Waking up

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splittermcsplit88
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Waking up

Postby splittermcsplit88 » Wed Sep 26, 2012 1:41 pm

I'm on my second absence regarding the ABA attendance rule. I am horrified right now, don't get me wrong I am HUNGRY for success in law school, I want to do well. But, I slept through my alarm twice, I didn't even get a chance to turn the alarm off my body completely didn't hear it. I'm afraid this will happen again and be dismissed. I'm buying two more alarm clocks, but I am so worried.

Is there an effective way of waking up? I seriously need help.

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Re: Waking up

Postby luthersloan » Wed Sep 26, 2012 1:44 pm

Have any of your Professors actually said anything about the ABA rule? Cause in general no one gives a shit, as long as you are there for the final, you Prof is unlikely to care about attendance.

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Re: Waking up

Postby splittermcsplit88 » Wed Sep 26, 2012 1:48 pm

Well, it's on the syllabus saying we can't miss 15% or 4 classes. Roll sheets are passed around marking our attendance.

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Re: Waking up

Postby swimmer11 » Wed Sep 26, 2012 1:50 pm

That is fucking intense. Where do you go to school?

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Re: Waking up

Postby Bronte » Wed Sep 26, 2012 1:53 pm

splittermcsplit88 wrote:don't get me wrong I am HUNGRY for success in law school


Nice.

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Re: Waking up

Postby Swimp » Wed Sep 26, 2012 1:58 pm

How did you get this far in life without having to wake up in the morning?

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Re: Waking up

Postby 20130312 » Wed Sep 26, 2012 2:05 pm

Swimp wrote:How did you get this far in life without having to wake up in the morning?

Was wondering this as well. Good luck when you have a full time job...

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Re: Waking up

Postby splittermcsplit88 » Wed Sep 26, 2012 2:22 pm

That is what I am wondering too...sigh...

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Re: Waking up

Postby kalvano » Wed Sep 26, 2012 3:12 pm

I have found using the alarm in my iPhone works, as long as I set it to the "NUCLEAR FUCKING ATTACK! DEFCON1! DEFCON1!" noise.


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Re: Waking up

Postby 20130312 » Wed Sep 26, 2012 3:17 pm

kalvano wrote:I have found using the alarm in my iPhone works, as long as I set it to the "NUCLEAR FUCKING ATTACK! DEFCON1! DEFCON1!" noise.

My roommate in college had that one. I wanted to kill him.

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Re: Waking up

Postby thesealocust » Wed Sep 26, 2012 3:40 pm

I set like 5 alarms every morning. Do what you gotta do.

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Re: Waking up

Postby kalvano » Wed Sep 26, 2012 3:44 pm

Or get one of the robot alarms that goes off and moves around, making you get up and chase it.

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Re: Waking up

Postby shredderrrrrr » Wed Sep 26, 2012 3:46 pm

thesealocust wrote:I set like 5 alarms every morning. Do what you gotta do.


I just put my alarm on the other side of the room so I have to get out of bed to shut it off. My only problem is when my alarm starts becoming part of my dream and I sleep through it.

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Re: Waking up

Postby splittermcsplit88 » Wed Sep 26, 2012 4:48 pm

I'm gonna order that sonic boom alarm. If that doesn't do it, oh well fuck everything.

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Re: Waking up

Postby 09042014 » Wed Sep 26, 2012 5:01 pm

I'm not sure there is a class in law school that I haven't missed more than three classes.

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Re: Waking up

Postby rinkrat19 » Wed Sep 26, 2012 5:12 pm

The ABA wrote:304(b) A law school shall require, as a condition for graduation, successful completion of a course of
study in residence of not fewer than 58,000 minutes of instruction time, except as otherwise
provided. At least 45,000 of these minutes shall be by attendance in regularly scheduled class
sessions at the law school.

304(d) A law school shall require regular and punctual class attendance.

Interpretation 304-6
A law school shall demonstrate that it has adopted and enforces policies insuring that individual students
satisfy the requirements of this Standard, including the implementation of policies relating to class
scheduling, attendance, and limitation on employment.

Obviously the school can treat you like a 2nd grader if they want, but two absences ain't no ABA rule.

And welcome to the grown-up world, where we have to wake up before noon. Get used to it.
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Re: Waking up

Postby JoeFish » Wed Sep 26, 2012 5:12 pm

Desert Fox wrote:I'm not sure there is a class in law school that I haven't missed more than three twelve classes.

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Re: Waking up

Postby Icculus » Wed Sep 26, 2012 5:14 pm

JoeFish wrote:
Desert Fox wrote:I'm not sure there is a class in law school that I haven't missed more than three twelve classes.


But my profs never took attendance.

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Re: Waking up

Postby tim.janitor » Wed Sep 26, 2012 5:25 pm

Icculus wrote:
JoeFish wrote:
Desert Fox wrote:I'm not sure there is a class in law school that I haven't missed more than three twelve classes.


But my profs never took attendance.


Go to a T14. No attendance taken. The people with the highest grades never go to class.

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Re: Waking up

Postby Klinklang » Wed Sep 26, 2012 6:08 pm

Smartphone, duh. Set alarms to go off every two minutes at max volume.

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Re: Waking up

Postby OneMoreLawHopeful » Wed Sep 26, 2012 6:45 pm

This seems unnecessarily intense. I have to miss at least an entire day's worth of classes just by travelling to a Moot Court competition (and more like 2 entire days' worth for competitions on the other coast). Coupled with the TON of class I had to miss in order to do CBs, I'd be totally screwed if attendance was taken.

But the thing is, none of my professors care (I've written them emails and heard back, so I'm certain they don't care), and attendance is only ever taken on the first day (for add/drop period purposes).

Where do you go to school that 2 absences has you so scared?

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Re: Waking up

Postby Watermelon Man » Wed Sep 26, 2012 6:52 pm

What time do practicing lawyers get to work?

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Re: Waking up

Postby goaheadualright » Wed Sep 26, 2012 6:53 pm

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Re: Waking up

Postby 09042014 » Wed Sep 26, 2012 6:55 pm

Watermelon Man wrote:What time do practicing lawyers get to work?


In DC like 9 AM is decently early to on time. I don't think anyone would care if you weren't there by 9:30. 10 is probably pushing it.




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