Preparing for Law School- What should I do this summer?

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Jslondon1
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Preparing for Law School- What should I do this summer?

Postby Jslondon1 » Fri Apr 15, 2011 2:24 pm

I will be starting my 1st year of law school in August 2011. I have asked around with some people regarding what they recommend to do this summer to prepare to law school and make sure that my head is in the best place it can be when I start school.

I have been told to take it easy, read some books and enjoy myself by a few people. I have been out of school for 3 years and I want to know if anyone thinks it would help to take a writing course or a prep course and where they recommend I look for something like that.

Any other tips on how to get my mind in shape over the summer would be great.

Thanks,

JLondon

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Re: Preparing for Law School- What should I do this summer?

Postby lukebyalibi » Fri Apr 15, 2011 4:28 pm

I plan on doing absolutely nothing the summer b4 my first year. Probably just a ton of golfing and relaxing

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Re: Preparing for Law School- What should I do this summer?

Postby mrtoren » Fri Apr 15, 2011 7:01 pm

Jslondon1 wrote:I will be starting my 1st year of law school in August 2011. I have asked around with some people regarding what they recommend to do this summer to prepare to law school and make sure that my head is in the best place it can be when I start school.

I have been told to take it easy, read some books and enjoy myself by a few people. I have been out of school for 3 years and I want to know if anyone thinks it would help to take a writing course or a prep course and where they recommend I look for something like that.

Any other tips on how to get my mind in shape over the summer would be great.

Thanks,

JLondon

Kick back, don't psych yourself out. If you enjoy it, reading some lengthy and difficult books might re-hone your reading skills. You'll have three years of working yourself to the breaking point. Don't start it early unless you have to.

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Knock
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Re: Preparing for Law School- What should I do this summer?

Postby Knock » Fri Apr 15, 2011 7:27 pm

Relax, do the things you enjoy to do in your free time, because your free time will be decreasing drastically once law school starts.

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Re: Preparing for Law School- What should I do this summer?

Postby TheFactor » Sun Apr 17, 2011 12:28 am

Hookers, blow, and golf....but not in that order.

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Re: Preparing for Law School- What should I do this summer?

Postby tea_drinker » Sun Apr 17, 2011 2:45 am

learn something that you won't have time to learn later on like playing a musical instrument, ballroom dancing, swimming, etc.

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Re: Preparing for Law School- What should I do this summer?

Postby Lawquacious » Sun Apr 17, 2011 3:02 am

TheFactor wrote:Hookers, blow, and golf....but not in that order.


:lol: Actually, isn't that after law school when he makes it as a politician or in biglaw? :wink:

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Re: Preparing for Law School- What should I do this summer?

Postby Sandro » Sun Apr 17, 2011 12:40 pm

Start a business from scratch, sell it right before you go to school.

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Re: Preparing for Law School- What should I do this summer?

Postby dar482 » Tue Apr 19, 2011 1:20 pm

I'm on the same boat and also plan on relaxing and taking a few trips, however, I do have a decent amount of free time with only a part time job.

I was wondering what readings I could do to prepare myself. Granted, curriculum are going to be different, but doing some core cases and outlining them seems like a useful way to spend time?
Or at least sites to help me learn "how" to read for law school or write outlines?

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Re: Preparing for Law School- What should I do this summer?

Postby GATORTIM » Wed Apr 20, 2011 7:16 pm

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