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BOHICA 2007 January 29

Posted by schooled in 1L, Advice.

Ah, here we are, half-way to becoming seasoned 2Ls. Didn’t think you’d make it this far, did you? Now be honest, how many of you considered dropping out? *raises hand* And yet, here we are, Oliver Twist-ing it and begging for more.

While I know we’re all slogging through the glory of 2nd semester, let’s take a moment to pontificate. <Insert lawyer joke here.> What’s different about this semester? What’s the same? What are you going to change? (Personally, the biggest change at my school has been in my fellow students — man, those grades really woke up our competitive streaks…)

And more importantly, what about those summer plans? You know, the summer where half the world tells you it’s your last chance to take it easy (ever?) and the other half tells you that if you don’t get a job, you’ll come out of law school with a plum spot at your local fast food joint. Or similiar. So what’s a confused, inexperienced 1L to do amidst the flurry of resumes and cover letters (other than duck when your fellow 1L lunges for the visiting associate from Anonymous Law Firm LLP)?


Question about summer funding 2007 January 23

Posted by queencru in FinAid, Rants, Work.

For those of you that get summer funding from your schools, how does it work? I am not 100% sure how mine works but I’ve heard there is a possibility that any work-study funds you get for the summer may be taken out of your student budget for the following school year. This was the first I’d heard of such a policy and it seems strange to me. If the money is meant to encourage people to take unpaid summer work, how is this going to encourage people who need the student loans in their entirety (as most people do). It seems smarter to do something unpaid part time and then take a paying part-time job unrelated to law so it won’t come out of the following year’s student budget. It seems like the only way you can get around it is by finding funding from some independent organization. Ugh… what to do?

a little light in a dreary day… 2007 January 23

Posted by nicolasix in 1L, Links.
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I think I’m starting to like law school. Maybe. I’ve had this month “off” because we had ADR, and now reading week (in which I am not reading). I don’t know what to do during my free time – I think it’s because I’m not used to having free time.

Perhaps it’s time to pop buy the drugstore and buy a Cosmo or Glamour mag. Oh to let my brain rot…

Please tell me why 2007 January 11

Posted by queencru in Books, Rants.

When you have a 2-semester course with two different profs, they don’t work together to use the same book? On another book-related note, I tried to buy my books at my bookstore’s online site (won’t be in town until two days before classes start) to find that one book is listed at $37 more than the list price and another at about $55 more than the list price. I can see one typo, but what is going on with two books ridiculously overpriced? Is there some surcharge for paying early and picking up your books later? That makes no sense. My grades are already in the crapper and now they want to rip me off? Sigh.

Update: My prof hasn’t given the blue book a glowing review either, but claims it is the best of the bunch. Now that we’re in the second semester, profs aren’t nearly so enthusiastic about the 1L course material or are really trying their best mix it up a bit. I actually did a graded assignment tonight. What, a non-LRW class that has assignments? Who knew?