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

Posted: Mon May 01, 2017 11:47 am
by amta
getting YOKED

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

Posted: Mon May 01, 2017 11:52 am
by Npret
As this was necroed, I will advise again spending some time improving your typing speed.

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

Posted: Mon May 01, 2017 11:55 am
by Thelaw23
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?

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

Posted: Mon May 01, 2017 11:58 am
by Stylnator
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.

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

Posted: Mon May 01, 2017 12:04 pm
by cavalier1138
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.

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

Posted: Mon May 01, 2017 1:51 pm
by Monday
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Re: 0Ls: How are you preparing for school this fall.

Posted: Tue May 02, 2017 3:28 am
by loius
Yes.

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

Posted: Thu May 04, 2017 10:34 am
by science burner
Finishing my PhD thesis and depending on when I get that done possibly sitting for the patent bar.

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

Posted: Sun May 14, 2017 5:50 pm
by melmelcoolj
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

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

Posted: Mon May 15, 2017 9:30 am
by tinyvessels
By spending my days and nights regretting every major life decision I made after the age of sixteen.

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

Posted: Tue May 16, 2017 9:24 pm
by pyramidenergy888
Driving for Uber

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

Posted: Fri Jul 21, 2017 2:01 pm
by JDforRE
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.

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

Posted: Tue Oct 17, 2017 11:57 am
by AaronCarter
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.

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

Posted: Tue Oct 17, 2017 12:55 pm
by KENYADIGG1T
Finishing my PhD coursework and getting my dating life in order. One's more likely to be successful than the other

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

Posted: Tue Oct 17, 2017 1:29 pm
by proteinshake
well I'm about two months into 1L and I can say that 0L prep would have been completely useless imo.