0Ls: How are you preparing for school this fall.

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Re: 0Ls: How are you preparing for school this fall.

Postby amta » Mon May 01, 2017 11:47 am

getting YOKED

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Postby Npret » Mon May 01, 2017 11:52 am

As this was necroed, I will advise again spending some time improving your typing speed.

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Re: 0Ls: How are you preparing for school this fall.

Postby Thelaw23 » Mon May 01, 2017 11:55 am

Gonna use June and July to get healthy and quit some bad habits. Also gonna be getting trashed pretty often.


I've heard that its good to get your linked in/cover letters/resume in shape, but where would I find some info on the best way to do those for the legal field?
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Re: 0Ls: How are you preparing for school this fall.

Postby Stylnator » Mon May 01, 2017 11:58 am

Thelaw23 wrote:where would I find some info on the best way to do those for the legal field?


+1 i have no idea what legal resumes and cover letters should look like.

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Re: 0Ls: How are you preparing for school this fall.

Postby cavalier1138 » Mon May 01, 2017 12:04 pm

Stylnator wrote:
Thelaw23 wrote:where would I find some info on the best way to do those for the legal field?


+1 i have no idea what legal resumes and cover letters should look like.


Every school's career services office will tell you how to format your resume for legal work. Depending on the school, they may be somewhat draconian about enforcing a specific format for OCI, to the point that hiring partners are able to recognize resumes from that school by their formatting.

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Re: 0Ls: How are you preparing for school this fall.

Postby Monday » Mon May 01, 2017 1:51 pm

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Re: 0Ls: How are you preparing for school this fall.

Postby loius » Tue May 02, 2017 3:28 am

Yes.

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Re: 0Ls: How are you preparing for school this fall.

Postby science burner » Thu May 04, 2017 10:34 am

Finishing my PhD thesis and depending on when I get that done possibly sitting for the patent bar.

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Re: 0Ls: How are you preparing for school this fall.

Postby melmelcoolj » Sun May 14, 2017 5:50 pm

I plan on reading Getting to Maybe and doing LEEWS. I have read 1L, the S.T. book, but I don't think of it as prep - more like some fun light reading on my own. Continue at my full-time job which is thankfully not that demanding, and try to lose 20 pounds through running and HIIT.

And I probably should try to get off those waitlists. LOLOL

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Re: 0Ls: How are you preparing for school this fall.

Postby tinyvessels » Mon May 15, 2017 9:30 am

By spending my days and nights regretting every major life decision I made after the age of sixteen.

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Re: 0Ls: How are you preparing for school this fall.

Postby pyramidenergy888 » Tue May 16, 2017 9:24 pm

Driving for Uber

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Re: 0Ls: How are you preparing for school this fall.

Postby JDforRE » Fri Jul 21, 2017 2:01 pm

sinfiery wrote:Nothing. Might read GTM a week before moving in tho


Same boat. Still not trying to read more than I have to, given that my life will consist of reading the next three years.

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Re: 0Ls: How are you preparing for school this fall.

Postby AaronCarter » Tue Oct 17, 2017 11:57 am

First Offense wrote:
bearsfan23 wrote:1L here just wanted to chime in and confirm for all you 0Ls that any substantive legal prep is utterly, completely, 100% useless. I did a little bit - not really much, but things like reading GTM and background readings on 1L subjects, but I regret spending even a single minute. Here's why -

1. Learning to take a law school exam is not a difficult thing. If you can get into law school, you have the comprehension to learn how to take an exam in a couple of hours. The DIFFICULT thing is in applying your knowledge of how to take an exam in order to do legal analysis relevant to the particular facts of the exam questions. Since this really isn't possible until you have some understanding of A. The subject, B. How your professor teaches the subject, any time spent on this during 0L is useless.

2. You learn your professor's class. Its not Property, its Professor X's Property. This is a pretty important distinction you'll understand as a 1L.

3. There are so MANY better things you can be doing with your time, i.e. working out/excercising. If you want to do something law school related, make it about employment/the job search. Revise your resume, create a basic template for cover letters, contact references, etc. This is stuff that can take up studying time during 1L, that actually can be done effectively as a 0L.

Hth

I want to make sure this isn't overlooked.



Remembering for later.

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Re: 0Ls: How are you preparing for school this fall.

Postby KENYADIGG1T » Tue Oct 17, 2017 12:55 pm

Finishing my PhD coursework and getting my dating life in order. One's more likely to be successful than the other

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Re: 0Ls: How are you preparing for school this fall.

Postby proteinshake » Tue Oct 17, 2017 1:29 pm

well I'm about two months into 1L and I can say that 0L prep would have been completely useless imo.

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Re: 0Ls: How are you preparing for school this fall.

Postby whodareswins » Mon Nov 20, 2017 1:57 am

proteinshake wrote:well I'm about two months into 1L and I can say that 0L prep would have been completely useless imo.


Pretty accurate, although I think I got something out of reading Getting to Maybe.

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Re: 0Ls: How are you preparing for school this fall.

Postby proteinshake » Mon Nov 20, 2017 5:46 am

whodareswins wrote:
proteinshake wrote:well I'm about two months into 1L and I can say that 0L prep would have been completely useless imo.


Pretty accurate, although I think I got something out of reading Getting to Maybe.

same, but only the first 1/4th of the book I think. it prevented me from excessive note-taking.

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Re: 0Ls: How are you preparing for school this fall.

Postby Heyy_Y'all » Mon Nov 20, 2017 11:35 pm

Drinking. Enjoying my freedom while I still have it.

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Re: 0Ls: How are you preparing for school this fall.

Postby coskigirl » Mon Nov 27, 2017 1:59 pm

Skiing, cycling, time with family and friends, working. Have a ski vacation planned in March. Planning a cycling tour of the San Juan Islands next summer.

More directly in preparation for 1L I'll read GTM, simplify my life to manage evening law school, full time work, and a 70 mile per day home to work to school to home commute on days I am in class. Bought a Roomba on Black Friday specials to start that process. Getting in front of home maintenance so I can then put off the non-urgent things for 4 years (part-time program) or at least until summers when I'll have a bit more time available.

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Re: 0Ls: How are you preparing for school this fall.

Postby MediocreAtBest » Mon Nov 27, 2017 5:50 pm

tinyvessels wrote:By spending my days and nights regretting every major life decision I made after the age of sixteen.




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