0L Summer Prep...any advice?

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0L Summer Prep...any advice?

Postby sbl274 » Wed May 16, 2012 2:35 pm

I'm headed to lower T-14 in the fall and would like to know from those who'd done extensive preparation in the summer before 1L whether it was helpful in their performance. If so, what books/methods of study would you recommend? I've read that the E&E series are impressive and extremely helpful and I read through the Torts E&E and find to my horror that some of the sample exams posted elsewhere were something I'd be totally unprepared for. Anyway, I'd really appreciate any insight~

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Re: 0L Summer Prep...any advice?

Postby Nova » Wed May 16, 2012 2:37 pm

GTM, LEEWS, relax.

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Re: 0L Summer Prep...any advice?

Postby chem » Wed May 16, 2012 2:38 pm

sbl274 wrote:I'm headed to lower T-14 in the fall and would like to know from those who'd done extensive preparation in the summer before 1L whether it was helpful in their performance. If so, what books/methods of study would you recommend? I've read that the E&E series are impressive and extremely helpful and I read through the Torts E&E and find to my horror that some of the sample exams posted elsewhere were something I'd be totally unprepared for. Anyway, I'd really appreciate any insight~


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Re: 0L Summer Prep...any advice?

Postby 071816 » Wed May 16, 2012 2:42 pm

My advice: don't do any.

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Re: 0L Summer Prep...any advice?

Postby 3|ink » Wed May 16, 2012 3:06 pm

Go to med school instead

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Re: 0L Summer Prep...any advice?

Postby acrossthelake » Wed May 16, 2012 3:13 pm

Instead of studying material, I recommend that you get your resume into shape, and do several revisions of a generic cover letter. Maybe start looking around at jobs VERY LIGHTLY to get an idea of places you might want to apply Dec 1st, and which you'll leave to later. Balancing sending out job apps with schoolwork is going to stress you out. Instead of studying anything the summer before, I got my resume, generic cover letter, and a draft of a somewhat generic diversity essay in place. When Nov 1 hit and we were allowed to talk to career services, I walked in with my best versions for them to edit and approve, and was very happy I didn't have to figure that out while writing my memo or something.

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Re: 0L Summer Prep...any advice?

Postby chem » Wed May 16, 2012 3:39 pm

acrossthelake wrote:Instead of studying material, I recommend that you get your resume into shape, and do several revisions of a generic cover letter. Maybe start looking around at jobs VERY LIGHTLY to get an idea of places you might want to apply Dec 1st, and which you'll leave to later. Balancing sending out job apps with schoolwork is going to stress you out. Instead of studying anything the summer before, I got my resume, generic cover letter, and a draft of a somewhat generic diversity essay in place. When Nov 1 hit and we were allowed to talk to career services, I walked in with my best versions for them to edit and approve, and was very happy I didn't have to figure that out while writing my memo or something.


Any good resources for legal cover letters and resume examples? Just wondering if they are subsantially different/emphasize certain points, especially for 1L when you don't have any grades yet

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Re: 0L Summer Prep...any advice?

Postby acrossthelake » Wed May 16, 2012 3:45 pm

chem wrote:
acrossthelake wrote:Instead of studying material, I recommend that you get your resume into shape, and do several revisions of a generic cover letter. Maybe start looking around at jobs VERY LIGHTLY to get an idea of places you might want to apply Dec 1st, and which you'll leave to later. Balancing sending out job apps with schoolwork is going to stress you out. Instead of studying anything the summer before, I got my resume, generic cover letter, and a draft of a somewhat generic diversity essay in place. When Nov 1 hit and we were allowed to talk to career services, I walked in with my best versions for them to edit and approve, and was very happy I didn't have to figure that out while writing my memo or something.


Any good resources for legal cover letters and resume examples? Just wondering if they are subsantially different/emphasize certain points, especially for 1L when you don't have any grades yet


You'll apply to most places before you get your grades, depending on your school's timeline. (We had 5 weeks between exams and grade release). Check out your school's website, that's what I consulted for mine.

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Re: 0L Summer Prep...any advice?

Postby sbl274 » Thu May 17, 2012 2:40 am

Thanks fairy gunner princess. Despite my relative lack of knowledge, this seems like awesome advice~

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Re: 0L Summer Prep...any advice?

Postby yngblkgifted » Thu May 17, 2012 2:42 am

3|ink wrote:Go to med school instead




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