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

Postby savagecheater » Tue May 25, 2010 5:09 pm

Working, learning a new language, and working out.

It'll be an amazing summer, so I'm enjoying it.

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

Postby horriblegb » Tue May 25, 2010 5:31 pm

Working very hard until the middle of July, then moving to my new home, reading and visiting some west coast family. Nothing amazing, but i cannot wait to move and just chill for a month before school starts.

Of course, I have been out of school for a year+ but whatever, I am going to cherish the little bit of free time I have left

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

Postby Thirteen » Tue May 25, 2010 8:38 pm

gochrisgo wrote:G2M, PLSII, E&Es, LEEWS (pm me if you wanna get rid of your old discs :D)

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

Postby robin600 » Thu May 27, 2010 11:25 pm

NU_Jet55 wrote:
solotee wrote:Salsa classes
Learn how to Golf


future networking tools? Lol...seriously, i've only played golf once in my life. If I ever play with future possible employers, I think it will at least make them laugh...

Shit I hope it's not a necessity! Being partially blind means you can't follow things in flight. Ball sports didn't serve me well, therefore I was a gymnast.

As for this summer, I am determined to beat all of the main and sidequests in Elder Scrolls Oblivion and Assasins Creed one and two. I might throw some mass effect in there. Plus reading getting to maybe (already started so I might as well finish)

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

Postby NU_Jet55 » Fri May 28, 2010 10:56 am

robin600 wrote:As for this summer, I am determined to beat all of the main and sidequests in Elder Scrolls Oblivion and Assasins Creed one and two.


Sounds like an awesome summer.

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

Postby CG614 » Fri May 28, 2010 11:09 am

D. H2Oman wrote:Let's all make a deal right now that we won't do anything to prepare. Spread the word, I don't want to be reading shit this summer.

Classic prisoners dilemma.

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

Postby HazelEyes » Wed Jun 02, 2010 11:58 am

Should I be doing anything to prep? I don't want to be a gunner, but don't want to be unprepared.

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

Postby doyleoil » Wed Jun 02, 2010 12:07 pm

HazelEyes wrote:Should I be doing anything to prep?


step 1: ask, "am i posting [seriously*] in this thread?"

if yes,

step 2: killself, immediately



*needed that little caveat to save me from step 2

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

Postby TTTGrad » Wed Jun 02, 2010 12:12 pm

The question for these 1Ls should be: How are you preparing for a life with a penurious future?

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

Postby SaintClarence27 » Wed Jun 02, 2010 12:13 pm

TTTGrad wrote:The question for these 1Ls should be: How are you preparing for a life with a penurious future?


By not using a thesaurus when I write.

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

Postby darkknight2000 » Wed Jun 02, 2010 12:18 pm

HazelEyes wrote:Should I be doing anything to prep? I don't want to be a gunner, but don't want to be unprepared.


As I rising 2L whose just finished enduring 1L year, I would advise anyone not to do any studying the summer before 1L year. Once law school begins, you will be constantly working. Even during breaks, there's always something you're supposed to do (write on competitions for journals, internships, etc). You won't get many opportunities to have a summer where you'll do absolutely nothing, so enjoy it whole you can. Also, studying before 1L year doesn't do a whole lot of good IMO. You're not taking a class by the author of whatever supplement you're reading, you're taking a class from the particular professor you're assigned to. Until you know what his/her expectations are and how he/she wants you to learn the material, you would be wasting your time. If anything, studying now will only increase the chance that you'll burn out before the end of the semester, which is never a good thing.

From my own experience, I did nothing my 1L summer and still did pretty well (top 15% at a T25 school). So in short, just have fun and enjoy the summer. You'll be glad you did later on.

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

Postby NU_Jet55 » Wed Jun 02, 2010 12:18 pm

SaintClarence27 wrote:
TTTGrad wrote:The question for these 1Ls should be: How are you preparing for a life with a penurious future?


By not using a thesaurus when I write.


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

Postby Locke N. Lawded » Wed Jun 02, 2010 12:19 pm

D. H2Oman wrote:Let's all make a deal right now that we won't do anything to prepare. Spread the word, I don't want to be reading shit this summer.

:mrgreen:

This is exactly the right attitude! Don't squander your last summer without dealing with law school anxiety and the dire legal market. At least for right now you can live in blissful ignorance.

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

Postby Drockman » Wed Jun 02, 2010 12:32 pm

Working full time. Drinking a lot. And watching all of the imdb top 250 movies of all time. I should be more than prepared for law school by the end of this routine.

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

Postby HazelEyes » Wed Jun 02, 2010 12:48 pm

doyleoil wrote:
HazelEyes wrote:Should I be doing anything to prep?


step 1: ask, "am i posting [seriously*] in this thread?"

if yes,

step 2: killself, immediately



*needed that little caveat to save me from step 2

No need to be snide.

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

Postby NU_Jet55 » Wed Jun 02, 2010 12:55 pm

HazelEyes wrote:Should I be doing anything to prep?


Look at the poll. That will tell you what people think is best to do before law school.

CW is to prep a bit if it makes you feel better, but it's by no means necessary.

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

Postby SaintClarence27 » Wed Jun 02, 2010 1:33 pm

doyleoil wrote:
HazelEyes wrote:Should I be doing anything to prep?


step 1: ask, "am i posting [seriously*] in this thread?"

if yes,

step 2: killself, immediately



*needed that little caveat to save me from step 2



I posted a snide, nonserious remark in this thread to avoid /ing self.

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

Postby cutiewiddlebebe » Wed Jun 02, 2010 1:45 pm

Have Read:
1. Getting to Maybe (x2)
2. Law School Insider
3. Law School Confidential (x2)
4. Elements of Style
5. A History of American Law
6. LEEWS
7. Learning Legal Reasoning
8. The Redbook: A Manual on Legal Style
9. The Elements of Legal Style
10. Thinking Like a Lawyer: A New Introduction to Legal Reasoning
11. Classical Rhetoric for the Modern Student
12. Legal Writing in Plain English: A Text With Exercises
13. Concepts And Case Analysis in the Law of Contracts
14. Civil Procedure Examples & Explan​ations

Will Read:
1. Understanding Criminal Law
2. Constitutional Law: Principles And Policies
3. The Law of Torts: Examples & Explan​ations
4. Understanding Property Law

Exercise:
1. 7 hours/week of cycling
2. 15 miles/week of running

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

Postby NU_Jet55 » Wed Jun 02, 2010 1:49 pm

cutiewiddlebebe wrote:Have Read:
1. Getting to Maybe (x2)
2. Law School Insider
3. Law School Confidential (x2)
4. Elements of Style
5. A History of American Law
6. LEEWS
7. Learning Legal Reasoning
8. The Redbook: A Manual on Legal Style
9. The Elements of Legal Style
10. Thinking Like a Lawyer: A New Introduction to Legal Reasoning
11. Classical Rhetoric for the Modern Student
12. Legal Writing in Plain English: A Text With Exercises
13. Concepts And Case Analysis in the Law of Contracts
14. Civil Procedure Examples & Explan​ations

Will Read:
1. Understanding Criminal Law
2. Constitutional Law: Principles And Policies
3. The Law of Torts: Examples & Explan​ations
4. Understanding Property Law

Exercise:
1. 7 hours/week of cycling
2. 15 miles/week of running


That is disgusting.

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

Postby badpixie » Wed Jun 02, 2010 2:01 pm

I'm trying to lose a little weight and up my physical stamina over the next couple of months. I will probably spend some time working on my typing, since I'm pretty much a 2-finger typist, and I'll need to up my speed/accuracy if my notes are going to be useful. Other than that, I'll be spending the summer relaxing and spending time with family and friends, since I don't expact to see much of them once classes start.

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

Postby cutiewiddlebebe » Wed Jun 02, 2010 2:17 pm

NU_Jet55 wrote:That is disgusting.

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

Postby toolfan » Wed Jun 02, 2010 2:25 pm

Personal reading: the mote in gods eye (bad ass sci fi), a brief history of time (mr. hawking), Hemingway war novels
working out (got my max bench to 260)
enjoying the sun (will be moving to chicago from florida)
working 40hrs/week
hanging out with family
getting to maybe and some other required readings
edit: forgot my girlfriend - second time today.

@ cutie: wth?

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

Postby D Brooks » Wed Jun 02, 2010 2:28 pm

cutiewiddlebebe wrote:
NU_Jet55 wrote:That is disgusting.

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Thanks Christ you won't be going to my MVPB.

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

Postby dailygrind » Wed Jun 02, 2010 3:36 pm

D Brooks wrote:
cutiewiddlebebe wrote:
NU_Jet55 wrote:That is disgusting.

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Thanks Christ you won't be going to my MVPB.


+1. I'm sure there are some in every class, but every megagunner I hear going elsewhere is a relief.

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

Postby HazelEyes » Wed Jun 02, 2010 3:47 pm

cutiewiddlebebe wrote:
NU_Jet55 wrote:That is disgusting.

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Marry me?




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