Calling TLS Class of 2013! How are you preparing for 1L?

(housing, friendships, future exams, all things 2013)

How are you preparing for 1L?

Law Preview Course (In Person)
16
2%
Law Preview Course (Online)
4
1%
Reading PLS2, LSC, Getting to Maybe, etc.
176
23%
Reading LEEWS, E&Es, etc.
88
11%
Spending some time abroad
34
4%
Working-I need $!
163
21%
Drinking as much as possible
121
15%
I'm doing absolutely nothing.
96
12%
Moving 3 weeks+ early, getting acclimated, and studying
84
11%
 
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Re: Calling TLS Class of 2013! How are you preparing for 1L?

Postby NU_Jet55 » Thu May 13, 2010 11:27 am

IAFG wrote:
NU_Jet55 wrote:
IAFG wrote:In before debate about what qualifies 9s and 10s

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wow, this is more accurate than i anticipated. interesting.


"The only difference between a 9 and 10 is makeup, clothing, lighting, or photoshop, so therefore 10’s do not exist naturally in the wild. "

Credited.

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Re: Calling TLS Class of 2013! How are you preparing for 1L?

Postby SwollenMonkey » Mon May 17, 2010 11:27 pm

NU_Jet55 wrote:
adh07d wrote:what have been called the most helpful E&E's


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@NU_Jet55
I like your avatar. It reminds me of an attorney that put a box over his client's face during a court session. The goal was to conceal his client's identity. I can't find a link to the story, but it happened and the attorney won the case.

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Re: Calling TLS Class of 2013! How are you preparing for 1L?

Postby evilxs » Tue May 18, 2010 9:15 am

I swear I am one of the only folks here starting school this summer. They had a set of summer classes open to 1L's and I jumped on it/. I begin law school in 2 weeks :cry:

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Re: Calling TLS Class of 2013! How are you preparing for 1L?

Postby NU_Jet55 » Tue May 18, 2010 3:43 pm

SwollenMonkey wrote:
NU_Jet55 wrote:
adh07d wrote:what have been called the most helpful E&E's


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@NU_Jet55
I like your avatar. It reminds me of an attorney that put a box over his client's face during a court session. The goal was to conceal his client's identity. I can't find a link to the story, but it happened and the attorney won the case.


Haha wow. That is epic.

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Re: Calling TLS Class of 2013! How are you preparing for 1L?

Postby GoodToBeTheKing » Tue May 18, 2010 10:20 pm

RP1983 wrote:
solotee wrote:
jayn3 wrote:10x each 3 times....do that every day this summer and none of us will have a chance


Thanks for the links. I mean even if you did have a chance, intimidating tactics would ensue such as intense staring from across the classroom.

Not to sound douchey, but my first priority is to immediately establish alpha status in the classroom when I begin law school. My peers need to know who the boss is when the professor throws a question.


Thats funny. I plan on doing the exact opposite and just chilling out in class. I save the alpha behavior when I'm gaming women. Actually, I don't even act like an alpha jock there. I just stay chill and they flock to me.



+1

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Re: Calling TLS Class of 2013! How are you preparing for 1L?

Postby GoodToBeTheKing » Tue May 18, 2010 10:22 pm

I am on my second read of Getting to Maybe and I plan to order all of the E&Es, but only read the ones for my first semester. I think that is all the prep I will be doing.

Other than that, lay on the beach in SoCal, trip to Miami, get drunk, have sex, get drunk, take up some yoga, hit the links, hiking, and get drunk.

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Re: Calling TLS Class of 2013! How are you preparing for 1L?

Postby T14_Scholly » Wed May 19, 2010 9:52 am

GoodToBeTheKing wrote: I think that is all the prep I will be doing.



Gee man, that's it?

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Re: Calling TLS Class of 2013! How are you preparing for 1L?

Postby GoodToBeTheKing » Wed May 19, 2010 10:10 am

T14_Scholly wrote:
GoodToBeTheKing wrote: I think that is all the prep I will be doing.



Gee man, that's it?



Yeah. I graduated undergrad in 07 and had a pretty shitty GPA because I didn't take school seriously enough. I want to get back into the groove of things by doing some prep. Plus, I really want to do better than what my undergrad GPA showed to many admissions dept. i.e. in the words of one admissions dept, that "I didn't take school seriously enough."

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Re: Calling TLS Class of 2013! How are you preparing for 1L?

Postby jlnoa0915 » Wed May 19, 2010 10:16 am

Reading E&Es, Getting to Maybe, and as many other books of interest as possible, working at a law firm, attending American Inns of the Court and Criminal Section of the NJ State Bar panel discussions, spending as much time with the gf, traveling, and being at the beach/surfing as possible.

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Re: Calling TLS Class of 2013! How are you preparing for 1L?

Postby MURPH » Wed May 19, 2010 10:20 am

PLS2 self study 13 week program. Work. remodel my home and find someone to rent it. Ride out the waitlists. Look for a place near my law school.

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Re: Calling TLS Class of 2013! How are you preparing for 1L?

Postby NU_Jet55 » Thu May 20, 2010 1:54 pm

GoodToBeTheKing wrote:I really want to do better than what my undergrad GPA showed to many admissions dept. i.e. in the words of one admissions dept, that "I didn't take school seriously enough."


Who takes lawl skool serious?

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Re: Calling TLS Class of 2013! How are you preparing for 1L?

Postby Pearalegal » Thu May 20, 2010 1:57 pm

GoodToBeTheKing wrote:
T14_Scholly wrote:
GoodToBeTheKing wrote: I think that is all the prep I will be doing.



Gee man, that's it?



Yeah. I graduated undergrad in 07 and had a pretty shitty GPA because I didn't take school seriously enough. I want to get back into the groove of things by doing some prep. Plus, I really want to do better than what my undergrad GPA showed to many admissions dept. i.e. in the words of one admissions dept, that "I didn't take school seriously enough."


I think you might want to try for the, "take school seriously, but sanely approach."

Going from one extreme to the other usually doesn't help matters, because you get cranky and burn out.

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Re: Calling TLS Class of 2013! How are you preparing for 1L?

Postby Vegas_Rebel » Thu May 20, 2010 2:49 pm

acdisagod wrote:I'm going to get as much of the 1L job search stuff done as I possibly can (resume, cover letter, addresses of firms if I'm feeling ambitious).


What are you using for your firm research? I'm assuming there's something a little more detailed that Google + yp.com?

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Re: Calling TLS Class of 2013! How are you preparing for 1L?

Postby creatinganalt » Thu May 20, 2010 3:11 pm

Vegas_Rebel wrote:
acdisagod wrote:I'm going to get as much of the 1L job search stuff done as I possibly can (resume, cover letter, addresses of firms if I'm feeling ambitious).


What are you using for your firm research? I'm assuming there's something a little more detailed that Google + yp.com?


I know you're not asking me but all firms have their lawyer bios online. I'm an 0L. I spent a few hours trawling the sites and I contacted ppl who went to my UG or who have some similarity to me and I've been emailing them. I have three networking lunches set up so far. I also went to a business networking breakfast and will follow up those contacts. I'm trying to set up some further informational interviews. I've told everyone I know about law school and a few people are putting me in touch with lawyers they know. I have a dinner set up with an ADA and a firm partner (who is a former boss's son in law).

This all happened in the last fortnight. Since you're not in law school already and looking for a job, I'd be ballsy and try to get to people now, while you're still a 'bright young thing' and before you are looking for a job. I'm shocked at how much people seem to want to help me.

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Re: Calling TLS Class of 2013! How are you preparing for 1L?

Postby Vegas_Rebel » Thu May 20, 2010 3:16 pm

creatinganalt wrote:I know you're not asking me but all firms have their lawyer bios online. I'm an 0L. I spent a few hours trawling the sites and I contacted ppl who went to my UG or who have some similarity to me and I've been emailing them. I have three networking lunches set up so far. I also went to a business networking breakfast and will follow up those contacts. I'm trying to set up some further informational interviews. I've told everyone I know about law school and a few people are putting me in touch with lawyers they know. I have a dinner set up with an ADA and a firm partner (who is a former boss's son in law).

This all happened in the last fortnight. Since you're not in law school already and looking for a job, I'd be ballsy and try to get to people now, while you're still a 'bright young thing' and before you are looking for a job. I'm shocked at how much people seem to want to help me.


Thanks for the advice :)

Sounds like you're set up pretty well. Good luck!

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Re: Calling TLS Class of 2013! How are you preparing for 1L?

Postby kmap » Thu May 20, 2010 3:16 pm

I'll be setting up a sweet pad in Cambridge, spending time with my partner, drinking heavily, reading lots of literature and good nonfiction that I haven't had time for before and won't have time for again, going to the beach, and sleeping a ton. There is really no need for prep courses, and in fact, from what I've heard from very successful lawyers and law students that I know, doing gunner-type prep work actually hurts you. You either fail to really learn the material or learn it all wrong and then have to struggle to correct your thinking later.

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Re: Calling TLS Class of 2013! How are you preparing for 1L?

Postby SamSeaborn2016 » Thu May 20, 2010 3:22 pm

I'll probably skim a couple of the law school books like Getting to Maybe or Law School Confidential again but really, I plan on using my free time between work and school to relax. Road trip to San Diego, maybe hit up Disneyland, lots of BBQs and video games.

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Re: Calling TLS Class of 2013! How are you preparing for 1L?

Postby xiening » Thu May 20, 2010 4:17 pm

+1 for G2M, +1 for LEEWS, +100000000 for hangout with friend as much as possible. :twisted:

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Re: Calling TLS Class of 2013! How are you preparing for 1L?

Postby goodolgil » Fri May 21, 2010 9:22 am

Reading a ton of books for leisure, because I might not be able to again for three years.

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Postby gochrisgo » Fri May 21, 2010 10:03 pm

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Re: Calling TLS Class of 2013! How are you preparing for 1L?

Postby NU_Jet55 » Tue May 25, 2010 11:07 am

gochrisgo wrote:LEEWS (pm me if you wanna get rid of your old discs :D)


+1

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Re: Calling TLS Class of 2013! How are you preparing for 1L?

Postby goosey » Tue May 25, 2010 2:50 pm

I am reading getting to maybe and also working through leews--leews is really good

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Postby Rock Chalk » Tue May 25, 2010 3:02 pm

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Re: Calling TLS Class of 2013! How are you preparing for 1L?

Postby NU_Jet55 » Tue May 25, 2010 3:27 pm

Rock Chalk wrote:
xiening wrote:+1 for G2M, +1 for LEEWS, +100000000 for hangout with friend as much as possible. :twisted:

This makes it look like you plan to murder your friend.


Don't do that to your friend man. Not cool.


Also, love the E.N. tar.

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Postby Rock Chalk » Tue May 25, 2010 5:00 pm

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