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Posted by Ryan Gutierrez
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Law School is an investment. Some things cannot be put on hold but others can be quickly dispelled.  Take a few moments to carve off the excess weight to maneuver through law school with the basic essentials.  Once you’ve mastered the basics, the gradually add to it. Maximize on your return....
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Blog Entry 27

Posted by Meagan Hanna
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I made it to the weekend!  So the big news of the week? As of about 5:30pm yesterday (Friday), all of the first year grades were posted. It was a frustrating few weeks having to wait for them, and while I can’t speak for all of the 1L’s, for me it feels like a weight has been lifted. Cliché, yes…but so true. (Maybe that’s just because I ended up doing really well on the exam that I was honestly convinced would destroy my 1L GPA…)  I c...
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Blog Entry 7

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Reviewing notes after each class and start outlining early. Part of the law school adjustment is learning what study method works best for you.  I found that reviewing notes after class for a few minutes helps me better understand the concepts.  More recently I found that I should focus on one class per study session.  This way, I am learning the material in manageable clusters and don’t get overwhelmed with all that I have to do....
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Blog Entry 6

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Reflect constantly.  All things happen for a reason and nothing happens by chance.  I live my life with no regrets and am constantly working to become the person that God has predestined me to be.  This requires constant self-reflection. Through good times, great sacrifice and much tragedy I have come to enjoy each moment in life and have learned from life experiences.  Sometimes I calm myself fro...
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Blog Entry 5

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Fun filled weekend with law books.  Most of my time is accounted for during the week, so the weekends are reserved for studying.  There is not much time really to do anything else.  But, sometimes you have to break with tradition.  Today I will be hitting the books mostly all day but will reserve some R&R and pamper myself a bit.  I will also find some enjoyment in sho...
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Blog Entry 26

Posted by Meagan Hanna
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Greetings from Room 244!  Today started off a bit disappointing because my Contracts professor was going to the same funeral as my ALTA professor, so we had a shortened class and did not get back our exams. It was pretty frustrating.  On the plus side, we only had an hour of class...and then I went out to lunch with some friends from another section. Now, I have an hour and a half until my St. Thomas More Society meeting and I am tryi...
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Blog Entry 25

Posted by Meagan Hanna
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Today was a pretty decent day.  I didn’t have class until noon, so I was able to sleep in, pick up some Panera on my way to school and then do some reading before Core Concepts. Between classes, I tried to get a financial aid problem resolved (the person I need to talk to should be in tomorrow; it’s really convenient to have our own financial aid office on the law campus, but in the first couple weeks of school, it gets pretty busy with eve...
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Blog Entry 4

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Set aside family time. Friday is the best!  It’s a privilege to go straight home after work.  After a long week of work, and school I am exhausted.  Today is my only real down time.  Sometimes I wish I had more energy on Friday to get some homework done.  But, I don't.  So, I take advantage of being home and enjoy some family time.  The transition from "normal life" to that of a law student can affect your ent...
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Blog Entry 24

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It’s been a long day.  Tuesdays are long days for me. They start with 9am Contracts (which means I’m up at 7am), an hour break and then ALTA until 1pm. Starting next week, the wonderful Karen will be offering our CivPro review sessions from 1:30-2:30. This gives me exactly 30 minutes to get home, 5 minutes to drop off my school stuff and grab my property homework and then 10 minutes to get to my babysitting job. Then, I don’t get home again...
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Blog Entry 23

Posted by Meagan Hanna
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Happy MLK Jr. Day! In observance of MLK Day, we were treated to a three-day weekend! Although I didn’t get as much studying and reading done as I would have liked, I can’t deny that it was a productive weekend. My big task was to convert our spare bedroom into an office. We really do not have visitors that often, and we (okay, mostly I…) decided that the space would be much better used as a place for me to study. This involved moving out a lot ...
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