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I'm back in the saddle again... [Aug. 24th, 2003|03:42 pm]
Zoethe
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School starts tomorrow, so today is Reading First Assignments Day (the joy of law school: they expect you to show up on day one ready to roll).

Man, does my reading speed suck at this point.

You have to get your mind wrapped back around the legal language. This was something I knew vaguely, but it really hit home as I cracked my Constitutional Law book and it took me two hours to read 24 pages.

(Of course it doesn't help that my trip to Office Max for filler paper left me shaking and sweating. Not 100% yet, that's for certain.)

Nevertheless, the first First Assignment is done, as is the laundry and some cleaning up around the house. A quick break here, a fresh glass of iced tea, and then it's the Day One dive into Criminal Law.

Ride 'em cowboy!
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[User Picture]From: dreagoddess
2003-08-24 01:52 pm (UTC)
I loved ConLaw. I wish I could take it again just for fun. :)
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2003-08-24 02:38 pm (UTC)
I suspect I will as well. They are interesting issues!
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[User Picture]From: correspondguy
2003-08-24 10:41 pm (UTC)

Stop bragging...

I have Legal Writing and Research and Torts tomorrow. L W&R has the most boring reading I've suffered through ever. I hate reading "How to Write" texts. AND Torts.

I'd give body parts for Con Law and Crim. I loved Crim.
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2003-08-25 01:13 am (UTC)

Re: Stop bragging...

See, I LOVED Torts. It's the Jerry Springer show of the legal profession.

I know I'm gonna love Con Law. The rest, we'll see. What else do you have this semester.
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[User Picture]From: correspondguy
2003-08-25 07:55 pm (UTC)

Re: Stop bragging...

Just those two: I'm even more part time than you are, m'dear. (I'm pulling the pin and going full-time for 3L, but that's two and a half years away.)

Now, I gotta activate my WestLaw and Lexis accounts.

I did ace Criminal, so if I can help....

...'cause I'm gonna be begging for help on Torts.
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[User Picture]From: zigurat
2003-08-25 09:15 am (UTC)

HA!!!

Sorry. I just never read much during law school. You going to an evening program? I recall only one class other than legal writing where I actually had any assignments other than to "be prepared". Being prepared is a joke. First semester, I started with just keeping my head down in class. I believe a "briefed" exactly one reading assignment in my entire law school career, though I read or skimmed many.

Second year, I skipped about half of my real estate class. Got a C, my worst grade. I got a B+ (a great grade, by the way) in Federal Income Tax by getting up and studying for about 5 hours the morning of the exam. And I skipped quite a bit there also. Yet I knew and figured out more than some sods who had faithfully attended class and studied their butts off. And these were really, really smart people. The grades and scores it takes to get into Penn are not child's play. It was open book. Had quite a few of those, really. I'm always amazed that people at the local night law school which isn't even ABA accredited have to work their butts off 10x more than I ever did.
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2003-08-25 09:26 am (UTC)

Re: HA!!!

You are obviously WAY smarter than I, in that case. I've been working my ass off. Doing okay, but not staggeringly spectacularly.

I'm duly impressed.
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[User Picture]From: zigurat
2003-08-25 09:40 am (UTC)

Re: HA!!!

Don't be impressed. There is much more to say for hard work, and it pays off.

You'd probably have done the same if you'd been in law school in your early twenties. I'm sure I'd work much harder now, and it's only been a few years.
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[User Picture]From: correspondguy
2003-08-25 07:58 pm (UTC)

Re: HA!!!

Shut up, Pinocchio.

Do you have a C yet? Perhaps a B-? What's the GPA? Shall I mention the LR words?

Gini's a big fat liar. She lies like a rug. Gini lies like white on rice.
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2003-08-26 03:18 am (UTC)

Re: HA!!!

Got a C in Contracts, second semester, so there. And I worked my ASS off, whilst my buddy there sailed through without cracking a book. Not saying I'm not doing well, just comparing effort expended for success gained.

And you crack me up [g].
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[User Picture]From: correspondguy
2003-08-26 05:53 pm (UTC)

Re: HA!!!

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<dances around maniacally...>

I did better than you did! I did better than you did! I get to make Law Review!

<little voice>
....'course, I'm only taking 1/2 the credits.....

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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2003-08-26 06:31 pm (UTC)

Re: HA!!!

And never forget the broken arm!

[g]
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