Am I just too stupid for law school?

(Study Tips, Dealing With Stress, Maintaining a Social Life, Financial Aid, Internships, Bar Exam, Careers in Law . . . )
User avatar
Borhas
Posts: 4854
Joined: Sun Sep 27, 2009 6:09 pm

Re: Am I just too stupid for law school?

Postby Borhas » Sun Oct 17, 2010 10:57 pm

Whatisthis wrote:
seespotrun wrote:
booyakasha wrote:Get Glannon.


This is the only credited response.



I've actually found Glannon to be dated. Though, we've only really covered pleadings thus far, so maybe the rest of the book is fine, but I've found it kind of frustrating so far. Glannon refers to the Conley "no-set-of-facts" standard as well as an outdated rule 15 over and over.

Is there anything like Glannon, but more recent?


I'm pretty sure Twombley/Iqbal shift away from notice pleading is the only really big new thing to worry about, take note and move on

User avatar
Veyron
Posts: 3598
Joined: Fri Jan 08, 2010 3:50 am

Re: Am I just too stupid for law school?

Postby Veyron » Mon Oct 18, 2010 12:28 am

You may be too stupid for law school but if you are, its entirely independent of not getting civ-pro. Seriously, read Glannon's preface to Erie sometime, something along the lines of "if an angel had told me that I would one day teach students the Erie Doctrine, I would have become a florist"
Last edited by Veyron on Mon Oct 18, 2010 12:50 am, edited 1 time in total.

User avatar
reasonable_man
Posts: 2200
Joined: Thu Feb 12, 2009 5:41 pm

Re: Am I just too stupid for law school?

Postby reasonable_man » Mon Oct 18, 2010 12:43 am

Civ Pro is a funny subject... I always knew what was going on... and then out of nowhere, something would pop up that I didn't fully understand until I really worked at it for a bit... Also, there are some people running around here that know stuff.. Substantive questions about concepts don't violate your schools honor code; I'm sure (so long as it doesn't relate to a specific assignment).

And as an aside, I've met some brilliant lawyers, but I've also met some complete idiots. They all passed the bar.. So I Wouldn't worry too much about your level of intelligence.

User avatar
zeth006
Posts: 1167
Joined: Tue May 12, 2009 2:54 am

Re: Am I just too stupid for law school?

Postby zeth006 » Mon Oct 18, 2010 1:37 am

reasonable_man wrote:Civ Pro is a funny subject... I always knew what was going on... and then out of nowhere, something would pop up that I didn't fully understand until I really worked at it for a bit... Also, there are some people running around here that know stuff.. Substantive questions about concepts don't violate your schools honor code; I'm sure (so long as it doesn't relate to a specific assignment).

And as an aside, I've met some brilliant lawyers, but I've also met some complete idiots. They all passed the bar.. So I Wouldn't worry too much about your level of intelligence.


Somewhat comforting.

User avatar
zeth006
Posts: 1167
Joined: Tue May 12, 2009 2:54 am

Re: Am I just too stupid for law school?

Postby zeth006 » Sun Oct 24, 2010 4:24 am

Thanks for all the responses. Favorited.

User avatar
20160810
Posts: 19648
Joined: Fri May 02, 2008 1:18 pm

Re: Am I just too stupid for law school?

Postby 20160810 » Sun Oct 24, 2010 6:31 am

Read the E&E. It's clear and awesome. Then get an outline from a 2L who did well. Then completely stop reading the casebook. Cases in civpro just seemed useless. You don't need 3 cases to illustrate what summary judgment is.

User avatar
zeth006
Posts: 1167
Joined: Tue May 12, 2009 2:54 am

Re: Am I just too stupid for law school?

Postby zeth006 » Sun Oct 24, 2010 10:09 am

SBL wrote:Read the E&E. It's clear and awesome. Then get an outline from a 2L who did well. Then completely stop reading the casebook. Cases in civpro just seemed useless. You don't need 3 cases to illustrate what summary judgment is.


Should I stop reading Civ Pro cases now?

LoriBelle
Posts: 106
Joined: Mon Dec 08, 2008 1:00 pm

Re: Am I just too stupid for law school?

Postby LoriBelle » Sun Oct 24, 2010 10:02 pm

"Confidence is the feeling you have before you understand the situation." (Source Unknown)

User avatar
solotee
Posts: 481
Joined: Thu Apr 09, 2009 5:20 pm

Re: Am I just too stupid for law school?

Postby solotee » Mon Oct 25, 2010 11:30 am

LoriBelle wrote:"Confidence is the feeling you have before you understand the situation." (Source Unknown)


Good quote!

waitlisted1
Posts: 38
Joined: Tue Jun 01, 2010 3:39 pm

Re: Am I just too stupid for law school?

Postby waitlisted1 » Fri Oct 29, 2010 12:43 am

"showing up is half the battle"

User avatar
Ragged
Posts: 1509
Joined: Wed Oct 21, 2009 12:39 pm

Re: Am I just too stupid for law school?

Postby Ragged » Fri Oct 29, 2010 12:46 am

LoriBelle wrote:"Confidence is the feeling you have before you understand the situation." (Source Unknown)


LMAO That's great stuff. I'm gonna use it from now on.

floppymex
Posts: 118
Joined: Mon Oct 19, 2009 7:00 pm

Re: Am I just too stupid for law school?

Postby floppymex » Fri Oct 29, 2010 1:14 am

-




Return to “Forum for Law School Students”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 12 guests