So I just chilled all 0L summer. Am I screwed now?

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So I just chilled all 0L summer. Am I screwed now?

Postby CordeliusX » Fri Aug 20, 2010 3:48 pm

Anyone feeling this way? A ton of people told me to just chill and enjoy the summer... now I realize I have no clue what all the law school supplements even are, or what good prep books to read and when to read them now.

Any advice? I thought I'd feel "good," and I do, but it seems like I've missed the proverbial boat already?

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Re: So I just chilled all 0L summer. Am I screwed now?

Postby bk1 » Fri Aug 20, 2010 3:48 pm

Yup, might as well drop out now.

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Re: So I just chilled all 0L summer. Am I screwed now?

Postby AngryAvocado » Fri Aug 20, 2010 3:52 pm

Screw dropping out. Killself is the only solution at this point.

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Re: So I just chilled all 0L summer. Am I screwed now?

Postby billyez » Fri Aug 20, 2010 3:58 pm

It's not like 0L prep made me aware of what the best law schools supplements are for my classes. What did that was asking folks at the ASW and bugging any 2L in sight once I got here.

Just chill. Besides, if the first week of 1L is indiciative of the rest of the experience, it's become rather clear that all the nay-sayers about anything more than a light reading of GTM were probably right.

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Re: So I just chilled all 0L summer. Am I screwed now?

Postby D. H2Oman » Fri Aug 20, 2010 4:00 pm

:shock:


Ask if you can defer????

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Re: So I just chilled all 0L summer. Am I screwed now?

Postby romothesavior » Fri Aug 20, 2010 4:04 pm

You're fine, broski. Most of us at my school have done little to no prep, and we're all just living the dream until classes start.

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Re: So I just chilled all 0L summer. Am I screwed now?

Postby jmhendri » Fri Aug 20, 2010 4:09 pm

You mean, instead of spending a small fortune on prep classes and a library full of exam prep books that almost no one on TLS reccomended, you just enjoyed your last stress free summer ever?! I mean, how do you expect to reap the return on this investment if you're not more prepared than every single other person in your class??!! YOU ARE SOO FUCKED.

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Re: So I just chilled all 0L summer. Am I screwed now?

Postby legends159 » Fri Aug 20, 2010 4:28 pm

you're ahead of the game and won't burn out like the fools that studied all summer only to realize come November that it didn't help as much as they had hoped.

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Re: So I just chilled all 0L summer. Am I screwed now?

Postby jayn3 » Fri Aug 20, 2010 5:04 pm

I've done a lot of nothing all summer too. I think I"ll be okay anyway.

That being said, I dreamed last night that I understudied for an early quiz, finished in the bottom 25% of my class, and received a letter from my school advising me to drop out now.

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Re: So I just chilled all 0L summer. Am I screwed now?

Postby 03121202698008 » Fri Aug 20, 2010 5:06 pm

AngryAvocado wrote:Screw dropping out. Killself is the only solution at this point.

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Re: So I just chilled all 0L summer. Am I screwed now?

Postby skoobily doobily » Fri Aug 20, 2010 5:09 pm

I'm incredibly glad, after much freaking out about 0L prep, that all I did this summer was:

Watch movies
work part time
play racquetball
read TLS posts on finishing well, honestly I think going through these a couple times is the best summer prep one can do.

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Re: So I just chilled all 0L summer. Am I screwed now?

Postby 03121202698008 » Fri Aug 20, 2010 5:10 pm

skoobily doobily wrote:I'm incredibly glad, after much freaking out about 0L prep, that all I did this summer was:

Watch movies
work part time
play racquetball
read TLS posts on finishing well, honestly I think going through these a couple times is the best summer prep one can do.


Quoted for when you fail...

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Re: So I just chilled all 0L summer. Am I screwed now?

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Re: So I just chilled all 0L summer. Am I screwed now?

Postby skoobily doobily » Fri Aug 20, 2010 5:32 pm

blowhard wrote:
skoobily doobily wrote:I'm incredibly glad, after much freaking out about 0L prep, that all I did this summer was:

Watch movies
work part time
play racquetball
read TLS posts on finishing well, honestly I think going through these a couple times is the best summer prep one can do.


Quoted for when you fail...



disco_barred wrote:http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=123092

YWIA

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Re: So I just chilled all 0L summer. Am I screwed now?

Postby rdcws000 » Fri Aug 20, 2010 5:42 pm

I followed the prevailing TLS wisdom, read LSC and GTM and enjoyed my free time.

After one week of classes I don't regret this at all. Of course things will get tougher soon, but I do not think I could have read material and thought it about the way we are being guided to think about it in class.

I think sometimes "thinking you understand something" is extremely dangerous, even moreso than knowing you don't get it.

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Re: So I just chilled all 0L summer. Am I screwed now?

Postby TTH » Sat Aug 21, 2010 1:15 pm

Enjoy DLA Piper

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Re: So I just chilled all 0L summer. Am I screwed now?

Postby Ignatius J. Reilly » Sat Aug 21, 2010 1:37 pm

You are not screwed at all. In fact, I'd say you're set because reading law books before going to law school is pointless. I am a 3L now, doing really well, and literally the only book I read off the suggested reading list was "To Kill a Mockingbird." I had never heard of "supplements" or "E&E's" or "Getting to Maybe" or "Law School Confidential" prior to my first law school class. Do not worry. You are fine.

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Re: So I just chilled all 0L summer. Am I screwed now?

Postby worldtraveler » Sat Aug 21, 2010 3:57 pm

Just because people seem like they know what they're talking about now doesn't mean they actually do. It's what, week 1 at the most? A lot of people may have supplements now but it's not like they've gleaned all the magical mysteries of the universe from them in this one week that you missed.

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Re: So I just chilled all 0L summer. Am I screwed now?

Postby zeth006 » Sat Aug 21, 2010 5:20 pm

No worries. Now that you're getting a better idea of what a casebook and an outline look like, just start reading the guides on how to do well in law school posted here on TLS.




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