Books to read before Fall (distraction from the waiting)

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Re: Books to read before Fall (distraction from the waiting)

Postby bees » Fri Dec 11, 2009 10:11 pm

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Postby bettielocke » Fri Dec 11, 2009 10:19 pm

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Postby skyhvm » Mon Dec 14, 2009 8:00 pm

Does anyone have any more information on study programs like LEEWS? are these courses truly helpful? Any feedback or thoughts would be greatly appreciated.

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Postby vanwinkle » Mon Dec 14, 2009 9:03 pm

skyhvm wrote:Does anyone have any more information on study programs like LEEWS? are these courses truly helpful? Any feedback or thoughts would be greatly appreciated.


http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=90171

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Postby IHaveDietMoxie » Tue Dec 15, 2009 12:05 am

I found this article really entertaining, and apparently it sparked a lot of debate back in the day. The Case of the Speluncean Explorers
http://www.nullapoena.de/stud/explorers.html

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Postby charcop » Mon Dec 21, 2009 2:12 pm

Bookmarking, and bumping to revive :)

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Postby BriaTharen » Sun Dec 27, 2009 4:25 pm

Got Law School Labyrinth as a gift- is anyone familiar with this book? I've never heard of it...

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Postby caligirl07 » Mon Dec 28, 2009 2:12 pm

I received "One L" by Scott Turow for Christmas and read it this past weekend. It was a really fascinating book about Turow's first year of law school at Harvard. It takes place in the 1970’s and I’m sure a lot has changed since then, but it was an interesting read.

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Postby thesealocust » Tue Dec 29, 2009 4:20 pm

caligirl07 wrote:I received "One L" by Scott Turow for Christmas and read it this past weekend. It was a really fascinating book about Turow's first year of law school at Harvard. It takes place in the 1970’s and I’m sure a lot has changed since then, but it was an interesting read.


He's really whiny, but a lot of what he describes is close enough for government work to what the first semester will actually be like. And hell, we law students ARE really whiny :D

My advice is to save some stuff for 2-3 weeks into the semester. For me at least, reading Getting to Maybe before the semester was fun for shits and giggles, but reading it after a few weeks of law school was eye-opening. There's so much you won't be able to comprehend until you've started the schooling process, you just aren't going to do yourself any favors by trying to 'get ahead' via hornbooks prior to law school. The damn things aren't always that helpful even when you know what to be looking for :P

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Re: Books to read before Fall (distraction from the waiting)

Postby sapp » Tue Jan 05, 2010 7:05 pm

Currently reading Working with Contracts -What Law School Doesn't Teach You by Charles M. Fox on the advice of my current employer (lawyer).

I'm hoping it helps. Lots of information to abosrb between obessively checking app status online pages and working.

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Postby kimber1028 » Tue Jan 05, 2010 7:28 pm

If any of you want LEEWS, I'm selling a copy for $90 including shipping. PM me and we can arrange something. I thought it was helpful, especially for Torts and Crim.

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Postby rw2264 » Tue Jan 05, 2010 7:30 pm

i thought this was going to be a thread on novels. you can imagine my disappointment.

just read crime and punishment. is that pertinent?

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Postby SR86 » Wed Jan 06, 2010 2:52 am

I have a question that probably fits here: I'd like to read an introductory book on economics sometime before law school. Does anyone have any good recommendations? I would probably prefer if it it included some math, maybe something of an "intro econ for scientists" type thing...

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Postby misformafia » Wed Jan 06, 2010 3:00 am

itsfine wrote:brief history of time by s. hawking



+ a trillion.

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Postby GMVarun » Wed Jan 06, 2010 3:06 am

At the U of C, we use Varian's Intermediate microeconomics textbook for the first quarter of price theory:
http://www.google.com/products/catalog? ... sa=title#p

It has some math, but Varian scaled down the calculus considerably. His appendix's are kinda useful for some of that. I think its a pretty good intro book though.

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Re: Books to read before Fall (distraction from the waiting)

Postby lewis louis » Wed Jan 06, 2010 3:36 am

If one is to be a politician, then one must have a law degree. If one does not have a law degree, one cannot be a politician.


DUH! C'mon, guys!

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Postby sckon » Wed Jan 06, 2010 6:57 am

rw2264 wrote:i thought this was going to be a thread on novels. you can imagine my disappointment.

just read crime and punishment. is that pertinent?



I am also just finishing up with Crime and Punishment so I vote yes.

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Postby BriaTharen » Wed Jan 06, 2010 11:01 am

SR86 wrote:I have a question that probably fits here: I'd like to read an introductory book on economics sometime before law school. Does anyone have any good recommendations? I would probably prefer if it it included some math, maybe something of an "intro econ for scientists" type thing...



Not an intro to econ, but still freaking awesome- Freakonomics

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Postby GobiasIndustries » Wed Jan 06, 2010 11:46 am

JessicaTiger wrote:Not an intro to econ, but still freaking awesome- Freakonomics


+1. I'm actually reading this right now, and it's really interesting. I'm going to try and read a few more books like this one (nonfiction, thought-provoking, etc) and grab a couple of the "overview" books on 1L and legal thinking, etc. Probably save the study aids for class, but I'm sure they're helpful.

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Re: Books to read before Fall (distraction from the waiting)

Postby BriaTharen » Wed Jan 06, 2010 2:56 pm

GobiasIndustries wrote:
JessicaTiger wrote:Not an intro to econ, but still freaking awesome- Freakonomics


+1. I'm actually reading this right now, and it's really interesting. I'm going to try and read a few more books like this one (nonfiction, thought-provoking, etc) and grab a couple of the "overview" books on 1L and legal thinking, etc. Probably save the study aids for class, but I'm sure they're helpful.


When you're finished with Freakonomics, read More Sex is Safer Sex. Similar idea, and just as awesome.

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Re: Books to read before Fall (distraction from the waiting)

Postby Unitas » Wed Jan 06, 2010 2:59 pm

SR86 wrote:I have a question that probably fits here: I'd like to read an introductory book on economics sometime before law school. Does anyone have any good recommendations? I would probably prefer if it it included some math, maybe something of an "intro econ for scientists" type thing...


Armchair economist is ok.. It will let you see how economist think without teaching you how to do it yourself.

"My micro theory teacher made us read it before class started and note all the problems we saw in it."

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Re: Books to read before Fall (distraction from the waiting)

Postby Baylan » Thu Jan 07, 2010 1:59 am

sckon wrote:
rw2264 wrote:i thought this was going to be a thread on novels. you can imagine my disappointment.

just read crime and punishment. is that pertinent?



I am also just finishing up with Crime and Punishment so I vote yes.


My junior/senior year of HS Brit Lit/AP English teacher said, and I quote about this book, "The first chapter is the crime, and the rest is the punishment."

Just sayin'.

I was not a fan.

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Postby rw2264 » Thu Jan 07, 2010 2:11 am

sckon wrote:
rw2264 wrote:i thought this was going to be a thread on novels. you can imagine my disappointment.

just read crime and punishment. is that pertinent?



I am also just finishing up with Crime and Punishment so I vote yes.


the end is really nice.

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Postby rw2264 » Thu Jan 07, 2010 2:12 am

Baylan wrote:
sckon wrote:
rw2264 wrote:i thought this was going to be a thread on novels. you can imagine my disappointment.

just read crime and punishment. is that pertinent?



I am also just finishing up with Crime and Punishment so I vote yes.


My junior/senior year of HS Brit Lit/AP English teacher said, and I quote about this book, "The first chapter is the crime, and the rest is the punishment."

Just sayin'.

I was not a fan.


i was always so mad they made us read the classics in high school. it ruined them for so many people. luckily not me. i can't bear to read anything written after 1900

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Re: Books to read before Fall (distraction from the waiting)

Postby LSAT! Nooooooooo! » Thu Jan 07, 2010 2:13 am

Got a subscription to the New York times a month ago. Best decision ever. I live in San Antonio Texas, and the writing is sooooooo noticeably better (duh...). Easy way to pass the time. Really cheap also!




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