jbc7 wrote: Absurd wrote:
johansantana21 wrote:Mostly because no one is dumb enough to do that little work 1L year.
Oh, 1L I still went to about half my classes, more or less, depending on the professor/time of day (prob only 1/4 or so of the really shitty/early ones). Finished 1L in the top 5%.
I didn't start seriously skipping until 2L.
This guy is full of shit
No he's not. I studied a lot, A LOT, the last 6 weeks of the semester. But, I missed a lot of class (to study or work on my brief), didn't ever read the casebook (used supplements and the casebook table of contents + syllabus to guide supplement study), and just e-mailed teachers when I had questions, which I think is a much better way to actually get information.
Rarely do you get a professor who's class is actually productive - I had one last semester and I have one this semester. I go to them. If I miss any of the others, then no matter what, I was doing something more productive - even if I just slept in.
Other than learning what your teacher likes to see on his exams in terms of style, technique, format, etc., what he thinks doesn't really matter as much as people on this forum say. That is, the "teacher's wording" isn't critical, at least it wasn't for me, for the 1L doctrinal classes. The law is the law. As long as you are using the write format/style for that teacher, and have the law correct, you're okay. Just because your teacher likes to use the terms "formal" and "functional" for the two separation of powers arguments doesn't mean you won't get credit if you write "textual" and "structural" (or whatever).