Living with 2Ls

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cool of law
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Living with 2Ls

Postby cool of law » Tue May 10, 2011 1:48 pm

0L here and I am looking for housing this Fall. Would there be any downside to living in a house with 2Ls? I know they would probably be laughing at how stressed out I am, but besides that is there any reason to avoid this living situation?

cool of law
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Re: Living with 2Ls

Postby cool of law » Tue May 10, 2011 3:34 pm

anyone have any experience with this?

paulinaporizkova
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Re: Living with 2Ls

Postby paulinaporizkova » Tue May 10, 2011 3:36 pm

no but i have one word for you: outlines

jdhonest
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Re: Living with 2Ls

Postby jdhonest » Tue May 10, 2011 3:37 pm

if you're straight out of undergrad, maybe not the best idea.
If you've had a professional 9-5, probably no big deal.

cool of law
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Re: Living with 2Ls

Postby cool of law » Tue May 10, 2011 3:42 pm

paulina: That's what I was thinking, I'll be able to get their outlines plus all their friends' outlines, though I am one of those people who actually learning from the note taking itself, so I'll still probably make my own but will use theirs as solid supplements. It will also be nice to hear about teachers' tendencies etc.

jd: I graduated 3 years ago, so I should be alright.

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Re: Living with 2Ls

Postby cool of law » Tue May 10, 2011 3:43 pm

Anyone have an experience with this?

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holdencaulfield
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Re: Living with 2Ls

Postby holdencaulfield » Tue May 10, 2011 5:08 pm

They won't be laughing at you; they were there a year ago. Plus, you'll get to pick their brains whenever you need. I would definitely do it.

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Re: Living with 2Ls

Postby starchinkilt » Wed May 18, 2011 1:40 am

I lived with a 2L this past year. He had most of my professors and had awesome outlines. Not to mention during exams he wasn't freaking out like every 1L so it was refreshing to have someone sane during that time.

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Re: Living with 2Ls

Postby cn12duke » Fri Jun 24, 2011 5:19 am

Great decision to live with 2Ls - I lived with 3 of them this past year.

Couple pieces of advice

1) Don't neglect to socialize with your fellow 1Ls. I made that mistake during the first semester, but it was not too late to catch up second semester. Plus you get mad cred among your 1L friends if you have 2L friends, provided they don't suck.

2) Be CAREFUL about using 2L outlines. They are useful for comparing with your own outline, but it should NOT be a substitute. The outlining process is most important, so do not be lazy. The only class I did not outline for (property, probably the most conceptually easy class) was the class that I got my worst grade (by far).

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Re: Living with 2Ls

Postby cool of law » Fri Jun 24, 2011 11:41 am

Thanks a lot duke. I appreciate that advice.




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