Setting up my law school study room...

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Postby drive4showLSAT4dough » Mon Feb 04, 2013 2:53 pm

All the mid-150s LSATs at OSU had 3.7s or better. Realistic chances with current numbers: http://myLSN.info/rb392g

If you're going to attend Akron anyways, you still owe it to yourself to get the highest LSAT possible to give yourself a shot at a full tuition scholarship.

If you have connections, thats great. But would you bet $60,000 on those connections? Of course not.

And also, "every lawyer, or family member, or anyone else in the loop seems to think as long as I go to Akron, I'm "immune" from the legal employment crisis" Just no.

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Postby FloridaCoastalorbust » Mon Feb 04, 2013 3:05 pm

wut is rong with u

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Re: Setting up my law school study room...

Postby dingbat » Mon Feb 04, 2013 3:08 pm

you need a therapy dog

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Postby stillwater » Mon Feb 04, 2013 3:10 pm

TCR is a subterranean bunker, no clock. time is the enemy of all grinders.

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Postby dingbat » Mon Feb 04, 2013 3:14 pm

stillwater wrote:TCR is a subterranean bunker, no clockfood.

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Postby Crowing » Mon Feb 04, 2013 3:16 pm

how can you people study on your bed? i fall asleep.

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Postby francesfarmer » Mon Feb 04, 2013 3:16 pm

dingbat wrote:
stillwater wrote:TCR is a subterranean bunker, no clockfood.

Don't forget the adderall. That's almost food in that your body digests it

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Postby toothbrush » Mon Feb 04, 2013 3:24 pm

FloridaCoastalorbust wrote:wut is rong with u

Why did I laugh

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Postby Nova » Mon Feb 04, 2013 3:51 pm

Crowing wrote:how can you people study on your bed? i fall asleep.


On the bed doesnt really work for me either. Actually, anywhere in my house doesnt really work for me. I get lonely studying alone in my house. I prefer to sit next to friends in the library.

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Postby Rahviveh » Mon Feb 04, 2013 4:05 pm

Nova wrote:
Crowing wrote:how can you people study on your bed? i fall asleep.


On the bed doesnt really work for me either. Actually, anywhere in my house doesnt really work for me. I get lonely studying alone in my house. I prefer to sit next to friends in the library.


+1. Or a Starbucks.

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Postby h_jane_w » Mon Feb 04, 2013 4:07 pm

bdm261 wrote:I'm looking for some ideas for setting up my "war room" where I estimate I'll be spending 5 or 6 hours a day studying. I was wondering if anyone set up a room like this similarly and what they did.

Is there any useful furniture, accessories, supplies etc. that anyone could recommend? I don't start 1L until the Fall, so I could use the time to maybe find some used items on Craigslist or yard sales for a deal and get everything together slowly. Here's what I think I'll furnish so far:

General Furniture:
- Filing Cabinet (how many drawers should be enough?, I think one 2-drawer one should do)

- Large Desk w/ room for Laptop plus space to spread papers out on

- Bookcase, how many books should I plan on filling it with, how much shelf space is enough?

- Ergonomic Desk Chair, anyone prefer a brand?

- A comfortable reading chair

- Lamps

Office Crap:

- Stapler

- Hole Punch

- Inbox/Outbox

- Large Dry Erase Board

- Large Cork Board

Computer Stuff/Appliances:
- Laser Printer, preferable a 3 in 1 system (anyone prefer a certain one?)

- A good Shredder

- Should I get a desktop or use a laptop? During UG I used my laptop for everything, brought it to school and took notes, then used it as a desktop during evenings/weekends to type papers or whatever.


Prediction: After spending about 2,000 dllrs you will not be able to get ANY work done in this room and end up living in Starbucks. Oh wait, that's my life.

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Re: Setting up my law school study room...

Postby stillwater » Mon Feb 04, 2013 4:12 pm

OP= dungeon master

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Postby bjsesq » Mon Feb 04, 2013 4:14 pm

Fashion yourself a slingshot so that you can take down fellow classmates. 2 birds one stone: food AND less competition. Maybe sexual release as well, if you're into that sort of thing.

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Postby bizzybone1313 » Mon Feb 04, 2013 4:29 pm

I think OP is forgetting the most important component of the war room: One of those tables that are specifically designed to be able to study while standing up. I am going to buy one of these since in law school I won't have as much time to work out. Basically, one of my goals is to stay in pretty good shape while in law school. By standing up for 5 hours a day while studying, I think this will do the trick. By staying in decent shape, I will have better luck being able to drop girl's panties, which will release law school stress. Pretty good idea all around, huh?

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Re: Setting up my law school study room...

Postby pjo » Mon Feb 04, 2013 4:45 pm

bizzybone1313 wrote:I think OP is forgetting the most important component of the war room: One of those tables that are specifically designed to be able to study while standing up. I am going to buy one of these since in law school I won't have as much time to work out. Basically, one of my goals is to stay in pretty good shape while in law school. By standing up for 5 hours a day while studying, I think this will do the trick. By staying in decent shape, I will have better luck being able to drop girl's panties, which will release law school stress. Pretty good idea all around, huh?


Dude just standing up? You're not going to burn enough calories. You need a "walking desk". --LinkRemoved--

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Postby drive4showLSAT4dough » Mon Feb 04, 2013 4:47 pm

pjo wrote:
bizzybone1313 wrote:I think OP is forgetting the most important component of the war room: One of those tables that are specifically designed to be able to study while standing up. I am going to buy one of these since in law school I won't have as much time to work out. Basically, one of my goals is to stay in pretty good shape while in law school. By standing up for 5 hours a day while studying, I think this will do the trick. By staying in decent shape, I will have better luck being able to drop girl's panties, which will release law school stress. Pretty good idea all around, huh?


Dude just standing up? You're not going to burn enough calories. You need a "walking desk". --LinkRemoved--


Without question more reasonable than a paper shredder for animal bedding

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Re: Setting up my law school study room...

Postby Nova » Mon Feb 04, 2013 7:01 pm

bizzybone1313 wrote: Pretty good idea all around, huh?


Word. http://artofmanliness.com/2011/07/05/be ... ing-desks/

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Re: Setting up my law school study room...

Postby manofjustice » Mon Feb 04, 2013 7:10 pm

stillwater wrote:you should definitely hire a secretary.


Yes. But I really think the most important question you should concern yourself with right now is what you will wear to law school.

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Re: Setting up my law school study room...

Postby sanjola » Fri Feb 08, 2013 7:30 pm

This thread is giving me life! :lol:

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Re: Setting up my law school study room...

Postby cinephile » Fri Feb 08, 2013 10:19 pm

Crowing wrote:how can you people study on your bed? i fall asleep.


I only fall asleep if I'm bored. Like I've never fallen asleep browsing the internet, but nearly every time I read a casebook. I'd like to think I'd fall asleep standing up if that's how I read casebooks too. The good news is, I realized reading is superfluous and you can wait till exam time to study an old outline. So, good luck future 1L and hope you use your time more wisely.

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Re: Setting up my law school study room...

Postby drive4showLSAT4dough » Sun Feb 10, 2013 9:04 pm

dingbat wrote:you need a therapy dog


Possible there will be enough paper sheds for large animal bedding?

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Re: Setting up my law school study room...

Postby Scotusnerd » Mon Feb 11, 2013 7:49 am

Don't forget to hit up the thrift shop for an old general's dress jacket to wear, along with a pipe.

Also, shut the fuck up about preparing to study and study. No one gives a damn where you do it, just that you do it.

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Re: Setting up my law school study room...

Postby kuttlefish » Mon Feb 11, 2013 4:59 pm

If your war room doesn't look like this, you're doing it wrong:

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Re: Setting up my law school study room...

Postby bdm261 » Tue Feb 12, 2013 1:36 pm

kuttlefish wrote:If your war room doesn't look like this, you're doing it wrong:

Image


lol no joke I already have a giant world map on the wall and a globe on a end table.

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Re: Setting up my law school study room...

Postby jwinaz » Thu Feb 14, 2013 2:39 am

I find studying/reading on a bean bag works well for me. An overly stuffy room or atmosphere can kind of bore me to sleep.

But I know each person is different, so what works for you mayh not work for others.

Have you ever thrived in this type of "set-up" before? If not, then you might want to see if you can even read in that type of environment. It would stink to get into the grind of LS and realize your set-up doesn't work.



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