1Ls: What are you going to do differently next semester?

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Re: 1Ls: What are you going to do differently next semester?

Postby FeelTheHeat » Tue Dec 27, 2011 8:17 pm

Drink more

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Re: 1Ls: What are you going to do differently next semester?

Postby Antrim » Tue Dec 27, 2011 8:20 pm

paulinaporizkova wrote:MOAR DRINKING

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Re: 1Ls: What are you going to do differently next semester?

Postby Antrim » Tue Dec 27, 2011 8:25 pm

Nightrunner wrote:
Antrim wrote:
paulinaporizkova wrote:MOAR DRINKING

I find it hard to believe that a human body could take moar drinking.


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Re: 1Ls: What are you going to do differently next semester?

Postby shoeshine » Tue Dec 27, 2011 8:27 pm

Less practice tests. I was so burned out by the time the tests came. I will also focus more on possible policy questions.

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Re: 1Ls: What are you going to do differently next semester?

Postby CactusPuppy » Tue Dec 27, 2011 8:50 pm

SchopenhauerFTW wrote:No more briefs.

Outline outline outline.


Ya. Briefs are useless. Stopped doing briefs a month in.

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Re: 1Ls: What are you going to do differently next semester?

Postby quixotical » Tue Dec 27, 2011 9:15 pm

CactusPuppy wrote:
SchopenhauerFTW wrote:No more briefs.

Outline outline outline.


Ya. Briefs are useless. Stopped doing briefs a month in.


I'm so glad I never bothered to write a single brief... at first it felt weird since everyone else was spending hours on them, but I think it worked out for the better (although, not having received most of my grades, I'll leave that statement open for revision).

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Re: 1Ls: What are you going to do differently next semester?

Postby merc280 » Tue Dec 27, 2011 9:55 pm

quixotical wrote:
CactusPuppy wrote:
SchopenhauerFTW wrote:No more briefs.

Outline outline outline.


Ya. Briefs are useless. Stopped doing briefs a month in.


I'm so glad I never bothered to write a single brief... at first it felt weird since everyone else was spending hours on them, but I think it worked out for the better (although, not having received most of my grades, I'll leave that statement open for revision).



I didnt write a single brief and I still feel like I might have missed out and possibly have a lower grade because of it. Although for next semester im going to take detailed notes before class, and only add a little while in class.

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Re: 1Ls: What are you going to do differently next semester?

Postby jessuf » Tue Dec 27, 2011 11:18 pm

-read pre-written briefs instead of the cases
-only read footnotes in the casebooks
-start outlining earlier
-supplement confusing material as i go instead of teaching it to myself right before exams
-work ahead?? will probably fail at this
-work out more
-drink more
-shop less on amazon during study breaks
-take more practice exams
-start LRW papers earlier

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Re: 1Ls: What are you going to do differently next semester?

Postby Redzo » Tue Dec 27, 2011 11:22 pm

NYC Law wrote:Do less for the first couple months and not stress over not doing anything aside from keeping up with the reading.
Though I would like to actually make my own outlines as I go, but we'll see if that actually happens.


This! Assuming that I am satisfied with my grades.

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Re: 1Ls: What are you going to do differently next semester?

Postby TheFutureLawyer » Tue Dec 27, 2011 11:34 pm

E&Es/Hornbooks.
Outline as I go.
Finish reading for all classes 4 weeks before exams.
3-4 weeks before exams: memorize/understand all the material.
2-1 weeks before exams: practice exams.

And still need to get my type speed up. Way up.

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Re: 1Ls: What are you going to do differently next semester?

Postby Bildungsroman » Tue Dec 27, 2011 11:37 pm

Gun more + learn to type faster.

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Re: 1Ls: What are you going to do differently next semester?

Postby TheFutureLawyer » Tue Dec 27, 2011 11:38 pm

Bildungsroman wrote:Gun more + learn to type faster.


lol, this is my summary.

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Re: 1Ls: What are you going to do differently next semester?

Postby MattThiessen » Tue Dec 27, 2011 11:50 pm

Get cozier with all of my professors and convince them to give me the exams and model answers ahead of time.

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Re: 1Ls: What are you going to do differently next semester?

Postby cinephile » Tue Dec 27, 2011 11:51 pm

Meet people outside of law school.

Even though I don't have grades back yet, I think I'd address exams differently. If a professor really stressed something all semester and it doesn't seem like there's a question on that topic on the exam, I should try to force it and find a way to fit it into an essay. Maybe not, though.

Also, stop buying coffee at the law school.

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Re: 1Ls: What are you going to do differently next semester?

Postby sparty99 » Tue Dec 27, 2011 11:54 pm

(1) Drink, socialize, and play sports more. Studying 8 hours a day is not what gets you a good grade in law school
(2) Outline from day one
(3) No more facebook between classes. Use that time to outline the cases that were just discussed in class. Use the night to read E&E.
(4) Skip more
(5) Go to office hours once every other week
(6) Look at practice exams at the beginning, middle, and end of the semester
(7) Read old outlines at the beginning, middle, and end of the semester

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Re: 1Ls: What are you going to do differently next semester?

Postby D'Angelo » Tue Dec 27, 2011 11:55 pm

cinephile wrote:Meet people outside of law school.

this mostly! the people are actually not that bad but there is not a large social circle...

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Re: 1Ls: What are you going to do differently next semester?

Postby merc280 » Wed Dec 28, 2011 12:04 am

Also do away with the computer completely, unless its for typing up my notes at night, but I've decided to do everything on paper next semester.

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Re: 1Ls: What are you going to do differently next semester?

Postby Dany » Wed Dec 28, 2011 12:09 am

cinephile wrote:Meet people outside of law school.

God, this.

I hate law students. I need to figure out where to meet non-law student friends.

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Re: 1Ls: What are you going to do differently next semester?

Postby CactusPuppy » Wed Dec 28, 2011 12:21 am

Jessuf wrote:-read pre-written briefs instead of the cases
-only read footnotes in the casebooks
-start outlining earlier
-supplement confusing material as i go instead of teaching it to myself right before exams
-work ahead?? will probably fail at this
-work out more
-drink more
-shop less on amazon during study breaks
-take more practice exams
-start LRW papers earlier


sums up my strategy

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Re: 1Ls: What are you going to do differently next semester?

Postby CactusPuppy » Wed Dec 28, 2011 12:24 am

Dany wrote:
cinephile wrote:Meet people outside of law school.

God, this.

I hate law students. I need to figure out where to meet non-law student friends.



I'm the opposite. I love my classmates and I love going out with them. I get irritated when I talk with non-lawyers about anything substantive.

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Re: 1Ls: What are you going to do differently next semester?

Postby D'Angelo » Wed Dec 28, 2011 12:26 am

CactusPuppy wrote:
Dany wrote:
cinephile wrote:Meet people outside of law school.

God, this.

I hate law students. I need to figure out where to meet non-law student friends.



I'm the opposite. I love my classmates and I love going out with them. I get irritated when I talk with non-lawyers about anything substantive.

if you look in the dictionary under "talking past each other"...

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Re: 1Ls: What are you going to do differently next semester?

Postby MrPapagiorgio » Wed Dec 28, 2011 12:42 am

Dany wrote:
cinephile wrote:Meet people outside of law school.

God, this.

I hate law students.

Considering that this seems to be the consensus, I am wondering if I am just lucky with the friends I've made or something about TLS is self-selecting towards hating their own kind. I really like going out or just chilling with most of my classmates. Most are pretty cool people (save for the few obligatory douches).

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Re: 1Ls: What are you going to do differently next semester?

Postby cinephile » Wed Dec 28, 2011 12:47 am

Dany wrote:
cinephile wrote:Meet people outside of law school.

God, this.

I hate law students. I need to figure out where to meet non-law student friends.


I'm not religious, but I've decided to join a church. That's a good way to feel like part of a community. Also hoping to meet people by joining a jogging group.

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Re: 1Ls: What are you going to do differently next semester?

Postby ahduth » Wed Dec 28, 2011 12:51 am

cinephile wrote:
Dany wrote:
cinephile wrote:Meet people outside of law school.

God, this.

I hate law students. I need to figure out where to meet non-law student friends.


I'm not religious, but I've decided to join a church. That's a good way to feel like part of a community. Also hoping to meet people by joining a jogging group.


Hmm. That could be a good call - I bet there are some sweet cults in NYC...

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Re: 1Ls: What are you going to do differently next semester?

Postby buchy2009 » Wed Dec 28, 2011 12:54 am

MrPapagiorgio wrote:
Dany wrote:
cinephile wrote:Meet people outside of law school.

God, this.

I hate law students.

Considering that this seems to be the consensus, I am wondering if I am just lucky with the friends I've made or something about TLS is self-selecting towards hating their own kind. I really like going out or just chilling with most of my classmates. Most are pretty cool people (save for the few obligatory douches).


I feel somewhere in between. I like many of the people in my class, but I feel like when they go out, they go really lame places. I'm going to try to find people that like to do things other than go to bars with 80% 18-21 year old undergrads.




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