Is Doing a 1 day Legal Research & Writing class worth $200

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Worth $200

yes, it will be worth it...get ahead of your classmates, etc
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no, save your money
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jockinjay-z
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Is Doing a 1 day Legal Research & Writing class worth $200

Postby jockinjay-z » Thu Apr 22, 2010 1:50 pm

Did anyone receive the Law Preview brochure that talks about the 1 week class that they offer, etc.? Anyways they also have a 1 day class option that goes over legal research and writing. Do you guys know if doing this is worth $200 given whatever benefits this might offer? Btw I've been out of school for a couple of months so I think doing something like this could be a good refresher for me personally. Any thoughts, thanx?

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legalease9
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Re: Is Doing a 1 day Legal Research & Writing class worth $200

Postby legalease9 » Thu Apr 22, 2010 2:00 pm

Don't do these classes. Waste of time and money. Every minute you spend relaxing during the summer will be more valuable than every minute you are in said classes.

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Re: Is Doing a 1 day Legal Research & Writing class worth $200

Postby jdhonest » Thu Apr 22, 2010 2:05 pm

No, the class is not worth it at all. If you're interested in better legal writing for a few things you can do before you start (not that you should want to):
1. take old papers you've written, and practice making them about 3/4 as long without cutting any of the ideas. Focus on eliminating wordy phrases that use a lot of prepositions.
2. read a few books on logical thinking for lawyers.
3. read a few real memos.

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TTH
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Re: Is Doing a 1 day Legal Research & Writing class worth $200

Postby TTH » Thu Apr 22, 2010 8:18 pm

Nope. Not worth it. Give me the $200, and I'll hold it for you until the fall. >.>

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Re: Is Doing a 1 day Legal Research & Writing class worth $200

Postby SwimGal09 » Sat May 01, 2010 3:29 pm

The class was very helpful for me because I was a couple of years out of school and concerned about my writing. I wanted an overview of the process and, over the course of eight hours, I left with a solid framework for what the first year would be like. I still have the workbook (Law Preview Legal Research & Writing, 3rd Edition, 2007) we used and I'm willing to sell it now that my writing course is over, thank god. Let me know if you're interested.

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A'nold
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Re: Is Doing a 1 day Legal Research & Writing class worth $200

Postby A'nold » Sat May 01, 2010 3:51 pm

No.

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Re: Is Doing a 1 day Legal Research & Writing class worth $200

Postby findlayswimmer28 » Sat May 01, 2010 4:05 pm

It's not worth it because every professor/employer is going to want something different. Learn to write the way your professor wants you to and you will do fine. When you get a job, you are going to have to learn how to write all over again.

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androstan
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Re: Is Doing a 1 day Legal Research & Writing class worth $200

Postby androstan » Thu Jan 20, 2011 5:53 pm

bump

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Re: Is Doing a 1 day Legal Research & Writing class worth $200

Postby Patriot1208 » Thu Jan 20, 2011 7:08 pm

SwimGal09 wrote:The class was very helpful for me because I was a couple of years out of school and concerned about my writing. I wanted an overview of the process and, over the course of eight hours, I left with a solid framework for what the first year would be like. I still have the workbook (Law Preview Legal Research & Writing, 3rd Edition, 2007) we used and I'm willing to sell it now that my writing course is over, thank god. Let me know if you're interested.


Wow, one post, I wonder who this is.

EDIT: NECROMANCY FAIL

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androstan
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Re: Is Doing a 1 day Legal Research & Writing class worth $200

Postby androstan » Fri Jan 21, 2011 10:09 am

Just got an e mail about these "preview courses" and it looks like a scam. So I'm requesting anecdotes from this community, why not?

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johnnyutah
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Re: Is Doing a 1 day Legal Research & Writing class worth $200

Postby johnnyutah » Fri Jan 21, 2011 12:51 pm

If it is taught by Antonin Scalia, consider it. Otherwise, find a girl to split a fifth of bourbon with.

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Fred_McGriff
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Re: Is Doing a 1 day Legal Research & Writing class worth $200

Postby Fred_McGriff » Sat Jan 22, 2011 7:58 am

Go buy a funny hat and spend whatever's left at the pub.




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