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Mr. Matlock
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Re: "Law School Confidential" briefing method

Postby Mr. Matlock » Tue Jun 22, 2010 1:38 pm

vamedic03 wrote:
Mr. Matlock wrote:Question for the current law school students:

What percentage of your exams was based off information that wasn't covered in class?


Absolutely none - even 'unfamiliar' stuff was designed to be interpreted / evaluated through what was learned in class. Bringing in outside info can only hurt you and, right now, over the summer - you should be doing nothing but: relaxing or making money.

I'm on it!! :lol: The summer prep consensus I fully understand. Was just curious come "game time" on what to really focus on. Thank you!

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Re: "Law School Confidential" briefing method

Postby Thane Messinger » Tue Jun 22, 2010 3:15 pm

Mr. Matlock wrote:
vamedic03 wrote:
Mr. Matlock wrote:Question for the current law school students:

What percentage of your exams was based off information that wasn't covered in class?


Absolutely none - even 'unfamiliar' stuff was designed to be interpreted / evaluated through what was learned in class. Bringing in outside info can only hurt you and, right now, over the summer - you should be doing nothing but: relaxing or making money.

I'm on it!! :lol: The summer prep consensus I fully understand. Was just curious come "game time" on what to really focus on. Thank you!



Sorry, I just can't resist. (And then I really do need to get back to work. = : )

For those enamored of sports analogies . . .

. . . just how much time do professional athletes spend training relative to the time spent on the field (or scoring)?

To take this further, one might retort that law exams are "game time" and law school is the "training."

Ah, but is it? That's the assumption of most, and, as it happens, it's an assumption that is, well, wrong. How do we know? Because most law students do far far worse than they've ever done before, and are less sure than ever before why.

Is law school the game, or is it just a game, or will the game be you (as in the animal that gets eaten).

I can only tell you what will happen, which can be confirmed by any 3L: exactly one-half of you will end up in the bottom 50%; mere "study" will not determine who's in which pool; your job prospects will be almost completely tied to how well you do in first year; those impending loans will make this a very serious game indeed; and the game, such as it is, is very, very different from any you've played before.

There are secretly many who hope that this conventional "wisdom" plays on, because that makes any who follow it much more likely to be in the bottom half, and thus help in the ever-fun grade curve. This is, of course, inconceivable to you now, as you've always been the best. Right?

Curse me if you will, but don't say you weren't warned.

Thane.




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