Take gunnerish 2L courses with an offer in hand?

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nymario
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Take gunnerish 2L courses with an offer in hand?

Postby nymario » Sun Aug 21, 2011 3:22 am

Fed Courts/Conflicts etc...

Pros:
1) Half of the exec board of Law Review are there, and if you can be smart without being a douche (presumably possible if you've got the offer in hand, amirite?) then you're making a favorable impression for board elections.

2) The classes are gunnerish for a reason -- they're good for clerkship applications, if the cons don't get to you

3) You get to see where you stand against the best in the school - and you crushed it

Cons:
1) might put a dent in your summa campaign

2) might put a dent in your clerkship campaign

3) You get to see where you stand against the best in the school - and you were a massive pile of fail

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Re: Take gunnerish 2L courses with an offer in hand?

Postby 20160810 » Tue Aug 23, 2011 2:48 am

No No No No No No No No No No aaaaaand No.

2L is the year to load up on fluffy uncurved shit like "art law" and "organic lentils and the law: a seminar." Seriously. The only bar courses I took the whole year were conlaw 2 and evidence. The rest was uncurved. And I raised my GPA like crazy and then applied for clerkships.

Get a firm offer, then get a clerkship, then take hard classes.




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