Thursday, August 25, 2011

Advice for 1Ls

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After thinking long and hard about what advice to give the 1Ls, I decided I'd just show them a typical Monday night if you're doing Boalt the right way.

Don't stress. Have fun. Come dance.

(Special thanks to Haas guest stars)

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12 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I got some meat for your taco

8/25/2011 7:42 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dude, where do I find the party next Monday?!?

8/25/2011 8:08 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Opinions vary on what "the right way to do Boalt" is. James represents one extreme. Those kids in the library on a Friday night represent the other extreme.

If you want the advice of a recent graduate, take law school seriously. It isn't that long and there is a lot to learn. Best of all, if you take it seriously and immerse yourself in the experice it does not feel like a chore.

That said, taking school seriously does not entail a monk-like existence. Go out on Thursday and Friday nights. Saturday too if you have the energy. And in the beginning of the semester you can take one weekend day completely off if you like.

But know when to buckle down.

8/25/2011 8:30 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks guys...don't forget to invite us next week, mkay?

8/25/2011 8:38 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"And in the beginning of the semester you can take one weekend day completely off if you like."

Are you serious? You can take entire weekends off; you can miss class; you can do whatever you like. There is no schedule to which one must stick. You all got to law school for a reason. Do whatever it is that worked for you in undergrad or during your other endeavors.

Once you've been lawyering for a few years, you'll miss it.

8/26/2011 7:55 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't worry, not all law students are like this.

8/26/2011 6:47 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

1Ls, please have some self-respect and don't do this.

8/26/2011 6:49 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"this" is vague.

1L year was fun. I took off almost every single (Friday-Sunday) weekend and did well.

Look at the empirical studies: those that freakout, over-exert themselves, and hate what they do tend to retain information less.

Enjoy life at every stage because and don't pretend that your attitudes and dispositions are "just for now." You are currently becoming the person you will be for your whole life. Be intentional about your character.

8/27/2011 8:56 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"How not to be as a person or a law student," brought to you by the comments thread on Nuts and Boalts.

8/27/2011 11:23 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This video is a knock-off of what happens every TUESDAY night at KIPS

8/27/2011 3:25 PM  
Blogger James said...

Every night at Kips.

8/27/2011 4:02 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

you'll figure it out, 1Ls...there are enough people here comfortable with whatever degree of socializing you are. maybe it's just me, but I didn't find 1L to be that much more demanding on my time overall than my most difficult year of undergrad. if you need to go out a ton to stay sane, then go for it, but if that hasn't been you in the past, it probably isn't you in law school and there are plenty of people like that. welcome to boalt!

8/27/2011 4:34 PM  

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