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

Posted: Tue Jan 07, 2014 11:17 am
by Black_Swan
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.

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

Posted: Tue Jan 07, 2014 11:19 am
by sublime
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Re: 0Ls: How are you preparing for school this fall.

Posted: Tue Jan 07, 2014 2:42 pm
by PalmBay
Save my paychecks as much as possible... quit job in May, hopefully travel/celebrate the end of true freedom as I know it.

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

Posted: Tue Jan 07, 2014 2:46 pm
by A. Nony Mouse
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.

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

Posted: Tue Jan 07, 2014 3:32 pm
by Mal Reynolds
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.

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

Posted: Tue Jan 07, 2014 5:11 pm
by FKASunny
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.

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

Posted: Wed Jan 08, 2014 11:23 pm
by Black_Swan
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.

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

Posted: Wed Jan 08, 2014 11:24 pm
by Black_Swan
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?

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

Posted: Wed Jan 08, 2014 11:26 pm
by Black_Swan
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.

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

Posted: Wed Jan 08, 2014 11:38 pm
by lawhopeful10
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.

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

Posted: Thu Jan 09, 2014 12:48 am
by Black_Swan
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

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

Posted: Thu Jan 09, 2014 9:48 am
by JustHawkin
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.

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

Posted: Fri Jan 10, 2014 5:47 am
by BenjarvusGreenEllis
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

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

Posted: Wed Feb 05, 2014 2:56 pm
by scp08004
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.

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

Posted: Wed Feb 05, 2014 4:02 pm
by Nonconsecutive
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

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

Posted: Thu Feb 06, 2014 12:38 am
by 06102016
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Re: 0Ls: How are you preparing for school this fall.

Posted: Thu Feb 06, 2014 12:41 am
by brotherdarkness
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Re: 0Ls: How are you preparing for school this fall.

Posted: Thu Feb 06, 2014 12:53 am
by yossarian
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

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

Posted: Thu Feb 06, 2014 12:55 am
by drawstring
lol crossfit

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

Posted: Thu Feb 06, 2014 12:57 am
by Cal Trask
drawstring wrote:lol crossfit

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

Posted: Thu Feb 06, 2014 11:55 am
by JustHawkin
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?

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

Posted: Thu Feb 06, 2014 11:10 pm
by ArundelSt
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

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

Posted: Thu Feb 06, 2014 11:11 pm
by brotherdarkness
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Re: 0Ls: How are you preparing for school this fall.

Posted: Fri Feb 07, 2014 7:49 pm
by First Offense
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.

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

Posted: Sat Feb 08, 2014 1:22 am
by wiz
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.