IOWA 2012

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Opie
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Re: IOWA 2012

Postby Opie » Wed Jan 18, 2012 8:50 pm

sebastian0622 wrote:
Opie wrote:Some have said that class time actually hurts them because it makes them think certain things are more important than others because they were addressed in class, when really that isn't true at all.


Not only that, going to class means you have to be prepared to discuss the cases in a level of detail that is completely unnecessary and unhelpful. You might get called on and be asked to name minute details of the case. These details have no bearing on the overall point(s) of law that you need to take from the case in terms of preparing for the test. So if you skip class, you don't have to waste the time reading that closely at the risk of being unprepared for class if called on.

This is a big part of the reason why you can't tell how good students are based on how smart they sound in class. I probably sound like a jackass in class because I don't study the cases that well, but my grades are usually top 1/4 or so. I don't study the cases that well because they don't help on the test. I use that time to screw off, pace myself, take good notes for an outline, and learn and remember the overall points of law from the cases. My first semester, I probably sounded fairly smart in class b/c I studied the details, but I got by far my worst grades of any semester of law school.


That sucks considering how important first semester grades are.

I've even heard horror stories about people who don't prepare for class but still go in order to derail the discussion, send the professor down rabbit holes, etc. in order to improve the curve. They don't care if they get called on because they don't care about looking like a fool.

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Re: IOWA 2012

Postby mlh1988 » Thu Jan 19, 2012 11:18 am

Admitted this morning via status checker!!!!!!

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Re: IOWA 2012

Postby Opie » Thu Jan 19, 2012 11:32 am

mlh1988 wrote:Admitted this morning via status checker!!!!!!


Way to go!!

Love the 'tar by the way. Just heard on Twitter that he is dropping out.

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Re: IOWA 2012

Postby mlh1988 » Thu Jan 19, 2012 12:47 pm

Opie wrote:
mlh1988 wrote:Admitted this morning via status checker!!!!!!


Way to go!!

Love the 'tar by the way. Just heard on Twitter that he is dropping out.


Thanks Opie. I'm excited and looking forward to the scholarship offer. Iowa is a real possibility for me.

Yes, I read this morning that he's dropping out and endorsing Gingrich. :roll:

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Re: IOWA 2012

Postby YankeeFan2 » Thu Jan 19, 2012 3:54 pm

Just checking in. Finally in review!

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Re: IOWA 2012

Postby Opie » Thu Jan 19, 2012 4:31 pm

YankeeFan2 wrote:Just checking in. Finally in review!


Good luck!

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Re: IOWA 2012

Postby chrisbru » Mon Jan 23, 2012 12:11 pm

shredderrrrrr wrote:What do you mean by saying your presence in class isn't needed? I obviously know very little about the actual law school process. Are classes similar to UG where you are supposed to read for each class session and then the teacher gives relevant information in class (including stuff not in the textbook that you will be tested on)? Or is it basically just read the book, study, and take the final?


Way late to this, but I'll throw in my couple pennies.

Sebastian pretty much explained it. I feel like I could have not gone to class (for the most part) and done exactly the same as I did on my exams (top 37.5%, so if you're gunning this may or may not be advice worth taking.) Class just goes overly in-depth into things that don't even end up on the exams. I also didn't outline myself, I just used one from a past student (thanks, btw, traekhat if you're around). Also - briefing cases is a waste of time. Just get a case briefs book

Things to do:
*Keep up with reading
*Read an E&E to go along with casebook, and review when finals get near
*Review case brief book for cases that were covered in class
*Make sure you understand everything in your outline
*Figure out how to take law school essay exams
*If you have a multiple choice exam, use bar prep books to practice

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Re: IOWA 2012

Postby gfj90 » Mon Jan 23, 2012 2:43 pm

In via status checker! What a great way to start the week!
164/ 3.7

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Re: IOWA 2012

Postby Opie » Mon Jan 23, 2012 2:47 pm

gfj90 wrote:In via status checker! What a great way to start the week!
164/ 3.7


Congrats!

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Re: IOWA 2012

Postby freaknroll » Mon Jan 23, 2012 2:48 pm

Does anybody know when they start re-reviewing people who were place on the preliminary waitlist?

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Re: IOWA 2012

Postby Opie » Mon Jan 23, 2012 2:55 pm

freaknroll wrote:Does anybody know when they start re-reviewing people who were place on the preliminary waitlist?


I swear I thought this was going to be a "when do scholarships come out" question.

I'm not sure when they start pulling from the W/L, but I would guess that that depends on how many apps they have left to look at. I'm assuming they go through everyone once before going to the W/L.

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Re: IOWA 2012

Postby chrisbru » Mon Jan 23, 2012 5:24 pm

freaknroll wrote:Does anybody know when they start re-reviewing people who were place on the preliminary waitlist?


Typically Februrary, if I remember correctly.

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Re: IOWA 2012

Postby chrisbru » Mon Jan 23, 2012 5:24 pm

freaknroll wrote:Does anybody know when they start re-reviewing people who were place on the preliminary waitlist?


Typically Februrary, if I remember correctly.

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Re: IOWA 2012

Postby HankBeech » Tue Jan 24, 2012 2:05 pm

In via status checker.

Submitted 12/28, Complete 1/6, UR 1/9

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Re: IOWA 2012

Postby Opie » Tue Jan 24, 2012 3:17 pm

HankBeech wrote:In via status checker.

Submitted 12/28, Complete 1/6, UR 1/9


Congrats!

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Re: IOWA 2012

Postby chrisbru » Tue Jan 24, 2012 3:23 pm

You are all a much chattier bunch... It took til June 1st to get 51 pages on last year's thread. Good work!

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Re: IOWA 2012

Postby Opie » Tue Jan 24, 2012 3:49 pm

chrisbru wrote:You are all a much chattier bunch... It took til June 1st to get 51 pages on last year's thread. Good work!


I'm not sure if this is a good sign or not. :shock:

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Re: IOWA 2012

Postby chill » Tue Jan 24, 2012 3:53 pm

Opie wrote:
chrisbru wrote:You are all a much chattier bunch... It took til June 1st to get 51 pages on last year's thread. Good work!


I'm not sure if this is a good sign or not. :shock:


Maybe people last year were less concerned about when scholarship information was going out.

(or read more than 1 page at a time)

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Re: IOWA 2012

Postby Opie » Tue Jan 24, 2012 4:04 pm

chill wrote:
Opie wrote:
chrisbru wrote:You are all a much chattier bunch... It took til June 1st to get 51 pages on last year's thread. Good work!


I'm not sure if this is a good sign or not. :shock:


Maybe people last year were less concerned about when scholarship information was going out.

(or read more than 1 page at a time)


That's got to be it.

Holy crap! Is that a Swanson'tar? LOVE IT!

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Re: IOWA 2012

Postby nickjive » Tue Jan 24, 2012 4:10 pm

So does anyone know when scho..... j/k

Anyone going to Brrr Fest this weekend?

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Re: IOWA 2012

Postby shredderrrrrr » Tue Jan 24, 2012 5:29 pm

chrisbru wrote:You are all a much chattier bunch... It took til June 1st to get 51 pages on last year's thread. Good work!


We can thank my lack of drinking for contributing at least 4 solid pages.

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Re: IOWA 2012

Postby chrisbru » Tue Jan 24, 2012 5:55 pm

nickjive wrote:So does anyone know when scho..... j/k

Anyone going to Brrr Fest this weekend?


Winter games at Boji?

ETA: NVM, found it: http://www.coralville.org/index.aspx?NID=604

Looks interesting.

shredderrrrrr wrote:
chrisbru wrote:You are all a much chattier bunch... It took til June 1st to get 51 pages on last year's thread. Good work!


We can thank my lack of drinking for contributing at least 4 solid pages.



Valid point :D

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Re: IOWA 2012

Postby checkster » Tue Jan 24, 2012 6:09 pm

Been waiting for several weeks now. Fingers crossed.

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Re: IOWA 2012

Postby chill » Tue Jan 24, 2012 8:15 pm

Opie wrote:
chill wrote:
Opie wrote:
chrisbru wrote:You are all a much chattier bunch... It took til June 1st to get 51 pages on last year's thread. Good work!


I'm not sure if this is a good sign or not. :shock:


Maybe people last year were less concerned about when scholarship information was going out.

(or read more than 1 page at a time)


That's got to be it.

Holy crap! Is that a Swanson'tar? LOVE IT!


Yeah, I picked up a nice piece of pixel art to celebrate breaking into triple digits in posts. You know, class up the boards a bit.

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Re: IOWA 2012

Postby Smumps » Wed Jan 25, 2012 10:12 pm

When does scholar....joke, mine came today. Comes out to 70.1% of tuition. Strange number!




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