2Little 2Late

(housing, friendships, future exams, all things 2018)

How successful have you been at forcing yourself to care about grades?

lol
2
6%
... I mean I still need to graduate... I guess...
8
24%
I want to maintain some semblance of dignity
16
47%
I am a clerkship gunner and/or incorrigible perfectionist
8
24%
 
Total votes: 34

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PeanutsNJam
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Re: What the 1L am I doing?

Postby PeanutsNJam » Wed Sep 16, 2015 12:49 am

Leonardo DiCaprio wrote:been experimenting with reading ahead. it's even more time consuming because i gotta read all my shit again briefly before classes to refresh my memory.


This so much. Unless it's a 10 page+ supreme court monster, anything under 5 pages takes like 30 mins to read/highlight and 10 mins to brief (which is just transcribing what I highlighted almost), so I just do 'em the night before or even before class. I'm trying to minimize my time spent briefing and reading cases and spending more time outlining, specifically by synthesizing class notes and cross referencing with recommended supplements/2L outlines. That's my strategy anyway. See you all at median.

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seespotrun
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Re: What the 1L am I doing?

Postby seespotrun » Wed Sep 16, 2015 12:51 am

Ew, case briefing? I stumbled into the wrong thread.

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Mack.Hambleton
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Re: What the 1L am I doing?

Postby Mack.Hambleton » Wed Sep 16, 2015 1:26 am

>briefing cases

errors

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Leonardo DiCaprio
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Re: What the 1L am I doing?

Postby Leonardo DiCaprio » Wed Sep 16, 2015 1:56 am

man, anytime i feel like "yeah, i think i like this course," i do the assigned reading for the day and just hate it again

Yeezus
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Re: What the 1L am I doing?

Postby Yeezus » Wed Sep 16, 2015 8:44 am

Leonardo DiCaprio wrote:man, anytime i feel like "yeah, i think i like this course," i do the assigned reading for the day and just hate it again


How I feel about Civ Pro, except with classes. I hate the Socratic Method so, so much.

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Re: What the 1L am I doing?

Postby DJM » Wed Sep 16, 2015 11:44 am

Yeezus wrote:
Leonardo DiCaprio wrote:man, anytime i feel like "yeah, i think i like this course," i do the assigned reading for the day and just hate it again


How I feel about Civ Pro, except with classes. I hate the Socratic Method so, so much.


If my profs didn't use the socratic method I wouldn't read the cases at all. Just would go directly to the supplements. God that would be a lot easier.

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Re: What the 1L am I doing?

Postby Poldy » Wed Sep 16, 2015 12:59 pm

Yeezus wrote:
Leonardo DiCaprio wrote:man, anytime i feel like "yeah, i think i like this course," i do the assigned reading for the day and just hate it again


How I feel about Civ Pro, except with classes. I hate the Socratic Method so, so much.


I like it. It makes class fun and more like a game. Without it I'd definitely be falling asleep in Con.

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Re: What the 1L am I doing?

Postby legit » Wed Sep 16, 2015 1:27 pm

Mack.Hambleton wrote:
legit wrote:You swiped right on a guy who turns out to be an associate...remove?

(Asking for a friend.)


V10 no

Below yes


Thanks

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Re: What the 1L am I doing?

Postby unsweetened » Wed Sep 16, 2015 4:21 pm

PeanutsNJam wrote:
Leonardo DiCaprio wrote:been experimenting with reading ahead. it's even more time consuming because i gotta read all my shit again briefly before classes to refresh my memory.


This so much. Unless it's a 10 page+ supreme court monster, anything under 5 pages takes like 30 mins to read/highlight and 10 mins to brief (which is just transcribing what I highlighted almost), so I just do 'em the night before or even before class. I'm trying to minimize my time spent briefing and reading cases and spending more time outlining, specifically by synthesizing class notes and cross referencing with recommended supplements/2L outlines. That's my strategy anyway. See you all at median.

I had a reading for civ pro that was only 7 pages, and it was amazing. Most of the reading that I get stuck with are ~15 pages, so it ends up being 1.5 hrs of reading + 30 min for notes.
LRW is pretty chill. I got great feedback on the first draft of my closed note memo, which felt great. Really feel the need to do well in LRW because I think having a strong writing sample is the key to job placement if I end up with median grades.

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Re: What the 1L am I doing?

Postby unsweetened » Wed Sep 16, 2015 4:22 pm

Wahrheit wrote:orientation starts tomorrow ahhhhhhhhh

wow. I've been in school for 4 weeks already :wink:

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Big Red
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Re: What the 1L am I doing?

Postby Big Red » Wed Sep 16, 2015 4:58 pm

PeanutsNJam wrote:
Leonardo DiCaprio wrote:been experimenting with reading ahead. it's even more time consuming because i gotta read all my shit again briefly before classes to refresh my memory.


This so much. Unless it's a 10 page+ supreme court monster, anything under 5 pages takes like 30 mins to read/highlight and 10 mins to brief (which is just transcribing what I highlighted almost), so I just do 'em the night before or even before class. I'm trying to minimize my time spent briefing and reading cases and spending more time outlining, specifically by synthesizing class notes and cross referencing with recommended supplements/2L outlines. That's my strategy anyway. See you all at median.


Yeah looks like we have pretty much the same approach, but see bolded :roll:

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Minnietron
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Re: What the 1L am I doing?

Postby Minnietron » Wed Sep 16, 2015 5:18 pm

This is sure to jinx me, but It is going on three weeks and I haven't had to speak in class - aside from the obligatory "Hi, my name is Minnietron and I was a competitive seashell collector before coming to school." Everyday I wonder, will this be the day...

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Re: What the 1L am I doing?

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Re: What the 1L am I doing?

Postby unsweetened » Wed Sep 16, 2015 5:29 pm

Only one professor knows how to pronounce my last name. So far this has worked. *knocks on wood*

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Re: What the 1L am I doing?

Postby Hand » Wed Sep 16, 2015 5:44 pm

unsweetened wrote:Only one professor knows how to pronounce my last name. So far this has worked. *knocks on wood*

I was relying on this saving me too but one guy made us write our name phonetically and the other uses first names.

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Re: What the 1L am I doing?

Postby Gray » Wed Sep 16, 2015 6:27 pm

Minnietron wrote:This is sure to jinx me, but It is going on three weeks and I haven't had to speak in class - aside from the obligatory "Hi, my name is Minnietron and I was a competitive seashell collector before coming to school." Everyday I wonder, will this be the day...

The only class I had to do this in was my Torts class..... are you in my Torts class?

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Re: What the 1L am I doing?

Postby Minnietron » Wed Sep 16, 2015 6:41 pm

Gray wrote:
Minnietron wrote:This is sure to jinx me, but It is going on three weeks and I haven't had to speak in class - aside from the obligatory "Hi, my name is Minnietron and I was a competitive seashell collector before coming to school." Everyday I wonder, will this be the day...

The only class I had to do this in was my Torts class..... are you in my Torts class?

I had to do it in Legal Practice and Torts. Did you discuss trolleys in Torts?
WhiskeyAndCupcakes wrote:
Minnietron wrote:This is sure to jinx me, but It is going on three weeks and I haven't had to speak in class - aside from the obligatory "Hi, my name is Minnietron and I was a competitive seashell collector before coming to school." Everyday I wonder, will this be the day...


Don't stress-- you'll be fine when you get cold called! It's really not that bad.

Thanks for the reassurance! I'm actually looking forward to the chance to fail miserably in front of a large group of people. It builds character, and maybe I can get a few "sympathy outlines" out of the deal :lol:

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Re: What the 1L am I doing?

Postby unsweetened » Wed Sep 16, 2015 6:44 pm

Would have been fun to do a pool where we see who the last person is to get cold-called.

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Re: What the 1L am I doing?

Postby Gray » Wed Sep 16, 2015 6:45 pm

Yup you're in my Torts class... and you haven't spoken yet? Everyone talks in torts. I feel like I talk too much in Torts.

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Re: What the 1L am I doing?

Postby LoganCouture » Wed Sep 16, 2015 6:49 pm

my Ks professor thinks class ends 5 mins later than it actually does :(
somehow people packing up on time every day and the noise in the hallway from all other classes getting out haven't given her a clue

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Re: What the 1L am I doing?

Postby acr » Wed Sep 16, 2015 7:35 pm

lc39 wrote:my Ks professor thinks class ends 5 mins later than it actually does :(
somehow people packing up on time every day and the noise in the hallway from all other classes getting out haven't given her a clue


one of my profs has been consistently going 10 minutes late per day

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Re: What the 1L am I doing?

Postby Minnietron » Wed Sep 16, 2015 7:40 pm

Wahrheit wrote:Thought you all would appreciate this tidbit from orientation


This is amazing! However, I've developed a bit of an affinity for gunners. Their eagerness usually results in an amusing exchange.




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