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Welcome to my Law blog specifically intended as an aid to law students. I will post comments and white papers, from time to time, and I am happy to carry on conversations with students who are in need of help in law school.


I am most conservative and appropriate in my approach so if you comment and/or have questions to ask, please do so with an equal degree of appropriateness.



I am a Professor of Law at Concord Law School, an Internet Law School located in Los Angeles, though I live, teach and otherwise work out of Lakewood, Colorado, resting up against the foothills just west of Denver.

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I have no set schedule of posting, but I hope you will check in from time to time.

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Monday, December 28, 2009

1 - Man Up, Dude


MAN UP, DUDE
(This is not a kindergartner's choice of professions)

Sad, but true. You are in law school, not kindergarten or, for that matter, undergraduate school, or for that matter, any other kind of post-graduate school. This is law school and it is dern hard. It takes lots of time and effort and even worse than that, it requires that you make the most of your organized time. You can't just study. You can't just read. You can't just outline. You can't just "cute" your way through law school. Wine-ing may be helpful, but WHINING will most

Certainly not help.

IF you graduate and IF you pass the bar, not one of your clients (except your mother, perhaps) will give a rip if you are cute. I am quite sure that not one of your clients will be remotely impressed if, after you listen to his or her problem, you whine, "It's too hard. I just don't think I can do this. Can't you tell me how to do this? And even if I fail miserably at your case, will you still give me a passing grade?

Law school is SUPPOSED to be hard. You are training to be a professional, so you might as well get used to it NOW. Commit right now to ACT LIKE A PROFESSIONAL. The time for fun and games is over. To succeed in law school, get serious quit kidding yourself and get started.

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Whew! 'nuf said. If you aren't doing as well as you want, there is still hope. But you must, must, must take responsibility for yourself. Well, how the beans do you do that? Listen up. Take it from me. Been there, done that. Let me tell you how. Not every post I will make here will fall under this label, but under the "Succeeding in Law School" label, I will give you some advice that comes from actually going to law school and then going from literally hours away from flunking out or quitting to the Dean’s list.

Professor Holden
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