henry flower wrote:
Cool, thanks! I'm sure the experience will be a little different with a 4 credit, one semester class, but a lot of it will most likely be applicable. Did it seem like she was interested in or focused more on a specific area? What was her exam like?
I really really hope she doesn't ban laptops.... my handwriting is SO BAD. Was there a problem with students gchatting and being inattentive, or was it motivated by something else? Was she talking about banning it for the exam too?
They can't ban it for the exam. I don't know why she wanted to - we discussed it day one...people gchat and are inattentive in every single law school class! So that's just a given. I think she just wanted people more focused. I only had one prof (Jodi Short) who was a no-laptop prof (though I know some friends in other sections had more than that). My handwriting is illegible, so it was tough. I think a lot of them will allow there to be a "scribe" each class who takes notes on the laptop and then posts it on the class website for everyone. I basically took a few notes here and there and relied on those...
+1 on everything NowinGA says. (except that I was a section 3 wannabe!) Also I'd like to add that me, MSPeast, NowinGA and starrydecicus all met here on TLS last year and we're all still friends!
Everyone gchats. Everyone. I had three profs ban laptops spring semester so I just handwrote everything. In retrospect, may not have been the best idea.
I spent last summer going to the beach, drinking and flying around the country to see my friends. I read getting to maybe and the NALP guide to legal specialities and that's it. and I was fine. The supplements wont make any sense before class starts, anyway. Take the summer off. Breathe!
I was curriculum A and I have a strong focus on commercial/corporate law (namely bankruptcy). Anyone who has an interest in joining the Corporate Law Association or doing biglaw can ask me whatever questions they'd like.
I've found OCS to be great, but you might have to shop counselors around. Everyone is amazingly supportive and friendly. The dean stops to talk to me at the cafeteria in the mornings (I get the 2 eggs, potatoes and sausage breakfast special almost every day. $2.60! can't beat that!). You can see other admins taking their kids to the daycare under Gewirz. It's a really awesome place.
I'd also recommend doing the pro-bono pledge. I might be all into embracing our corporate overlords, but I spent the year volunteering for Legal Counsel for the Elderly with AARP. Not only did I learn a lot, but I helped lots of old people make wills and stuff. It was really rewarding, a great break from all the studying you do 1L year, and you get special recognition at graduation