heyguys wrote:JSUVA2012 wrote:I'd say it follows a curve, in a way:
~20% of people do very little beyond reading the cases, may not even outline for exams.
~60% do the standard stuff, but don't go the extra mile. They read all the cases, they outline, they take some or all of the professor's practice exams, they use the E&Es/Gilbert's/Emanuels but aren't drilling BLL or practice questions.
~20% do everything imaginable, outline early, do tons of practice questions in the E&E, leave no stone unturned.
I know of some people who were drilling hypos with each other on a bi-weekly basis as early as September. I know of some people who didn't start outlining until 5 days before the first exam and probably never cracked open a supplement or did a single practice question.
Ah, that's interesting. I think I probably would be in the 60% category. Another question that's related to this: do you find that the varying groups like the law more or less than the others, or is this stratification primarily a result of career ambition?
I feel like I could imagine it cutting either way: the gunners (?) 20% hating the law because they have to spend so much time with it, or the gunners loving the law for the same reason. And maybe for the 60% they love the law but just have a happy medium?
If you use the phrase "cutting either way" while speaking to anyone besides a professor, chances are you're one of the gunners.
I think this 20%/60%/20% model is a little silly. The "leave no stone unturned" approach smacks of 1L insanity and inefficiency.