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I wish I had (blank) before starting law school

Postby pcwcecac » Thu Jan 05, 2012 7:30 pm

Seeing that it's so late in the cycle, I have decided to wait until next round to apply. But from now until Fall of 2013, is there anything I can do to better prepare myself for LS?

I heard typing/reading speed is a must. Anything else?

Thanks!

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Re: I wish I had (blank) before starting law school

Postby fundamentallybroken » Fri Jan 06, 2012 1:14 am

Save. Money.

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Re: I wish I had (blank) before starting law school

Postby zanda » Fri Jan 06, 2012 1:16 am

Job

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Re: I wish I had (blank) before starting law school

Postby paulinaporizkova » Fri Jan 06, 2012 1:25 am

girlfriend

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Re: I wish I had (blank) before starting law school

Postby Grizz » Fri Jan 06, 2012 1:28 am

not gone to law school

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Re: I wish I had (blank) before starting law school

Postby paulinaporizkova » Fri Jan 06, 2012 1:30 am

Grizz wrote:not gone to law school


I actually thought first semester was kinda fun. Amidoinitrite?

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Re: I wish I had (blank) before starting law school

Postby Grizz » Fri Jan 06, 2012 1:31 am

paulinaporizkova wrote:
Grizz wrote:not gone to law school


I actually thought first semester was kinda fun. Amidoinitrite?

Depends on whether you get the job you want I guess

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Re: I wish I had (blank) before starting law school

Postby paulinaporizkova » Fri Jan 06, 2012 1:32 am

Grizz wrote:
paulinaporizkova wrote:
Grizz wrote:not gone to law school


I actually thought first semester was kinda fun. Amidoinitrite?

Depends on whether you get the job you want I guess


how are you doing on that front?

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Re: I wish I had (blank) before starting law school

Postby Grizz » Fri Jan 06, 2012 1:35 am

paulinaporizkova wrote:
Grizz wrote:
paulinaporizkova wrote:
Grizz wrote:not gone to law school


I actually thought first semester was kinda fun. Amidoinitrite?

Depends on whether you get the job you want I guess


how are you doing on that front?

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Re: I wish I had (blank) before starting law school

Postby desertlaw » Fri Jan 06, 2012 1:37 am

Banged more chicks.

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Re: I wish I had (blank) before starting law school

Postby pcwcecac » Fri Jan 06, 2012 8:31 am

job(check)
girlfriend(check)
bang more chicks(conflict with gf, no check)
save money(will try)
no law school(will think about it)

anything else that will help me get better 1L grades?

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Re: I wish I had (blank) before starting law school

Postby desertlaw » Fri Jan 06, 2012 3:08 pm

pcwcecac wrote:job(check)
girlfriend(check)
bang more chicks(conflict with gf, no check)
save money(will try)
no law school(will think about it)

anything else that will help me get better 1L grades?



I think a lot of successful students will tell you that typing fast was something that helped them have an advantage during exam time. Other than that, you might want to network with attorneys in town that your family might know or have connections with, or even alumni at your law school. E-mail them and say something like: I'm starting law school in the fall, wanted to know if we could have coffee/lunch to talk about it. This helps you build a network that can help you later with getting internships/jaaahbs.

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Re: I wish I had (blank) before starting law school

Postby pcwcecac » Fri Jan 06, 2012 4:27 pm

got it!

thanks!

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Re: I wish I had (blank) before starting law school

Postby ilovesf » Sun Jan 08, 2012 3:14 pm

more booze

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Re: I wish I had (blank) before starting law school

Postby Bildungsroman » Sun Jan 08, 2012 3:16 pm

I wish I had won the lottery before starting law school so that I wouldn't have to rely so much on winning it now.

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Re: I wish I had (blank) before starting law school

Postby dudders » Sun Jan 08, 2012 3:20 pm

changed my mind.

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Re: I wish I had (blank) before starting law school

Postby MrAnon » Sun Jan 08, 2012 3:25 pm

opened my eyes to other industries and jobs. gone after what I really wanted to go after. realized that if I wanted money then I should go into finance.

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Re: I wish I had (blank) before starting law school

Postby 094320 » Sun Jan 08, 2012 3:29 pm

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Re: I wish I had (blank) before starting law school

Postby HWS08 » Sun Jan 08, 2012 3:32 pm

fundamentallybroken wrote:Save. Money.


This. Save as much money as you possibly can.

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Re: I wish I had (blank) before starting law school

Postby stewie27 » Sun Jan 08, 2012 3:53 pm

Having money saved is nice.
While I think typing speed is important, you don't need to spend all summer practicing, unless you are really slow now, then definitely work to get up to above average. I think what's key in re to typing on exams is being able to think/organize while you type. That is a bigger advantage than being able to type like a demon, but needing to have it all mapped out first, or needing to go back and move things around.
I also think there's a lot to be said for going into your first semester well rested, happy, and de-stressed.

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Re: I wish I had (blank) before starting law school

Postby BEAST_mode » Sun Jan 08, 2012 3:59 pm

Spent the summer getting used to a strict diet and an early morning workout plan. I had always eaten reasonably well and maintained an active lifestyle, but it would have been nice to have been on an actual routine that I could stick to throughout the semester. Far too many poor meal choices and missed workouts. I'd like to think it would have been different had I planned ahead, but who knows.

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Re: I wish I had (blank) before starting law school

Postby CanadianWolf » Sun Jan 08, 2012 4:02 pm

A full tuition scholarship.

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Re: I wish I had (blank) before starting law school

Postby BruceWayne » Sun Jan 08, 2012 4:17 pm

Work on your writing skills. It won't necessarily help you that much on exams but strong writing skills are essential to success as a lawyer. It's especially important when you are working your summer jobs. LRW won't teach you a lot of what you need to know to write well. And unfortunately your employers will assume that you have high level writing skills.



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