1Ls what are you going to do differently next year?

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Re: 1Ls what are you going to do differently next year?

Postby imacpa » Mon Jun 07, 2010 12:03 am

Bosque wrote:
imacpa wrote:
Bosque wrote:Wait, you guys already have your second semester grades back?


Yes. We already received our grades. I didn't realize there are others still awaitiing grades.


Yup. Duke probably wont tell us ours until the end of the month at the earliest. I know they are all graded by our professors and not TAs, but still. I think they let the professors have a little too much time.


I understand that grading can be a little time consuming but that's ridiculous. The end of the month? These guys get paid well over six figures and they can't get grades completed within a reasonable time?

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Re: 1Ls what are you going to do differently next year?

Postby Tave » Mon Jun 07, 2010 10:28 pm

imacpa wrote:
Bosque wrote:
imacpa wrote:
Bosque wrote:Wait, you guys already have your second semester grades back?


Yes. We already received our grades. I didn't realize there are others still awaitiing grades.


Yup. Duke probably wont tell us ours until the end of the month at the earliest. I know they are all graded by our professors and not TAs, but still. I think they let the professors have a little too much time.


I understand that grading can be a little time consuming but that's ridiculous. The end of the month? These guys get paid well over six figures and they can't get grades completed within a reasonable time?


I'm actually amazed they crank them out as fast as I do. At my school, the professors for our core subjects teach 2 small sections of 40 each. That's 80 students at, let's say 10-20 pages an exam. So at least 800 pages of exams to grade (plus their upper-level courses). And I go to a really small school.

The end of June does seem a little extreme though.

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Re: 1Ls what are you going to do differently next year?

Postby dempsey » Mon Jun 07, 2010 10:38 pm

just study a moderate amount throughout, rather than fall horribly behind and then have to cram ridiculously in the last few weeks. I'm not indifferent to my grades from here on out. Have no idea how the job search will play out, and if I can crack Magna Cum Laude it can only help. Also, foolish pride. May even enjoy my classes, so studying won't be quite as much a burden

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Re: 1Ls what are you going to do differently next year?

Postby StudentAthlete » Fri Jun 18, 2010 7:58 am

Probably work just as hard but A) Not freak out as much because it is defintely do-able, and B) Drink more.

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Re: 1Ls what are you going to do differently next year?

Postby Cleareyes » Fri Jun 18, 2010 8:07 am

Spend more time on school based activities like student practice organization or research for profs or whatever. Spend more time in Boston proper. I'll probably study about as much per class as I did during 1L but taking fewer credits means more time for other stuff.

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Re: 1Ls what are you going to do differently next year?

Postby acdisagod » Fri Jun 18, 2010 8:29 am

An hour to grade each exam * 80 exams should equal two weeks of work, not 1 month+

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Re: 1Ls what are you going to do differently next year?

Postby Cleareyes » Fri Jun 18, 2010 8:35 am

acdisagod wrote:An hour to grade each exam * 80 exams should equal two weeks of work, not 1 month+

Hehehe. Law professors working a 40 hour week. On grading. I like the cut of your comedic jib.

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Re: 1Ls what are you going to do differently next year?

Postby OperaSoprano » Fri Jun 18, 2010 8:40 am

Cleareyes wrote:
acdisagod wrote:An hour to grade each exam * 80 exams should equal two weeks of work, not 1 month+

Hehehe. Law professors working a 40 hour week. On grading. I like the cut of your comedic jib.


Oh, Cleareyes, why did you ever, ever leave us? Still waiting. I'm not all that certain the news is going to be good, so maybe I ought not to be in such a hurry to find out my fate...

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Re: 1Ls what are you going to do differently next year?

Postby mardimar » Fri Jun 18, 2010 9:08 am

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Re: 1Ls what are you going to do differently next year?

Postby thesealocust » Fri Jun 18, 2010 3:56 pm

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Re: 1Ls what are you going to do differently next year?

Postby dbt » Fri Jun 18, 2010 3:56 pm

actually read every case before class and be ready for discussion. :|

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Re: 1Ls what are you going to do differently next year?

Postby thesealocust » Fri Jun 18, 2010 3:58 pm

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Re: 1Ls what are you going to do differently next year?

Postby dbt » Fri Jun 18, 2010 3:59 pm

thesealocust wrote:
dbt wrote:actually read every case before class and be ready for discussion. :|


As a 2L? TTT.


clerkships.

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Re: 1Ls what are you going to do differently next year?

Postby doyleoil » Fri Jun 18, 2010 4:04 pm

dbt wrote:
thesealocust wrote:
dbt wrote:actually read every case before class and be ready for discussion. :|


As a 2L? TTT.


clerkships.


just so long as you promise to read them outside, in the sunshine, not cooped up in a dark, soul-sucking library

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Re: 1Ls what are you going to do differently next year?

Postby thesealocust » Fri Jun 18, 2010 4:05 pm

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Re: 1Ls what are you going to do differently next year?

Postby dbt » Fri Jun 18, 2010 4:06 pm

thesealocust wrote:
dbt wrote:
thesealocust wrote:
dbt wrote:actually read every case before class and be ready for discussion. :|


As a 2L? TTT.


clerkships.


TTT.


you're not gonna convince me not to compete with you for clerkships by calling them TTT 8)

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Re: 1Ls what are you going to do differently next year?

Postby Paichka » Mon Jun 21, 2010 3:26 pm

Exactly what I did last semester except:

1. Work out more consistently
2. Go to office hours
3. Actually go to networking luncheons/pizza dealies/whatever
4. Extern

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Re: 1Ls what are you going to do differently next year?

Postby deneuve39 » Mon Jun 21, 2010 3:30 pm

Spend less time taking notes on the reading. It was helpful for outlining, but not so helpful that it was worth the enormous amount of extra time it took. Doing super short briefs on cases (one sentence to remind you of the facts and the holding/rule) is really all you need.

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Re: 1Ls what are you going to do differently next year?

Postby kinggps » Fri Jun 25, 2010 12:30 am

pandacot wrote:Go to Stanford instead of a T3.


good luck!

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Re: 1Ls what are you going to do differently next year?

Postby Pizon » Sun Jun 27, 2010 3:18 pm

RVP11 wrote:Study less.


:!:

When I saw the thread title, I came in here to write exactly that.

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Re: 1Ls what are you going to do differently next year?

Postby jennylynn » Wed Jun 30, 2010 4:14 pm

I won't be studying less, I suppose... but I will make sure I outline more as I go instead of putting it all off. I was a stress ball trying to get everything outlined at the end, and sometimes that meant I didn't have serious time to study my outlines.

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Re: 1Ls what are you going to do differently next year?

Postby deneuve39 » Wed Jun 30, 2010 5:20 pm

Also just wanted to say that, in contrast to some of the other posters, I think waiting til about 4 weeks before the exam to outline was a good strategy for me at least. I had a better idea then of what profs were looking for and could structure it better. Also, I think the process of making an outline is a good way to jog your memory about all the stuff you did at the beginning of the semester, and thus waiting to do it til a month or so before the exam is a good study tool. A month is also a good amount of time b/c, assuming each outline takes about 25-30 hours to do and you spread those out over a few days, you still have weeks to take practice exams. The trick is not waiting too long and balancing outlining for 3 or 4 different classes so you're not scrambling to finish them a week before the exam.




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