Is second semester of 1L year more competitive than first?

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Re: Is second semester of 1L year more competitive than first?

Postby shock259 » Thu Mar 22, 2012 1:35 am

So far, a lot more drinking this semester for most people. I can't tell if they are studying smarter. I assume they are.

My class schedule is also less conducive to getting better grades. One class is a take-home paper as the final. With my shitty writing skills, this will probably mean I'll end up at median. I'm also going to end up at median in my legal writing class. Hopefully I can pull A's in my two issue spotting classes. If it all goes down like that, I can hold onto my top 10%. But barely.

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Re: Is second semester of 1L year more competitive than first?

Postby kapital98 » Thu Mar 22, 2012 1:36 am

ilovesf wrote:i don't know people who show up drunk, but i know people who have shown up high. that sounds like the worst thing ever to me.


Being high in class is boring. What a terrible waste of drugs.

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Re: Is second semester of 1L year more competitive than first?

Postby kapital98 » Thu Mar 22, 2012 1:39 am

shock259 wrote:My class schedule is also less conducive to getting better grades. One class is a take-home paper as the final. With my shitty writing skills, this will probably mean I'll end up at median. I'm also going to end up at median in my legal writing class. Hopefully I can pull A's in my two issue spotting classes. If it all goes down like that, I can hold onto my top 10%. But barely.


Last semester my classes were all perfectly timed. Now my schedule is like swiss cheese.

It makes me significantly less efficient because I can't concentrate on something for 3-4 hours like i did last semester (especially with practice tests.)

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Re: Is second semester of 1L year more competitive than first?

Postby jessuf » Thu Mar 22, 2012 10:09 am

alicrimson wrote:We have drinking time every Thursday before Civ Pro...which only meets twice a week. By "we" I mean the large group of students who go during the hour between appellate advocacy and civil procedure. I have gone one time. I was slightly buzzed entering Civ Pro and decided I would never go again. The entire class period I was convinced the teacher could tell and just prayed she wouldn't call on me. I was also pissed at myself because I was convinced I was not going to retain information as well. If some people can do it, more power to them. I am not one of those people. For one day, however, I was a cool kid at the drinking between classes party.


This is what people at my school do. Everyday, there is a "lunch break" for students when no classes are held, and so they go to a bar and drink a lot. The professor finally called some people out last class because they walked in 25 mins late with long islands and smelled of booze.

I am all for drinking on weekends, but I don't really have the time for being drunk every day. I hope everyone else keeps up this trend, though.




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