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by MercW08
Sat Dec 29, 2018 12:16 am
Forum: Other Pre-Law Questions
Topic: Is there time to pursue hobbies in law school (and as a lawyer)?
Replies: 9
Views: 1485

Re: Is there time to pursue hobbies in law school (and as a lawyer)?

It's all about how you budget your time. If you would have asked me this question in September I would have probably said no, but as my first semester went on I learned how to allocate my time more efficiently.
by MercW08
Sat Dec 29, 2018 12:15 am
Forum: Other Pre-Law Questions
Topic: Is there time to pursue hobbies in law school (and as a lawyer)?
Replies: 9
Views: 1485

Re: Is there time to pursue hobbies in law school (and as a lawyer)?

I played club hockey all three years in law school, which involved traveling to Evanston from downtown Chicago twice a week. Your schedule gets more full towards exams but during the regular part of term you have a fair amount of flexible time. Especially if you're willing to give up some of the so...
by MercW08
Sat Dec 29, 2018 12:01 am
Forum: Law School Classes
Topic: Class of 2021: 2L 2 Furious
Replies: 1252
Views: 86088

Re: Class of 2021: we're basically 1.5Ls now

The whole job application process is much more stressful than I had anticipated.


So many cover letters to write, so little time!
by MercW08
Fri Dec 21, 2018 10:27 pm
Forum: Law School Classes
Topic: Class of 2021: 2L 2 Furious
Replies: 1252
Views: 86088

Re: Class of 2021: we're basically 1.5Ls now

Haven't applied for a single job yet and Im starting to feel like a piece of shit about it.
by MercW08
Wed Dec 19, 2018 8:30 pm
Forum: Law School Classes
Topic: Class of 2021: 2L 2 Furious
Replies: 1252
Views: 86088

Re: Class of 2021: It's so c0Ld in the D.

My contracts prof never taught us 2-207 (they expects us not to use it even when relevant) and cares extremely little about almost all BLL/case law. I heard classes were idiosyncratic, but damn I basically took a different course instead of contracts This sounds a lot like my torts class because we...
by MercW08
Wed Dec 12, 2018 12:48 pm
Forum: Law School Classes
Topic: Class of 2021: 2L 2 Furious
Replies: 1252
Views: 86088

Re: Class of 2021: It's so c0Ld in the D.

Last final tomorrow. All motivation is gone. My brain hurts.
by MercW08
Mon Dec 10, 2018 1:39 pm
Forum: LSAT & GRE Preparation
Topic: LSAT Prep Books
Replies: 5
Views: 618

Re: LSAT Prep Books

Thank you for the link! I am working full-time but I am studying 1 to 2 hours Monday through Friday and at least 4 hours on Fri, Sat and Sun. I want to take the January 2019 LSATs in order to apply before Georgetown's application deadline. I had a pretty similar study schedule and took 8 months to ...
by MercW08
Mon Dec 10, 2018 1:33 pm
Forum: Law School Classes
Topic: Class of 2021: 2L 2 Furious
Replies: 1252
Views: 86088

Re: Class of 2021: It's so c0Ld in the D.

How do you guys keep time on the exam? Can you not see the clock on your laptop while taking the exam? The software we use lets you see the clock, so I just use that then divide my time based on the point values for each question. Also, the software we use lets you set timers but aint nobody got ti...
by MercW08
Tue Dec 04, 2018 9:44 am
Forum: Law School Classes
Topic: Class of 2021: 2L 2 Furious
Replies: 1252
Views: 86088

Re: Class of 2021: It's so c0Ld in the D.

Has anyone taken their contracts final yet? If so I have a few questions about how exactly you tackled it. Feel free to drop me a PM. Thanks!
by MercW08
Mon Nov 26, 2018 8:34 am
Forum: Law School Classes
Topic: Class of 2021: 2L 2 Furious
Replies: 1252
Views: 86088

Re: Class of 2021: It's so c0Ld in the D.

Mikey wrote:
Sun Nov 25, 2018 9:53 am
instead of focusing on finals i'm just here trying to wonder if i should spent my lexis points or save them and become rich AF
A 3L I know and her fiance are using their points to essentially fund their honeymoon this upcoming summer. Save those points!!
by MercW08
Mon Nov 19, 2018 6:42 pm
Forum: Law School Classes
Topic: Class of 2021: 2L 2 Furious
Replies: 1252
Views: 86088

Re: Class of 2021: It's so c0Ld in the D.

Going back through old notes for outlining purposes and under one of my briefs, with absolutely no context, I wrote "It is rare to see a plaintiff sue a defendant."

Law school has literally turned my brain to mush lol
by MercW08
Fri Oct 12, 2018 9:04 am
Forum: Application Process
Topic: Depressed
Replies: 11
Views: 2110

Re: Depressed

The LSAT/application process is seriously depressing. I had a really hard time getting through it so I know how you feel. The waiting part is full of nervous anticipation. The acceptance/deciding where to go part was, for me, one of the most exciting and uplifting times of my life. Law school itself...
by MercW08
Tue Oct 09, 2018 8:56 am
Forum: Law School Classes
Topic: Class of 2021: 2L 2 Furious
Replies: 1252
Views: 86088

Re: Class of 2021: It's so c0Ld in the D.

Both our memos this semester are graded but the first/closed one is worth less and the components/assignments we turn in for feedback as we’re working on them are ungraded which is nice because my prof ripped me apart on all of them This sounds pretty similar to what I have as well. My first one wa...
by MercW08
Mon Oct 08, 2018 5:16 pm
Forum: Law School Classes
Topic: Class of 2021: 2L 2 Furious
Replies: 1252
Views: 86088

Re: Class of 2021: It's so c0Ld in the D.

Submitted my first memo last week and I've just started working on #2. Why must they take up so much time???

Also, my first memo was not for an actual grade which I thought was kinda strange. Is that pretty common or is everyone being graded on everything they turn in?
by MercW08
Tue Oct 02, 2018 10:23 am
Forum: Law School Classes
Topic: Class of 2021: 2L 2 Furious
Replies: 1252
Views: 86088

Re: Class of 2021: It's so c0Ld in the D.

For those of you that do not brief cases, what do you do to prepare for class? Everything is starting to heat up and in the near future Im sure that I will not have time to start exam prep and continue class prep how I have been. Also, Ive been thinking about gettin a Quimbee account. Anyone have an...
by MercW08
Sat Sep 29, 2018 6:00 pm
Forum: LSAT & GRE Preparation
Topic: 7Sage worth it?
Replies: 4
Views: 917

Re: 7Sage worth it?

As someone that is a huge fan of 7Sage, I agree with what has been said above. RC is the hardest section to improve on and 7Sage does not offer a magic solution. If you're looking for LG and LR improvement then I would definitely recommend 7Sage.
by MercW08
Wed Sep 26, 2018 9:44 pm
Forum: Law School Classes
Topic: Class of 2021: 2L 2 Furious
Replies: 1252
Views: 86088

Re: Class of 2021: It's so c0Ld in the D.

Mikey wrote:
Mon Sep 24, 2018 6:32 pm
DO YOU EVEN CREAC, BRO
Just finished my first full memo and my first draft CREAC vs the CREAC ill be turning in tomorrow are sooo different. Learning is fun?! idk
by MercW08
Tue Sep 18, 2018 9:44 pm
Forum: Law School Classes
Topic: Class of 2021: 2L 2 Furious
Replies: 1252
Views: 86088

Re: Class of 2021: It's so c0Ld in the D.

Our first draft of the closed memo is due a week from today. Just finished my outline. BTW I've already stopped briefing cases. Now I just read them, find the rule and reference the westlaw headnotes before class. I was sinking so much time into briefing and I would go into class and find that my p...
by MercW08
Fri Sep 14, 2018 2:07 pm
Forum: Law School Classes
Topic: Class of 2021: 2L 2 Furious
Replies: 1252
Views: 86088

Re: Class of 2021: It's so c0Ld in the D.

Got ripped apart on my first LRW assignment so yeah that really humbled me lol
by MercW08
Wed Sep 12, 2018 10:49 am
Forum: Law School Classes
Topic: Class of 2021: 2L 2 Furious
Replies: 1252
Views: 86088

Re: Class of 2021: It's so c0Ld in the D.

I just don't see the point? In my experience so far, everyone is very much prepared for class as it is so why add the pressure of a grade?
by MercW08
Sat Sep 08, 2018 11:22 am
Forum: Law School Classes
Topic: Class of 2021: 2L 2 Furious
Replies: 1252
Views: 86088

Re: Class of 2021: It's so c0Ld in the D.

Soooo Westlaw or LexisNexis? I prefer Westlaw but those points are a really tempting reason to use Lexis tbh just search for something random everyday and you'll get points that will add up! The little "quizzes" they send via email rack up the points quickly and are actually pretty helpful. Im up t...
by MercW08
Sat Sep 08, 2018 9:20 am
Forum: Law School Classes
Topic: Class of 2021: 2L 2 Furious
Replies: 1252
Views: 86088

Re: Class of 2021: It's so c0Ld in the D.

Soooo Westlaw or LexisNexis? I prefer Westlaw but those points are a really tempting reason to use Lexis tbh just search for something random everyday and you'll get points that will add up! The little "quizzes" they send via email rack up the points quickly and are actually pretty helpful. Im up t...
by MercW08
Fri Sep 07, 2018 10:00 pm
Forum: Law School Classes
Topic: Class of 2021: 2L 2 Furious
Replies: 1252
Views: 86088

Re: Class of 2021: It's so c0Ld in the D.

Soooo Westlaw or LexisNexis?
by MercW08
Wed Sep 05, 2018 5:11 pm
Forum: Law School Classes
Topic: Class of 2021: 2L 2 Furious
Replies: 1252
Views: 86088

Re: Class of 2021: It's so c0Ld in the D.

For those that don't brief, what do you do? Theres no way I could just remember the details of every case well enough to make it though a cold call so Im assuming you guys just take basic notes? Im not a huge fan of briefing so I would like to hear what others do.
by MercW08
Mon Sep 03, 2018 9:43 pm
Forum: Law School Classes
Topic: Class of 2021: 2L 2 Furious
Replies: 1252
Views: 86088

Re: Class of 2021: It's so c0Ld in the D.

This is a great podcast for anyone that is still looking for some more info about making it through 1L year.

https://simplecast.com/s/aeeadd34