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Re: Univ of Georgia

Posted: Thu Jul 22, 2010 3:51 pm
by 98234872348
JesusSmarmia wrote:I don't agree. I read the primer and RAP wasn't easy, but I was able to teach it to myself. So often you hear people warning about trying to learn things before law school starts. It's bullcrap. This stuff is NOT intellectually difficult. There's simply a lot to know and you're asked to do analysis in a very short amount of time...that's where the difficulty lies. Nothing I've encountered so far can even remotely be called 'difficult'...including RAP. Now whether or not you need to learn it for your class is another thing altogether. But, worst case scenario, you've learned something you didn't have to learn...God forbid!

I hope your property teacher doesn't teach RAP and you apply it when analyzing a future interest on an exam.

Also, the stuff you learn 1L isn't intellectually difficult, but applying it to unique and nuanced facts with little or no guidance and the pressure of competing with everyone around you is.

Re: Univ of Georgia

Posted: Thu Jul 22, 2010 3:53 pm
by jennylynn
mistergoft wrote:
JesusSmarmia wrote:I don't agree. I read the primer and RAP wasn't easy, but I was able to teach it to myself. So often you hear people warning about trying to learn things before law school starts. It's bullcrap. This stuff is NOT intellectually difficult. There's simply a lot to know and you're asked to do analysis in a very short amount of time...that's where the difficulty lies. Nothing I've encountered so far can even remotely be called 'difficult'...including RAP. Now whether or not you need to learn it for your class is another thing altogether. But, worst case scenario, you've learned something you didn't have to learn...God forbid!

I hope your property teacher doesn't teach RAP and you apply it when analyzing a future interest on an exam.

Also, the stuff you learn 1L isn't intellectually difficult, but applying it to unique and nuanced facts with little or no guidance and the pressure of competing with everyone around you is.

This.

Re: Univ of Georgia

Posted: Thu Jul 22, 2010 3:57 pm
by JesusSmarmia
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Re: Univ of Georgia

Posted: Thu Jul 22, 2010 4:03 pm
by cake
JesusSmarmia wrote:I didn't suggest anywhere that I was capable of teaching myself to do that without any other help. ALL I said was that I'm capable of reading a fucking book and understanding it without having some sort of mental/emotional breakdown. And so is TheBigMediocre, I'm sure.

Like this one?
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Re: Univ of Georgia

Posted: Thu Jul 22, 2010 4:09 pm
by jennylynn
cake wrote:
JesusSmarmia wrote:I didn't suggest anywhere that I was capable of teaching myself to do that without any other help. ALL I said was that I'm capable of reading a fucking book and understanding it without having some sort of mental/emotional breakdown. And so is TheBigMediocre, I'm sure.

Like this one?
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lolz :lol:

Re: Univ of Georgia

Posted: Thu Jul 22, 2010 4:10 pm
by Matteliszt
JesusSmarmia wrote:
mistergoft wrote:
JesusSmarmia wrote:I don't agree. I read the primer and RAP wasn't easy, but I was able to teach it to myself. So often you hear people warning about trying to learn things before law school starts. It's bullcrap. This stuff is NOT intellectually difficult. There's simply a lot to know and you're asked to do analysis in a very short amount of time...that's where the difficulty lies. Nothing I've encountered so far can even remotely be called 'difficult'...including RAP. Now whether or not you need to learn it for your class is another thing altogether. But, worst case scenario, you've learned something you didn't have to learn...God forbid!

I hope your property teacher doesn't teach RAP and you apply it when analyzing a future interest on an exam.

Also, the stuff you learn 1L isn't intellectually difficult, but applying it to unique and nuanced facts with little or no guidance and the pressure of competing with everyone around you is.
mistergoft wrote:
JesusSmarmia wrote:I don't agree. I read the primer and RAP wasn't easy, but I was able to teach it to myself. So often you hear people warning about trying to learn things before law school starts. It's bullcrap. This stuff is NOT intellectually difficult. There's simply a lot to know and you're asked to do analysis in a very short amount of time...that's where the difficulty lies. Nothing I've encountered so far can even remotely be called 'difficult'...including RAP. Now whether or not you need to learn it for your class is another thing altogether. But, worst case scenario, you've learned something you didn't have to learn...God forbid!


I didn't suggest anywhere that I was capable of teaching myself to do that without any other help. ALL I said was that I'm capable of reading a fucking book and understanding it without having some sort of mental/emotional breakdown. And so is TheBigMediocre, I'm sure.

You people have gone through a year of law school and now think you're the fucking Delphic Oracle. Telling some
one he shouldn't prepare because doing so is going to confuse him and wear him out says a lot more about you than about him.




I agree, you should read as many supplements before you start law school as possible. You might want to get a copy of the UCC and just read it verbatim so you know something about civ pro.

Re: Univ of Georgia

Posted: Thu Jul 22, 2010 4:11 pm
by eandy
cake wrote:
JesusSmarmia wrote:I didn't suggest anywhere that I was capable of teaching myself to do that without any other help. ALL I said was that I'm capable of reading a fucking book and understanding it without having some sort of mental/emotional breakdown. And so is TheBigMediocre, I'm sure.

Like this one?

I was thinking more like this.
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Re: Univ of Georgia

Posted: Thu Jul 22, 2010 4:12 pm
by jennylynn
Matteliszt wrote:I agree, you should read as many supplements before you start law school as possible. You might want to get a copy of the UCC and just read it verbatim so you know something about civ pro.

pssst. Contracts. :wink: But go ahead and read FRCP, too.

Re: Univ of Georgia

Posted: Thu Jul 22, 2010 4:13 pm
by Matteliszt
jennylynn wrote:
Matteliszt wrote:I agree, you should read as many supplements before you start law school as possible. You might want to get a copy of the UCC and just read it verbatim so you know something about civ pro.

pssst. Contracts. :wink: But go ahead and read FRCP, too.



Missed my subtle leading him down the wrong path trolling :( I still like you though.

Re: Univ of Georgia

Posted: Thu Jul 22, 2010 4:15 pm
by jennylynn
Matteliszt wrote:
jennylynn wrote:
Matteliszt wrote:I agree, you should read as many supplements before you start law school as possible. You might want to get a copy of the UCC and just read it verbatim so you know something about civ pro.

pssst. Contracts. :wink: But go ahead and read FRCP, too.



Missed my subtle leading him down the wrong path trolling :( I still like you though.

Gosh dang it I suck. This is why I dont' make a good gunner. :oops:
my b.

Re: Univ of Georgia

Posted: Fri Jul 23, 2010 10:33 am
by missvik218
Whoa, shit got intense in here yesterday huh ... :lol:

Everyone getting excited for back to school?? I'm moving to Athens in ONE WEEK, I cannot wait!

Re: Univ of Georgia

Posted: Fri Jul 23, 2010 11:16 am
by TheBigMediocre
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Re: Univ of Georgia

Posted: Fri Jul 23, 2010 11:23 am
by jennylynn
TheBigMediocre wrote:
missvik218 wrote:Whoa, shit got intense in here yesterday huh ... :lol:

Everyone getting excited for back to school?? I'm moving to Athens in ONE WEEK, I cannot wait!


Yep, packing things already. Can anyone recommend where to get a cheap couch?

Be on the lookout on your UGA email. People are/will be sending out tons of emails selling stuff most likely. Other than that, Craig's List. :wink:

Re: Univ of Georgia

Posted: Fri Jul 23, 2010 11:59 am
by missvik218
TheBigMediocre wrote:Can anyone recommend where to get a cheap and extremely comfortable couch?

ftfy.

Re: Univ of Georgia

Posted: Fri Jul 23, 2010 12:15 pm
by nickwar
JesusSmarmia wrote:but if you can't handle reading a few supplements over the summer without getting 'burnt out' then you're probably not going to cut it in law school anyway.


JesusSmarmia wrote:Have fun working in shit law.



I can't wait to meet you next year.

For one, Jenny is already in law school. She is a 2L.

Second, you're in for a rude awakening if you think 1L is going to be a walk in the park because you read a few supplements your 0L summer. The reason people say not to prepare is that you have NO idea what your teachers are going to teach, and despite your belief you can learn everything and not get burnt out, it's definitely not true. It's also going to be a tough day when you realize getting a 4.0 in law school involves more than knowing everything about every topic. Trust me, nearly everyone at Georgia knows everything about every topic. It all comes down to how good you are at taking the tests.

Like everyone said -- it's not that the topics are difficult. It's the fact you have 6 classes all demanding something significant of you each and every day.

It would also be tremendously important to change your attitude. On the insane chance you actually do get a 4.0, no one will ever want to work with you if you act like this. Alienating your entire school on TLS before law school starts is not recommended. And people will talk about this and you -- it's law school.

Re: Univ of Georgia

Posted: Fri Jul 23, 2010 12:22 pm
by JesusSmarmia
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Re: Univ of Georgia

Posted: Fri Jul 23, 2010 12:24 pm
by jennylynn
lolz at c/o 2013. :wink:

Re: Univ of Georgia

Posted: Fri Jul 23, 2010 12:26 pm
by missvik218
jennylynn wrote:lolz at c/o 2013. :wink:

Ahhh, haha NO! Not a representative sample.

Also, misquoted above.

Re: Univ of Georgia

Posted: Fri Jul 23, 2010 12:30 pm
by eandy
missvik218 wrote:Also, misquoted above.

:lol:
How did that even happen?
missvik218 wrote:Everyone getting excited for back to school?? I'm moving to Athens in ONE WEEK, I cannot wait!

I am jealous of everyone who is moving in anytime soon. I have to wait until August 8th. :(

Re: Univ of Georgia

Posted: Fri Jul 23, 2010 12:34 pm
by MarkRenton
JesusSmarmia wrote:
missvik218 wrote:I can't wait to meet you next year.

For one, Jenny is already in law school. She is a 2L.

Second, you're in for a rude awakening if you think 1L is going to be a walk in the park because you read a few supplements your 0L summer. The reason people say not to prepare is that you have NO idea what your teachers are going to teach, and despite your belief you can learn everything and not get burnt out, it's definitely not true. It's also going to be a tough day when you realize getting a 4.0 in law school involves more than knowing everything about every topic. Trust me, nearly everyone at Georgia knows everything about every topic. It all comes down to how good you are at taking the tests.

Like everyone said -- it's not that the topics are difficult. It's the fact you have 6 classes all demanding something significant of you each and every day.

It would also be tremendously important to change your attitude. On the insane chance you actually do get a 4.0, no one will ever want to work with you if you act like this. Alienating your entire school on TLS before law school starts is not recommended. And people will talk about this and you -- it's law school.


There you go, like everyone else who responded to me yesterday, putting words in my mouth. And somehow you manage to repeat things I myself said and act like you're telling me something I don't know. If your reading skills are representative then UGA Law really will be a walk in the park.


The one issue that you're not responding to is your constant effort to make your future colleagues hate you. Is this a concern to you?

Re: Univ of Georgia

Posted: Fri Jul 23, 2010 12:35 pm
by jennylynn
missvik218 wrote:
jennylynn wrote:lolz at c/o 2013. :wink:

Ahhh, haha NO! Not a representative sample.

Also, misquoted above.

I'm just teasing. Looking forward to meeting you guys. :) I might be moving back earlier than planned so we should all hit the town or something.

Re: Univ of Georgia

Posted: Fri Jul 23, 2010 12:45 pm
by JesusSmarmia
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Re: Univ of Georgia

Posted: Fri Jul 23, 2010 12:46 pm
by eandy
At this point, it has to be a flame.

Re: Univ of Georgia

Posted: Fri Jul 23, 2010 12:52 pm
by jennylynn
eandy wrote:At this point, it has to be a flame.

We can only hope.
I dont' care what any of you does to study. I think 2Ls at UGA really want to help and would only give what they believe to be good advice. No, you might not be burned out and confused beyond reason. It is my personal opinion that it is almost impossible to gain any benefit from reading over the summer other than making yourself feel like you're accomplishing something. Does that make me an intellectual munchkin? Perhaps. Regardless, I wish you all the best of luck and hope to meet y'all soon.

Re: Univ of Georgia

Posted: Fri Jul 23, 2010 12:54 pm
by JesusSmarmia
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