Orientation tips?

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nodummy
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Re: Orientation tips?

Postby nodummy » Mon Jul 18, 2011 9:47 pm

beach_terror wrote:
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.


If you're a bit older, live off-campus with your wife/gf, or a recovering alcoholic should you feel bad about declining to attend these events?

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zanda
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Re: Orientation tips?

Postby zanda » Mon Jul 18, 2011 9:49 pm

1. Show up
2. Get drunk
3. Don't get too drunk
4. Don't hook up with sectionmate
5. Don't mention your LSAT score
6. Don't talk about law school grades despite not having started
7. Be friendly

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eandy
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Re: Orientation tips?

Postby eandy » Mon Jul 18, 2011 9:50 pm

nodummy wrote:
beach_terror wrote:
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.


If you're a bit older, live off-campus with your wife/gf, or a recovering alcoholic should you feel bad about declining to attend these events?

Go out with your wife have a club soda or two, go home. It is more visible effort to be friendly than getting drunk.

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Re: Orientation tips?

Postby Lieut Kaffee » Mon Jul 18, 2011 9:51 pm

zanda wrote:1. Show up
2. Get drunk
3. Don't get too drunk
4. Don't hook up with sectionmate
5. Don't mention your LSAT score
6. Don't talk about law school grades despite not having started
7. Be friendly

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Re: Orientation tips?

Postby lawgod » Mon Jul 18, 2011 9:51 pm

zanda wrote:5. Don't mention your LSAT score


Then how do you decide who to invite to your study group?

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Re: Orientation tips?

Postby kapital98 » Mon Jul 18, 2011 9:53 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


THANK YOU!!! :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Re: Orientation tips?

Postby Hannibal » Mon Jul 18, 2011 9:53 pm

D-hops wrote:Do not wear a suit.


There are some (<__<) schools where they explicitly label it as formal.

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Re: Orientation tips?

Postby ran12 » Mon Jul 18, 2011 9:54 pm

lawgod wrote:
zanda wrote:5. Don't mention your LSAT score


Then how do you decide who to invite to your study group?


You'll have to hack the admissions database and find out the scores that way. How can you believe the scores people tell you?

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Re: Orientation tips?

Postby lawgod » Mon Jul 18, 2011 9:55 pm

ran12 wrote:
lawgod wrote:
zanda wrote:5. Don't mention your LSAT score


Then how do you decide who to invite to your study group?


You'll have to hack the admissions database and find out the scores that way. How can you believe the scores people tell you?


I can tell if they're lying. I have very good people skills.

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Re: Orientation tips?

Postby Kilpatrick » Mon Jul 18, 2011 10:01 pm

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Re: Orientation tips?

Postby lawgod » Mon Jul 18, 2011 10:03 pm

Kilpatrick wrote:Don't announce to everyone in your section that you are smarter than them


Of course not. Subtly make it obvious.

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Re: Orientation tips?

Postby AreJay711 » Mon Jul 18, 2011 10:04 pm

The OP is already over-thinking it.

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Re: Orientation tips?

Postby scrowell » Mon Jul 18, 2011 10:05 pm

lawgod wrote:
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.


This is my plan, glad to hear it's tried and true.

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Re: Orientation tips?

Postby Grizz » Mon Jul 18, 2011 10:08 pm

Drop out before you have to take out teh soul crushing loanz.

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Re: Orientation tips?

Postby lawgod » Mon Jul 18, 2011 10:11 pm

I also spoke with a British accent for the first month. It's very distinguished.

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Re: Orientation tips?

Postby Bless » Mon Jul 18, 2011 11:19 pm

Ask everyone what they got on their LSAT.

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Re: Orientation tips?

Postby northwood » Mon Jul 18, 2011 11:20 pm

dont be the first- or most obvious drunk

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Re: Orientation tips?

Postby FeelTheHeat » Mon Jul 18, 2011 11:21 pm

Bless wrote:Ask everyone what they got on their LSAT.

:lol:

Also be sure to mention the offers you passed up.

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Re: Orientation tips?

Postby TheFactor » Mon Jul 18, 2011 11:29 pm

Conflicting advice ITT.

Hook up with section mates or no?

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Re: Orientation tips?

Postby eandy » Mon Jul 18, 2011 11:29 pm

TheFactor wrote:Conflicting advice ITT.

Hook up with section mates or no?

Sure. Makes you relevant.

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Re: Orientation tips?

Postby FeelTheHeat » Mon Jul 18, 2011 11:31 pm

eandy wrote:
TheFactor wrote:Conflicting advice ITT.

Hook up with section mates or no?

Sure. Makes you relevant.


I'm letting TLS do that for me :roll:

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Re: Orientation tips?

Postby TheFactor » Mon Jul 18, 2011 11:32 pm

eandy wrote:
TheFactor wrote:Conflicting advice ITT.

Hook up with section mates or no?

Sure. Makes you relevant.

One and done or once-a-week booty call?

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Re: Orientation tips?

Postby emorystud2010 » Mon Jul 18, 2011 11:33 pm

Dude. just do whatever. nobody remembers orientation. just have fun and enjoy getting to know ur classmates. I wouldn't recommend hooking up with a sectionmate, but if u do, just keep it to urself.

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eandy
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Re: Orientation tips?

Postby eandy » Mon Jul 18, 2011 11:33 pm

TheFactor wrote:
eandy wrote:
TheFactor wrote:Conflicting advice ITT.

Hook up with section mates or no?

Sure. Makes you relevant.

One and done or once-a-week booty call?

One and done. Wham, bam, make me a sandwich m'am. GTFO.

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Re: Orientation tips?

Postby northwood » Mon Jul 18, 2011 11:34 pm

if it makes you happy- who cares if it ends up being a good or bad idea




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