Friday, May 23, 2008

In Other News

Haven't had an open thread in a while. Summers are learning/relearning Civ Pro. 3Ls are learning/relearning Civ Pro and 13 other topics. Rising 2Ls are imagining their CLR Exec Board stump speech and/or faux connections to east coast legal markets. And 0Ls think they are God's gift to the legal profession. Thoughts, comments, questions, anvils from the sky? The floor is yours.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

17 other topics, if you count california evidence separately from MBE evidence.... i hate my life.

any advice for those of us currently in the midst of barbri awesomeness? (i guess it hasn't started yet over in the east bay, but those of us at st. mary's have been at it since monday...)

5/23/2008 5:24 PM  
Anonymous Carbolic said...

My favorite part of the graduation press release on the Boalt website:

Many students and some faculty wore green cords to show solidarity with University service workers who are in the midst of contract negotiations. Others donned armbands in red, orange and green, denoting support of educational access, civil liberties, and antiwar stances, respectively.

Four different colors of awareness symbols! And don't forget the ribbons. How is anyone supposed to remember who is protesting what?

Actually, it's not clear to me: were there three separate armbands, or were they all stitched together? One of the pictures shows a speaker wearing all three, as if they were a tiny German flag.

5/24/2008 11:19 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

When is a good time to take the MPRE? Is fall of 3L yr too late? What is everyone else doing?

5/24/2008 3:51 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Right about now, I really wish I had taken evidence & crim pro...

...and paid attention in the other classes I did take.

5/24/2008 7:19 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Taking the MPRE in fall is fine. Many took it in March. It's hard to fail unless you don't study.

5/25/2008 7:59 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Some grades have been posted!

5/25/2008 9:21 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The best advice I received (and followed) was to keep on top of what was assigned each day. Not that I did everything that was assigned each day, but I didn't go back and try to make stuff up that I hadn't had time to do (unless I managed to get caught up--which happened maybe once or twice). In other words, don't start out each day trying to catch up on what you were supposed to have done last week--concentrate on today.

Also, give yourself something to look forward to each week--I needed the motivation and the time away from the books.

And don't let the BARBRI graders get you down. They're told to fail you no matter what you write, so don't get discouraged (and if you do happen to pass something, don't let that make you cocky either).

Most of all, don't ignore all the good study habits and what has worked for you on past tests. You're not starting from scratch here.

Very best of luck!

5/27/2008 10:28 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks 10:28 - this is very helpful!

5/27/2008 4:02 PM  
Blogger Boris said...

I just walked through campus and it looks like the summer construction is coming pretty quick. Both the locker room and the first floor are completely cleared out. They are both much larger spaces than I thought and I'm quite anxious to see what the final product.

5/27/2008 8:20 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Did anyone see the recent New Yorker article about the tree-sitters, the counter counter demonstration in Sproul Plaza, and the Chief of Police's e-mail to the campus? Admins, might be worth a post of its own.

6/03/2008 6:42 AM  

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