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Orientation tips?

Postby nodummy » Mon Jul 18, 2011 8:37 pm

I've read many posts concerning 0L prep and 1L success, however first impressions are key in many places. I know this won't have much, if any, effect on grades, however I'm curious what tips 2L's and beyond have on orientation success. (i.e. meet/greet, things to tell, and what to hold back on telling to future classmates/competitors.) I'm thinking this isn't very important in the grand scheme, however if you regret something about orientation please let me know. Thanks.

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Re: Orientation tips?

Postby kaiser » Mon Jul 18, 2011 8:43 pm

nodummy wrote:I've read many posts concerning 0L prep and 1L success, however first impressions are key in many places. I know this won't have much, if any, effect on grades, however I'm curious what tips 2L's and beyond have on orientation success. (i.e. meet/greet, things to tell, and what to hold back on telling to future classmates/competitors.) I'm thinking this isn't very important in the grand scheme, however if you regret something about orientation please let me know. Thanks.


It really speaks negatively to your character if you are strategically planning out what to tell and what not to tell people at orientation, while the entire point is to be making friends, forming bonds, and coming together as a community before you go on a real rough journey together.

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Re: Orientation tips?

Postby Emma. » Mon Jul 18, 2011 8:44 pm

don't be a dick

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Re: Orientation tips?

Postby lawgod » Mon Jul 18, 2011 8:44 pm

Wow. This has potential.

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Re: Orientation tips?

Postby Xifeng » Mon Jul 18, 2011 8:45 pm

lawgod wrote:Wow. This has potential.

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Re: Orientation tips?

Postby bk1 » Mon Jul 18, 2011 8:46 pm

I regret propositioning too many females for sexy time.

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Re: Orientation tips?

Postby northwood » Mon Jul 18, 2011 8:47 pm

just be yourself.

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Re: Orientation tips?

Postby teaadntoast » Mon Jul 18, 2011 8:47 pm

Resist the temptation to hook up with one of your new section-mates.

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Re: Orientation tips?

Postby D-hops » Mon Jul 18, 2011 8:48 pm

Do not wear a suit.

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Re: Orientation tips?

Postby nodummy » Mon Jul 18, 2011 8:50 pm

D-hops wrote:Do not wear a suit.


Did you wear a suit?

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Re: Orientation tips?

Postby electricfeel » Mon Jul 18, 2011 8:52 pm

If you have to ask, you're in trouble.

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Re: Orientation tips?

Postby D-hops » Mon Jul 18, 2011 8:53 pm

nodummy wrote:
D-hops wrote:Do not wear a suit.


Did you wear a suit?


No, I am not a douche.

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Re: Orientation tips?

Postby lawgod » Mon Jul 18, 2011 8:54 pm

nodummy wrote:I've read many posts concerning 0L prep and 1L success, however first impressions are key in many places. I know this won't have much, if any, effect on grades, however I'm curious what tips 2L's and beyond have on orientation success. (i.e. meet/greet, things to tell, and what to hold back on telling to future classmates/competitors.) I'm thinking this isn't very important in the grand scheme, however if you regret something about orientation please let me know. Thanks.


I credit my 1L success to my superb chatting up the professors at the cocktail reception. I impressed them from the first day with my maturity and strong grasp of societal issues.
I also used orientation to secure my reputation in the class as a perfect student, and to scope out who I would invite to join my study group, which met for the first time on the sunday before classes began.

D-hops wrote:Do not wear a suit.
- if you want to be below median.

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Re: Orientation tips?

Postby chem » Mon Jul 18, 2011 9:00 pm

3 tips

name repetition, personality mirroring, and positive reinforcement with smiles and nods

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Re: Orientation tips?

Postby Richie Tenenbaum » Mon Jul 18, 2011 9:01 pm

northwood wrote:just be yourself.


^This. Unless that would result in this:
Emma. wrote:don't be a dick

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Re: Orientation tips?

Postby dudders » Mon Jul 18, 2011 9:01 pm

teaadntoast wrote:Resist the temptation to hook up with one of your new section-mates.


TCR

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Re: Orientation tips?

Postby Lieut Kaffee » Mon Jul 18, 2011 9:05 pm

Honestly I don't think orientation has any more bearing on your law school social life than it does on your law school grades (in the latter case you rightly pointed out it's zero). Who your friends are is going to be determined naturally at early bar events, in section before and after class, etc. There is literally no reason to give this any thought. Just go through orientation and don't force anything, as that can only make you seem like a tool.

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Re: Orientation tips?

Postby Lieut Kaffee » Mon Jul 18, 2011 9:08 pm

nodummy wrote:(i.e. meet/greet, things to tell, and what to hold back on telling to future classmates/competitors.)

Also, wtf is this. Why would you have the urge to hold anything back? I mean, you should probably "hold back" the following: "Hey my name is XXX and I got here on fully scholarship with a 3.9 from Princeton and a 177"... but that's not to gain a tactical advantage. It's to avoid being a douchebag. If you're wondering if you should hold back what city you're from and what your siblings' names are, you might be paranoid.

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Re: Orientation tips?

Postby Grizz » Mon Jul 18, 2011 9:26 pm

teaadntoast wrote:Resist the temptation to hook up with one of your new section-mates.


Just do it. Show that you are ALPHA.

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Re: Orientation tips?

Postby 071816 » Mon Jul 18, 2011 9:28 pm

If you think orientation will make or break you, then you may have a bigger problem on your hands.

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Re: Orientation tips?

Postby beach_terror » Mon Jul 18, 2011 9:28 pm

rad law wrote:
teaadntoast wrote:Resist the temptation to hook up with one of your new section-mates.


Just do it. Show that you are ALPHA.

Hook up with a girl from each section. Now that's fucking ALPHA

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Re: Orientation tips?

Postby Grizz » Mon Jul 18, 2011 9:29 pm

beach_terror wrote:
rad law wrote:
teaadntoast wrote:Resist the temptation to hook up with one of your new section-mates.


Just do it. Show that you are ALPHA.

Hook up with a girl from each section. Now that's fucking ALPHA


TCR bros

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Re: Orientation tips?

Postby eandy » Mon Jul 18, 2011 9:33 pm

If you are invited out/to do something, do it. People who never hung out quickly got labeled as gunners/arrogant/etc.

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Re: Orientation tips?

Postby scrowell » Mon Jul 18, 2011 9:42 pm

chem wrote:3 tips

name repetition, personality mirroring, and positive reinforcement with smiles and nods

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Re: Orientation tips?

Postby beach_terror » Mon Jul 18, 2011 9:44 pm

eandy wrote:If you are invited out/to do something, do it. People who never hung out quickly got labeled as gunners/arrogant/etc.

I mean yeah, who the fuck doesn't want to make friends. 0Ls these days. I got wasted A LOT during the first month of school.




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