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

Postby Black_Swan » Tue Jan 07, 2014 11:17 am

I wasn't thinking about cases, may be some readings that are fundamental in 1L (if there are any). May be a legal writing book. Are there any books that are valuable to understand basic terms in areas such as business law, criminal justice. I could just look up for a summary of the main points online. I listen to oral arguments, bloomberg law and radio shows. It just gives me a sense of how things are approached in the US legal system.

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

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Postby PalmBay » Tue Jan 07, 2014 2:42 pm

Save my paychecks as much as possible... quit job in May, hopefully travel/celebrate the end of true freedom as I know it.

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Postby A. Nony Mouse » Tue Jan 07, 2014 2:46 pm

Black_Swan wrote:I wasn't thinking about cases, may be some readings that are fundamental in 1L (if there are any). May be a legal writing book. Are there any books that are valuable to understand basic terms in areas such as business law, criminal justice. I could just look up for a summary of the main points online. I listen to oral arguments, bloomberg law and radio shows. It just gives me a sense of how things are approached in the US legal system.

1L readings are cases. You may get a creative prof who assigns an article on Coase's theorem or such, but basically, what you read as a 1L is cases.

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

Postby Mal Reynolds » Tue Jan 07, 2014 3:32 pm

Black_Swan wrote:I wasn't thinking about cases, may be some readings that are fundamental in 1L (if there are any). May be a legal writing book. Are there any books that are valuable to understand basic terms in areas such as business law, criminal justice. I could just look up for a summary of the main points online. I listen to oral arguments, bloomberg law and radio shows. It just gives me a sense of how things are approached in the US legal system.


I can already tell you're going to be the worst.

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

Postby FKASunny » Tue Jan 07, 2014 5:11 pm

You won't be doing any heavy lifting in whatever-the-hell "business" law is, or really criminal law, either. The entire process is about learning how your professor conceptualizes a huge array of pretty basic concepts. Trying to piece it together beforehand is at best useless except MAYBE helping you be a little less intimidated at the beginning (but after a week of hazing, your classmates will be fine, too, and any gains you thought you had will be lost) and at worst, you're going to confuse yourself and draw wrong (ie, counter to what your professor thinks) conclusions.

Do. Not. Read. Anything. Substantive. The concepts are simple. The hard part is piecing it together in the correct form, and you'll probably be doing yourself a disservice by not approaching each subject with fresh eyes.

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

Postby Black_Swan » Wed Jan 08, 2014 11:23 pm

Mal Reynolds wrote:
Black_Swan wrote:I wasn't thinking about cases, may be some readings that are fundamental in 1L (if there are any). May be a legal writing book. Are there any books that are valuable to understand basic terms in areas such as business law, criminal justice. I could just look up for a summary of the main points online. I listen to oral arguments, bloomberg law and radio shows. It just gives me a sense of how things are approached in the US legal system.


I can already tell you're going to be the worst.


Well you are over assuming. As a non-native speaker, I have always found it useful to get familiar with classes/subjects beforehand.

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Postby Black_Swan » Wed Jan 08, 2014 11:24 pm

sublime wrote:
Black_Swan wrote:I wasn't thinking about cases, may be some readings that are fundamental in 1L (if there are any). Are there any books that are valuable to understand basic terms in areas such as business law, criminal justice. I could just look up for a summary of the main points online. I listen to oral arguments, bloomberg law and radio shows. It just gives me a sense of how things are approached in the US legal system.



MAYBE a general legal reasoning book, preferably a mass market (not textbook one) although that is even pushing it.

A friend who read one of the 0L books said that one had a broad overview of the basic courses which he found helpful (maybe Law School Planet or wtv).


Do you have titles?

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Postby Black_Swan » Wed Jan 08, 2014 11:26 pm

ლ(ಠ益ಠლ) wrote:You won't be doing any heavy lifting in whatever-the-hell "business" law is, or really criminal law, either. The entire process is about learning how your professor conceptualizes a huge array of pretty basic concepts. Trying to piece it together beforehand is at best useless except MAYBE helping you be a little less intimidated at the beginning (but after a week of hazing, your classmates will be fine, too, and any gains you thought you had will be lost) and at worst, you're going to confuse yourself and draw wrong (ie, counter to what your professor thinks) conclusions.

Do. Not. Read. Anything. Substantive. The concepts are simple. The hard part is piecing it together in the correct form, and you'll probably be doing yourself a disservice by not approaching each subject with fresh eyes.



That is useful.

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Postby lawhopeful10 » Wed Jan 08, 2014 11:38 pm

Mal Reynolds wrote:
Black_Swan wrote:I wasn't thinking about cases, may be some readings that are fundamental in 1L (if there are any). May be a legal writing book. Are there any books that are valuable to understand basic terms in areas such as business law, criminal justice. I could just look up for a summary of the main points online. I listen to oral arguments, bloomberg law and radio shows. It just gives me a sense of how things are approached in the US legal system.


I can already tell you're going to be the worst.

I did 0L prep and when I posted my plan in this forum Mal Reynolds made a similar remark I guess because he enjoys anonymously putting people down on an Internet forum. Anyway I read E&Es and getting to maybe and even looked at sample tests and answers over the summer. I go to a T1 regional and only two grades are in so far but I got an A in one and the highest score in the other. I don't know for certain the summer prep helped but I think going into law school knowing how to take exams and having a little background on all the subjects made my semester easier. Do some research and then make your own decision.

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

Postby Black_Swan » Thu Jan 09, 2014 12:48 am

lawhopeful10 wrote:
Mal Reynolds wrote:
Black_Swan wrote:I wasn't thinking about cases, may be some readings that are fundamental in 1L (if there are any). May be a legal writing book. Are there any books that are valuable to understand basic terms in areas such as business law, criminal justice. I could just look up for a summary of the main points online. I listen to oral arguments, bloomberg law and radio shows. It just gives me a sense of how things are approached in the US legal system.


I can already tell you're going to be the worst.

I did 0L prep and when I posted my plan in this forum Mal Reynolds made a similar remark I guess because he enjoys anonymously putting people down on an Internet forum. Anyway I read E&Es and getting to maybe and even looked at sample tests and answers over the summer. I go to a T1 regional and only two grades are in so far but I got an A in one and the highest score in the other. I don't know for certain the summer prep helped but I think going into law school knowing how to take exams and having a little background on all the subjects made my semester easier. Do some research and then make your own decision.


Thanks! :D
I always wonder how old some of the posters here are :roll:

I just found what I needed on Cornell's website. Pretty descriptive.
http://support.law.cornell.edu/students ... ptions.pdf

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

Postby JustHawkin » Thu Jan 09, 2014 9:48 am

Shredding off the extra lbs from the holidays/work life is my goal before the fall. Aiming for the whole mind/body approach to success.

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

Postby BenjarvusGreenEllis » Fri Jan 10, 2014 5:47 am

JustHawkin wrote:Shredding off the extra lbs from the holidays/work life is my goal before the fall. Aiming for the whole mind/body approach to success.


This plus Vegas

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Postby scp08004 » Wed Feb 05, 2014 2:56 pm

I'm running, working out, brewing delicious beer, and enjoying my life with friends and girlfriend before I won't have time to do any of that stuff come fall semester. Every law school professor has told me not to do any real prep work because it will give you a false sense of confidence and they will smack you back off your pedestal. They have told me to read and write for fun, and the only thing law related to look over is how to brief a case. Go have fun and enjoy your last days of freedom.

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

Postby Nonconsecutive » Wed Feb 05, 2014 4:02 pm

JustHawkin wrote:Shredding off the extra lbs from the holidays/work life is my goal before the fall. Aiming for the whole mind/body approach to success.


Sounds good to me

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Postby brotherdarkness » Thu Feb 06, 2014 12:41 am

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

Postby yossarian » Thu Feb 06, 2014 12:53 am

brotherdarkness wrote:
slackademic wrote:
JustHawkin wrote:Shredding off the extra lbs from the holidays/work life is my goal before the fall. Aiming for the whole mind/body approach to success.

You should start lifting.


TITCR.


Is it CrossFit? Yes. Do you even lift?
Are you strong? You're not. Go directly to CrossFit.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OloLS5kTrVs

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

Postby drawstring » Thu Feb 06, 2014 12:55 am

lol crossfit

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Postby Cal Trask » Thu Feb 06, 2014 12:57 am

drawstring wrote:lol crossfit

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Postby JustHawkin » Thu Feb 06, 2014 11:55 am

slackademic wrote:
JustHawkin wrote:Shredding off the extra lbs from the holidays/work life is my goal before the fall. Aiming for the whole mind/body approach to success.

You should start lifting.

Do you even lift bro?

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

Postby ArundelSt » Thu Feb 06, 2014 11:10 pm

BenjarvusGreenEllis wrote:
JustHawkin wrote:Shredding off the extra lbs from the holidays/work life is my goal before the fall. Aiming for the whole mind/body approach to success.


This plus Vegas


+1

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Postby brotherdarkness » Thu Feb 06, 2014 11:11 pm

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

Postby First Offense » Fri Feb 07, 2014 7:49 pm

PalmBay wrote:Save my paychecks as much as possible... quit job in May, hopefully travel/celebrate the end of true freedom as I know it.

That's how you do 0L prep.

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

Postby wiz » Sat Feb 08, 2014 1:22 am

JustHawkin wrote:
slackademic wrote:
JustHawkin wrote:Shredding off the extra lbs from the holidays/work life is my goal before the fall. Aiming for the whole mind/body approach to success.

You should start lifting.

Do you even lift bro?

I think he started like two weeks ago.




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