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Law school exams for yeshiva guys 101, by henche
1. Read the story. 
2. Write down all the taynas that anyone might have, and what taynas the other guy might have back, and what the halacha probably is. 
3. Hit "submit"
4. Get a job.
5. Never see your family again!!!!!!!

http://www.top-law-schools.com/success-in-law-school.html
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Re: Law School
« Reply #90 on: July 15, 2013, 04:03:26 PM »
No, just saw it today for first time.

Good idea to make one targeted for BTL's, since prob most of us go in concerned that we're behind. If I don't like law firm life, maybe I'll start one myself :)

 Of more utility, are programs that teach mastery of the LSAT and any real advice about the state of the legal profession, aimed primarily at informing students about the risks associated with assuming high amounts of debt for a degree of questionable earning power.

 BTLs in my experience were not at a particular disadvantage with respect to actual classes or performance on law school exams. Instead, the real challenges appeared to arise in interviews where they often lacked the confidence to convince a hiring partner that they were just as savvy and prepared as the their peers who came up through more traditional channels.

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Re: Law School
« Reply #91 on: July 15, 2013, 04:08:35 PM »

 Of more utility, are programs that teach mastery of the LSAT and any real advice about the state of the legal profession, aimed primarily at informing students about the risks associated with assuming high amounts of debt for a degree of questionable earning power.

 BTLs in my experience were not at a particular disadvantage with respect to actual classes or performance on law school exams. Instead, the real challenges appeared to arise in interviews where they often lacked the confidence to convince a hiring partner that they were just as savvy and prepared as the their peers who came up through more traditional channels.

Well sure. but where's the money at? (LSAT tutoring is def also where it's at, but field is already developed)

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Re: Law School
« Reply #92 on: July 15, 2013, 04:10:12 PM »

 Of more utility, are programs that teach mastery of the LSAT and any real advice about the state of the legal profession, aimed primarily at informing students about the risks associated with assuming high amounts of debt for a degree of questionable earning power.

 BTLs in my experience were not at a particular disadvantage with respect to actual classes or performance on law school exams. Instead, the real challenges appeared to arise in interviews where they often lacked the communication skills to convince a hiring partner that they were just as savvy and prepared as the their peers who came up through more traditional channels.

FTFY

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Re: Law School
« Reply #93 on: July 15, 2013, 05:11:10 PM »
I heard law school prep courses are a waste of time. They teach you the same stuff you learn the first week in school.

It is smart to target BTL's as I know we do feel under-confident starting the year...
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Re: Law School
« Reply #94 on: July 15, 2013, 05:29:54 PM »
I heard law school prep courses are a waste of time. They teach you the same stuff you learn the first week in school.

It is smart to target BTL's as I know we do feel under-confident starting the year...

Of course it's worthless. But if it makes people more confident than they'd be otherwise, then it's valuable.
(I suppose the confidence would be from knowing they aren't missing out on any valuable prep, because there is no valuable prep...)

I did some sort of pre-law course they offered me free. It was as worthless as an unactivated vr, but at least I didn't feel like I was at a disadvantage going in compared to the people who did one.

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Re: Law School
« Reply #95 on: July 15, 2013, 06:03:28 PM »
If they actually can teach you how to write then why is it worthless?
Many guys prob enter law school without ever having written a paper.
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« Reply #96 on: July 15, 2013, 06:04:39 PM »
If they actually can teach you how to write then why is it worthless?
Many guys prob enter law school without ever having written a paper.
You don't need to know how to write for law school exams. And legal writing they teach in school (usually pass/fail).
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Re: Law School
« Reply #97 on: July 15, 2013, 06:09:06 PM »
You don't need to know how to write for law school exams.

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I can send you a couple of exams I wrote, full of spelling mistakes and incomplete sentences. I know grammar, but aint nobody got time for that.

 
And legal writing they teach in school (usually pass/fail).

Some schools is graded.
But more important point is nobody will be able to teach you much in a pre-law course. You learn how to write properly over years of reading and practice.

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Re: Law School
« Reply #98 on: July 15, 2013, 06:46:06 PM »
If they actually can teach you how to write then why is it worthless?
Many guys prob enter law school without ever having written a paper.

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Re: Law School
« Reply #99 on: July 15, 2013, 09:34:48 PM »
Law school prep courses are a waste of money and time. All professors are very different and quirky. There are some similarities because professor use the Socratic method. Otherwise a broad based course is nothing more than money down the drain.

You dont need to know how to write well. If you can write: See spot run. Spot is running. Then you will do very well.

Best forum to lean about law school: toplawschoolforum

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Re: Law School
« Reply #100 on: July 16, 2013, 12:02:06 PM »
Law school prep courses are a waste of money and time. All professors are very different and quirky. There are some similarities because professor use the Socratic method. Otherwise a broad based course is nothing more than money down the drain.

You dont need to know how to write well. If you can write: See spot run. Spot is running. Then you will do very well.

Best forum to lean about law school: toplawschoolforum

+10.

These things prey on nervous students who think if they spend money on prep they will do better. Don't do it. Study, pay attention and you'll be fine.

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Re: Law School
« Reply #101 on: July 16, 2013, 12:41:56 PM »
+10.

These things prey on nervous students who think if they spend money on prep they will do better. Don't do it. Study, pay attention and you won't be worse off than if you had taken the prep course.
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Re: Law School
« Reply #102 on: July 16, 2013, 02:25:21 PM »
Just added a forum category for Law School at YeshivaDegree.com.

If you have a question on specifics post it there and I will personally get to it.

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Re: Law School
« Reply #103 on: July 16, 2013, 02:39:14 PM »
Just added a forum category for Law School at YeshivaDegree.com.

If you have a question on specifics post it there and I will personally get to it.
Nice plug, but who are you and what qualifies you to answer questions?

Don't mean that it in a mean way, your forum looks like a great idea actually.
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Re: Law School
« Reply #104 on: July 16, 2013, 02:54:19 PM »
Nice plug, but who are you and what qualifies you to answer questions?

Don't mean that it in a mean way, your forum looks like a great idea actually.


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