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Sunday, March 20, 2005
Thanks for the comments.
My favourite class is Constitutional Law. It didn't start out that way. It was a bit difficult for me to catch up on everything - a lot of people already knew the background history, which makes it a bit easier to keep up with the pace of the class - and this prof just motors through the material. The reason why I started to like it were the two Labour Law Moots that I did, actually - just using it in 'practice' was a great experience. Not into Criminal law - I know I couldn't do that. And the only other class i really like is Torts. Not into Property or Contracts either... can't explain why, just don't interest me as much.
I don't think there's much of a connection between courses that you like and how well you do in them - but that's subjective. I did better in my Crim midterm than I did in Constitutional. I just found it an easier exam.
As far as a regular day is concerned, it's busy but I don't think it's as busy as a lot of people make it out to be. I know people who are in the library all day and all night and I also know people who are done their readings by 8pm and do just as well. It depends on how you work and what you take out of each set of readings. Some people go through the readings once or twice and make detailed notes on them. Others go through them once, highlight what they consider the important stuff (such as the facts of the case and the ratio) and then just supplement that with notes from class. I, on the other hand, am a 'light' worker - I skim through the readings highlight the ratio of each case and supplement that with the notes in class. If there's anything I'm not familiar with, I'll ask the prof. Otherwise, I just use those notes and previous summaries that I've come across and I'm usually able to apply that pretty well to old exams. The best advice I can give you is to keep up with the readings - the rest....you'll figure it out. I got a lot of advice from different people when I first started out. I just took whatever was right for me....
.....speaking of which.... I better start putting that stuff into practice - exams are coming up! ;p