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Re: Indiana University - Bloomington 1L's taking questions

Postby Spoonmanners » Tue Apr 13, 2010 8:12 pm

Yeah, nbd. I accepted when we were still 36.

Unrelated, but I feel like the increase in young and scantily clad undergrad joggers by the law school has really helped me get more sun and fresh air.

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Re: Indiana University - Bloomington 1L's taking questions

Postby agentcom » Wed Apr 14, 2010 12:33 am

haha, a little help from our friends
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charlesjd wrote:

IU-B is a public TTT. We all knew they were going to drop. The only reason they had that was the donation by Maurer. Tulane has been falling and you can thank hurricane katrina for that, even though it did not affect Tulane. Chicago KenTTTTTTT, they were and are even more of a TTT now. Temple, they still own philly so who cares.

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Not to question your general intelligence, but I am more concerned with your ability to read and compare graphs so simple a Cooley admit can understand it. IU-B received the exact same overall grade as they did last year, but had a few schools leap frog them. That's not really dropping. Even if you consider dropping 4 this year, they are still up 9 spots the last two years.

Damn shame the LSAT doesn't test basic reading. Also a shame they can't test for pricks.
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Spoonmanners wrote:Yeah, nbd. I accepted when we were still 36.

Unrelated, but I feel like the increase in young and scantily clad undergrad joggers by the law school has really helped me get more sun and fresh air.


Absolutely. For all those 0L guys out there, the front steps of the law school in Bloomington in the springtime is a fantastic place to be.

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Unjust Enrichment wrote:Mid-20's is mid-20's. Not much difference took place here.

Yeah, it was more fun to say "I go to a top 25 school," but I think that's all that really got lost here. Here's to having the ability to honestly say that again in a year.


Yeah exactly.

Some people are too caught up in thinking that top 25 means something really. In the end nothing really changed.


And finally, you can look at the raw scores and see where the real distinctions are. (Hint: not somewhere in the mid-20s). On top of all that, saying I go to a T25 law school only tells people that you go to a school ranked between 21 and 25.

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Re: Indiana University - Bloomington 1L's taking questions

Postby Mulliganstew » Wed Apr 14, 2010 10:56 am

Today is Professor Bethel's last lecture. This will be one to remember.

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Re: Indiana University - Bloomington 1L's taking questions

Postby Unjust Enrichment » Wed Apr 14, 2010 2:50 pm

Mulliganstew wrote:Today is Professor Bethel's last lecture. This will be one to remember.


It certainly was.

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Re: Indiana University - Bloomington 1L's taking questions

Postby Spoonmanners » Wed Apr 14, 2010 5:52 pm

That was pretty epic. I wish he was still teaching evidence.

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Re: Indiana University - Bloomington 1L's taking questions

Postby Bankhead » Wed Apr 14, 2010 7:38 pm

I guess this has been a pretty bad week for Indiana with the rankings drop and the possibly best lecturer of all time retiring...

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Re: Indiana University - Bloomington 1L's taking questions

Postby kings84_wr » Mon Apr 19, 2010 5:27 am

This Legal professions papers sucks. . .

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Re: Indiana University - Bloomington 1L's taking questions

Postby Spoonmanners » Mon Apr 19, 2010 9:16 am

Mine is very theoretical.

I'll leave it at that.

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Re: Indiana University - Bloomington 1L's taking questions

Postby kings84_wr » Mon Apr 19, 2010 3:24 pm

Well one last dumb assignment, now time to focus on finals actually.

Williams final has a one hour period where we are supposed to outline the answer and not type! thats pretty intense, I thought I outlined too much, but I never used 1/4 of the exam time

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Re: Indiana University - Bloomington 1L's taking questions

Postby Spoonmanners » Mon Apr 19, 2010 8:15 pm

Love the email from Dean Keller. The theoretical aspects of my paper will survive. :D

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Re: Indiana University - Bloomington 1L's taking questions

Postby Jay-Electronica » Mon Apr 19, 2010 8:24 pm

So...second semester of 1L once class is dropped no?? Does that lighten the load or do u just get more work to do?

Also, whats the typical 1L schedule look like?? If any of you would like to share yours, feel free.

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Re: Indiana University - Bloomington 1L's taking questions

Postby danquayle » Mon Apr 19, 2010 8:39 pm

Spoonmanners wrote:Love the email from Dean Keller. The theoretical aspects of my paper will survive. :D


Oh you're going to have to post whatever that email was. Does he still have the goatee? I still remember when he grew it... when he became "Dark Keller."

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Re: Indiana University - Bloomington 1L's taking questions

Postby Spoonmanners » Mon Apr 19, 2010 8:47 pm

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Spoonmanners wrote:Love the email from Dean Keller. The theoretical aspects of my paper will survive. :D


Oh you're going to have to post whatever that email was. Does he still have the goatee? I still remember when he grew it... when he became "Dark Keller."


Oh, he does. The email isn't too funny. He just said that they will NOT be contacting all of our interviewees. There was a rumor otherwise this morning.

As to the prior poster, the schedule is hellish. 2nd semester is much improved, because it is pretty much like losing two classes with LP. Still a good amount of work, but it is a WHOLE lot more manageable. Or I've just gotten used to it. I certainly have put in less hours and feel in a much better position in all my classes than I did last semester.

I think 1st semester is a little bit of a weeder course. Not sure if there was a final tally, but I think we had around 5 drop outs.

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Re: Indiana University - Bloomington 1L's taking questions

Postby Jay-Electronica » Mon Apr 19, 2010 8:55 pm

Can you expound a bit more on the hellishness of 1st semester??

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Postby Spoonmanners » Mon Apr 19, 2010 9:31 pm

Jay-Electronica wrote:Can you expound a bit more on the hellishness of 1st semester??


Sure. I had civil procedure starting at 9, a 45 minute break then criminal law at 11, an hour break then contracts at 1, then no break going into criminal procedure. I would usually get out around 3:30 ish.

That's M-W. Th-F I only had legal research and writing. LRW usually gives you homework and papers and a bunch of other stuff you don't have much time for because you are trying to get reading done for your 4 graded classes. It's especially a pain because you have Thanksgiving break, then your final memo is due, then you have like... a week of class in order to get 4 outlines done in time for finals.

I don't even want to estimate the amount of time spent studying, because it will probably just be depressing. Summer semester taught me that weekends are pretty necessary. Later in fall semester taught me I need to stay till till 8 or 9. I would certainly call it "hellish".

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Re: Indiana University - Bloomington 1L's taking questions

Postby kings84_wr » Tue Apr 20, 2010 6:38 am

WHile 2nd semester is definitely less work, there are some added things to make up for the lack of 3 units. First I know a lot of people are still looking for summer employment, and its a huge stress. Also legal professions has a lot of dumb busy work, like this paper and interviews and group projects. Also the first 2-4 weeks there is the insane waiting for grades stress. Lastly, this is just my opinion, but Con law and property are the two most substantive classes of first year.

So I definitely worked less this semester, some of that I think was just me knowing what works and how I am most efficient.

As far as stress of first semester, I know for me a lot was the fear of the unknown. I dont know if summer starters had this same feeling since they had the torts exam already, but not knowing if you are a good exam taker is pretty scary. I don't think I was comfortable in law school till the first week of december, when suddenly I realized i knew the law backwards and forwards and a lot of people hadn't even started outlining yet.

I think First semester is tough because of the unknown, I probably did way too much pointless work first semester because I wasn't sure what the hell was going on.

And as far as time spent studying I have found I am a bit of an anomaly but I work a lot on the weekends. I have friends that refuse to open books saturday and sunday, but i have found that weekends are the best time for me to really focus on material.

One of the reasons 60-70 hour weeks in big law don't scare me ;) I definitely put in more then that most of first semester, and a lot of this semester.

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Re: Indiana University - Bloomington 1L's taking questions

Postby Spoonmanners » Tue Apr 20, 2010 10:10 am

Gotta agree on conlaw and property being more difficult. But I'm really not sure if that's because it is actually more difficult, or if I just have the time to realize I don't completely understand it. A lot less stress though. First semester was like an unbearable marathon.

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Re: Indiana University - Bloomington 1L's taking questions

Postby MaurerFan » Wed Apr 21, 2010 5:14 pm

I don't feel like either semester has been difficult, just very time consuming.

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Re: Indiana University - Bloomington 1L's taking questions

Postby Bankhead » Wed Apr 21, 2010 9:07 pm

Yeah, but you're used to like, astrophysics and shit.

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Re: Indiana University - Bloomington 1L's taking questions

Postby David_Goudreaux » Wed Apr 21, 2010 9:29 pm

Personally, I feel the LRW teachers have gone out of their minds. They cost me all my facebook friends.

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Re: Indiana University - Bloomington 1L's taking questions

Postby danquayle » Wed Apr 21, 2010 9:33 pm

Bankhead wrote:Yeah, but you're used to like, astrophysics and shit.


I agree with him... more time consuming than hard.

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Re: Indiana University - Bloomington 1L's taking questions

Postby kings84_wr » Wed Apr 21, 2010 9:40 pm

David_Goudreaux wrote:Personally, I feel the LRW teachers have gone out of their minds. They cost me all my facebook friends.


I have to admit that day in con law that the email went out, I found it kinda humorous to see about everyone around me deleting all the dumb profiles.

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Re: Indiana University - Bloomington 1L's taking questions

Postby David_Goudreaux » Wed Apr 21, 2010 10:11 pm

Come on, be a facebook friend. No way it will get you kicked out of school.
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Re: Indiana University - Bloomington 1L's taking questions

Postby RMstratosphere » Wed Apr 21, 2010 10:18 pm

kings84_wr wrote:
David_Goudreaux wrote:Personally, I feel the LRW teachers have gone out of their minds. They cost me all my facebook friends.


I have to admit that day in con law that the email went out, I found it kinda humorous to see about everyone around me deleting all the dumb profiles.


What's all this?

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Re: Indiana University - Bloomington 1L's taking questions

Postby David_Goudreaux » Wed Apr 21, 2010 10:20 pm

RMstratosphere wrote:
kings84_wr wrote:
David_Goudreaux wrote:Personally, I feel the LRW teachers have gone out of their minds. They cost me all my facebook friends.


I have to admit that day in con law that the email went out, I found it kinda humorous to see about everyone around me deleting all the dumb profiles.


What's all this?


I'm a fully imaginary person, but perhaps I've said too much.




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