GW Class of 2013

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Re: GW Class of 2013

Postby morg1693 » Sat Aug 07, 2010 2:01 pm

Did anyone see the message for the mentoring program on the facebook page? Is anyone going to participate in it? Just wondering.

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Re: GW Class of 2013

Postby morg1693 » Sat Aug 07, 2010 2:03 pm

sibley wrote:I panicked and ordered Getting to Maybe. Does anyone else feel like there's a faint glimmer of hope? Like this site's study guides might save us? Maybe make law school almost easy, if you take away the work? Hypothetically. Not trying to tempt fate here.

I never learned how to study. High school was easy and college tests that required heavy heavy memorization applied in just the right way I bombed. Anyone have any memorization tips? I'm good with concepts, but if I have flashcards I just end up memorizing the the shape of the words with the definition instead of the actual word. Or maybe that's ok and ALL the tests will be open note...


I heard it's a good book to help understand exams better. I also read Law School Confidential and (although it's a bit outdated, esp when discussing laptops) I thought it helped provide a good picture of what I should expect in law school. I mean, as far as I know.

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Re: GW Class of 2013

Postby ApexChaser » Sat Aug 07, 2010 4:02 pm

morg1693 wrote:Did anyone see the message for the mentoring program on the facebook page? Is anyone going to participate in it? Just wondering.


I saw that but I will most likely pass on participation. I'm more of a solo/small group person, and I feel like the time might be better spent independently prepping. But I could be wrong and maybe I will end up joining.

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Re: GW Class of 2013

Postby ApexChaser » Sat Aug 07, 2010 4:10 pm

sibley wrote:I panicked and ordered Getting to Maybe. Does anyone else feel like there's a faint glimmer of hope? Like this site's study guides might save us? Maybe make law school almost easy, if you take away the work? Hypothetically. Not trying to tempt fate here.

I never learned how to study. High school was easy and college tests that required heavy heavy memorization applied in just the right way I bombed. Anyone have any memorization tips? I'm good with concepts, but if I have flashcards I just end up memorizing the the shape of the words with the definition instead of the actual word. Or maybe that's ok and ALL the tests will be open note...


Tests should be open note, but whether or not we'll have time to look things up is the question. I'm much the same way in terms of memorization; it's probably going to be the hardest part as I'm more of a visual learner and I feel like college shot my short term memory. At this point, my methodology is memorization and regurgitation until I can remember the basics for application. It is far from the best approach but currently the only way I can remember things anymore.

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Re: GW Class of 2013

Postby Always Credited » Sat Aug 07, 2010 6:58 pm

morg1693 wrote:Did anyone see the message for the mentoring program on the facebook page? Is anyone going to participate in it? Just wondering.


If I ever want a mentor, I'll just find one myself.

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Re: GW Class of 2013

Postby sibley » Sat Aug 07, 2010 8:52 pm

Always Credited wrote:
morg1693 wrote:Did anyone see the message for the mentoring program on the facebook page? Is anyone going to participate in it? Just wondering.


If I ever want a mentor, I'll just find one myself.


I decided against it too. It could be helpful, but to me it feels like it'll be just one more thing to keep track of. One appointment to make every week or so. Too much pressure, unnecessary added stress.

Speaking of stress. I just walked a a half mile to CVS to buy printer paper so I could print out the thing I need for GW orientation, just in case I don't have my printer by then. Normally that's not a big deal of a walk. But there was a festival all day and now the sidewalks are blocked by tents and the roads are full of drunk people, cars, and street sweepers who don't care if they hit you. I got the paper. But... now that I'm home... well... does anyone know what form I might have needed the paper for? =/

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Re: GW Class of 2013

Postby Teoeo » Sun Aug 08, 2010 2:10 am

ApexChaser wrote:
morg1693 wrote:Did anyone see the message for the mentoring program on the facebook page? Is anyone going to participate in it? Just wondering.


I saw that but I will most likely pass on participation. I'm more of a solo/small group person, and I feel like the time might be better spent independently prepping. But I could be wrong and maybe I will end up joining.


Ya, I'm going to pass....

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Re: GW Class of 2013

Postby Teoeo » Sun Aug 08, 2010 2:13 am

sibley wrote:
Always Credited wrote:
morg1693 wrote:Did anyone see the message for the mentoring program on the facebook page? Is anyone going to participate in it? Just wondering.


If I ever want a mentor, I'll just find one myself.


I decided against it too. It could be helpful, but to me it feels like it'll be just one more thing to keep track of. One appointment to make every week or so. Too much pressure, unnecessary added stress.

Speaking of stress. I just walked a a half mile to CVS to buy printer paper so I could print out the thing I need for GW orientation, just in case I don't have my printer by then. Normally that's not a big deal of a walk. But there was a festival all day and now the sidewalks are blocked by tents and the roads are full of drunk people, cars, and street sweepers who don't care if they hit you. I got the paper. But... now that I'm home... well... does anyone know what form I might have needed the paper for? =/



What thing are you referring to?

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Re: GW Class of 2013

Postby lawschoolftw » Sun Aug 08, 2010 9:53 am

Any tlsers. In dc this week interested in getting together sometime this week? I can't be the only one moved in.

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Re: GW Class of 2013

Postby sibley » Sun Aug 08, 2010 10:11 am

Teoeo wrote:
sibley wrote: I got the paper. But... now that I'm home... well... does anyone know what form I might have needed the paper for? =/



What thing are you referring to?


That, my friend, is the problem. I have no idea what I thought I needed to print.

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Re: GW Class of 2013

Postby Always Credited » Sun Aug 08, 2010 10:46 am

sibley wrote:
Teoeo wrote:
sibley wrote: I got the paper. But... now that I'm home... well... does anyone know what form I might have needed the paper for? =/



What thing are you referring to?


That, my friend, is the problem. I have no idea what I thought I needed to print.


I don't think we need anything...otherwise I'm about to be unprepared for orientation :shock:

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Re: GW Class of 2013

Postby sibley » Sun Aug 08, 2010 10:47 am

Always Credited wrote:
sibley wrote:
Teoeo wrote:
sibley wrote: I got the paper. But... now that I'm home... well... does anyone know what form I might have needed the paper for? =/



What thing are you referring to?


That, my friend, is the problem. I have no idea what I thought I needed to print.


I don't think we need anything...otherwise I'm about to be unprepared for orientation :shock:


I thought it was something for health insurance or for loan deferral or something. But I already have the loan deferral form. Oy. Oh well. All I can think of is it's the form for travel reimbursement from this spring.

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Re: GW Class of 2013

Postby Encyclopedia Brown » Sun Aug 08, 2010 10:51 am

sibley wrote:I thought it was something for health insurance or for loan deferral or something. But I already have the loan deferral form. Oy. Oh well. All I can think of is it's the form for travel reimbursement from this spring.

Immunization form, perhaps?

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Re: GW Class of 2013

Postby sibley » Sun Aug 08, 2010 10:52 am

Encyclopedia Brown wrote:
sibley wrote:I thought it was something for health insurance or for loan deferral or something. But I already have the loan deferral form. Oy. Oh well. All I can think of is it's the form for travel reimbursement from this spring.

Immunization form, perhaps?


No I just mailed that... is the travel reimbursement form on the website or is it in our materials? I checked our materials but couldn't find it. So I guess that was what the paper was for.

Hey! Guess what I just did. I just hired a professional shipper from uship.com. It cost me about the same as penske+gas+my mom's handyman helping would have. As long as he shows up moving in is going to be SO nicely simple. And I get to ride with my boyfriend instead of having him follow in the car :D It's a little risky because if he doesn't show up I'm going to spend a fortune on renting a truck last minute.. but... worth it!

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Re: GW Class of 2013

Postby morg1693 » Sun Aug 08, 2010 12:42 pm

lawschoolftw wrote:Any tlsers. In dc this week interested in getting together sometime this week? I can't be the only one moved in.


I'm down! I moved in last week.

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Re: GW Class of 2013

Postby dood » Sun Aug 08, 2010 12:45 pm

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Re: GW Class of 2013

Postby sibley » Sun Aug 08, 2010 12:59 pm

dood wrote:
Always Credited wrote:
morg1693 wrote:Did anyone see the message for the mentoring program on the facebook page? Is anyone going to participate in it? Just wondering.


If I ever want a mentor, I'll just find one myself.


u have no idea how useful my mentor was. its the small things. where are the best lockers? how to reserve a study room? whats the top 35% cutoff? what classes to take next year? how many interviews can i expected at oci?

u dont meet once a week...u meet whenever u need something. you email him/her. u see him/her at bar review to have a drink.


Where are the best lockers, anyway? By the time I get to pick I'll probably have a pretty good idea but... well, if you know you ought to tell us.

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Re: GW Class of 2013

Postby rejectmaster » Sun Aug 08, 2010 3:12 pm

morg1693 wrote:
lawschoolftw wrote:Any tlsers. In dc this week interested in getting together sometime this week? I can't be the only one moved in.


I'm down! I moved in last week.


i'm here too

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Re: GW Class of 2013

Postby Always Credited » Sun Aug 08, 2010 4:19 pm

dood wrote:
Always Credited wrote:
morg1693 wrote:Did anyone see the message for the mentoring program on the facebook page? Is anyone going to participate in it? Just wondering.


If I ever want a mentor, I'll just find one myself.


u have no idea how useful my mentor was. its the small things. where are the best lockers? how to reserve a study room? whats the top 35% cutoff? what classes to take next year? how many interviews can i expected at oci?

u dont meet once a week...u meet whenever u need something. you email him/her. u see him/her at bar review to have a drink.


hey thanks man. I appreciate the wise words. Want to be my mentor? :lol:

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Re: GW Class of 2013

Postby ryguy » Sun Aug 08, 2010 6:50 pm

Encyclopedia Brown wrote:
sibley wrote:I thought it was something for health insurance or for loan deferral or something. But I already have the loan deferral form. Oy. Oh well. All I can think of is it's the form for travel reimbursement from this spring.

Immunization form, perhaps?

Where is the loan deferral form ???

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Re: GW Class of 2013

Postby sibley » Sun Aug 08, 2010 6:53 pm

ryguy wrote:
Encyclopedia Brown wrote:
sibley wrote:I thought it was something for health insurance or for loan deferral or something. But I already have the loan deferral form. Oy. Oh well. All I can think of is it's the form for travel reimbursement from this spring.

Immunization form, perhaps?

Where is the loan deferral form ???


it's on the ed website, but the thing is I'm not sure we need it because apparently some schools do it automatically? I figured I need to go talk to them to find out anyway so I may as well have it.

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Re: GW Class of 2013

Postby GermX » Sun Aug 08, 2010 7:43 pm

So what is the dress code for orientation btw? Considering how freaking hot its been lately...

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Re: GW Class of 2013

Postby sibley » Sun Aug 08, 2010 7:46 pm

GermX wrote:So what is the dress code for orientation btw? Considering how freaking hot its been lately...


I hope it's casual... the pre-orientation is business friday but that's because of the court.
...I'm going casual. Is it supposed to be hot next week? I'm from the great lakes. we don't do hot. If that's the case I'll be the one wearing a mismatched outfit. tshirt +skirt.

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Re: GW Class of 2013

Postby Always Credited » Sun Aug 08, 2010 8:00 pm

GermX wrote:So what is the dress code for orientation btw? Considering how freaking hot its been lately...


Probably the same "dress code" we have for class...meaning whatever you feel is appropriate.

I'm personally tee-shirting and gym-shorting it to class every day because I don't care about my dress for most non-formal occasions. I'll probably go with jeans/nice shorts and a polo or button down for most orientation events.

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Re: GW Class of 2013

Postby lawschoolftw » Sun Aug 08, 2010 8:10 pm

rejectmaster wrote:
morg1693 wrote:
lawschoolftw wrote:Any tlsers. In dc this week interested in getting together sometime this week? I can't be the only one moved in.


I'm down! I moved in last week.


i'm here too


Noone else??? I'm slowly becoming bored out of my mind. Any particular day you guys are interested in or works better?




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