Dress Code for Orientation

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Re: Dress Code for Orientation

Postby UFstudent » Wed Aug 11, 2010 8:43 pm

1ferret! wrote:
SBL wrote:
vandalvideo wrote:A suit is apparently required for the morning at X law school, but after that it is "student-wear". The heck is student-wear? Duct taped shoes and sideways visors?

If they told me to wear a suit to orientation, I'd show up in shorts and flip-flops anyway. Screw that noise. Nobody needs to be dressed to the nines to hear the academic support staff tell you how to brief a case.


wait....you were taught how to brief cases?


for ours we have a Case Analysis and Briefing on day 2.

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Re: Dress Code for Orientation

Postby 20160810 » Wed Aug 11, 2010 8:52 pm

1ferret! wrote:
SBL wrote:
vandalvideo wrote:A suit is apparently required for the morning at X law school, but after that it is "student-wear". The heck is student-wear? Duct taped shoes and sideways visors?

If they told me to wear a suit to orientation, I'd show up in shorts and flip-flops anyway. Screw that noise. Nobody needs to be dressed to the nines to hear the academic support staff tell you how to brief a case.


wait....you were taught how to brief cases?

Kind of. Mainly we were just told to read all the cases twice and that briefing them was so monumentally important that, should we fail to do so, we might as well just be flushing tuition dollars down the toilet. It was lulzy, but the important thing is that I was wearing shorts, a t-shirt and flip-flops while this was happening.

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Re: Dress Code for Orientation

Postby rdcws000 » Wed Aug 11, 2010 9:38 pm

The prevailing wisdom on TLS seems to be that briefing cases is excessive and time consuming. I read law school confidential and considered the highlighter method only to also learn on TLS that this is overkill. I was beginning to consider some kind of hybrid method.

Now though, reading the syllabus for a few of my 1L courses and talking to some of the 2/3Ls at my school,my Torts professor actually requires written briefs, to the point she expects you to stand holding a single sheet of paper in your hand and recite.

So, my question: Is learning to brief cases actually a necessity? Do some of you have experiences in 2 and 3L where written briefs are actually required? If this is the case, is there really any point in me mastering some simpler method of summarizing?

So far, between orientation and my first 3 days of classes I have about 12 cases to brief. In all of these cases it seems to be mandatory. Is this outside the norm, or are these instructions that more experienced students just casually ignore?

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Re: Dress Code for Orientation

Postby rbgrocio » Wed Aug 11, 2010 9:48 pm

rdcws000 wrote:The prevailing wisdom on TLS seems to be that briefing cases is excessive and time consuming. I read law school confidential and considered the highlighter method only to also learn on TLS that this is overkill. I was beginning to consider some kind of hybrid method.

Now though, reading the syllabus for a few of my 1L courses and talking to some of the 2/3Ls at my school,my Torts professor actually requires written briefs, to the point she expects you to stand holding a single sheet of paper in your hand and recite.

So, my question: Is learning to brief cases actually a necessity? Do some of you have experiences in 2 and 3L where written briefs are actually required? If this is the case, is there really any point in me mastering some simpler method of summarizing?

So far, between orientation and my first 3 days of classes I have about 12 cases to brief. In all of these cases it seems to be mandatory. Is this outside the norm, or are these instructions that more experienced students just casually ignore?



My contracts professor would not let you look at the book. You had to bring a written brief to class.

I'm a 2L, and I find briefing useful.

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Re: Dress Code for Orientation

Postby Bikeflip » Wed Aug 11, 2010 9:49 pm

rdcws000 wrote:The prevailing wisdom on TLS seems to be that briefing cases is excessive and time consuming. I read law school confidential and considered the highlighter method only to also learn on TLS that this is overkill. I was beginning to consider some kind of hybrid method.

Now though, reading the syllabus for a few of my 1L courses and talking to some of the 2/3Ls at my school,my Torts professor actually requires written briefs, to the point she expects you to stand holding a single sheet of paper in your hand and recite.

So, my question: Is learning to brief cases actually a necessity? Do some of you have experiences in 2 and 3L where written briefs are actually required? If this is the case, is there really any point in me mastering some simpler method of summarizing?

So far, between orientation and my first 3 days of classes I have about 12 cases to brief. In all of these cases it seems to be mandatory. Is this outside the norm, or are these instructions that more experienced students just casually ignore?

And should you wear a suit while doing this?

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Re: Dress Code for Orientation

Postby 98234872348 » Wed Aug 11, 2010 10:06 pm

SwollenMonkey wrote:
mistergoft wrote:
SwollenMonkey wrote:The thought had crossed my mind.

There is no reason to do this.


Ok. Thank you for saving me the hassle of a tie from giving my future colleagues the impression I am a complete tool

You're welcome.

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Re: Dress Code for Orientation

Postby presh » Wed Aug 11, 2010 10:08 pm

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Re: Dress Code for Orientation

Postby rbgrocio » Wed Aug 11, 2010 10:09 pm

presh wrote:
SBL wrote:I've already had two UCD 0Ls ask me what to wear to orientation. My reply: "Someone in your class will wear a suit to I-Week. You do not want to be that someone."


A guy in our class wore a suit to everything 1L. And by everything, I mean everything - class, parties, law school football.



:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Re: Dress Code for Orientation

Postby APimpNamedSlickback » Wed Aug 11, 2010 10:10 pm

should you dress up for the class photo?

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Re: Dress Code for Orientation

Postby rbgrocio » Wed Aug 11, 2010 10:11 pm

APimpNamedSlickback wrote:should you dress up for the class photo?


Biz casual is the way to go, imo. No ties, no jacket... none of that!

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Re: Dress Code for Orientation

Postby 20160810 » Wed Aug 11, 2010 11:15 pm

APimpNamedSlickback wrote:should you dress up for the class photo?

White tie.

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Re: Dress Code for Orientation

Postby rdcws000 » Wed Aug 11, 2010 11:43 pm

Bikeflip wrote:
rdcws000 wrote:The prevailing wisdom on TLS seems to be that briefing cases is excessive and time consuming. I read law school confidential and considered the highlighter method only to also learn on TLS that this is overkill. I was beginning to consider some kind of hybrid method.

Now though, reading the syllabus for a few of my 1L courses and talking to some of the 2/3Ls at my school,my Torts professor actually requires written briefs, to the point she expects you to stand holding a single sheet of paper in your hand and recite.

So, my question: Is learning to brief cases actually a necessity? Do some of you have experiences in 2 and 3L where written briefs are actually required? If this is the case, is there really any point in me mastering some simpler method of summarizing?

So far, between orientation and my first 3 days of classes I have about 12 cases to brief. In all of these cases it seems to be mandatory. Is this outside the norm, or are these instructions that more experienced students just casually ignore?

And should you wear a suit while doing this?


Sorry, I guess I went off the topic quite a bit, but in fairness, the topic switched to briefing for a short period of time and I got carried away.

So... I'm going with business casual. Seems to be the safe bet. I'll be in business casual every day I ever go to class anyway since I'll be going there after work, so why switch it up just for orientation.

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Re: Dress Code for Orientation

Postby Lawquacious » Wed Aug 11, 2010 11:57 pm

[/quote] SoftBoiledLife wrote:
Who gives a shit? The judge won't know who you are, and it's not like he's going to tell everyone in the local community that some random 1L wore jeans. What people don't realize is that you'd have to do something pretty epic for I Week to effect your career one iota. [/quote]
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It's true that wearing jeans into court during law school orientation isn't likely to be any sort of problem, but the whole issue of dress code has to do with being appropriate to social surroundings.. and wearing jeans to court may not be appropriate.

(comments in response to part of my original post where I wrote: "One thing to consider: at my school one of the orientation days we are going to a courtroom, so for that day I will make sure not to wear jeans. Some judges hate jeans.")

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Re: Dress Code for Orientation

Postby Iconoclast » Thu Aug 12, 2010 11:34 am

My orientation info says to "dress comfortably." So I'll be the old guy rockin' the cargo shorts, sandals, and a tee shirt covered by an unbuttoned hawaiian shirt :)

Anyone doesn't like it, they can kiss my wrinkled old... nevermind... just stay off my lawn!

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Re: Dress Code for Orientation

Postby SwollenMonkey » Thu Aug 12, 2010 11:53 am

Iconoclast wrote:My orientation info says to "dress comfortably." So I'll be the old guy rockin' the cargo shorts, sandals, and a tee shirt covered by an unbuttoned hawaiian shirt :)

Anyone doesn't like it, they can kiss my wrinkled old... nevermind... just stay off my lawn!


Are you going to a school in Florida? Are you flying in directly from Florida? :P

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Re: Dress Code for Orientation

Postby Iconoclast » Thu Aug 12, 2010 12:05 pm

SwollenMonkey wrote:
Iconoclast wrote:My orientation info says to "dress comfortably." So I'll be the old guy rockin' the cargo shorts, sandals, and a tee shirt covered by an unbuttoned hawaiian shirt :)

Anyone doesn't like it, they can kiss my wrinkled old... nevermind... just stay off my lawn!


Are you going to a school in Florida? Are you flying in directly from Florida? :P


Florida is too damn humid... Of course, it's hot enough here that I have to worry about my grass spontaneously bursting into flames, but at least it's a dry heat :roll:

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Re: Dress Code for Orientation

Postby Kurt Cobain » Thu Aug 12, 2010 3:07 pm

I can't believe this is a thread. Have people here never been to any sort of school orientation (say for maybe, I don't know, undergrad, maybe)? Did anyone wear a suit and tie to that orientation? Hell no, and if you did, you'd look like a total moron.

As much as this made me laugh, it's kind of pathetic that people treat law school as something so different from anything they've ever done that they would consider wearing something formal for orientation.

I mean srsly ppl c'mon :?

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Re: Dress Code for Orientation

Postby LAWYER2 » Thu Aug 12, 2010 3:27 pm

Kurt Cobain wrote:I can't believe this is a thread. Have people here never been to any sort of school orientation (say for maybe, I don't know, undergrad, maybe)? Did anyone wear a suit and tie to that orientation? Hell no, and if you did, you'd look like a total moron.

As much as this made me laugh, it's kind of pathetic that people treat law school as something so different from anything they've ever done that they would consider wearing something formal for orientation.

I mean srsly ppl c'mon :?


People are excited, its a new experience. Nothing wrong with being a little over-anxious. I'm so damn stoked myself, I've had butterflies in my stomach for the last few days lol! Orientation for us is Friday evening and all day Saturday.

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Re: Dress Code for Orientation

Postby Kurt Cobain » Thu Aug 12, 2010 3:29 pm

LAWYER2 wrote:
Kurt Cobain wrote:I can't believe this is a thread. Have people here never been to any sort of school orientation (say for maybe, I don't know, undergrad, maybe)? Did anyone wear a suit and tie to that orientation? Hell no, and if you did, you'd look like a total moron.

As much as this made me laugh, it's kind of pathetic that people treat law school as something so different from anything they've ever done that they would consider wearing something formal for orientation.

I mean srsly ppl c'mon :?


People are excited, its a new experience. Nothing wrong with being a little over-anxious. I'm so damn stoked myself, I've had butterflies in my stomach for the last few days lol! Orientation for us is Friday evening and all day Saturday.


Heh, I don't blame you, I'd be nervous/excited too!

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Re: Dress Code for Orientation

Postby clevinger33 » Thu Aug 12, 2010 3:32 pm

I just found the pin I got for being a National Merit Scholarship Finalist in high school. I think I'll wear it for orientation. It should be a good conversation starter, and I want to make sure people know I'm not a person of low intellectual caliber.

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Re: Dress Code for Orientation

Postby Iconoclast » Thu Aug 12, 2010 3:37 pm

clevinger33 wrote:I just found the pin I got for being a National Merit Scholarship Finalist in high school. I think I'll wear it for orientation. It should be a good conversation starter, and I want to make sure people know I'm not a person of low intellectual caliber.


I'm guessing that would start more conversations about you than with you. :P

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Re: Dress Code for Orientation

Postby Kurt Cobain » Thu Aug 12, 2010 3:39 pm

clevinger33 wrote:I just found the pin I got for being a National Merit Scholarship Finalist in high school. I think I'll wear it for orientation. It should be a good conversation starter, and I want to make sure people know I'm not a person of low intellectual caliber.


HAHAHAHAH, do you have any AP Scholar Certificates from high school? Bring those too!

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Re: Dress Code for Orientation

Postby SwollenMonkey » Thu Aug 12, 2010 4:30 pm

Kurt Cobain wrote:I can't believe this is a thread. Have people here never been to any sort of school orientation (say for maybe, I don't know, undergrad, maybe)? Did anyone wear a suit and tie to that orientation? Hell no, and if you did, you'd look like a total moron.

As much as this made me laugh, it's kind of pathetic that people treat law school as something so different from anything they've ever done that they would consider wearing something formal for orientation.

I mean srsly ppl c'mon :?


If you wouldn't have such a negative attitude, maybe you wouldn't have shot yourself.

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Re: Dress Code for Orientation

Postby sibley » Thu Aug 12, 2010 4:35 pm

Iconoclast wrote:
SwollenMonkey wrote:
Iconoclast wrote:My orientation info says to "dress comfortably." So I'll be the old guy rockin' the cargo shorts, sandals, and a tee shirt covered by an unbuttoned hawaiian shirt :)

Anyone doesn't like it, they can kiss my wrinkled old... nevermind... just stay off my lawn!


Are you going to a school in Florida? Are you flying in directly from Florida? :P


Florida is too damn humid... Of course, it's hot enough here that I have to worry about my grass spontaneously bursting into flames, but at least it's a dry heat :roll:


Are you my dad?

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Re: Dress Code for Orientation

Postby SwollenMonkey » Thu Aug 12, 2010 4:40 pm

sibley wrote:
Iconoclast wrote:
SwollenMonkey wrote:
Iconoclast wrote:My orientation info says to "dress comfortably." So I'll be the old guy rockin' the cargo shorts, sandals, and a tee shirt covered by an unbuttoned hawaiian shirt :)

Anyone doesn't like it, they can kiss my wrinkled old... nevermind... just stay off my lawn!


Are you going to a school in Florida? Are you flying in directly from Florida? :P


Florida is too damn humid... Of course, it's hot enough here that I have to worry about my grass spontaneously bursting into flames, but at least it's a dry heat :roll:


Are you my dad?


No, but I can be your daddy. Is this what your looking for? Usually, there is a craiglist ad associated with this type of question.




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