Is anyone else still really behind in classes?

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Is anyone else still really behind in classes?

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Oct 13, 2010 11:42 pm

I finished callbacks 2 weeks ago but I still haven't done much of anything. How screwed am I? Is it possible to catch up?

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Re: Is anyone else still really behind in classes?

Postby MrKappus » Wed Oct 13, 2010 11:45 pm

I am. I'm finally getting caught up in the classes w/ lighter reading assignments, but I'm just hilariously and fantastically behind in the 30-50 pages/class classes. Between catch-up, cite-checking packets, writing my note, and other EC's, I'm not optimistic at the moment. I'm grateful OCI's over and it turned out OK, but right now life is no fun. I'm just hoping to be caught up by the time November rolls around. Hoping to be, but not expecting to be.

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Re: Is anyone else still really behind in classes?

Postby jtl2008 » Wed Oct 13, 2010 11:48 pm

OMG me too! One of my classes assigns a shit-ton of reading and I am now literally more than 1,000 pages behind. Not even going to try.

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Re: Is anyone else still really behind in classes?

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Oct 13, 2010 11:50 pm

MrKappus wrote:I am. I'm finally getting caught up in the classes w/ lighter reading assignments, but I'm just hilariously and fantastically behind in the 30-50 pages/class classes. Between catch-up, cite-checking packets, writing my note, and other EC's, I'm not optimistic at the moment. I'm grateful OCI's over and it turned out OK, but right now life is no fun. I'm just hoping to be caught up by the time November rolls around. Hoping to be, but not expecting to be.


Thank God I'm not the only one. I'm literally 200+ pages behind in Tax. I still don't know wtf basis means. I try to start midway with the current readings but it seems that to understand what's going on I have to build on the basics which the prof covered, like, way over a month ago. What makes it worse is that the classes I'm taking now are harder than pretty much all of the 1L classes, at least subject material wise, but I guess that's my own fault for choosing these courses. And to make it worse, I'm signed up for 4 times as many extracurriculars now than I did 1L year...

I hope to be caught up by November too...we'll see.
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Re: Is anyone else still really behind in classes?

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Oct 13, 2010 11:52 pm

I haven't done two weeks of reading for each class. At this point, I feel like "fuckitgoddammit" is the best approach.

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Re: Is anyone else still really behind in classes?

Postby Anonymous User » Wed Oct 13, 2010 11:58 pm

jtl2008 wrote:OMG me too! One of my classes assigns a shit-ton of reading and I am now literally more than 1,000 pages behind. Not even going to try.


First Amendment or some other Con Law-ish class?

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Re: Is anyone else still really behind in classes?

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Oct 14, 2010 9:08 am

To say that I have done absolutely nothing is only a very minor exaggeration. I have done 0 reading for 2 of my classes and only a few chapters in another 2.

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Re: Is anyone else still really behind in classes?

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Oct 14, 2010 9:12 am

+1. i was two and a half weeks behind in my classes. sucks because this week is midterm week and i have senioritis.

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Re: Is anyone else still really behind in classes?

Postby Anonymous User » Thu Oct 14, 2010 9:25 am

Anonymous User wrote:+1. i was two and a half weeks behind in my classes. sucks because this week is midterm week and i have senioritis.

+1. I feel like this semester hasn't even existed. I luckily made one of my classes (for which I have done zero reading) pass/fail. Kinda wish I could do that for the rest of my classes... for the rest of my time in school.

SOOOO ready to be done. After 4 years part-time in school with a FT job and family (among other issues), Biglaw is going to feel like a cake-walk...

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Re: Is anyone else still really behind in classes?

Postby 20160810 » Thu Oct 14, 2010 12:47 pm

Pretty caught up everywhere but evidence, which is my project for this weekend.

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Re: Is anyone else still really behind in classes?

Postby Merriweather » Thu Oct 14, 2010 1:23 pm

yeah, and don't plan to catch up. i'm checked out.

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Re: Is anyone else still really behind in classes?

Postby ToTransferOrNot » Thu Oct 14, 2010 3:37 pm

Lol @ being checked out before you're even half way through law school.

3L will be a riot for you guys;)

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Re: Is anyone else still really behind in classes?

Postby nealric » Thu Oct 14, 2010 3:53 pm

1st semester 2L year was my worst of law school grade wise. I never fully caught up. But hey, it got me a job.

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Re: Is anyone else still really behind in classes?

Postby BridgeMonkey405 » Thu Oct 14, 2010 4:20 pm

200+ pages behind in land use law (why did I choose that class in the first place?), a week+ behind in my cite check.




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