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Postby Gatriel » Thu Feb 17, 2011 2:20 pm

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Re: I fucking hate LRW

Postby goosey » Thu Feb 17, 2011 2:31 pm

Gatriel wrote:The Bain of my existence. What a first class waste of time. Who ever came up with the Bluebook should be shot. Promptly.


brief due soon?

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Re: I fucking hate LRW

Postby 2L2011 » Thu Feb 17, 2011 2:36 pm

I took it, I feel you. That being said, firms expect you to be able to do it.
We can get away with "your not gonna get none done that're way sir" here, but they tend to frown on that in the court room. :wink:

Gatriel wrote:The Bain of my existence. What a first class waste of time. Who ever came up with the Bluebook should be shot. Promptly.

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Re: I fucking hate LRW

Postby Gatriel » Thu Feb 17, 2011 2:43 pm

No, brief gets assigned next week. We get daily reading that has absolutely no bearing our upcoming brief. Then, in class instead of talking about pertinent stuff to the brief, it is a public Q&A to make sure we read and did our bluebook exercises. I feel as if I am auditing Badminton in UG all over again.

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Re: I fucking hate LRW

Postby 2L2011 » Thu Feb 17, 2011 2:46 pm

perhaps they want you to write your own brief and not write a group brief?
Isn't that the point of the class?

Gatriel wrote:No, brief gets assigned next week. We get daily reading that has absolutely no bearing our upcoming brief. Then, in class instead of talking about pertinent stuff to the brief, it is a public Q&A to make sure we read and did our bluebook exercises. I feel as if I am auditing Badminton in UG all over again.

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Re: I fucking hate LRW

Postby lawfuture10 » Thu Feb 17, 2011 2:48 pm

Brief due Monday.

By far my lowest grade first semester, and I can already tell you it will be my lowest this semester.

No idea how to improve myself in this subject. I really have been trying (writing a post trial brief now), but I can just tell its still shit.

I don't even know how to do better. Fuck you LRW, you make my life suck.

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Re: I fucking hate LRW

Postby Gatriel » Thu Feb 17, 2011 2:50 pm

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Re: I fucking hate LRW

Postby 2L2011 » Thu Feb 17, 2011 2:51 pm

Most people fear worse than they get. You'll probably do better than you think.

I just like that it's multiple grades vs one big grade. That way if you F'up you have at least a shot at fixing it instead of the usual waiting 6 weeks for an overall grade that you start out thinking you did good on untill a month and a half of worrying has you doubleguessing everything....... :x ........LSW sucks, but at least it's up front about it.

lawfuture10 wrote:Brief due Monday.

By far my lowest grade first semester, and I can already tell you it will be my lowest this semester.

No idea how to improve myself in this subject. I really have been trying (writing a post trial brief now), but I can just tell its still shit.

I don't even know how to do better. Fuck you LRW, you make my life suck.

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Re: I fucking hate LRW

Postby 2L2011 » Thu Feb 17, 2011 2:52 pm

Agreed, why would lawyers need to know how to read,write and cite cases and do briefs? MADNESS!!!!!! :x


Gatriel wrote:
lawfuture10 wrote: Fuck you LRW, you make my life suck.


Credited.

Dear LRW,

Please choke on a dick and die.

Sincerely, Gatriel

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Re: I fucking hate LRW

Postby Gatriel » Thu Feb 17, 2011 2:54 pm

2L2011 wrote:Agreed, why would lawyers need to know how to read,write and cite cases and do briefs? MADNESS!!!!!! :x




God forbid we have a class that, other than the requisite assignments is filled with unnecessary hours of busy work.

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Re: I fucking hate LRW

Postby 2L2011 » Thu Feb 17, 2011 2:57 pm

That busy work is your assignments. :roll:

In any other law class you read and discuss cases that don't end up on the final. Just do your job man.

Gatriel wrote:
2L2011 wrote:Agreed, why would lawyers need to know how to read,write and cite cases and do briefs? MADNESS!!!!!! :x




God forbid we have a class that, other than the requisite assignments is filled with unnecessary hours of busy work.

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Re: I fucking hate LRW

Postby kalvano » Thu Feb 17, 2011 3:04 pm

OK, it's really bothering me.

It's "bane", not "bain".

Carry on.

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Re: I fucking hate LRW

Postby Gatriel » Thu Feb 17, 2011 3:10 pm

2L2011 wrote:That busy work is your assignments. :roll:

In any other law class you read and discuss cases that don't end up on the final. Just do your job man.



The problem is, said "assignments" have no bearing on the brief, thus they have no bearing on my grade. Furthermore, the assignments take up copious amounts of time, more so than my other classes combined.

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Re: I fucking hate LRW

Postby kalvano » Thu Feb 17, 2011 3:14 pm

Busywork assignments are total bullshit. We spent time doing research exercises and writing client letters in the beginning of the semester. They have no bearing whatsoever on the final in the class. In other classes, while the cases may not end up on the final, it's possible / likely that you will see something at least tangentially related to it.

We get our final exam today and have had zero feedback on any sort of brief writing at all. It's fucking bullshit.

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Re: I fucking hate LRW

Postby Gatriel » Thu Feb 17, 2011 3:15 pm

kalvano wrote:Busywork assignments are total bullshit. We spent time doing research exercises and writing client letters in the beginning of the semester.

We get our final exam today and have had zero feedback on any sort of brief writing at all. It's fucking bullshit.


I bet you can T6 the shit out of words that have no reason for being abbreviated though.

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Re: I fucking hate LRW

Postby kalvano » Thu Feb 17, 2011 3:16 pm

Gatriel wrote:
kalvano wrote:Busywork assignments are total bullshit. We spent time doing research exercises and writing client letters in the beginning of the semester.

We get our final exam today and have had zero feedback on any sort of brief writing at all. It's fucking bullshit.


I bet you can T6 the shit out of words that have no reason for being abbreviated though.



Nope. I just look stuff up.

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Re: I fucking hate LRW

Postby beach_terror » Thu Feb 17, 2011 3:17 pm

Was this too good for the HelLRW thread? Not that I'm against extra hate on LRW.

Brief is due Wednesday and I have yet to start writing my argument section. I have pretty much all the cases I'll need and a general idea/direction. Just gotta sit down and get to it tomorrow.

Also, 4 day weeks suck/3 day weekends kind of suck. Never thought I'd say that.

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Re: I fucking hate LRW

Postby Cade McNown » Thu Feb 17, 2011 3:19 pm

kalvano wrote:OK, it's really bothering me.

It's "bane", not "bain".

Carry on.


Brainwashed former business consultants maybe?

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Re: I fucking hate LRW

Postby pasteurizedmilk » Thu Feb 17, 2011 4:56 pm

2L2011 wrote:Agreed, why would lawyers need to know how to read,write and cite cases and do briefs? MADNESS!!!!!! :x

TBF you'll pick up more in a week of practice than you will in LRW.

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Re: I fucking hate LRW

Postby LogosEther » Thu Feb 17, 2011 5:08 pm

Gatriel wrote:
kalvano wrote:Busywork assignments are total bullshit. We spent time doing research exercises and writing client letters in the beginning of the semester.

We get our final exam today and have had zero feedback on any sort of brief writing at all. It's fucking bullshit.


I bet you can T6 the shit out of words that have no reason for being abbreviated though.


When you start to T6 words during your everyday life, you know you're really in trouble. Luckily, that's only happened to me like.... once.

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Re: I fucking hate LRW

Postby TTH » Thu Feb 17, 2011 5:33 pm

T6 can eat a bag of dicks, as can the Bluebook and everything else about LW.

I'm waiting to get my graded memo draft back, and the prof said to the class, "Generally speaking, don't expect it until the morning of your conference."


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Re: I fucking hate LRW

Postby 2L2011 » Thu Feb 17, 2011 6:46 pm

NONE of the assignments in your others classes directly affect your grade either. It's a common theme in lawschool in all classes. The theory is it builds the skills to help on the said graded exam, same as the other classes.
Yeah, it takes more time. Yeah, it's a bitch. But it wouldn't be LRW without it! :)
Real life lawyering is more paperwork than anything else. Consider it a preview of the life we've chosen and our future for the next 40 years untill we die! :|

Gatriel wrote:
2L2011 wrote:That busy work is your assignments. :roll:

In any other law class you read and discuss cases that don't end up on the final. Just do your job man.



The problem is, said "assignments" have no bearing on the brief, thus they have no bearing on my grade. Furthermore, the assignments take up copious amounts of time, more so than my other classes combined.

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Re: I fucking hate LRW

Postby 2L2011 » Thu Feb 17, 2011 6:47 pm

You'll also do more in the first minute of sprinting than the whole time stretching before it.
That being said....stretch. :wink:


pasteurizedmilk wrote:
2L2011 wrote:Agreed, why would lawyers need to know how to read,write and cite cases and do briefs? MADNESS!!!!!! :x

TBF you'll pick up more in a week of practice than you will in LRW.

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Re: I fucking hate LRW

Postby beardown_tho » Fri Feb 18, 2011 1:39 pm

2L2011 wrote:You'll also do more in the first minute of sprinting than the whole time stretching before it.
That being said....stretch. :wink:


Stretching has little to no benefit and can actually lead to injury.

Analogy busted




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