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Friday, May 23, 2003  

Class schedule

Well, my fall has been arranged. I ended up with a very bizarre schedule, rather unlike the one I mentioned a few posts ago. I'll be taking Contracts (M,T,W), Torts (W, Th, F), Intro to the Law (M,T, W), Legal Research (M, T, W, Th) and CivPro (T, Th).*

You'll notice that I won't be taking Property. I'm scheduled to take the full six hours of torts in the fall semester; I'll then take the full six hours of property in the spring. I'm not sure how I feel about this. Receiving only one letter grade for six hours of classes seems a bit, shall we say, disproportionate? There is a possible upside: rather than having to take an exam in late May on cases/rules covered as long as nine months before, it will only be based on 3 1/2 months of information. I'll have the advantage of not having to recall months-old information. On the other hand, I'll have an entire year's worth of torts (torts!) crammed into six hours of class each week. Ditto for property in the spring.

Ultimately, of course, my schedule isn't negotiable. Rather negates the need to worry, as there's absolutely nothing I can do about it.

Organizationally, my schedule is somewhat crazed -- definitely not the M,W,F / T, Th schedules of my college days -- but doable. Classes generally range from 9:00 until 3:00, and I won't have class until 10:00 on Thursdays and Fridays. You can't imagine how that thrilled me.

I've also been instructed to update my vaccinations (done), arrange for a parking pass ($$$), PAY [MY] TUITION BILL BEFORE OCTOBER 12!, and consider purchasing a laptop that may (note 'may,' not 'shall') be used for exams in the future. I'll receive my next packet of information in July.

* - This iteration of my schedule is largely, but not entirely, accurate.

posted by elle | Friday, May 23, 2003 |


Thursday, May 22, 2003  

Copycat

Judge Posner discusses the social value of plagiarism. via arts + letters daily

posted by elle | Thursday, May 22, 2003 |


Wednesday, May 21, 2003  

Yale Law explosion

The NYTimes is reporting that an explosion occured in/near the Yale Law mail room before 5:00 p.m. est Wednesday. For more information, check the NY Times (free registration required) or CNN stories. No injuries have been reported.

posted by elle | Wednesday, May 21, 2003 |
 

If August can't come too quickly...

Southern Methodist has created a neat simulator to allow 1Ls2B to experience "the first day of law school." You can select a class, read a snippet of a relevant case, read a brief and then, by answering questions on the case, experience the types of questions that might be asked in class.

posted by elle | Wednesday, May 21, 2003 |
 

Slow news week

Not much law-related news to report from the liable neighborhood. I received a letter from MWU last week outlining a list of summer reading materials, many of which have already been mentioned in other blogs' lists. I headed for the cool comfort of our local public library yesterday and brought home a stack of four books that I'll crack into this weekend. [This thankfully long weekend, I should mention.] The MWU letter -- which was addressed to "MWU First Years" *heart thud* -- also noted that we'll be receiving registration materials later this month, as the registration deadline for fall classes is in early June. That means I'll have a class schedule sometime next week, which will allow me to begin grilling my JD'd acquaintances about my professors. My fingers are crossed for classes no earlier than 9:00. This shouldn't be a problem as, having looked at previous schedules, contracts is typically the first 1L class offered each day, and it never begins earlier than 8:50. Anywho, I'll update when I have news...

posted by elle | Wednesday, May 21, 2003 |
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