2L. No motivation

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Re: 2L. No motivation

Postby snowpeach06 » Wed Feb 08, 2012 11:35 am

My journal did away with the one position I was interested in. This leaves my options as: run for EIC (even though I don't care about the journal - and don't really want to do this minus that it looks good on a resume), quit the journal (which looks bad on a resume), be stuck footnoting as a 3L (I think I'd kill myself) or run for comment editor (i like writing, comments are only 10 pages right? But, at my journal this also involves reading the write-on submissions over the summer, which I really don't want to do. I don't think I could pick among equally good papers, or be able to tell if someone is good at footnoting.) Thoughts?

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Re: 2L. No motivation

Postby romothesavior » Wed Feb 08, 2012 11:43 am

I was dinged for an ed board position (our 3Ls pick). Would have been nice to get something, but I'm honestly not that upset, because now I have less work. I wasn't even going to run initially, but decided to do it at the last minute. My love and interest for LR is roughly equal to zero, so it probably works out for all parties involved.

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Re: 2L. No motivation

Postby keg411 » Wed Feb 08, 2012 11:51 am

I got an e-board position. Get to plan an event rather than cite-check/edit. Of course, I'm pretty sure I also got the position because basically no one else wanted it :lol:. Though I kind of don't get why, since I get to network with firms/practitioners and professors rather than sit and cite check all day.

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Re: 2L. No motivation

Postby snowpeach06 » Wed Feb 08, 2012 11:53 am

keg411 wrote:I got an e-board position. Get to plan an event rather than cite-check/edit. Of course, I'm pretty sure I also got the position because basically no one else wanted it :lol:. Though I kind of don't get why, since I get to network with firms/practitioners and professors rather than sit and cite check all day.

This is the job I wanted. I love planning stuff. Stupid journal for combining it with production editor (aka, the tech person).

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Re: 2L. No motivation

Postby TTH » Wed Feb 08, 2012 12:18 pm

I thought about symposium editor, but on our Journal, so much of their work is back-ended and I can't imagine wanting to put in that kind of time toward the end of my third year. Also, managing the egos of all those faculty members sounds hellish.

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Re: 2L. No motivation

Postby Grizz » Wed Feb 08, 2012 12:53 pm

Yeah I want symposium/planning. But I walk into the interview and they asked me to consider cites bc apparently I'm really good at them. I tried to tell them in the nicest way possible that I hate them. I did say they I have no passion for academic legal writing. Hopefully that pushes me over the edge into NOT citations.

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Re: 2L. No motivation

Postby keg411 » Wed Feb 08, 2012 8:04 pm

TTH wrote:I thought about symposium editor, but on our Journal, so much of their work is back-ended and I can't imagine wanting to put in that kind of time toward the end of my third year. Also, managing the egos of all those faculty members sounds hellish.


I worked in advertising for years -- believe me when I say I think/hope I can do okay dealing w/egos :lol:.

Also, our Symposium is in the Fall, so I can pretty much sleep the back half of 3L year. Of course, it probably means I have to do stuff over the summer... but whatever. Still better then cites.

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Re: 2L. No motivation

Postby BarbellDreams » Thu Feb 09, 2012 11:48 am

snowpeach06 wrote:My journal did away with the one position I was interested in. This leaves my options as: run for EIC (even though I don't care about the journal - and don't really want to do this minus that it looks good on a resume), quit the journal (which looks bad on a resume), be stuck footnoting as a 3L (I think I'd kill myself) or run for comment editor (i like writing, comments are only 10 pages right? But, at my journal this also involves reading the write-on submissions over the summer, which I really don't want to do. I don't think I could pick among equally good papers, or be able to tell if someone is good at footnoting.) Thoughts?


You've got a full year in so I don't see what the problem is. I plan on doing away with mine after this year is over, that way I have the full year, I am in the journal's 2011-2012 edition, and its on my resume for life.

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Re: 2L. No motivation

Postby traehekat » Wed Mar 07, 2012 12:47 pm

Final draft of comment due on Friday, so bumping this thread seemed appropriate.

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Re: 2L. No motivation

Postby TTH » Wed Mar 07, 2012 11:43 pm

traehekat wrote:Final draft of comment due on Friday, so bumping this thread seemed appropriate.


Yep. Sat down at my desk like three hours to work on it. I've typed a paragraph. Sigh.

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Re: 2L. No motivation

Postby leobowski » Thu Mar 08, 2012 1:25 am

romothesavior wrote:I was dinged for an ed board position (our 3Ls pick). Would have been nice to get something, but I'm honestly not that upset, because now I have less work. I wasn't even going to run initially, but decided to do it at the last minute. My love and interest for LR is roughly equal to zero, so it probably works out for all parties involved.



You will be loving this turn of events come 3L year, especially if you have a job hooked up.

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Re: 2L. No motivation

Postby rad lulz » Sun Apr 08, 2012 8:26 pm

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Re: 2L. No motivation

Postby 09042014 » Sun Apr 08, 2012 8:28 pm

I have an early final on friday. WTF.

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Re: 2L. No motivation

Postby rad lulz » Sun Apr 08, 2012 8:28 pm

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Re: 2L. No motivation

Postby 09042014 » Sun Apr 08, 2012 8:31 pm

rad lulz wrote:
Desert Fox wrote:I have an early final on friday. WTF.

U gonna be ready?


Nope. Closed book, no outline. Fuck'd hard core.

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Re: 2L. No motivation

Postby rad lulz » Sun Apr 08, 2012 8:33 pm

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Re: 2L. No motivation

Postby 09042014 » Sun Apr 08, 2012 8:36 pm

rad lulz wrote:
Desert Fox wrote:
rad lulz wrote:
Desert Fox wrote:I have an early final on friday. WTF.

U gonna be ready?


Nope. Closed book, no outline. Fuck'd hard core.

The perks of being JOBSECURE.


Gotta fear the no offer.

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Re: 2L. No motivation

Postby rad lulz » Sun Apr 08, 2012 8:37 pm

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Re: 2L. No motivation

Postby traehekat » Sun Apr 08, 2012 8:54 pm

No clue what I was thinking taking 5 substantive classes. I sure hope you can learn everything you need to know for Ethics in 2-3 days.

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Re: 2L. No motivation

Postby Geist13 » Sun Apr 08, 2012 8:59 pm

traehekat wrote:No clue what I was thinking taking 5 substantive classes. I sure hope you can learn everything you need to know for Ethics in 2-3 days.


I did. Forget the outline, just use note cards for the rules and stick in any other relevant information onto the notecards

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Re: 2L. No motivation

Postby Pretzel_Logic » Sun Apr 08, 2012 9:22 pm

traehekat wrote:No clue what I was thinking taking 5 substantive classes. I sure hope you can learn everything you need to know for Ethics in 2-3 days.


Wow, are we the same person?

I'm planning on using the BarBri video for the MPRE. I don't know any other way to tackle this class.

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Re: 2L. No motivation

Postby keg411 » Sun Apr 08, 2012 9:39 pm

Pretzel_Logic wrote:
traehekat wrote:No clue what I was thinking taking 5 substantive classes. I sure hope you can learn everything you need to know for Ethics in 2-3 days.


Wow, are we the same person?

I'm planning on using the BarBri video for the MPRE. I don't know any other way to tackle this class.


Try to get your hands on a BarBri MPRE book and just outline that. It pretty much has everything spelled out.

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Re: 2L. No motivation

Postby Pretzel_Logic » Sun Apr 08, 2012 9:51 pm

I picked that up last week. That's probably my last exam and so it's unfortunately getting put to the side for now, but the general consensus is that book is a lifesaver.

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Re: 2L. No motivation

Postby snowpeach06 » Sun Apr 08, 2012 10:04 pm

Failboating really hardcore at getting ready for finals. I still have two papers to do before I start outlining, and neither are done. My first final is the 30th.

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Re: 2L. No motivation

Postby traehekat » Sun Apr 08, 2012 10:23 pm

keg411 wrote:
Pretzel_Logic wrote:
traehekat wrote:No clue what I was thinking taking 5 substantive classes. I sure hope you can learn everything you need to know for Ethics in 2-3 days.


Wow, are we the same person?

I'm planning on using the BarBri video for the MPRE. I don't know any other way to tackle this class.


Try to get your hands on a BarBri MPRE book and just outline that. It pretty much has everything spelled out.


Will definitely check out the BarBri MPRE materials, thanks guys.

Man, I've literally done like NOTHING all semester. I took all substantive classes thinking I was able to get away doing absolutely nothing in BA last semester until a week before the final and I did fine, so I should be able to repeat that "effort" 5 more times this semester. Didn't exactly realize that this would also require me beginning my "effort" 5 times earlier than I did last semester. Doesn't help that I have seemed to develop a moral apprehension or something to going to class.




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