller wrote: Since I have time to do it, why not?



Because 1L is a grind, not a sprint, and you've just exponentially increased your chances of burning out before the end for very little likely gain.

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Re: 0L Gunner Thread

Postby Legal Baller » Fri Jul 08, 2011 12:43 pm

thrillerjesus wrote:
Legal Baller wrote: Since I have time to do it, why not?



Because 1L is a grind, not a sprint, and you've just exponentially increased your chances of burning out before the end for very little likely gain.


Eh, I think I'll be fine. The test prep books were fairly easy reads and the substantive prep books are also easy reads because I'm just trying to get an overview of the material.

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Re: 0L Gunner Thread

Postby Legal Baller » Sat Jul 09, 2011 7:30 am

Comon. There have got to be more gunners on these forums than just the few that have posted thus far.

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Re: 0L Gunner Thread

Postby PinkCow » Sat Jul 09, 2011 9:43 am

Legal Baller wrote:Comon. There have got to be more gunners on these forums than just the few that have posted thus far.


Brah they're too busy gunning. Just think, every minute you waste on this forum is a minute you could have mastered some aspect of legal understanding. At this point, you're weeks behind.

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Re: 0L Gunner Thread

Postby Ruxin1 » Sat Jul 09, 2011 9:59 am

They need somethin...just not food

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