Friday, December 15, 2006

2 down. 2 to go.

Well I managed to survive my first two law school finals. Some observations:

1. The only appropriate thing to do after a final is drink. If you move on directly to studying for your next final, you will either self-combust or all your classmates will hate you. Probably both.

2. Witnessing the day before finals freakouts of various friends teaches you way more about them than you can learn through seeing and talking to them every day for a semester. Witnessing their attempts to pretend that you didn't see them freak out like scared little girls? That's just comical.

3. If you are ever "totally sure" that a certain type of question or a certain area of knowledge is going to be on the test, then it absolutely and categorically will not be on the test. Same goes for anything that was tested on any of the professor's previous exams.

4. While I can't say authoritatively until grades come out, I get the distinct feeling that grades are going to be a total crapshoot.

5. I've seen at least 100 people in this past week that I have never seen at the law school or at any law school function before in my life. They all look patronizingly carefree. I have been told these are the 3Ls who have already accepted offers. Bitches.

6. The proctors are utterly useless. And for the love of all that is holy, it doesn't take a genius to figure out that if there are two proctors, and one speaks with a heavy foreign accent, the other one should read the damn exam instructions.

7. My feelings towards extegrity can be explained here.

8. My feelings towards finals in general can be explained here.

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10 Comments:

At 12:20 PM, December 15, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Grades are probably 75% prep, and 25% random crapshoot...

Good luck tra...

Texas

 
At 2:07 PM, December 15, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't know why people persist in advancing this silly idea that 3Ls are never at law school and don't do any studying. There are many 3Ls are the law school everyday, and they're even regularly in the library. You just don't know who they are. Also, few 3Ls that I know are all that carefree.

 
At 8:07 PM, December 15, 2006, Blogger Debaucherous ?L said...

Yes, all the 3Ls still in the library working hard are the ones who don't have jobs yet.

Not surprisingly, we don't know them because they are never out ...

probably because they are in the bottom half of the social class as well ;)

 
At 9:26 PM, December 15, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Uh...debaucherous...do you ever feel like you've really made a mistake in buying into myths about law school? The majority of 2Ls and 3Ls that you see in the library a) have jobs b) probably have clerkships (3Ls) and c) are in the library because they have good GPAs that they don't want to mess up. There are at least three Chancellors that are regularly in the library, FYI.

I honestly don't know what is wrong with this year's 1L class. Why are you all so damn arrogant and dumb?

 
At 10:32 PM, December 15, 2006, Anonymous Dagny said...

Second Anon2's questions.

But then again.. perhaps it's just the problem of 1L year. Were we that arrogant? Did we think we were the best thing EVER to grace the legal profession?

Probably not, but fairness required I ask.

 
At 8:04 AM, December 16, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

whatsa chancellor?

 
At 8:15 AM, December 16, 2006, Blogger Debaucherous ?L said...

"debaucherous...do you ever feel like you've really made a mistake in buying into myths about law school?"

I am just trying to stir up a lively debate. To be perfectly honest, I don't care at all about what any third year does with his/her time during the day.

dangy - I am sure arrogance is new with our class ... right.

 
At 1:02 PM, December 16, 2006, Blogger 1L @ UT Law said...

I've been seeing a lot of this "the 1Ls are arrogant and dumb" stuff on a number of the UT blawgs. What gives? Besides the infamous G.F. Party? You can't really believe that the fact that you don't see a whole lot of us in the library means we're all dumb and arrogant. I, for one, do all of my studying at home. What's going on that is so worth getting worked up over?

 
At 9:59 AM, December 17, 2006, Anonymous Dagny said...

There are some great examples of 1L arrogance out there. As are there some great examples of 2L arrogance... and I even know a few 3Ls who are so damn stuck up for no good reason. But Bauch.. you take the cake. Telling people they're in the 2nd half of their social class because they don't have jobs is beyond reasonable. I look forward to your job search... telling a firm that they are in the 2nd half of the firms you're interviewing for isn't going to go so well.

I said it before. Grades get interviews, people get jobs. The two are definitely not connected.

And perhaps this year's spectrum is nothing new -- there just happens to be a greater proportion of it in cyberspace. And we all know law students love a good debate, in whatever forum...

 
At 6:14 PM, December 21, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

who are the chancellors this year??? this there a list??? help please!

 

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