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Law Professor Punctuality

My criminal law professor, ~5 minutes into day 1 of class: “Now I noticed today that several of you came to class late.  And based on my years of teaching experience, I know that on any given day of class, … Continue reading

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No More Blogging Until End of Semester

Law school started this past week, and I’ve decided to stop blogging (or blog very sparsely) until end of semester due to time and energy constraints.  Given how busy I anticipate being, I don’t think I’ll be capable of writing … Continue reading

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Persistence in the Pursuit of Scholarships

I went to my law school a couple weeks ago to beg for money.  Tuition was going to cost me around $40,000 a year, and my school hadn’t given me any scholarships, so I figured I’d saunter in and try … Continue reading

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Law School Advice from my Law School’s Director of Career Planning

I met with my law school’s director of career planning yesterday, and he gave me some resources for learning more about legal career options.  Here they are: 1. law school alumni associations–some alumni associations have mentorship programs that facilitate communication … Continue reading

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Law School Advice From an Immigration Paralegal

I had juice (I would say that I had coffee, but I actually had a Snapple) today with a paralegal who works for an immigration firm in Silicon Valley.  She gave me some advice about what to do in law … Continue reading

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A Bleak Look at Law School

My 4 current reasons for dreading law school: 1. I’ve been trying to read Law 101 by Jay M. Feinman for several weeks and can’t seem to maintain interest past page 5.  This is not a good sign, given that … Continue reading

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Law Preview Day 6: Legal Research and Writing

Yesterday was the sixth and final day of Law Preview.  We spent the first half of the day learning the basics of legal research and the second half of the day going over how to write briefs, outlines, and predictive … Continue reading

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Law Preview Day 5: Civil Procedure and Exam Taking Skills

We started day 5 of Law Preview with more civil procedure, which I think will be my least favorite class this upcoming academic year.  The word “Constitution” bores the shit out of me, and I retained almost nothing from our … Continue reading

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Law Preview Day 4: Criminal Law and Civil Procedure

I’ve managed to semi-nod off in Law Preview class at least once per day this week.  It always happens between 8 a.m. and 12 p.m. and never in the afternoon.  Clearly I am not biologically built to function before noon, … Continue reading

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Law Preview Day 3: Outlines and Property

I overslept this morning and woke up 45 minutes later than I was supposed to and was accordingly 45 minutes late to day 3 of Law Preview.  I missed Don’s lecture on how to write outlines but had one of … Continue reading

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