Need a path of least resistance for Law School , please help

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Need a path of least resistance for Law School , please help

Postby digitalcntrl » Thu Oct 28, 2010 11:06 pm

Well here is my situation, I work as patent agent during the day and go to law school in the evening. Frankly, I am pretty good at my job and the position is very secure since I have worked in patent prosecution for over 4 years and was an patent examiner before that for another 2. Unfortunately, aside from a few patent law electives (I am beyond my 1L year), law school is completely useless to me. I am here to get my piece of paper so my employer can bill the client a bit more money and put an esq. behind my name to make it seem prestigious.

Anyway my partner has stated to me that the firm does not give a rip about my grades when they sign me on as an attorney so long as pass the bar and continue to produce good work product (though personally I would like to maintain at least a B average). So the question really becomes what can I do to minimize the amount of effort for the remaining law school classes? Borrow other people’s outlines and just read the cases? Perhaps take some “easy” classes? Seriously anything that pops in your head is welcomed. I am looking for the path of least resistance here so I can spend more time doing my real job instead of running on the treadmill that is law school.

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Re: Need a path of least resistance for Law School , please help

Postby worldtraveler » Fri Oct 29, 2010 12:42 am

I have a friend on the same path as you. He's taken 3 or 4 ethics courses because there isn't a limit at Berkeley. Then he takes stuff like law and film, law and meditation, or other bullshit sounding courses. I would suggest looking for that kind of stuff on your schedule, or asking 3Ls about the easiest classes or professors they've taken.

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Postby waitlisted1 » Fri Oct 29, 2010 1:11 am

I like you.

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Re: Need a path of least resistance for Law School , please help

Postby Jordan77 » Fri Oct 29, 2010 4:25 am

It is pretty easy to get at least a C in any given class; but perhaps take seminars since grades always seem to be higher and there is less likelihood of failing. Perhaps stop attending class as often and focus on an outline for that professor (or commercial) and just give a BS canned answer on the exam.

As one poster said, any class like "Law and ____" is pretty mindless and shouldn't require too much work. Good luck at being mediocre!

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Re: Need a path of least resistance for Law School , please help

Postby underachiever » Fri Oct 29, 2010 7:48 am

I just get an outline, dont read the book, show up to class and then pray for a B+...also look at the curve for classes, some are B heavy (bad class) or A- heavy (good class).

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Re: Need a path of least resistance for Law School , please help

Postby digitalcntrl » Fri Oct 29, 2010 8:35 am

Jordan77 wrote:It is pretty easy to get at least a C in any given class; but perhaps take seminars since grades always seem to be higher and there is less likelihood of failing. Perhaps stop attending class as often and focus on an outline for that professor (or commercial) and just give a BS canned answer on the exam.

As one poster said, any class like "Law and ____" is pretty mindless and shouldn't require too much work. Good luck at being mediocre!


I believe the ABA rules require that you can only miss a few classes throughout the semester otherwise you are not permitted to sit for the exam.

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Re: Need a path of least resistance for Law School , please help

Postby worldtraveler » Fri Oct 29, 2010 10:32 am

digitalcntrl wrote:
Jordan77 wrote:It is pretty easy to get at least a C in any given class; but perhaps take seminars since grades always seem to be higher and there is less likelihood of failing. Perhaps stop attending class as often and focus on an outline for that professor (or commercial) and just give a BS canned answer on the exam.

As one poster said, any class like "Law and ____" is pretty mindless and shouldn't require too much work. Good luck at being mediocre!


I believe the ABA rules require that you can only miss a few classes throughout the semester otherwise you are not permitted to sit for the exam.


Not every school really enforces this. The amount of people here who miss massive amounts of class is quite high. Maybe hippies are exempt from ABA rules. 8)

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Re: Need a path of least resistance for Law School , please help

Postby SeymourShowz » Fri Oct 29, 2010 11:11 am

C = JD

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Postby nealric » Fri Oct 29, 2010 1:32 pm

I believe the ABA rules require that you can only miss a few classes throughout the semester otherwise you are not permitted to sit for the exam.


I've never had a class where attendance was taken.

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Postby seespotrun » Fri Oct 29, 2010 1:50 pm

Only take classes that cover material that will be on the bar exam. This is especially true if your school offers classes like [enter state] Rules of Civil Procedure, or [enter state] Rules of Evidence. You might not be coasting through law school as easily as someone who only takes BS ethics classes, but you won't be killing yourself to study for the bar.

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Postby Drake014 » Fri Oct 29, 2010 1:56 pm

digitalcntrl wrote:
Jordan77 wrote:It is pretty easy to get at least a C in any given class; but perhaps take seminars since grades always seem to be higher and there is less likelihood of failing. Perhaps stop attending class as often and focus on an outline for that professor (or commercial) and just give a BS canned answer on the exam.

As one poster said, any class like "Law and ____" is pretty mindless and shouldn't require too much work. Good luck at being mediocre!


I believe the ABA rules require that you can only miss a few classes throughout the semester otherwise you are not permitted to sit for the exam.

:lol: I laughed so hard I cried.

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Re: Need a path of least resistance for Law School , please help

Postby digitalcntrl » Fri Oct 29, 2010 5:33 pm

nealric wrote:
I believe the ABA rules require that you can only miss a few classes throughout the semester otherwise you are not permitted to sit for the exam.


I've never had a class where attendance was taken.


I have profs that regularly take attendance and enforce this rule.

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Re: Need a path of least resistance for Law School , please help

Postby digitalcntrl » Fri Oct 29, 2010 7:32 pm

Drake014 wrote: :lol: I laughed so hard I cried.


Lucky SOBs, guess our profs are anal retentive...

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Re: Need a path of least resistance for Law School , please help

Postby digitalcntrl » Fri Nov 05, 2010 10:34 pm

seespotrun wrote:Only take classes that cover material that will be on the bar exam. This is especially true if your school offers classes like [enter state] Rules of Civil Procedure, or [enter state] Rules of Evidence. You might not be coasting through law school as easily as someone who only takes BS ethics classes, but you won't be killing yourself to study for the bar.


Might do that in my 4L year.




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