0L's, what are you doing the summer before law school?

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littlegiant
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Re: 0L's, what are you doing the summer before law school?

Postby littlegiant » Wed Mar 19, 2014 10:47 am

1. Move to the lake house in Southern Michigan
2. Fish everyday
3. Work at a bar all night
4. Read, a lottttt (no cable or wifi for a reason)
5. Week in Rome somewhere in between all that

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Re: 0L's, what are you doing the summer before law school?

Postby barrelofmonkeys » Wed Mar 19, 2014 10:58 am

littlegiant wrote:1. Move to the lake house in Southern Michigan
2. Fish everyday
3. Work at a bar all night
4. Read, a lottttt (no cable or wifi for a reason)
5. Week in Rome somewhere in between all that


good lord that sounds amazing

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Re: 0L's, what are you doing the summer before law school?

Postby thechancellor » Wed Mar 19, 2014 11:00 am

barrelofmonkeys wrote:
littlegiant wrote:1. Move to the lake house in Southern Michigan
2. Fish everyday
3. Work at a bar all night
4. Read, a lottttt (no cable or wifi for a reason)
5. Week in Rome somewhere in between all that


good lord that sounds amazing


Yeah you might win.

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Re: 0L's, what are you doing the summer before law school?

Postby dreamerchic19 » Wed Mar 19, 2014 1:41 pm

I'll take a vacation in the Virgin Islands

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Re: 0L's, what are you doing the summer before law school?

Postby littlegiant » Thu Mar 20, 2014 3:47 pm

alex.cm wrote:
barrelofmonkeys wrote:
littlegiant wrote:1. Move to the lake house in Southern Michigan
2. Fish everyday
3. Work at a bar all night
4. Read, a lottttt (no cable or wifi for a reason)
5. Week in Rome somewhere in between all that


good lord that sounds amazing


Yeah you might win.


Everyone's invited. Least I could do considering the suffering we are all about to endure.

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Re: 0L's, what are you doing the summer before law school?

Postby yossarian » Fri Mar 21, 2014 12:05 am

littlegiant wrote:
alex.cm wrote:
barrelofmonkeys wrote:
littlegiant wrote:1. Move to the lake house in Southern Michigan
2. Fish everyday
3. Work at a bar all night
4. Read, a lottttt (no cable or wifi for a reason)
5. Week in Rome somewhere in between all that


good lord that sounds amazing


Yeah you might win.


Everyone's invited. Least I could do considering the suffering we are all about to endure.


Eerie, Huron, Michigan, or inland?

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Re: 0L's, what are you doing the summer before law school?

Postby ColdToes » Sun Mar 30, 2014 10:26 pm

I'm probably over-preparing. I'm reading:
-Acing Your First Year of Law School (already read it, it's pretty good)
-Law 101: Everything You Need to Know About American Law. Written for the layperson, I don't think it will prepare me for law school but at least it will give me a basic understanding of the first year courses. (just started it)
-Thinking Like a Lawyer: A New Introduction to Legal Reasoning
-Getting To Maybe: How to Excel on Law School Exams
-Examples & Explanations: Civil Procedure, Seventh Edition
-The Law of Torts: Examples & Explanations, 4th Edition
-I'm also going to do LEEWS

I'm going to have to wait to find out what other class I'll take in my first semester before I know the third E&E book to read. I'm also not reading them to memorize them because I know my classes won't go over 100% of the material. Plus, from what the first book on my list said, I need to worry more about how holdings can affect future cases with similar facts rather than substantive stuff (although substantive info is still very important).

Other than the reading I'm just binge watching shows, playing video games, and strength training.

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Re: 0L's, what are you doing the summer before law school?

Postby thewaves » Sun Mar 30, 2014 10:34 pm

ColdToes wrote:I'm probably over-preparing. I'm reading:
-Acing Your First Year of Law School (already read it, it's pretty good)
-Law 101: Everything You Need to Know About American Law. Written for the layperson, I don't think it will prepare me for law school but at least it will give me a basic understanding of the first year courses. (just started it)
-Thinking Like a Lawyer: A New Introduction to Legal Reasoning
-Getting To Maybe: How to Excel on Law School Exams
-Examples & Explanations: Civil Procedure, Seventh Edition
-The Law of Torts: Examples & Explanations, 4th Edition
-I'm also going to do LEEWS

I'm going to have to wait to find out what other class I'll take in my first semester before I know the third E&E book to read. I'm also not reading them to memorize them because I know my classes won't go over 100% of the material. Plus, from what the first book on my list said, I need to worry more about how holdings can affect future cases with similar facts rather than substantive stuff (although substantive info is still very important).

Other than the reading I'm just binge watching shows, playing video games, and strength training.



Geez putting me to shame as a gunner.

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Re: 0L's, what are you doing the summer before law school?

Postby crisgcia » Mon Mar 31, 2014 9:10 am

1. Finish getting my scuba certification
2. Get in the best shape of my life
3. Go to the beach as much as possible
4. Improve my third language
5. Invent a new pastry
6. Write at least something of that novel I was talking about

Ambitious? Yes, but nothing wrong with a challenge.

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Re: 0L's, what are you doing the summer before law school?

Postby Captain Rodeo » Mon Mar 31, 2014 3:55 pm

thewaves wrote:
ColdToes wrote:I'm probably over-preparing. I'm reading:
-Acing Your First Year of Law School (already read it, it's pretty good)
-Law 101: Everything You Need to Know About American Law. Written for the layperson, I don't think it will prepare me for law school but at least it will give me a basic understanding of the first year courses. (just started it)
-Thinking Like a Lawyer: A New Introduction to Legal Reasoning
-Getting To Maybe: How to Excel on Law School Exams
-Examples & Explanations: Civil Procedure, Seventh Edition
-The Law of Torts: Examples & Explanations, 4th Edition
-I'm also going to do LEEWS

I'm going to have to wait to find out what other class I'll take in my first semester before I know the third E&E book to read. I'm also not reading them to memorize them because I know my classes won't go over 100% of the material. Plus, from what the first book on my list said, I need to worry more about how holdings can affect future cases with similar facts rather than substantive stuff (although substantive info is still very important).

Other than the reading I'm just binge watching shows, playing video games, and strength training.



Geez putting me to shame as a gunner.

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Re: 0L's, what are you doing the summer before law school?

Postby Captain Rodeo » Mon Mar 31, 2014 4:00 pm

I'm reading G2M as well when I have time. Also, want to do EEs- but don't know how feasible (or even useful) this will be.

Who here is reading (or planning to read) the EEs?


ETA: Obviously besides you ColdToes. I don't count you. You're crazy. :wink:

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Re: 0L's, what are you doing the summer before law school?

Postby Attax » Mon Mar 31, 2014 4:23 pm

crisgcia wrote:1. Finish getting my scuba certification
2. Get in the best shape of my life
3. Go to the beach as much as possible
4. Improve my third language
5. Invent a new pastry
6. Write at least something of that novel I was talking about

Ambitious? Yes, but nothing wrong with a challenge.


Similar to mine!

1. Get my next skydiving license completed
2. Get in more best shape
3. Swim as much as possible
4. Improve my French
5. Motorcycle ride somewhere I've never been

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Re: 0L's, what are you doing the summer before law school?

Postby drawstring » Mon Mar 31, 2014 4:28 pm

I may reapply, but for now:

1. Work
2. Make a final push where I currently live with my non-profit (though I plan to take it wherever I may go)
3. Play with my cats until they're tired of me
4. Work out (boxing, lifting, and hopefully some running---I really hate it but it's great cardio)
5. Read GTM, but that's it for the gunner stuff
6. Beat each Zelda WII game again (new one coming out soon too!)

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Re: 0L's, what are you doing the summer before law school?

Postby 7ofNine » Mon Mar 31, 2014 4:44 pm

Meh...working until one week before classes start. Wish I could bail earlier but I can't make it happen. Hopefully I can keep myself semi-motivated through the end because I work at a law firm and it would be better if I didn't burn all bridges because I mentally checked out months before I left. :lol:

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Re: 0L's, what are you doing the summer before law school?

Postby Captain Rodeo » Mon Mar 31, 2014 4:47 pm

In same boat 7ofNine. Kinda.... Work ends on Aug. 24. School starts Aug. 25.

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Re: 0L's, what are you doing the summer before law school?

Postby mx23250 » Mon Mar 31, 2014 4:56 pm

externship at u.s. patent and trademark office. then vacationing on a beach for a week, then a couple weeks of nothingness.

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Re: 0L's, what are you doing the summer before law school?

Postby garrettnicole92 » Tue Apr 01, 2014 8:19 am

I'll be working at a summer camp as the director of the horseback riding program.
Bi-weekly paycheck but no living expenses? I'll take it. Gotta save up that rent money. :roll:

But really, it'll be a fun job for the summer before law school and a great opportunity to save up some money... and it'll be good practice for my BF and I transitioning into long-distance, until he leaves for basic. :(

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Re: 0L's, what are you doing the summer before law school?

Postby cricketlove00 » Tue Apr 01, 2014 8:31 am

Try to pay off my credit cards.

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Re: 0L's, what are you doing the summer before law school?

Postby MisterGabriel » Tue Apr 01, 2014 12:19 pm

cricketlove00 wrote:Try to pay off my credit cards.


Haha... already got that covered! Don't want to get those collections calls while at school!

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Re: 0L's, what are you doing the summer before law school?

Postby MisterGabriel » Tue Apr 01, 2014 12:21 pm

Play the new elder scrolls online video game. :mrgreen:

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Re: 0L's, what are you doing the summer before law school?

Postby Robbin Blue » Tue Apr 01, 2014 12:26 pm

Working until August, then moving in with my SO. Nothing exciting, unfortunately. Trying to convince him come with me to Disneyworld before school starts. :lol:

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Re: 0L's, what are you doing the summer before law school?

Postby Gary » Tue Apr 01, 2014 3:22 pm

drawstring wrote:I may reapply, but for now:

1. Work
2. Make a final push where I currently live with my non-profit (though I plan to take it wherever I may go)
3. Play with my cats until they're tired of me
4. Work out (boxing, lifting, and hopefully some running---I really hate it but it's great cardio)
5. Read GTM, but that's it for the gunner stuff
6. Beat each Zelda WII game again (new one coming out soon too!)


I already started on this haha good plan! But I don't know where you heard news about the new one?

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Re: 0L's, what are you doing the summer before law school?

Postby ColdToes » Tue Apr 01, 2014 8:38 pm

Captain Rodeo wrote:I'm reading G2M as well when I have time. Also, want to do EEs- but don't know how feasible (or even useful) this will be.

Who here is reading (or planning to read) the EEs?


ETA: Obviously besides you ColdToes. I don't count you. You're crazy. :wink:


I've seen some people on forums say it's helpful to read E&Es, but some say it's pointless. I think the main argument that it's pointless is that professors won't go over the entire book and that different professors teaching the same course will go over different parts of the casebook. The main reason I'm reading them is because I graduated in December so I have a ton of free time to blow. On a different note, from what I've heard G2M is the most productive thing you can read. Also, while I haven't read Thinking Like a Lawyer: A New Introduction to Legal Reasoning yet, from what I've heard the book should prepare me for the Socratic teaching method.
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Re: 0L's, what are you doing the summer before law school?

Postby scoobysnax » Tue Apr 01, 2014 10:46 pm

Trip to Europe or to an all-inclusive resort in the Caribbean. Or both if I wanna blow all my money.

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Re: 0L's, what are you doing the summer before law school?

Postby drawstring » Wed Apr 02, 2014 2:57 am

Gary wrote:
drawstring wrote:I may reapply, but for now:

1. Work
2. Make a final push where I currently live with my non-profit (though I plan to take it wherever I may go)
3. Play with my cats until they're tired of me
4. Work out (boxing, lifting, and hopefully some running---I really hate it but it's great cardio)
5. Read GTM, but that's it for the gunner stuff
6. Beat each Zelda WII game again (new one coming out soon too!)


I already started on this haha good plan! But I don't know where you heard news about the new one?


The creators are going to show footage of the game and talk a bit about it at E3 in June, and that's when the release date gets announced. I'm thinking it's around December.




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