Monday, October 02, 2006

Lessons Learned in 1L, volume 1

First installment in what I hope will be a nice new series.

If you anticipate being called on in class, for the love of all that is holy, sign on to AIM. By about the third week, enough people will have been called on and sounded stupid that they will take pity on you and help you out when you start to sound stupid. The key here is making it look like you are looking at your book and not at a random flashing answer on your screen. Also important is to position your IM windows so that your smartest and most reliable buddy is at the top of your screen, and that no other IM "helpers" that may or may not be correct will flash over theirs.

And, even if no one knows the answer, instead of feeling like a failure, you can be reassured by the fact that no one else knew it either.

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At 10:39 PM, October 03, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

that's the difference between law school and social work school - we passed around the sudoku and crossword puzzle to entertain ourselves.

we were (and will continue to be) poor.

love, dre

At 2:42 PM, October 04, 2006, Blogger T said...

We've tried that a couple of times...(using AIM)

At 2:51 PM, October 13, 2006, Blogger Cindy said...

I'm sure you know this already, but: make sure your volume is off. I made that mistake during my first year contracts class. Lesson learned. Thankfully this occurred during the first semester of UT Law's wireless classroom experiment, so my professor didn't seem to know what it was. My classmates sure did, though!


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