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dudeimsocool
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Summer Reading

Postby dudeimsocool » Tue Jun 12, 2012 7:01 pm

How helpful is it to read the E&E's over the summer

2012JayDee
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Re: Summer Reading

Postby 2012JayDee » Tue Jun 12, 2012 11:46 pm

It's not helpful at all.
What E&E would you be reading?

If you're trying to somehow memorize law--don't
If you're trying to get ahead--stop

You have no idea where your professors will even begin with the course matter.
Law doesn't a start at point A and go to point Z
Some profs teach from point Z and work back to A. Some begin at M.
You'll have no context for what you're reading or even if you're reading something that will be taught.

If reading and E&E were beneficial they would recommend that you buy an E&E and read it. They don't because you shouldn't.

If you want some summer reading then just pick up a book you like and read it. Honestly, you don't need to try and cram up for the first day of law school.

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Re: Summer Reading

Postby dixon02 » Tue Jun 12, 2012 11:50 pm

2012JayDee wrote:It's not helpful at all.
What E&E would you be reading?

If you're trying to somehow memorize law--don't
If you're trying to get ahead--stop

You have no idea where your professors will even begin with the course matter.
Law doesn't a start at point A and go to point Z
Some profs teach from point Z and work back to A. Some begin at M.
You'll have no context for what you're reading or even if you're reading something that will be taught.

If reading and E&E were beneficial they would recommend that you buy an E&E and read it. They don't because you shouldn't.

If you want some summer reading then just pick up a book you like and read it. Honestly, you don't need to try and cram up for the first day of law school.


What he said. It's worthless. Go drink or travel or something. Better yet, do both.

dudeimsocool
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Re: Summer Reading

Postby dudeimsocool » Wed Jun 13, 2012 9:46 pm


2012JayDee
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Re: Summer Reading

Postby 2012JayDee » Wed Jun 13, 2012 11:36 pm

dudeimsocool wrote:what about this dude

http://www.top-law-schools.com/success- ... chool.html


Did you read the article?

Did you see where he talked about studying? You have to have classes in order to study.
Did you see where he talked about how to be effective in law school, not how to be effective the summer before law school?

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Re: Summer Reading

Postby Advice Dog » Wed Jun 13, 2012 11:44 pm

Dear Gentle OP,

I suggest you read Don Quixote.

Yours, etc.

Advice Dog

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Re: Summer Reading

Postby dudeimsocool » Thu Jun 14, 2012 10:13 am

2012JayDee wrote:
dudeimsocool wrote:what about this dude

http://www.top-law-schools.com/success- ... chool.html


Did you read the article?

Did you see where he talked about studying? You have to have classes in order to study.
Did you see where he talked about how to be effective in law school, not how to be effective the summer before law school?


Dude said to read E&E's over the summer, or even more. What about for classes where the prof's have recommended it

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Re: Summer Reading

Postby chitown2626 » Thu Jun 14, 2012 11:03 am

dudeimsocool wrote:
2012JayDee wrote:
dudeimsocool wrote:what about this dude

http://www.top-law-schools.com/success- ... chool.html


Did you read the article?

Did you see where he talked about studying? You have to have classes in order to study.
Did you see where he talked about how to be effective in law school, not how to be effective the summer before law school?


Dude said to read E&E's over the summer, or even more. What about for classes where the prof's have recommended it


as countless people have said on here, don't read anything the summer before your 1L. If you must be gunnerish, then read Getting to Maybe (which I for one did not find even the least beneficial but some people do)

dudeimsocool
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Re: Summer Reading

Postby dudeimsocool » Fri Jun 15, 2012 12:55 am

yeaa im gonna go ahead and read em

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Re: Summer Reading

Postby rad lulz » Fri Jun 15, 2012 1:00 am

dudeimsocool wrote:yeaa im gonna go ahead and read em

I found the E&E's useless during 1L. YMMV, and it's your time to waste.

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Re: Summer Reading

Postby dudeimsocool » Fri Jun 15, 2012 1:01 am

rad lulz wrote:
dudeimsocool wrote:yeaa im gonna go ahead and read em

I found the E&E's useless during 1L. YMMV, and it's your time to waste.


for reelz, may be i won't read them then, any advice on good supplements?

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Re: Summer Reading

Postby ilovesf » Fri Jun 15, 2012 1:03 am

dudeimsocool wrote:
rad lulz wrote:
dudeimsocool wrote:yeaa im gonna go ahead and read em

I found the E&E's useless during 1L. YMMV, and it's your time to waste.


for reelz, may be i won't read them then, any advice on good supplements?

hey, novel idea, why don't you look at the stickied post at the top of the forum you're posting in?

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Re: Summer Reading

Postby dudeimsocool » Fri Jun 15, 2012 1:04 am

ilovesf wrote:
dudeimsocool wrote:
rad lulz wrote:
dudeimsocool wrote:yeaa im gonna go ahead and read em

I found the E&E's useless during 1L. YMMV, and it's your time to waste.


for reelz, may be i won't read them then, any advice on good supplements?

hey, novel idea, why don't you look at the stickied post at the top of the forum you're posting in?


thanks bro

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Re: Summer Reading

Postby rad lulz » Fri Jun 15, 2012 2:02 am

dudeimsocool wrote:
rad lulz wrote:
dudeimsocool wrote:yeaa im gonna go ahead and read em

I found the E&E's useless during 1L. YMMV, and it's your time to waste.


for reelz, may be i won't read them then, any advice on good supplements?

Depends on what your teacher wants, which is why I don't recommend reading them. In my case, the answer was "none of them," except for Chemerinsky. The supps just threw me off to what was taught in class. Then again, you can't read all of the Chem supp. It's like as long as a text. But I mean if you want to spin your wheels, go right ahead.

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Re: Summer Reading

Postby morris248 » Sun Jun 17, 2012 12:01 pm

If you have that much time on your hands, learn how to do legal research. That will save you a lot of time when you actually start law school. Take the West and Lexis tutorials so you will be familiar with both. You can find links to the tutorials at

http://www.law-school-books.com/legal-writing.html

then get "Learning Legal Reasoning: Briefing, Analysis and Theory
By John Delaney"

that should keep you from twiddling your thumbs

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Re: Summer Reading

Postby AreJay711 » Sun Jun 17, 2012 12:46 pm

Am I the only one who things E&E's suck. They seem like they were written for 4th grade school children.

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Re: Summer Reading

Postby rad lulz » Sun Jun 17, 2012 12:55 pm

AreJay711 wrote:Am I the only one who things E&E's suck. They seem like they were written for 4th grade school children.

Ya they are only useful if you have literally no idea what's going on.

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Re: Summer Reading

Postby ara19 » Tue Jun 19, 2012 8:26 am

Yes. Since in reading it can help boosting up confidence and it's an active mental process.
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Re: Summer Reading

Postby bjsesq » Tue Jun 19, 2012 8:35 am

Look at his responses. You are being trolled, people.

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Re: Summer Reading

Postby lukertin » Tue Jun 19, 2012 8:38 am

bjsesq wrote:Look at his responses. You are being trolled, people.

Tell me more about this trolling, bjs.

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Re: Summer Reading

Postby bjsesq » Tue Jun 19, 2012 8:57 am

lukertin wrote:
bjsesq wrote:Look at his responses. You are being trolled, people.

Tell me more about this trolling, bjs.


Whose alt are you?

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Re: Summer Reading

Postby kaiser » Tue Jun 19, 2012 9:11 am

I spent the summer reading E&Es. Complete waste of time and I could have spent that summer doing more productive things (search my post history to find out what those things are). It is a waste of time at best, and counterproductive at worst. I did well first year, but 0L substantive prep had nothing to do with it, and often ran up against the nuances of my particular professors.




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