Averag reading per class session (for 1st year classes)

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How many pages do you have to read per hour of class time

1 - 5
0
No votes
6 - 10
2
4%
11 - 15
6
13%
15 - 20
23
48%
20 - 30
10
21%
30 - 40
2
4%
40 -50
1
2%
50+
4
8%
 
Total votes: 48

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tome
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Averag reading per class session (for 1st year classes)

Postby tome » Tue Jan 12, 2010 1:44 pm

I have been pretty shocked by how little reading there is per class. Just curious if this is the case at other schools. I realize that classes differ a lot and some classes have sessions that are longer. So let's just say, how many pages average per hour of class time.

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Re: Averag reading per class session (for 1st year classes)

Postby VincentChase » Tue Jan 12, 2010 2:11 pm

tome wrote:I have been pretty shocked by how little reading there is per class. Just curious if this is the case at other schools. I realize that classes differ a lot and some classes have sessions that are longer. So let's just say, how many pages average per hour of class time.


People always overstate the number of pages because they want laymen to understand the amount of time, so they basically apply the law school handicap to it, ex. 20 pages of "Constitutional Law" reading = 50 pages of "The Great Gatsby."

Rarely is there more than 20-30 for a class. Often it's in the 15-20 range. But it takes forever. At least it takes me forever, because I'm neurotic.

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macattaq
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Re: Averag reading per class session (for 1st year classes)

Postby macattaq » Tue Jan 12, 2010 2:22 pm

In my section, it is probably somewhere in the 30-40 page region, although we usually end up with 50+ at least once per week.

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RVP11
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Re: Averag reading per class session (for 1st year classes)

Postby RVP11 » Tue Jan 12, 2010 3:04 pm

Contracts = 15-20
Crim = 20-30
Torts = 10-15
CivPro = 10-15

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Re: Averag reading per class session (for 1st year classes)

Postby Snooker » Tue Jan 12, 2010 4:04 pm

law school assignments tend not to be that heavy. it's the competition that motivates people.

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rbgrocio
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Re: Averag reading per class session (for 1st year classes)

Postby rbgrocio » Tue Jan 12, 2010 8:42 pm

at my school:
Ks= 15-20
Torts= 25-30
Con. Law= 35-45
Crim. law = <35
Property = 15
Civil Procedure =30
International Law =20-30

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Re: Averag reading per class session (for 1st year classes)

Postby ak362 » Tue Jan 12, 2010 10:23 pm

CivPro: 15-20
Torts: 5-60 (don't... ask.)
Contracts: 15-25
Conlaw: 15-20
Crim: 15-20
Property: 15-20 + assigned supp reading

The problem isn't reading it - the problem is reading it carefully enough so that a) the legal principle sets in, and b) you know enough so you don't get embarrassed during cold-calls. B (cold call embarrassment) hasn't been of that great concern to a lot of folks on TLS, esp. those who focus far less on case briefing than the trad. law student would - in which case, you'd spend a lot less time doing your 15 pages of reading.

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Dick Whitman
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Re: Averag reading per class session (for 1st year classes)

Postby Dick Whitman » Wed Jan 13, 2010 3:22 pm

The median was probably below 20, but my Con Law professor sadistically assigned ~40 pages per class, and my Crim professor thought we would get "confused" if she didn't assign entire chapters at a time.




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