Beneficial/resourceful on campus clubs to join as a 1L?

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Beneficial/resourceful on campus clubs to join as a 1L?

Postby nmg5211 » Wed Aug 29, 2012 7:58 pm

In one of the TLS "key to success in law school" threads I read the poster mentioned one of the benefits of joining school organizations first year is that they often have outline banks for members to post their old outlines.

Hope this isn't a dumb question, but what types of clubs are most beneficial in this respect? Or good for other resources like networking? While I obviously would join a club for the solidarity and social aspects, I just want to make sure I join the most practical one seeing as time is precious here...

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Re: Beneficial/resourceful on campus clubs to join as a 1L?

Postby Gorki » Wed Aug 29, 2012 8:04 pm

nmg5211 wrote:In one of the TLS "key to success in law school" threads I read the poster mentioned one of the benefits of joining school organizations first year is that they often have outline banks for members to post their old outlines.

Hope this isn't a dumb question, but what types of clubs are most beneficial in this respect? Or good for other resources like networking? While I obviously would join a club for the solidarity and social aspects, I just want to make sure I join the most practical one seeing as time is precious here...

Latin societies, on my campus

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Re: Beneficial/resourceful on campus clubs to join as a 1L?

Postby bk1 » Wed Aug 29, 2012 8:27 pm

There is no one club that's going to have the key to everything. Many of them have outline banks of varying usefulness. This will vary from school to school and club to club, as well as depend upon which professors you actually have. The truth is that most good outlines are floating around anyways and you don't need club access to get them (and you can often get access from a friend you know in the club if you really want to see what they have).

Go to clubs for free lunch. That's about it.

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Postby fw8014 » Thu Aug 30, 2012 9:11 pm

At my school, you can join, by which I mean sign up for mailing lists of, as many clubs as you want and you'll often get the info to the outline bank e-mailed to you. The only one I've found to be remotely helpful was the PDP outline bank, and that's invite-only after 1st semester grades are released. All the other good outlines were circulated amongst my 1L friends once the exam prep began in earnest.

My advice is to pursue extracurricular activities that offer clinical experience (e.g. uncontested matrimonials), especially if you've never had any real work experience. Employers like to see pro bono work. A lot of bigger firms use SAs to ramp up their pro bono billing and most of the matters are family court related. I had a lot of good legal WE prior to LS, and you'd be surprised how many questions I received about my 1L pro bono work over any of that. The partner who hired me for my 1L securities law SA position spent 60% of our interview asking me about my pro bono extracurricular activities. Additionally, I love doing pro bono work because I will almost inevitably end up working for far less deserving clients. It's also a good balance to your LS education, especially if your school is very theory-oriented.

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Re: Beneficial/resourceful on campus clubs to join as a 1L?

Postby gaud » Thu Aug 30, 2012 9:13 pm

bk1 wrote:Go to clubs for free lunch. That's about it.


This is what I have learned to do.

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Re: Beneficial/resourceful on campus clubs to join as a 1L?

Postby Scotusnerd » Thu Aug 30, 2012 9:48 pm

1L here. Here's the prevailing wisdom at my school:

Make your contacts at bars. Get your outlines in the hallways (from 2Ls). Get your lunches from mandatory meetings and club meetings.

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Re: Beneficial/resourceful on campus clubs to join as a 1L?

Postby 071816 » Thu Aug 30, 2012 9:53 pm

bk1 wrote:Go to clubs for free lunch. That's about it.

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Re: Beneficial/resourceful on campus clubs to join as a 1L?

Postby monkey85 » Thu Aug 30, 2012 9:57 pm

Scotusnerd wrote:Make your contacts at bars. Get your outlines in the hallways (from 2Ls). Get your lunches from mandatory meetings and club meetings.


This is solid advice.

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Re: Beneficial/resourceful on campus clubs to join as a 1L?

Postby rad lulz » Thu Aug 30, 2012 10:10 pm

AA

Or just do Order of the Coif, bro.

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Re: Beneficial/resourceful on campus clubs to join as a 1L?

Postby Borg » Thu Aug 30, 2012 10:22 pm

rad lulz wrote:AA

Or just do Order of the Coif, bro.


Sorry on behalf of this unhelpful and unfunny douche. ACS and FedSoc had some outlines floating around my 1L year, maybe start there.

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Re: Beneficial/resourceful on campus clubs to join as a 1L?

Postby gaud » Thu Aug 30, 2012 10:26 pm

Borg wrote:
rad lulz wrote:AA

Or just do Order of the Coif, bro.


Sorry on behalf of this unhelpful and unfunny douche. ACS and FedSoc had some outlines floating around my 1L year, maybe start there.


If you think about it, his answers are legit.

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Re: Beneficial/resourceful on campus clubs to join as a 1L?

Postby Borg » Thu Aug 30, 2012 10:42 pm

gaud wrote:
Borg wrote:
rad lulz wrote:AA

Or just do Order of the Coif, bro.


Sorry on behalf of this unhelpful and unfunny douche. ACS and FedSoc had some outlines floating around my 1L year, maybe start there.


If you think about it, his answers are legit.


In what universe? He has thousands of posts and somehow almost all of them are trolling.

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Re: Beneficial/resourceful on campus clubs to join as a 1L?

Postby ilovesf » Thu Aug 30, 2012 10:44 pm

All of the clubs here have outline banks that are accessible online. Just google it. I think clubs are pretty useless and lame. Make friends with your TAs because they probably did well and will be more than happy to share.

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Re: Beneficial/resourceful on campus clubs to join as a 1L?

Postby bk1 » Thu Aug 30, 2012 11:23 pm

Borg wrote:In what universe? He has thousands of posts and somehow almost all of them are trolling.

You seem upset.

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Re: Beneficial/resourceful on campus clubs to join as a 1L?

Postby Borg » Fri Aug 31, 2012 12:07 am

bk1 wrote:
Borg wrote:In what universe? He has thousands of posts and somehow almost all of them are trolling.

You seem upset.

No, just calmly pointing out a douche.

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Re: Beneficial/resourceful on campus clubs to join as a 1L?

Postby LazinessPerSe » Fri Aug 31, 2012 1:38 am

bk1 wrote:Go to clubs for free lunch. That's about it.


TITCR

No employer cares how many Glee clubs you joined in law school.

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Re: Beneficial/resourceful on campus clubs to join as a 1L?

Postby UnamSanctam » Sun Sep 02, 2012 9:17 pm

Borg wrote:
bk1 wrote:
Borg wrote:In what universe? He has thousands of posts and somehow almost all of them are trolling.

You seem upset.

No, just calmly pointing out a douche.


TSO BRAVE.

OP, get signed up for emails from every group that won't make you feel weird for getting their emails. Use these groups as a way to save on food costs (and join enough so you can have a menu to choose from). Profit.




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