What to read summer before law school?

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pancakes3
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Re: What to read summer before law school?

Postby pancakes3 » Sat May 02, 2015 12:59 pm

Oh, if you didn't even have HS history then yeah. I can see how you'd be a little lost. The last substantive historical coursework you had was... making hand turkeys for thanksgiving?

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Re: What to read summer before law school?

Postby Other25BeforeYou » Sat May 02, 2015 4:43 pm

pancakes3 wrote:Oh, if you didn't even have HS history then yeah. I can see how you'd be a little lost. The last substantive historical coursework you had was... making hand turkeys for thanksgiving?

US history, yeah. Hand turkeys were pretty much it. And some weird thing in seventh grade where we reenacted the Boston Tea Party. I imagine I'm not the only person who pretty much learned US history in conlaw.

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Re: What to read summer before law school?

Postby star fox » Sat May 02, 2015 5:02 pm

There are a few students from other countries (Canada and over the oceans) in your law school section, they all did fine in ConLaw even if occasionally they didn't understand a reference the Professor was making in class (like Youngstown took place during the Korean War, so it seemed important to ensure the steel mills were operating... if you don't know what the Korean War was all about, you'll be fine) . Don't feel like you need to pick up a US History book. If you're ever confused by something you can quickly wikipedia it.




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