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Fri, Dec. 22nd, 2006, 01:26 am
dirtybreacher: Life over the holidays

Alright so does anyone else have that feeling of blah right now?

I mean exams are over and the break is nice but you still feel like you can't relax because your damn grades don't come back till the end of the year. Also, you have everyone you talk to asking "How's law school going? How did you think you did on exams?" the whole time you're thinking "shit buddy I just hope I'm still in law school"

Ehh my vent/rant. I have plenty more of these on my blog if anyone is interested.

Sun, Dec. 17th, 2006, 01:53 pm
sashley: (no subject)

I hate contracts.

I hate take home exams.

I hate my professor.

Instead of working on my take home exam (mainly because I don't even know how to approach it), I am calculating my GPA if I were to say screw it and fail contracts.

If I got a B in all my other classes (which I feel is fairly do-able), then I would have a 2.06 which would mean academic probation, but I'd still be able to stay in school.

The madness is taking over. 22 hours left.

Sun, Dec. 17th, 2006, 12:59 am
mathwhiz78: Grading exams

This is how law school exams are graded.

Mon, Dec. 4th, 2006, 08:31 pm
erstwhile1l: Hello, everyone!

Hi, all. I'm new to this group, and thought I'd introduce myself. I'm an older student (late 30s), and am a psychology major graduating this coming spring. I have just sat for the LSAT, and am currently decompressing. Guess it's time to start on my reading list....

I'm applying to Maine Law, and Maine Law only. As I live in Portland, ME, that is the only option available to me, since I will not move. Too many family obligations, and all that jazz. Maine isn't exactly an Ivy League school (although it is a great school in its own right), and I am pretty confident that I'll be accepted. My GPA is right in line, my expected LSAT score is going to be fine to get into Maine Law, and I think I have adequately explained away my arrest record (ok, one for criminal trespass, I was hanging out in a public park after hours) along with my spotty academic record from 20 years ago. My current academic record, however, is very, very good.

Why law school? Many reasons, some practical, some idealistic, most natural. My father was a lawyer for 30 years in Maine, and is currently serving his 3rd term on the bench in the district court. My ex-partner went to an ivy league school, and I suffered through three years of hell with her. In many ways, I lived it with her, and understand what to expect. I inherited a sense of legal reasoning from my father, and my ex nurtured it with a serious dose of cynacism. So, I stand pretty well prepared, I think.

Anyway, just a brief intro. If anybody can suggest a good "law school bound" group, that'd be great. I haven't found any that are very active in my brief search. I look forward to hearing your stories and learning more about the daily grind of law school, and how one does it without slitting your wrists. :-)

Sun, Dec. 3rd, 2006, 06:27 pm
reflexnresolve: (no subject)

Not to bog down your flists especially during that time of the year that shall remain nameless -- but has anyone seen/purchased/etc any audio review? I don't want to completely stop exercising until after finals, and I freak out every time I go to the gym, thinking that I should be studying. My solution is to get something I can put on my DJ. I found two Bar/bri reviews on Limewire, and those are great -- but -- property and contracts?


Tue, Nov. 28th, 2006, 12:49 pm
bobbisue: Books for sale!!

*X-posted wherever*

I have a ton of books I'd like to get rid of... they are under the cut with descriptions, prices, and ISBNs (ASIN). Please take a look and if there are any that interest you, send me an email at bobbisue@psu.edu. Prices are negotiable, shipping is $3 unless noted otherwise.

Tue, Nov. 21st, 2006, 10:29 pm
ex_potus: The Wit and Wisdom of Grover

Our legal writing prof read us the Sesame Street Golden Book "There's a Monster At the End of This Book" in preparation for exams. A metaphor about fear, if you will. I loved that book.

...I love my skool.

Tue, Nov. 21st, 2006, 02:36 pm
mathwhiz78: (no subject)

We're listening to recordings of Learned Hand singing in torts. And you're not.

Mon, Nov. 20th, 2006, 10:11 am
insertnamehere2: New community

I apologize if this is inappropriate. If it is, please feel free to delete it :^)

I am just advertising a new community I have started. weirdlaw. This is a safe haven for sharing the amusing side of our chosen profession. Funny decisions, funny footnotes, dumbass appellants, rediculous briefs, anything about the law that causes you to shake your head in disbelief.

Come join, we should have some fun :^)


Crossposted appropriately.

Thu, Oct. 12th, 2006, 12:15 pm
ex_potus: Fall Break Torts Review

I rarely ... I mean, I really hope I never have to use Ploof v. Putnam in an exam. There is no way I'll be able to write aboot it w/o using "argh" in some context. Like, "Necessity is arrrrgued here. The trial court overruled the demurrrrrrrrrarrrrrrrrr of the the defendant."

Somehow Peter Sarsgaard will find his way into the discussion.

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