TheSeaLocust's 1L Anxiety Meditation Retreat & Spa

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Re: TheSeaLocust's 1L Anxiety Meditation Retreat & Spa

Postby Leonardo DiCaprio » Sat Aug 29, 2015 5:47 pm

i needed this thread

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Re: TheSeaLocust's 1L Anxiety Meditation Retreat & Spa

Postby thesealocust » Sat Aug 29, 2015 7:32 pm

ManoftheHour wrote:I was not myself during my CB. I'm so disappointed in myself. I let the pressure get to me. I was so aggressive to get my questions through instead of relaxing and making good conversation like I normally do during interviews. I let all the disappointments from the dings during the screens get to me. What the hell is wrong with me? I got the CB, should have just relaxed and do the same thing again. Interviewed with the same people too. My rejection letter will probably be sent by the secretary next week. The Vale of Tears looms.

I suck.


You do not suck, OCI sucks. It's a horrible mindgame and it gets to everyone. As has already been said, everyone remembers their worst moments, and no interview is ever perfect and casual. It's common to have nerves like these.

And even if this one doesn't work out, there's still time - a number of my friends who landed biglaw gigs got them by continuing the hustle throughout the fall semester. You'll get better at interviewing as you get more practice under your belt too, if only because it will become less intimidating.

Hang in there!

smaug wrote:applying to be a spinning pink elephant w/ a beer filled with joy and granting reassurance. Here is a sample of my work product:
Shhh babby and no-longer-babby 1Ls

we love you

it will all be OK


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Re: TheSeaLocust's 1L Anxiety Meditation Retreat & Spa

Postby Leonardo DiCaprio » Sat Aug 29, 2015 7:40 pm

thesealocust, are you still doing your tutoring service this year?

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Postby thesealocust » Sat Aug 29, 2015 7:49 pm

I am! But this thread is for soothing, not strategizing or advertising.

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Re: TheSeaLocust's 1L Anxiety Meditation Retreat & Spa

Postby Yeezus » Wed Sep 09, 2015 9:32 pm

This thread has helped me maintain my sanity for now.

Civ Pro never fails to make me feel like Simple Jack. I'm close to the point where I give up on the reading and pray that Freer will save me.

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Postby Trippel » Wed Sep 09, 2015 9:36 pm

Yeezus wrote:This thread has helped me maintain my sanity for now.

Civ Pro never fails to make me feel like Simple Jack. I'm close to the point where I give up on the reading and pray that Freer will save me.


Keep up on the reading. But Freer can save :)

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Postby chuckbass » Wed Sep 09, 2015 10:14 pm

Trippel wrote:
Yeezus wrote:This thread has helped me maintain my sanity for now.

Civ Pro never fails to make me feel like Simple Jack. I'm close to the point where I give up on the reading and pray that Freer will save me.


Keep up on the reading. But Freer can save :)

Yeah Freer saved me in that class, so there is definitely hope!

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Re: TheSeaLocust's 1L Anxiety Meditation Retreat & Spa

Postby ManoftheHour » Wed Sep 09, 2015 10:34 pm

Trippel wrote:
Yeezus wrote:This thread has helped me maintain my sanity for now.

Civ Pro never fails to make me feel like Simple Jack. I'm close to the point where I give up on the reading and pray that Freer will save me.


Keep up on the reading. But Freer can save :)

I love your avatar. I was just replaying that game.

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Re: TheSeaLocust's 1L Anxiety Meditation Retreat & Spa

Postby Yeezus » Wed Sep 09, 2015 11:09 pm

ManoftheHour wrote:
Trippel wrote:
Yeezus wrote:This thread has helped me maintain my sanity for now.

Civ Pro never fails to make me feel like Simple Jack. I'm close to the point where I give up on the reading and pray that Freer will save me.


Keep up on the reading. But Freer can save :)

I love your avatar. I was just replaying that game.


Thanks, I felt like it was a perfect representation of how I've been feeling as a 1L haha. I shall continue to beat my head against the readings until it makes some sense...

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Re: TheSeaLocust's 1L Anxiety Meditation Retreat & Spa

Postby thesealocust » Thu Sep 10, 2015 12:04 am

Civ pro is the pits. Freer can be a godsend, I think a lot of civ pro professors probably started with his book to learn the subject matter...

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Postby ManoftheHour » Thu Sep 10, 2015 1:14 am

Not sure if mentioned, but it's worth another mention: Get Glannon's E&E for Civ Pro. Hands down the single best supplement I used all of 1L year.

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Postby m27 » Fri Sep 11, 2015 1:12 am

My property professor spent 3 classes on the right to exclude and the first possession rule, picking every detail from each case so he "can teach us how to think like lawyers." I just want to know the rules and move on with my life.

Also the Glannon E&E has been a godsend. I'm understanding the material fairly well so far- but should I pick up Freer's supp anyway?

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Postby Leonardo DiCaprio » Fri Sep 11, 2015 2:02 am

i think torts is gonna have the tightest curve. it's like the one class where 90% of class knows exactly whats up

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Postby thesealocust » Fri Sep 11, 2015 11:42 am

m27 wrote:My property professor spent 3 classes on the right to exclude and the first possession rule, picking every detail from each case so he "can teach us how to think like lawyers." I just want to know the rules and move on with my life.

Also the Glannon E&E has been a godsend. I'm understanding the material fairly well so far- but should I pick up Freer's supp anyway?


Maybe leaf through it in the library. Supplements are suuuuper professor dependent.

Leonardo DiCaprio wrote:i think torts is gonna have the tightest curve. it's like the one class where 90% of class knows exactly whats up


Every year people think torts is the easiest - but knowing the law doesn't buy you a lot on the exam anyway (you're screwed if you don't but not in much better shape if you do), and torts exams themselves are often nasty race horse issue spotters. It's at least comforting to have one course that's less of an unrecognizable knot of laws though!

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Re: TheSeaLocust's 1L Anxiety Meditation Retreat & Spa

Postby star fox » Fri Sep 11, 2015 11:54 am

Leonardo DiCaprio wrote:i think torts is gonna have the tightest curve. it's like the one class where 90% of class knows exactly whats up

Yeah probably, my protip for Torts exams though are even if the "issue" seems too obvious to even mention, mention it anyways. Like something will happen where someone gets hurt that is obviously not a battery but bring it up just to disregard it. Torts is really the one class where I'd strongly recommend that (unless of course your professor explicitly tells you not to do that)

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Re: TheSeaLocust's 1L Anxiety Meditation Retreat & Spa

Postby omegaweapon » Fri Sep 11, 2015 11:59 am

Leonardo DiCaprio wrote:i think torts is gonna have the tightest curve. it's like the one class where 90% of class knows exactly whats up


That sounds nice. Mine is 100% policy pretty much. He asked what Torts were on the first day of class, and I feel like people who haven't read supps still have no idea, other than that it was something 1600's people used to disincentivize behavior.

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Re: TheSeaLocust's 1L Anxiety Meditation Retreat & Spa

Postby Attax » Fri Sep 11, 2015 10:22 pm

thesealocust wrote:Civ pro is the pits. Freer can be a godsend, I think a lot of civ pro professors probably started with his book to learn the subject matter...


My prof had donated a supplement to the library. Between that and Freer civpro was a piece of cake.

Other than getting dinged for participation credit.

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Re: TheSeaLocust's 1L Anxiety Meditation Retreat & Spa

Postby m27 » Sat Sep 12, 2015 12:17 pm

First graded writing assignment is being distributed this Thursday so I'm trying to get the work for that week done asap. Pray

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Postby chuckbass » Sat Sep 12, 2015 1:10 pm

m27 wrote:First graded writing assignment is being distributed this Thursday so I'm trying to get the work for that week done asap. Pray

You've got this!

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Re: TheSeaLocust's 1L Anxiety Meditation Retreat & Spa

Postby foundingfather » Sat Sep 12, 2015 1:25 pm

m27 wrote:My property professor spent 3 classes on the right to exclude and the first possession rule, picking every detail from each case so he "can teach us how to think like lawyers." I just want to know the rules and move on with my life.


listen to the man

frustration is part of the learning experience. keep an open mind (i still get frustrated sometimes and realize it was for the best)

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Re: TheSeaLocust's 1L Anxiety Meditation Retreat & Spa

Postby Attax » Sat Sep 12, 2015 9:05 pm

foundingfather wrote:
m27 wrote:My property professor spent 3 classes on the right to exclude and the first possession rule, picking every detail from each case so he "can teach us how to think like lawyers." I just want to know the rules and move on with my life.


listen to the man

frustration is part of the learning experience. keep an open mind (i still get frustrated sometimes and realize it was for the best)


Also listen because that may be him demonstrating he really cares a lot about that rule.

But it will be okay. Shhhhhhhh.

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Re: TheSeaLocust's 1L Anxiety Meditation Retreat & Spa

Postby Leonardo DiCaprio » Sat Sep 12, 2015 9:19 pm

in case there are 0Ls lurking this thread... all else equal go to the school that has ungraded legal writing. when i was lurking as a 0L and i read 1Ls post shit like that i used to think they were just being silly and facetious. im fucking telling you now. don't be an idiot like me. go with the ungraded LRW.

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Postby thesealocust » Sat Sep 12, 2015 10:53 pm

Leonardo DiCaprio wrote:in case there are 0Ls lurking this thread... all else equal go to the school that has ungraded legal writing. when i was lurking as a 0L and i read 1Ls post shit like that i used to think they were just being silly and facetious. im fucking telling you now. don't be an idiot like me. go with the ungraded LRW.


TCR

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Postby DJM » Sat Sep 12, 2015 11:41 pm

thesealocust wrote:
Leonardo DiCaprio wrote:in case there are 0Ls lurking this thread... all else equal go to the school that has ungraded legal writing. when i was lurking as a 0L and i read 1Ls post shit like that i used to think they were just being silly and facetious. im fucking telling you now. don't be an idiot like me. go with the ungraded LRW.


TCR


well I didn't even know that was an option....fuhhh

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Re: TheSeaLocust's 1L Anxiety Meditation Retreat & Spa

Postby jbagelboy » Sat Sep 12, 2015 11:49 pm

thesealocust wrote:
Leonardo DiCaprio wrote:in case there are 0Ls lurking this thread... all else equal go to the school that has ungraded legal writing. when i was lurking as a 0L and i read 1Ls post shit like that i used to think they were just being silly and facetious. im fucking telling you now. don't be an idiot like me. go with the ungraded LRW.


TCR


+1.

Ungraded LPW was awesome. As in, I didn't really do it.




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