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

Posted: Tue May 28, 2013 5:38 pm
by sainthawk29
Having a conversation with a co-worker that is going to Law School with me, we got on the subject of preparing for school. So quick question: what are you doing to prepare?(ie nothing, reading for fun, reading law school survival guides). Just curious.

Also to non 0L's, what did you do, and in hindsight would you have done something differently?

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

Posted: Tue May 28, 2013 5:41 pm
by North
sainthawk29 wrote:Having a conversation with a co-worker that is going to Law School with me, we got on the subject of preparing for school. So quick question: what are you doing to prepare?(ie nothing, reading for fun, reading law school survival guides). Just curious.

Also to non 0L's, what did you do, and in hindsight would you have done something differently?

Enjoying my last free summer for the next 40+ years and working a BS job.

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

Posted: Tue May 28, 2013 5:47 pm
by Bronck
sainthawk29 wrote:Having a conversation with a co-worker that is going to Law School with me, we got on the subject of preparing for school. So quick question: what are you doing to prepare?(ie nothing, reading for fun, reading law school survival guides). Just curious.

Also to non 0L's, what did you do, and in hindsight would you have done something differently?


I read Getting to Maybe and perused some of the guides to success in LS on TLS. I would have not read GTM, although I guess the success guides were marginally useful.

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

Posted: Tue May 28, 2013 6:00 pm
by kay2016
I am reading non academic books for fun.. Trying to get a part time summer job.

Other than that I've read some of the success guides and am contemplating doing leews and reading gtm.

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

Posted: Tue May 28, 2013 6:58 pm
by TheThriller
North wrote:
sainthawk29 wrote:Having a conversation with a co-worker that is going to Law School with me, we got on the subject of preparing for school. So quick question: what are you doing to prepare?(ie nothing, reading for fun, reading law school survival guides). Just curious.

Also to non 0L's, what did you do, and in hindsight would you have done something differently?

Enjoying my last free summer for the next 40+ years and working a BS job.


How about the summer after LS graduation and before starting work at your firm in the fall? That is if OCI goes the way it should.

Right now Im getting around to reading Getting to Maybe

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

Posted: Tue May 28, 2013 7:03 pm
by NoodleyOne
Played and beat Super Metroid, playing Crusader Kings 2, and probably playing through the Metroid Prime games as well.

Yeah, I'm a gunner.

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

Posted: Tue May 28, 2013 7:17 pm
by WanderingPondering
Traveling as much as possible for the 8 months leading up to law school. I worked for a bit beforehand and wanted to make the time as memorable as possible.

So for I've knocked off New Zealand, Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam, Bhutan, Sri Lanka, Spain, and of course the Indy500.

Oh, and GTM and some TLS guides.

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

Posted: Tue May 28, 2013 7:47 pm
by kay2016
TheThriller wrote:
North wrote:
sainthawk29 wrote:Having a conversation with a co-worker that is going to Law School with me, we got on the subject of preparing for school. So quick question: what are you doing to prepare?(ie nothing, reading for fun, reading law school survival guides). Just curious.

Also to non 0L's, what did you do, and in hindsight would you have done something differently?

Enjoying my last free summer for the next 40+ years and working a BS job.


How about the summer after LS graduation and before starting work at your firm in the fall? That is if OCI goes the way it should.

Right now Im getting around to reading Getting to Maybe


Bar review?

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

Posted: Tue May 28, 2013 8:00 pm
by Bronck
kayleighcheyenne wrote:
TheThriller wrote:
North wrote:
sainthawk29 wrote:Having a conversation with a co-worker that is going to Law School with me, we got on the subject of preparing for school. So quick question: what are you doing to prepare?(ie nothing, reading for fun, reading law school survival guides). Just curious.

Also to non 0L's, what did you do, and in hindsight would you have done something differently?

Enjoying my last free summer for the next 40+ years and working a BS job.


How about the summer after LS graduation and before starting work at your firm in the fall? That is if OCI goes the way it should.

Right now Im getting around to reading Getting to Maybe


Bar review?


That's only ~6 weeks. You don't start firms until Sept/Oct and the bar is in July.

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

Posted: Tue May 28, 2013 8:01 pm
by banana$$stand
"Working" FT at a local government agency. Already read GTM
...probably read Leews. Smoke a TON of pot weed.

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

Posted: Tue May 28, 2013 8:22 pm
by 071816
banana$$stand wrote:Smoke a TON of pot weed.

This guy's got the right idea.

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

Posted: Tue May 28, 2013 8:32 pm
by suzige
Debating whether to work or to just relax. I don't think making a little bit of money is going to make a huge difference in the grand scheme of things, but I feel like I need to be doing SOMETHING. Def. reading GTM.

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

Posted: Tue May 28, 2013 8:41 pm
by CO2016YEAH
Curious why you wouldn't read Getting to Maybe...
Bronck wrote:
sainthawk29 wrote:Having a conversation with a co-worker that is going to Law School with me, we got on the subject of preparing for school. So quick question: what are you doing to prepare?(ie nothing, reading for fun, reading law school survival guides). Just curious.

Also to non 0L's, what did you do, and in hindsight would you have done something differently?


I read Getting to Maybe and perused some of the guides to success in LS on TLS. I would have not read GTM, although I guess the success guides were marginally useful.

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

Posted: Tue May 28, 2013 8:48 pm
by buddyt
NoodleyOne wrote:Played and beat Super Metroid, playing Crusader Kings 2, and probably playing through the Metroid Prime games as well.

Yeah, I'm a gunner.

This. I'm finishing Ocarina of Time, getting every single item/skulltula/upgrade along the way (just made it to the fire temple). Hope to do this with Super Mario 64 and FF7 as well, and I will add Super Metroid to the list now that you mention it.

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

Posted: Tue May 28, 2013 9:39 pm
by sinfiery
Nothing. Might read GTM a week before moving in tho

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

Posted: Tue May 28, 2013 9:41 pm
by illiniguy1551
Quitting job in June, roadtripping the US for six weeks, reading GTM/TLS guides/Lord of the Rings Trilogy.

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

Posted: Tue May 28, 2013 9:53 pm
by resilience99
illiniguy1551 wrote:Quitting job in June, roadtripping the US for six weeks, reading GTM/TLS guides/Lord of the Rings Trilogy.


where are the tls guides?

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

Posted: Tue May 28, 2013 9:57 pm
by kay2016
Current students page.

"Forum for law school students"

There's like a collected wisdom sticky.

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

Posted: Tue May 28, 2013 10:23 pm
by WahooLaw24
buddyt wrote:
NoodleyOne wrote:Played and beat Super Metroid, playing Crusader Kings 2, and probably playing through the Metroid Prime games as well.

Yeah, I'm a gunner.

This. I'm finishing Ocarina of Time, getting every single item/skulltula/upgrade along the way (just made it to the fire temple). Hope to do this with Super Mario 64 and FF7 as well, and I will add Super Metroid to the list now that you mention it.


Love it, maybe I'll do this as well.

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

Posted: Tue May 28, 2013 10:37 pm
by banjo
WahooLaw24 wrote:
buddyt wrote:
NoodleyOne wrote:Played and beat Super Metroid, playing Crusader Kings 2, and probably playing through the Metroid Prime games as well.

Yeah, I'm a gunner.

This. I'm finishing Ocarina of Time, getting every single item/skulltula/upgrade along the way (just made it to the fire temple). Hope to do this with Super Mario 64 and FF7 as well, and I will add Super Metroid to the list now that you mention it.


Love it, maybe I'll do this as well.


Yep. I'm playing through a lot of the games discussed in the CLS applicants thread. Right now I'm taking a break from JRPGs to play Mass Effect. By the way, for those looking for good video games to play, make sure you've done this whole list: --LinkRemoved--

I also plan to listen to a few Yale open courses that I've been meaning to do for a while. Some of them are tangentially related to law, such as "financial markets" taught by Robert Shiller. I'm going to do a history course next.

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

Posted: Wed May 29, 2013 12:32 am
by Bronck
CO2016YEAH wrote:Curious why you wouldn't read Getting to Maybe...
Bronck wrote:
sainthawk29 wrote:Having a conversation with a co-worker that is going to Law School with me, we got on the subject of preparing for school. So quick question: what are you doing to prepare?(ie nothing, reading for fun, reading law school survival guides). Just curious.

Also to non 0L's, what did you do, and in hindsight would you have done something differently?


I read Getting to Maybe and perused some of the guides to success in LS on TLS. I would have not read GTM, although I guess the success guides were marginally useful.


If you read it over the summer you'll just forget everything come exam time. I suppose it could be useful if you read it during the semester, but the gist of it is to just argue both sides, don't waste space, and other basics.

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

Posted: Wed May 29, 2013 12:43 am
by Hspeaksfriend
I'm going to rewatch all Game of Thrones episodes. And spend lots of time with my pup.

No money for travel though... :cry:

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

Posted: Wed May 29, 2013 1:00 am
by Bob-Loblaw 1
I read GTM about a month ago and have since enthusiastically taken to drinking and other such things.

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

Posted: Wed May 29, 2013 1:00 am
by Bob-Loblaw 1
Hspeaksfriend wrote:I'm going to rewatch all Game of Thrones episodes. And spend lots of time with my pup.

No money for travel though... :cry:


Also in the process of this.

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

Posted: Wed May 29, 2013 1:13 am
by togepi
I've spent the past few months watching every TV I never had time to watch. Cleared through so many shows in two months. These included: The Wire, The Shield, Justified, Breaking Bad, etc.

The Wire was listed as a recommendation to watch by my law school, so I'm totally prepared.