betasteve wrote:OverDrama wrote:Is anyone else attempting to give themselves a crash course in Latin in the months before 1L in order to lay the foundation for a more intuitive understanding of legal terms, jargon and principles, and of course to better appreciate great legal oratory such as the speeches of Cicero?
You, in all honesty, could make better use of your time by smashing your head into your desk repeatedly. There are, like, 50 latin words, give or take that you will use. If you fail to heed my advice, I suggest you also take note that there is both legal latin and legal french, and so you should also find time to learn the French language to prepare yourself.
+181 (that's right, this wisdom merits extra credit)