Mindless job.. Preparing my brain for law school/thinking?

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Re: Mindless job.. Preparing my brain for law school/thinking?

Postby Scotusnerd » Wed Feb 06, 2013 7:15 am

I blame lawl school for making me loquacious. :(

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Postby bk1 » Wed Feb 06, 2013 10:32 am

Scotusnerd wrote:I blame lawl school for making me loquacious. :(

That's not the issue. Getting to Maybe has a single useful idea (lol @ shitton) and lol at the idea of running into future employers in the hallways or your classmates giving a shit about you around finals time.

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Postby Scotusnerd » Wed Feb 06, 2013 12:46 pm

bk1 wrote:That's not the issue. Getting to Maybe has a single useful idea (lol @ shitton) and lol at the idea of running into future employers in the hallways or your classmates giving a shit about you around finals time.


I found many useful ideas in it. One large idea and several smaller ones under the larger umbrella. If you only found one, that's fine. But there are more there.

As to the idea of running into future employers, well, I think your school is different than mine. We have two courses taught by federal judges (one circuit and one CoA). We have professors who are partners at biglaw firms. We have visiting professors who run their own business and teach on the side. We have attorneys that come in for CLE on a regular business. We have attorneys who come and use our legal library. We have governmental employers in on a regular basis doing pro bono stuff with the law school.

Also, here in the South (ymmv), looking good is important. Being well put-together and respectful is a big thing out here.

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Re: Mindless job.. Preparing my brain for law school/thinking?

Postby rinkrat19 » Wed Feb 06, 2013 1:01 pm

Seriously, lol at anyone caring what you're wearing to campus and that affecting your job search. Do you have a business-casual tinfoil hat?

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Re: Mindless job.. Preparing my brain for law school/thinking?

Postby BarcaCrossesTheAlps » Wed Feb 06, 2013 2:44 pm

bk1 wrote:
Scotusnerd wrote:I blame lawl school for making me loquacious. :(

That's not the issue. Getting to Maybe has a single useful idea (lol @ shitton) and lol at the idea of running into future employers in the hallways or your classmates giving a shit about you around finals time.



...so what is it? You sound like reading it is a waste of time, so help a brother out...

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Re: Mindless job.. Preparing my brain for law school/thinking?

Postby 20130312 » Wed Feb 06, 2013 2:48 pm

BarcaCrossesTheAlps wrote:
bk1 wrote:
Scotusnerd wrote:I blame lawl school for making me loquacious. :(

That's not the issue. Getting to Maybe has a single useful idea (lol @ shitton) and lol at the idea of running into future employers in the hallways or your classmates giving a shit about you around finals time.



...so what is it? You sound like reading it is a waste of time, so help a brother out...

Follow the forks.

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Re: Mindless job.. Preparing my brain for law school/thinking?

Postby Scotusnerd » Wed Feb 06, 2013 3:12 pm

InGoodFaith wrote:Follow the forks.


What I find hilarious about this topic is that the book discusses exactly this scenario in an example in chapter 1. "Following the forks" does not explain how, or why, or even what to fork. "Following the forks" does not get you an A on the exam.

How many of you jokers have seriously read this book? And I don't mean "skimmed it slightly over one night". I mean actually read the damn thing.

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Re: Mindless job.. Preparing my brain for law school/thinking?

Postby 20130312 » Wed Feb 06, 2013 3:15 pm

Scotusnerd wrote:
InGoodFaith wrote:Follow the forks.


What I find hilarious about this topic is that the book discusses exactly this scenario in an example in chapter 1. "Following the forks" does not explain how, or why, or even what to fork. "Following the forks" does not get you an A on the exam.

How many of you jokers have seriously read this book? And I don't mean "skimmed it slightly over one night". I mean actually read the damn thing.

I read the whole thing once in September, threw it in my closet, and never looked at it again. It's a useful read, to be clear, but outlining the book or obsessing over the details is overkill.

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Re: Mindless job.. Preparing my brain for law school/thinking?

Postby Scotusnerd » Wed Feb 06, 2013 9:25 pm

I gotta disagree. I learned a lot from reading the book. I read it several times, and it plus TLS helped me outline my plan of attack for the semester. I got top 20%, so I suppose it worked. Aiming higher this semester.

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Re: Mindless job.. Preparing my brain for law school/thinking?

Postby 20130312 » Thu Feb 07, 2013 12:04 am

Scotusnerd wrote:I gotta disagree. I learned a lot from reading the book. I read it several times, and it plus TLS helped me outline my plan of attack for the semester. I got top 20%, so I suppose it worked. Aiming higher this semester.

Like many things in law school, YMMV. I also am ranked high in my class.

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Re: Mindless job.. Preparing my brain for law school/thinking?

Postby BuckinghamB » Thu Feb 07, 2013 1:25 am

InGoodFaith wrote:Like many things in law school, YMMV.


yep. didn't even glance at GTM and i was fine.

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Re: Mindless job.. Preparing my brain for law school/thinking?

Postby Scotusnerd » Thu Feb 07, 2013 7:10 am

Fair enough. But OP, don't dismiss it out of hand just because a few people didn't learn from it. Try for yourself. :)

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Postby 20130312 » Thu Feb 07, 2013 10:03 am

Scotusnerd wrote:just because a few people didn't learn from it.

Why are you distorting what I said? Kinda weird bro.

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Re: Mindless job.. Preparing my brain for law school/thinking?

Postby AllDangle » Thu Feb 07, 2013 10:23 am

I will be a 1L this fall after taking over a year off since graduating in 2012. Before Christmas I made it a goal to try to read two books a month. I shunned reading the classics in high school and decided to start with those. So far I've made it through Catch-22, The Sun Also Rises, The Great Gatsby, my new personal favorite Atlas Shrugged, and just started The Virtue of Selfishness. I plan on keeping that up until school starts and ending with Getting to Maybe.

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Re: Mindless job.. Preparing my brain for law school/thinking?

Postby magp90 » Thu Feb 07, 2013 11:41 am

Scotusnerd wrote:Fair enough. But OP, don't dismiss it out of hand just because a few people didn't learn from it. Try for yourself. :)


Yeah, people learn/prepare differently. If it doesn't work for you, then that's that. If it does, great!

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Re: Mindless job.. Preparing my brain for law school/thinking?

Postby monicap28 » Tue Feb 12, 2013 8:51 pm

I mean, I'd honestly recommend letting your brain get as much rest as possible before you start, but that's just me. It's actually funny how quickly you fall back into study habits. Enjoy your time off before your 1L year begins!




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