Hey! My Guestbook!
yourself to this guestbook, especially if you are famous.
Thanks for looking at my web site, and congratulations
on getting famous. Also, (contrary to recent appearances) you don't have to be related to me to leave a note here!
By the way, if your e-mail address is here and you want it removed to avoid the e-mail spam crawler bots, just let me know and I'll remove it.
Thank you for being the generous person you are! I'm happy you listened to your intuition and found your calling <3 Thank you for the notes. As a 1L they immensely helped me!
- Friday, September 14, 2018 at 14:08:27
- Wednesday, September 12, 2018 at 23:02:55
Hi Mike! (insert something witty)
- Monday, September 10, 2018 at 20:45:01
Also, I can't believe you had THE Joshua Dressler for Crim. V cool
- Sunday, December 10, 2017 at 17:16:56
Thank you<3 谢谢你
- Tuesday, December 5, 2017 at 20:28:59
Thanks for keeping this site up! great help for me in the first week of Civ Pro 1 hazing.
- Thursday, August 24, 2017 at 19:39:24
Outstanding site and materials for help. If I am not careful I will have to add the name MikeShecket to somewhere on my diploma. Thank you for taking the time and effort to provide for others. We appreciate you.
- Wednesday, February 15, 2017 at 12:40:09
HI Mike, please keep this website alive!! You are a lifesaver!! Where can I get in touch with you?
- Wednesday, August 17, 2016 at 15:35:40
This site is awesome. Thanks so much!!!
- Friday, February 26, 2016 at 18:23:13
First of thank you for your awesome site it has been a life saver, I will tell everyone about your site and you.
- Thursday, February 4, 2016 at 17:36:30
Hi there Mike, I'm famous, at least I will be retroactively famous at some point. You will have known me way back when! Stay cool homey!
- Thursday, September 10, 2015 at 23:05:33
Hi there Mike, I'm famous, at least I will be retroactively famous at some point. You will have known me way back when! Stay cool homey!
- Thursday, September 10, 2015 at 23:04:16
None of the law stuff makes any sense to me but I liked reading about China!
- Thursday, September 10, 2015 at 21:54:29
I honestly started laughing my head off at 3 in the morning seeing your website (even more at the I'm watching, and so is my mom). But in all seriousness this was extremely useful for a history paper I had to write. Stay awesome!
- Monday, July 20, 2015 at 03:09:51
Bless you, Mike; you are a generous soul. This site is a revelation.
- Saturday, April 18, 2015 at 21:40:20
OMG I may pass torts now! THANK YOU A MILLION TIMES OVER!
- Sunday, October 5, 2014 at 10:51:50
I was looking for the TOC (table of contents) for the Prosser, Wade & Schwartz Torts Casebook, 12th, that I need for my 1st year law school course starting next month. Quickly I came upon your website. I couldn't believe it at first. Still I book marked your torts outline page. After reading around your site some more I found this page, the visitor comments section of your website. Here I realized this wasn't too good to be true. So many visitor comments you have received that I thought I would run out of data if I read them all right now and made it to the bottom of the list (which is the start of the list of visitors). I can't thank you enough. This is very generous of you.
- Friday, August 22, 2014 at 00:32:27
Awesome site. I linked to it from my own law school site.
- Thursday, May 8, 2014 at 20:09:33
I googled Roberts v. LeMay and came across your case notes. I've been an attorney for over 30 years in Illinois. Doesn't make me famous but back in the day I did write two U.S. Supreme Court amicus briefs.
Ronald Barry Schwartz
- Wednesday, October 23, 2013 at 18:20:33
I have been visiting this site ever since my first year of law school. I'm in my third year now. Mike, I can't thank you enough for putting your notes, outlines, comments on here and making them available for us. This site has been super helpful to me and I'm sure to many others. it's a great resource and I hope it stays on for a long long time. Hope you are doing good yourself and THANK YOU again!
- Friday, September 20, 2013 at 17:33:51
Thank you for making this content free! It is very useful to digest large amounts of study material quickly, and it is ON POINT!
- Saturday, August 24, 2013 at 17:37:56
Just a quick thank you. I'm outlining Torts right now and your information is clearer than any other study aide.
- Thursday, December 6, 2012 at 23:39:02
your notes are wonderful, if you ever finish them all out, it will be a real contribution.
- Monday, May 21, 2012 at 18:48:36
This site is awesome and a definite life saver for my crim law class!!
- Thursday, March 22, 2012 at 09:48:29
While I'm not famous by a LONG shot, I still wanted to say thank you so much for your site! It has been fantastic in helping me study my own law classes. Thanks again!
Rebecca D Terrill
- Thursday, August 25, 2011 at 16:13:07
hi, thanks ever so much for starting the chic-a-go-go wikipedia site. do you do that kinda thing regularly? i have a couple pages i need help with. feel free to email if you're interested in helping - firstname.lastname@example.org.
miss mia park
- Wednesday, May 25, 2011 at 10:39:09
Hi mike you probaly dont rember me but im your little brother carter vair.I would like to see you again i hope you still have my phone number...bye.
- Wednesday, May 4, 2011 at 07:22:40
Thanks, man. You're a life-saver!
- Sunday, May 1, 2011 at 20:24:28
Love your site! When I don't 'get' what I'm reading, I confer w/your notes. Thanks!!
- Wednesday, October 20, 2010 at 12:35:07
I LOVE THIS SITE
- Wednesday, October 6, 2010 at 01:00:09
Mike - I've bookmarked you. I'll never cheat on you. Thanks for your help with Supplemental Jurisdiction. Best, Eurydice
- Monday, September 6, 2010 at 14:06:36
I too read your briefs to help understand difficult cases. You are a gifted scholar! Are you ready to go back to law school? How about a BAR prep program?
- Sunday, April 11, 2010 at 15:49:36
As a 1L I have found your site to be a blessing! Thank you for all of your help and support. I was a teacher and because of all of the state difficulties and a declining educational system I have entered into a new career.
- Sunday, March 21, 2010 at 13:16:40
I usually only look at this site when Im reading a case, and it seems too confusing. I just know that you'll be able to break it down for me. Perfect examples of this: I just started to read Mullane v Central Hanover Bank. Two paragraphs in, the only wordz I had understood was 'trustee' and 'banking law.' Upon searching and finding the case on this site, the first word on there, in big bold letters was 'BORING.' So I guess what I really want to say is, Thanks for feeling my pain!
- Thursday, February 25, 2010 at 03:33:47
You Rock Mike Shecket!
Thanks for posting your notes online, as I use them as a silent sound board for my work as an L1.
Taking up your course of action as a salute and a thank you; I am compiling my own notes online through docstop, scrib and blogspot.
You are a hero and scholar Mike Shecket!
- Wednesday, January 27, 2010 at 11:54:21
I love you.You don't have to know who I am.Because I just want to know you are not lonely.There's someone who really cares about you, though she only takes up a small part of your heart.
- Monday, January 11, 2010 at 10:32:00
- Monday, January 11, 2010 at 10:00:38
Thank you for these outlines. A HUGE help as I study for 1L exams. Please don't ever take the site down!!
- Thursday, December 17, 2009 at 06:30:04
Thank you so much for sharing your knowledge and maintaining your site. You are a really great individual!
I've started my 1st Year Law in California (Fall of 09), and your Criminal Law & Contracts briefs/notes/etc are absolutely invaluable to me. I shall distribute your URL to all my fellow students & friends as an excellent resource!
- Thursday, December 17, 2009 at 02:14:01
all your base... err case belong to us. i love it. oh, and thanks for the notes too. much appreciated.
- Wednesday, December 9, 2009 at 01:10:06
MIKE YOU ARE SERIOUSLY THE BEST!!!!! I just found your con law and civ pro outlines right before finals. This is AFTER going through Bar Bri lectures, E&Es and a whole slew of supplemental guides. But there's a difference because I am actually SMILING reading yours. THANK YOU! IT ALL MAKES SENSE.
On Behalf of All Law Students
- Friday, December 4, 2009 at 15:19:57
Your contracts stuff has been invaluable to me. Thanks for putting it all up. The blog is interesting too.
- Sunday, November 29, 2009 at 07:26:01
Hello mike I never new that you had a website. Of course, you're my Big Brother and since I heard that you had a website, now I want a website, too!
- Monday, November 16, 2009 at 15:31:29
I am in the first semester of 1L. And Mike I find your Torts and Contracts notes to be awesome. I was totally lost not understanding some of the cases until I stumbled onto your site. Thanks for those notes! They are going to be my guide heretofor.Thanks a lot!
- Saturday, November 7, 2009 at 18:02:24
Thank you very very much, you've already been a huge help and I'm only halfway through 1L year.
And I'm certain that the time and effort you took to put your blood/sweat/tears out there for everyone else to benefit from is greatly appreciated by thousands of law students who don't take 3 minutes to say thanks.
- Thursday, October 22, 2009 at 12:26:02
Thanks for helping me understand Civ Pro!! You are great!
- Sunday, September 20, 2009 at 20:42:16
Mike, I am a 1L student and I didnt understand aspects of Supplemental Jurisdiction until I read your notes. THANK YOU!!!!
A lost 1L
- Saturday, September 12, 2009 at 15:59:06
Hey there! I was cracking up reading Pennoyer v. Neff (1877!!). Your interpretation was too funny! And it made sense. I'm definitely showing it to my classmates tomorrow in class! Good stuff.
- Thursday, September 10, 2009 at 02:18:33
Wow, thanks. Really.
- Friday, September 4, 2009 at 22:53:00
I just started my first year. Your notes and outlines have been a great help! I think you've found your calling! Too bad you didn't teach law classes...
- Saturday, August 29, 2009 at 23:01:09
This is Great!!! Just discovered your site. I start my first year classes on 09/01/2009. THANKS!!!
- Wednesday, August 26, 2009 at 23:34:54
You better keep this up for awhile. At least another year until I take the bar. You owe it to us man. This is clearly your calling. And THANKS.
- Monday, August 24, 2009 at 22:29:14
Going to start orientation tomorrow at Northwestern Law, and this is hilarious. I'm only on October of your 1L year, but I'm going to keep reading.
- Sunday, August 23, 2009 at 20:30:14
- Saturday, August 22, 2009 at 12:42:33
Thanks! Working on Pennoyer v. Neff
- Tuesday, July 21, 2009 at 00:32:30
Thanks for the help.
- Wednesday, July 8, 2009 at 19:43:06
Awesome. Thanks for the notes, a big help, and I'm not even a law student. You're great!
- Thursday, May 14, 2009 at 03:36:26
- Saturday, May 9, 2009 at 03:44:19
Awesome ConLaw outline! I'm using it to refresh my memory as I study for another Bar exam. It's been a few years since I graduated from Capital U. Law School down the street from your law school, and your outline made me realize how inept, inadequate, and of course, arrogant, my ConLaw "professor" was. I should be entitled to a refund from under some sort of breach of contract theory.
YOU provided a great roadmap of the inter-relationships between Federal/State/Individual rights and limits. Thanks for making me finally understand, and yes, ENJOY, constitutional law! I can't believe I actually like this stuff now that you made it so simple!
Good luck with your endeavors.
- Saturday, April 11, 2009 at 09:14:33
So... what are you doing? I am intrigued by your story. Love the way you "brief" the cases because it actually makes it fun to read. I was working on a musical outline, but I gave up. Anyways, I'm a 27-y/o 1L with two MA degrees and I am this close to being a law school flunkie. I got over all the BS because I realize that we all get the same piece of paper in the end anyway. Anyways, I appreciate your page! And, I am not famous yet, but I keep trying, so maybe someday I will put you in my movie. Do you have any interest in playing an effeminate forest ranger? Please let me know! LOL!
- Tuesday, April 7, 2009 at 10:15:09
mike, you the man. continue to keep this site up for a couple more months while i study tort law. that's whats up. good luck in all your endeavors
- Monday, March 23, 2009 at 18:08:18
Hi, love your photos. You have a real talent!
- Saturday, February 28, 2009 at 05:04:42
Mike, Will you marry me?
- Saturday, February 14, 2009 at 20:32:45
Hi Mike, I am trying to shoot you an email, but it keeps telling me that I am a high spam probability??
What can I do?
- Tuesday, February 10, 2009 at 06:16:14
Thanks to your briefs, I can be borderline prepared for class without worrying about it cutting into my Guitar Hero III time.
John - 1L
- Wednesday, February 4, 2009 at 14:16:43
Thank you very much for sharing all the notes and outlines. I found it tremendously helpful and easy to read, even on some of the most difficult subjects. I deeply appreciate your time and efforts to put all your notes together. It is truly a benefit to all the future lawyers that are lucky enough to find your web site!
I hope you enjoy and have fun while in China. If you have a chance, I highly recommend you also go to Hong Kong for a vacation. =) 谢谢你!!!
US Law Student - From Hong Kong
- Sunday, December 14, 2008 at 02:45:18
Mike, your website is great. Thanks for being so generous about sharing your materials. I am a 1L taking Civ Pro, and my prof uses the Yeazell casebook too. I especially liked it when you said "Don't know, don't care" for the facts in Mullane! You helped me with what to focus on. Thank you!
- Tuesday, December 9, 2008 at 10:32:44
You're awesome. Saved my azz numerous times.
- Sunday, December 7, 2008 at 19:24:25
Mike, your work is great!!! Thanks so much for making everyone's life easier!
Brooklyn Law School
- Saturday, November 22, 2008 at 17:04:27
God Bless You.
- Thursday, October 9, 2008 at 10:48:43
Thank u 4 taking the time out to make this helpful info available :) Luckily for me you've used must of my course books for case outlines!
- Thursday, October 2, 2008 at 18:42:00
Mike, what you are doing is a public service. Thank you!
- Wednesday, April 2, 2008 at 19:49:30
BTW... you are no longer the first result on google for 1L bored...
- Thursday, March 27, 2008 at 22:38:25
Great site, I'm reading your blog and notes on law school in prep for my 1L. Thanks for helping a future President of the United States.
P.S. Who? Mike Joooonnnneesss....!
- Thursday, March 27, 2008 at 22:37:41
Hey Mike - You have saved the lives of COUNTLESS lawschool students! Thank you so much! You have NO idea how grateful and relieved to have you help us. You are obviously a compassionate person to whom many owe great thanks!
Best of luck in China! :)
- Sunday, March 23, 2008 at 16:33:24
Hey Mike - You have saved the lives of COUNTLESS lawschool students! Thank you so much! You have NO idea how grateful and relieved to have you help us. You are obviously a compassionate person to whom we many of owe great thanks!
Best of luck in China! :)
- Sunday, March 23, 2008 at 16:32:08
- Saturday, March 22, 2008 at 14:54:42
I can't say enough about you and your notes, they have help me understand the basic concept of law and how it really works for a layman. Please keep up the good work, for those of us who do not have allow of money to invest on real legal education. You and your website is at the top of my list and God Bless you while working in another country or USA.
Best Wishes From Chariss and Family (AWESOME WEBSITE)
- Tuesday, March 11, 2008 at 05:56:02
Michael's still in China, but please leave him a cheery note if you're here reading the site. It's fun to see that it's helpful to so many people.
From Michael's Mom
- Friday, February 15, 2008 at 10:30:32
YOU ARE AWESOME IN EVERY WAY!
THanks so much for your site... way to go!
Have fun in China... best wishes!
- Monday, January 28, 2008 at 20:58:53
Dear Mike, I hope you are having a great time in China, I am cramming for finals at Yale and looked up your Mullane casebrief, which is a work of f*&$ing art.
- Thursday, January 3, 2008 at 21:38:02
Dear Mike, I hope you are having a great time in China, I am cramming for finals at Yale and looked up your Mullane casebrief, which is a work of f*&$ing art.
- Thursday, January 3, 2008 at 21:37:15
Dude, you rock!!! Thanks so much for your notes and case briefs - you really make it all so clear - you are the poor mans E&E's :-) Thanks a billion!
- Monday, December 10, 2007 at 22:48:00
Thanks for keeping you notes online for a good long while now! Take care in China!
Connie, South Dakota
- Saturday, December 8, 2007 at 20:26:38
- Thursday, November 29, 2007 at 21:21:03
Your Civ Pro notes rock my world. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!!!!!
- Tuesday, November 27, 2007 at 21:59:55
Hey thanks for the effort.
I was standing in a soggy marsh in Civ Pro. With your help I was able to pull it all together.
You made more of a difference in my life than you could ever imagine. It's either pass law school and the bar, or return to a depressed life in a grocery store.
- Tuesday, October 30, 2007 at 14:02:07
I just wanted to say THANK YOU SO MUCH for posting your notes online... it has helped me more than I can tell you getting through my first semester of law school... I now refer to your outlines as "my secret weapon"...
- Wednesday, October 17, 2007 at 11:09:56
Just wanted to let you know that I am reading your class notes in Real Property, and they have been the first bits of information that shed some light on the Doctrine of Worthier Title, Rule Against Perpetuities, and other real property law that I will probably never use once I graduate. Thanks so much, and hey, if you want to enlighten my befuddled brain a bit more on these topics, please give me an email.
P.S. I'm not famous, but my S.O. is ...
Melissa M., Austin, TX
- Friday, October 5, 2007 at 18:50:03
i love your case briefs!!!! thank you....please dont take them down or I'll die :)
- Sunday, September 30, 2007 at 14:12:04
Plain language of the outlines and case briefings are extremely helpful.
- Thursday, September 27, 2007 at 18:52:35
Mike, it's me again! I passed the conditional program thanks to your Civ Pro notes! WOOHOO!! I am now officially in the JD program and your notes are my equivallent to the Emanuels series! Email me if u get a chance, would love to know why you opted out of the legal career. P.S. I sent you a post card!
- Sunday, September 16, 2007 at 22:36:57
bro your site is so sweet bro. you are definitely repping sharing notes bro.
- Sunday, September 9, 2007 at 10:36:28
Did a google search for a case and found your site. Now I've bookmarked it so I can follow along on your journey in China. Good luck!
- Friday, September 7, 2007 at 11:45:36
sorry...i am not famous. but my first year at law school went famously well thanks to your notes and outlines that helped me better understand all of the nonsense i was forced to read. thank you thank you thank you for putting this online. i'll be back here for con law next semester. :)
- Thursday, July 5, 2007 at 00:52:24
Hi, I am in a summer "conditional" admission program and am overwhelmed! Your brief and notes on Pennoyer v. Neff helped confirm that I was right on about some aspects and filled in the blanks on the rest. Sometimes it helps having an "answer key" to compare to your work. Thanks! I would offer you my first born, but, umm, wouldn't that violate public policy or something? :-))
- Thursday, May 24, 2007 at 00:19:00
I know you are a fancy lawyer by now, but you are basically getting me through law school.
Just wanted to say thanks!
- Monday, May 7, 2007 at 21:01:54
I want to take a minute to let you know how much you helped me. I thought I would be alone in saying this, but then I read your guestbook and you've already heard about how much help you are. I hope all is well with you. I'm an Ohio guy too, but up in Akron. Thanks a lot and good luck with the future.
- Thursday, April 12, 2007 at 10:07:55
Your civ pro notes are really helping make clear some stuff the prof muddles over. Thanks for everything- You're a great resource!
- Wednesday, April 4, 2007 at 21:18:37
hey your site is great but i still had to end up dropping my legislation course. its ok i think i am gonna transfer to another law school that doesnt require legislation.
isnt it beautiful how things sometimes work out for the best?
thanks again though for all the effort you put into this site.
best of luck to you in all your future endeavors mike!
anonymous law student 21
- Thursday, March 1, 2007 at 02:41:06
[Good idea! Legislation was a terribly boring class for me, and my notes for it suck. Good for you for getting out while the getting's good...same with App Ad. - Ed.]
Thanks for your excellent notes! You have saved me! I see your site from Japan and I am planning to get into a law school.
Shoko (from Japan)
- Monday, February 12, 2007 at 02:24:16
i love this website. i wish i went to ohio state law. i couldnt get in though. :( i am gonna try again next year though. i hope i get all of these professors
big fan of this site
- Thursday, February 1, 2007 at 03:24:40
HEY! THANKS FOR THE NOTES! YOU'RE SO SMART! I LIKE YOU!
- Wednesday, January 31, 2007 at 11:08:13
Mike: I couldn't get into law school because my QPA sucked. I got drunk every night instead of studying. I am still interested in learning the law and your notes and briefs are awsome. Thanks a lot.
- Monday, January 29, 2007 at 06:44:15
What's so brilliant about this website is that it is appropriately named after a similarly brilliant web gem!
Copy and paste the text to find out what I mean and get ready to discover the meaning of life.
"Main screen turn on"
"We get signal"
"What you say"
"How are you gentlemen. All your base are belong to us!"
- Wednesday, January 10, 2007 at 00:33:30
Be aware of Izzeta Chambers, she was accepted into law school with only a 32% on her LSATS' and due to her nationality, so if you wanted to go to U of Arizona and are WHITE challenge the University of Arizona for reverse descrimination sue against the University.
- Wednesday, January 3, 2007 at 15:29:52
So after an entire year of sitting in Contracts listening to the professor ramble on and on and on and not understaning one word that came out of his mouth, I discover ur wonderful website. Wish I had this site from the very start. Ur AWESOME.
- Tuesday, November 28, 2006 at 23:00:05
You are a moron! Orville Stifel is a good man who has overcome much. My brother spent 16 years in prison for nothing but an addict's word. Orville freed him through many exhaustive appeals. I now welcome my brother home. People like you need to be nothing more than corporate law. That is the easy way out. No harm, no foul. That is the way it works. Orvile retired at this case. I consider him a hero. Orville's wife died in the midst of this and yet he continued for my brother. Don't slander or defame Orville Stifel ever again, or I will launch upon you something you never thought about. It will affect your career, no matter whwere you go.
- Wednesday, November 8, 2006 at 03:45:33
Mike- you are the man. I look at your briefs and casebook notes before coming to class. Thank you. If you ever want to go back to law school, you should come down to Tulane- you already have legendary status amongst the class of '09.
- Thursday, October 12, 2006 at 10:03:09
Mike. You are hilarious, brilliant, and unbelievably helpful. I wish I could give you a giant chocolate cake. Or at least a few scratch-and-sniff stickers or something. THANK YOU for your wit, clarity, and right answers. Mucho love from a 1L who understands way more than her classmates. ha.
in love with mike
- Monday, October 2, 2006 at 18:51:39
I love you. Please father my children (or at least IM me!) My screen name is [redacted, you'r welcome]. Hope to hear from you soon!
- Monday, September 25, 2006 at 22:33:00
I have find your presentation much helpful and most of my friends are benefiting form it.
Zinnah B. Sackie
- Thursday, July 13, 2006 at 09:08:20
I luuuuuuuuuuuuuuuv your 1L blawg and have read it from beginning to end. Lu luv luv your entries!
- Thursday, July 6, 2006 at 14:01:09
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- Sunday, May 28, 2006 at 11:55:45
hello again i am so smelly. teehee. poop is food because i eat it please comment my commentaries- with <3love<3
THE SMELLY INDIAN, KARTIK
Kartik Chopra (again)
- Monday, May 22, 2006 at 16:53:42
You are saving my butt in civ pro!!!
- Sunday, May 21, 2006 at 22:09:51
I AM SMELLY I <3 Babajii the indian goddess
- Monday, May 15, 2006 at 17:20:31
[Uh...okay...thanks for sharing, I guess.]
I AM KARTIK THE SMELLY INDIAN HEAR ME ROAR! GO NISHAN!
- Monday, May 15, 2006 at 17:19:38
Hey Mike, I was googling Ohio State Law School and your website came up, weirdly....I hate the whole Google cache thing.
Anyway, just wanted to see how you were doing? We GRADUATE May 12th! You didn't miss much in the past 2 years...trust me.
Good luck in grad school!
- Sunday, April 23, 2006 at 15:21:32
Mike, great job! Your grades were stellar, your notes and outlines are thorough and accurate in plain language, and your generosity in making them available for us all is greatly appreciated. Thanks so much, and good luck in all that you do.
- Tuesday, April 18, 2006 at 15:36:34
just wanted to say "hi"
- Thursday, March 30, 2006 at 14:57:38
I appreciate what you had to say about my late dad's lawsuit against McDonalds!
- Saturday, March 11, 2006 at 19:43:46
love da site!! very useful n ummmm even doe im not usin da stuff now but imma use it in a few years. but ur site is beri useful!!!
- Wednesday, March 8, 2006 at 18:16:23
Hello. I am currently referencing your criminal law/Dressler notes � until mid-may - final exam. Thank you. No Biffy is not my real name.
- Thursday, February 2, 2006 at 10:13:49
Mike, I can't believe people like you really exist. Thanks for everything.
- Friday, January 27, 2006 at 21:01:05
how the hell does this work what do i do?
- Wednesday, January 11, 2006 at 08:04:10
Very good, useful information. I have referred your site to others in my law school classes this semester.
Thank you for your insight!
- Sunday, October 23, 2005 at 23:14:26
Interesting site! I didn't even realize you were out there 'til some of my students started using your notes for help on homework assignments (community college, business law course). I'm glad you're there -- anything that helps my students understand the material is great.
- Saturday, October 15, 2005 at 12:30:24
Hey cool website. its really helpful. You should get back into law school or something... then you could provide me note for that year too. j/k. really appreciate it though.
- Friday, October 14, 2005 at 00:42:54
Mike - U are my hero!! Thank u so much for doing this site!! Saving me in Civ all the time!
- Wednesday, October 12, 2005 at 12:41:02
You are a beautiful man!
[Um, okay! This is probably wayward spam, but I'll take it.]
- Wednesday, October 12, 2005 at 03:39:24
I don't know what you are doing these days but you should definitely get into the law supplements business. Your information is accurate, candidly presented, and clear. You could put Emanuel out of business. Thanks for this amazing resource.
- Saturday, October 8, 2005 at 23:38:12
First year in and this site seems to be the best resource for class and for study. Greatest website I could have found. Kicked butt on my midterms.
- Wednesday, October 5, 2005 at 17:06:40
I just found your site, and after looking at your grades I am pretty pumped that I'm already making my CivPro outline with hyperlinks to www.law.cornell.edu just like you've done...Alot of great stuff you have here. Thanks.
Justin 1L at Houston
- Monday, October 3, 2005 at 00:24:22
Thanks so much for doing this. You have been a tremendous help to me and others in my class
Thanks for taking the time!!
- Sunday, October 2, 2005 at 12:45:15
Currently 2l in Michigan. Michigander? And from Arizona = Arizonian? Born in Utah, definitly "Utahn."
Thanks for the Civ Pro 1 help. Pennoyer v. Neff is still mystery-tough. Your notes are better than my crap "supplements."
- Tuesday, September 27, 2005 at 21:55:51
Your website is a valiable tool. Thank you.
- Monday, September 26, 2005 at 17:48:29
Mike - I'm just taking a stab here, but would you happen to be Jewish? I am - and the last name (meaning quiet) + going to law school + your mom being the first to write in your guest book and tell you how cute you are. It's totally a Jewish thing.
Let me know - email@example.com
- Tuesday, September 20, 2005 at 21:33:41
Thanks Mike for sharing your notes. It is beneficial to compare to what I have and then to what the professore teaches in class. Keep up the great work!
- Tuesday, September 20, 2005 at 12:31:34
Mike....You are a genious...I could not understand a few cases, but after reading a few of your amazing overviews, I UNDERSTAND!!! Thanks man!
- Monday, September 12, 2005 at 17:16:38
Mike, you are my Savior! Thank you for being so generous with your awesome notes and case briefs. Finally, a language I can read and understand!
- Thursday, September 1, 2005 at 11:11:08
Univ. of Idaho 1L
- Tuesday, August 30, 2005 at 01:24:09
Petition to resume:
Mike, you're a brilliant young man. You simply can't leave! We are all indebted to you. Your contributions have been valuable and your devotion, admirable.
Yes, I know we are competitors, but we really are in this together. You have been there for us, now allow us the pleasure of being there for you.
You've inspired us and taught us from your accomplishments and your mistakes!
We OWE you our support!
- Sunday, August 28, 2005 at 00:26:11
Your notes are great thank you so much I was wondering how you set it up so I could set my own notes up with the ability to use links ect. if you get a chance let me know if you used a program for it. thanks again. nathan.hoy @ hot mail
nate UT Law
- Friday, August 19, 2005 at 18:08:19
Dude, you rock!!!
Criminal Justice Student here. Your notes are just fabulous!!!!! Thanks =)
- Saturday, August 13, 2005 at 22:09:30
I AM NISHAN THE INDIAN - HEAR ME ROAR!
- Sunday, July 31, 2005 at 16:33:17
I would not have made it through my first year of law school without you. I was glad to see that someone else was suffering like me. To all you thinking about diving into the world of law....DON'T. Thanks Mike, I have added your link to my blog.
- Monday, July 11, 2005 at 22:04:31
Neat website...i've spent a few hours already, reading through it...very generous of you to post all your notes
I'll be at OSU for 1L in August, and everything on here is a little overwhelming....but hasn't scared me off yet
maybe cya soon
- Thursday, June 9, 2005 at 02:29:27
Mike, I'm not sure your comments are working, which might be one plausible explanation for the lack of them. I'll be really sad if you stop blogging. I've tried to comment a couple of times in the past six weeks, and even after allowing a day for screening, they do not appear. Possibly you have not gotten them? Or else I smell bad and you don't want my comments on your blog.
- Thursday, May 26, 2005 at 12:39:36
Great work here. I started law school about 3 weeks ago & am in the process of compiling my outlines. I use yours as a reference to see if I missed anything & its been REALLY helpful. Thanks so much! Haven't looked at the case briefs yet but I am sure theyr'e great as well. Are you done with law school now? Read a bit of your journal & can relate to that too!! hehe. Well, thanks again for being such a philanthropist of intellect, not to mention pure hard labor!! Aphrodite_A@hotmail.com
- Monday, May 23, 2005 at 16:11:23
I am at MSU College of Law and we use this site a LOT.
One time, in Contracts, I was called on. I pulled the answers right off your site, and the prof. thought I was brilliant.
Not to mention, I put a lot of stuff in my outline, and it helped on the final.
Thanks a million!
- Thursday, May 19, 2005 at 12:33:39
Hi, Mike. Thank you for taking the time and energy to compile this site. What a great resource! You're helping me tremendously.
- Sunday, May 15, 2005 at 07:51:16
Hey Mike, I am beginning Law School this upcoming fall in Chicago and was nervous as hell, until I started looking through your website. You give me the support and confidence to be prepared from the first day of classes. All the fear of law school as temporary subsided thanks to you man. You are some sort of Super Nerd, which we all in one way or another strive to become. Thanks again man!!!
- Monday, May 9, 2005 at 16:55:45
w00t w00t! Thanks for setting me straight on a couple cases I briefed (Paslgraf...)
- Tuesday, May 3, 2005 at 15:41:37
Hey man, has this site ever got you laid??
- Sunday, May 1, 2005 at 12:32:22
mike ... i can't believe you gave up a career in the lucrative field of high energy particle physics for _this_! :) good luck to you!
- Thursday, March 17, 2005 at 10:38:44
My fame stretches shore to shore but it is not making me rich. Your sharing of knowledge will help in my richness of mind, which if I would just apply it, could earn you big jokes and some extra walking around money for me and the family.
- Monday, March 14, 2005 at 20:28:07
I am not famous but you are. Thanks Man!!
- Thursday, March 3, 2005 at 20:59:08
Does anyone know what kind or what brand were the headphones that Eminem wears throught the movie 8-Mile.
If anyone knows please e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org
I really want a pair of them headphones!
- Friday, February 25, 2005 at 10:45:22
[Uh...doesn't seem to be spam. I don't get it, but I'll let it stand. I think this person's going to get a lot of e-mail...but I don't know if their question will be answered.]
You are my LODESTAR!!!
- Monday, February 7, 2005 at 00:58:54
my village recently received a computer. the first website we visited was yours. we found you to be an inspiration. now you quit. our village will give back the computer. we are doomed.
- Sunday, February 6, 2005 at 16:18:28
Great information. You are now famous at the University where I teact Contract Management and Law. I have used your contract cases notes to start discussion and help prove the points I am teaching....thanks again from an under paid (part time) teacher...
- Wednesday, February 2, 2005 at 21:17:36
YO MIKEY! YOU ARE AN ABSOLUTE PIMP MY MAN!!!
YOUR NOTES AND BRIEFS SAVED MY ASS NUMEROUS TIMES.
DONT GET ME WRONG, I DO MY OWN WORK, BUT SOMETIMES WORKING FULL TIME AND GOING TO SCHOOL AT NIGHT CATCHES UP WITH ME AND I HAVE TO PEEK AT YOUR SITE. I WISH ONE DAY I CAN RETURN THE FAVOR. I DON'T WANT TO PUT MY NAME UP, BUT I'LL DEFINITELY REMEMBER YOURS.
THANKS ALOT AND BEST OF LUCK TO YOU.
FROM YOUR HOMEBOY ON THE WEST COAST.
- Saturday, January 29, 2005 at 16:39:38
This site is fantastic. I'm sure I'm not alone when I say that I appreciate the time and hard work that I'm sure have gone into this site. Your briefs and notes are a great double check on my own work before going into class. You have definately corrected a couple of my errors and saved me from looking foolish in front of the class. Thanks!
Grateful MSU 1L
- Monday, January 24, 2005 at 20:21:55
great notes really useful for a foreigned trained lawyer. Where in god's name do you find the time to do this. Good luck in your professional endeavors.
- Monday, January 24, 2005 at 10:35:28
Thanks for a peek at some very good notes. It helps to hear a second opinion BEFORE getting called on in class. Good luck to you.
- Sunday, January 23, 2005 at 22:40:18
Hi, Mike! You may be on the way out of the fiery inferno we call 'law school' but you should just remember how many of your former inmates you've helped along the way! Thanks again!
- Saturday, December 18, 2004 at 18:24:33
Gotta give you props. I will not go into all the ways you have saved my ass. Thanks. BTW, you are getting some super high priority on google. I highly recommend selling your soul and linking to all the law book sites.
- Monday, December 13, 2004 at 20:45:39
I just want to say THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!! I had my Civil Procedure final exam yesterday ... I was completely and TOTALLY lost until I did a Google search and came across your site and the outlines! THANKS AGAIN!!!!
JC - 1L at Univ of TN
- Friday, December 10, 2004 at 09:27:30
You are the best! Im an the same year as you and you have been saving my ass since you starting putting up your notes! I wish we went to the same school! THANK YOU SO MUCH AND GOOD LUCK ON YOUR FINALS!
- Tuesday, December 7, 2004 at 12:53:25
Thank you for letting me see your notes. I am taking the Paralegal course and I am trying to write a case brief right now!! I still don't quite understand how it is supposed to be done, but your site will help me later when I get more into civil litigation. Thank you, Marie Kleinow
- Thursday, November 18, 2004 at 00:33:04
I am a 1L, and your page is most helpful--especially the rare element of humor, which is lacking sometimes in academic corridors sometimes.
Anyway, keep up the good work!
- Tuesday, November 16, 2004 at 20:27:05
Mike, very nice job indeed! Most impressive, and your sense of humour comes through. As a questionably famous person (forensic psychologist and psych professor now a 2L since I had time to kill between 11pm and 3am to fit in law :-) I applaud you for your efforts and willingness to share...don't change that over time.
Roy (aka BrainDocR)
- Saturday, November 13, 2004 at 13:51:55
Dear Anonymous 1L at TOSU:
What a nice note! It has, indeed, been a pleasure to be Michael's Mom since the day he was born!
- Monday, November 8, 2004 at 10:27:16
You are honestly a life saver. Thank your parents for me for bringing you into this world!
--1L from OSU
- Sunday, November 7, 2004 at 13:09:54
Mike, please run for president in '08. Please.
Suffolk Law 1L
- Wednesday, November 3, 2004 at 13:30:29
Your outlines are VERY helpful, they give me some direction and in plain english. THANK YOU
- Wednesday, November 3, 2004 at 04:09:19
Almost our entire section keeps your site up through civ pro class. If you ever need anything in DC just post and we will take care of you! Thanks from the 1L class of Catholic University.
- Tuesday, November 2, 2004 at 16:51:56
THAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAANK you so much, I think I love you!!!!
- Sunday, October 31, 2004 at 13:39:43
Awesome notes hombre. Thanks for sharing.
Where are you at lawschool, btw??
- Wednesday, October 27, 2004 at 12:06:16
Mike...thank you soooo much. I can't tell you how helpful your site is when I just don't get it or even in reviewing the material I think I understand. Your willingness to share your notes and briefs with others goes to show me that there are some nice people left in law school.
- Sunday, October 24, 2004 at 19:20:22
I was working on my CivPro outline and your website was extremely helpful. If you come to Atlanta for the summer (and I'm here) your have a place to stay.
- Saturday, October 23, 2004 at 00:44:52
i get panic attacks when my wireless is down and i can't access your website on a daily basis. that's how much you ROCK ;) thanks so much for the notes.
- Thursday, October 21, 2004 at 12:33:26
hey great that u put your notes up on the net it really helps me and lots of my buddies. we all go to law school in FL. thanks again really cool.
- Monday, October 18, 2004 at 19:59:33
CONGRATULATION !!! I'm in french law school and I have to brief some cases in US civil procedure, and this really help me to understand the facts of the cases especialy in Pennoyer v neff .
bravo keep going on
- Monday, October 18, 2004 at 18:21:20
Wow, I hadn't visit your guestbook in awhile and didn't realize what a love fest you had going on here, Mike! Way to go!
Also, I'm still wondering what the light of at the end of the tunnel was that you discovered on Oct 12. Any possibility that it may be my savior as well?
Chugging along here. I could use some advice on how to stay concentrated on a memo when you couldn't care less.
- Sunday, October 17, 2004 at 22:01:38
I definitely don't know too many law students who'd be willing to go through the painstaking trouble to help others and post their notes up. THANK YOU! Of course I'm still plugging away doing my own hard work, I just wanted to let you know that I am using your outlines and notes as a supplement. (I'm currently a 1L out here in California.) Obviously you have an incredibly big heart and I don't know how you ever got mixed up in law school but I'm sure glad you did. =) Keep up the happiness!
- Sunday, October 17, 2004 at 18:55:22
This site shows an amazing amount of work!
I'm at a Canadian law school, and I wonder how my constitutional prof will take it if I study off of your notes Mike...
Cheers, and keep it up!
- Saturday, October 16, 2004 at 19:15:23
Blessed be you, oh Mike.
- Thursday, October 14, 2004 at 19:49:47
I do owe an apology to Mike. I made this bitter comment, when finding only 2briefs on a page. Then I was wondering what was so great there. Then, I found.
However, I am amazed. Really, I did not know someone could infer so much from a 2 lines post on a website. So, congrat' buddy.
By the way: to check, just log in HLS; and look for me in the student directory.
- Wednesday, October 13, 2004 at 18:26:46
there is a special place in heaven reserved for mike shecket.
you are my law school angel.
- Tuesday, October 12, 2004 at 21:13:09
hahaha, abdoul, suuuuuuure you're a 1L at harvard...What Mike does is honorable and awesome, and you just gotta love it. Though its pretty obvious that the poster "Abdoul" is probably a fake name and the person obviously doens't go to Harvard Law, or any respectable law school, whoever wrote that is such a pathetic loser, that i think instead of getting mad, we should all laugh at the fool, and feel sorry for his pathetic soul. What would make him post something so sad? Probably the fact that he has no friends, no life, and is a loser. AXEMAN supports Mike Shecket in all that he does. I got your back Mike.
- Monday, October 11, 2004 at 12:22:58
Hey Abdoul... You're a jerk. You may be at Harvard, but you're still looking on the internet for outlines. Get over yourself and your Harvard JD.
Smarter than Abdoul
- Sunday, October 10, 2004 at 00:57:20
I'm 1L at Harvard; this site sucks man. GO get a life.
- Saturday, October 9, 2004 at 17:25:42
Mike, the funniest brief you have is for Mullane. I laughed so hard when I read that. I was sitting here wondering what was going on in the trust and went to your site for enlightenment and almost fell out of my chair laughing ... thanks for that. Thanks for the site to, really helps me double check my own work sometimes.
- Thursday, October 7, 2004 at 08:39:26
I'm one of those "crazies" taking nine credit of law school part time while working 50 hours a week. I agree that you have been sent down from the heavens.
I just have one question...Is there any way to push my profs to choose the correct text?
You have put a sense of sane back into my life.
Keep it up (PLEASE!!!!)
If you ever need help in Minneapolis let me know (I'm sure I will get to go on the Mike "dariy's of a Job Hunter" ride as well)
- Monday, October 4, 2004 at 22:43:39
I once saw a campaign at school where people wore shirts saying "Have you seen . . ." I forgot the name. It was some sort of religious campaign. Since we have no links on your homepage to pictures I think the T-Shirts should read "Have you seen Mike Shecket?" We want MikeShecket pictures! Then we can run a nationally televised TV show, marry Mike Shecket, it would have all the appeal of the Bachelor with corny jokes where Mike dismisses girls for failing to state a claim or segments where Mike performs unreasonable searches and seizures of his contestants. You know you want in!
- Thursday, September 30, 2004 at 13:28:50
T-shirts are a nice idea but could you maybe correct the spelling of his last name?
- Wednesday, September 29, 2004 at 11:39:08
I thought you would like to know my schoolmates are thinking of making "I love Mike Schecket" t-shirts. You are both fantastic and a God.
Three cheers for your altruism
- Tuesday, September 28, 2004 at 22:44:08
You are my new best friend.
- Monday, September 27, 2004 at 13:49:14
You are my new best friend.
- Monday, September 27, 2004 at 13:49:06
Hey Mike just wanted to say HI from the library. I am sitting here with my headphones, just like Eminem in 8 mile, and I find myself losing myself in the moment of Crim Pro. Any recommendations for the October Run. I feel sometimes a drop in energy, but then I read your blog and realize it is not so bad. I feel like we are very alike. Keep up the good work Mikey.
- Sunday, September 26, 2004 at 22:43:01
Yo dog, this site RULES! I've read a billion briefs and your analysis is always on point. These other clowns putting briefs on the web are just playing themselves. In my opinion no one is getting to the heart of the case as well as mike shecket. I vist this place everday. Its a great supplement to my studies, I'm in constant worry that something will happen 2 it. THANKS!
- Sunday, September 26, 2004 at 22:41:43
Got called on in class and afterward went looking on the net for some good briefs for the next time. I am always on the look out for a good pair of briefs and now when I am in class I don't even flinch because your notes provide me the security to know I know as much as my teacher. I LOVE YOU MIKE!!!
- Thursday, September 23, 2004 at 14:09:55
Hey Mike, your contract notes have helped alot - a quick glance prior to reading the case puts it in context quickly. Keep up the good work.
- Thursday, September 23, 2004 at 14:03:57
Hey Mike, I just wanted to thank you for your very amazing Property Notes. I don't use a laptop because I am strange, so my notes are somewhat lacking...your outline has helped immensely! Now I actually have time to look for a bride, mu-ha-ha! Shan-Gru-La, out!
- Thursday, September 23, 2004 at 14:01:34
Your Contracts notes really help! Thanks, with a capital "K" - haha!!! (I am so funny that i really just crack myself up)
- Thursday, September 23, 2004 at 00:07:01
I may be dead, but I am proud of your generous and humble spirit, Checkit Shecket, and Jeffrey, law school isn't that important but hang in there.We're all rooting for ya.
- Sunday, September 19, 2004 at 18:59:44
Awesome site...by the way, found an error in WWVolks v. Woodson...you say that Woodson is the car purchaser, but in actuality, the case says "Petitioners then sought a writ...to restrain the DISTRICT JUDGE, RESPONDENT CHARLES S. WOODSON,from exercising in personam jurisdiction over them." So, Woodson is the original judge.
Thanks again for your awesome site! Keep up the good work, there will be many blessings upon your legal mind!
- Friday, September 17, 2004 at 19:23:11
This is really such a groovy website! Its really far-out. The notes are totally swell, and I really dig the breadth of the material. I am a struggling 1L who is thinking of calling it quits, and would appriciate some moral support. Thanks.
- Thursday, September 16, 2004 at 12:19:31
Thanks Mike!!! I was struggling with Zielinski (rules 12 &15) in Civ Pro and you came to the rescue! Great site
- Thursday, September 16, 2004 at 01:02:19
I just wanted to let you know your website is incredible. I am so jealous that my friend Jonathan has been using your site for so long while I have been writing my briefs which are just horendous. Also, it is kind of cool that I sit in class and people say "you know our book is outlined on the internet". Plus Mike all the ladies wonder what you look like, do you know you are a law school god, how about a picture for all the ladies at our school who want to know the 1L god. It is thanks to you that I will now be able to go out on Saturday nights instead of hibernating at the Library with a Serial Killer.
- Tuesday, September 14, 2004 at 20:25:40
I love you!! - Best Contract notes ever :)
- Tuesday, September 14, 2004 at 16:16:34
I think I'm a little bit in love with you right now. I'm a 3L, and thus feel no need to do any work this semester (hence I am writing this during actual class time), but I stupidly signed up to be a TA for a first year contracts that uses a book I never read and refuse to start reading now. Miraculously, I have just found this site, which means I will get paid all year long, while doing little to no work...all thanks to you and your notes, breif, practice tests, etc. I get excited just writing all this.
- Monday, September 13, 2004 at 13:58:47
I'm a student in Florida International University Law School Miami, and as I'm finding my third week of Law School absolutely amazing, I wanted to congratulate you on your amazing website. I'm a strong proponent of non-competition, and in fact, the curve really bothers me. I'd like to think that I have decent notes as well, but I barely had the time to discover your site, much less post my work up! Nevertheless, your initiative and intelligence, Mike, reaffirm my suspicions: There are good lawyers in the making. If we foster cut-throat culture in school, we will most definitely apply it to our professions. I'd like to think that my career will have a larger impact on society than it will on my ego. I am taking Contracts, Torts, Con Law and Legal Writing this term. Although I don't know much, I take extensive notes, and my briefs are quite complete. If anyone can use them, email me: email@example.com
You got the atention of the whole country! Keep up the wonderful job, Mike!
- Sunday, September 12, 2004 at 02:05:29
That's awesome - I can't believe Donovan posted. He told me he was going to. Big shouts out to you Mike - Jonny loves your site and doesn't even do work anymore b/c of you! He just studies the appelton killer instead of doing his contracts homework...Hopefully he'll get back to his top 5% status soon (5% class rank, top 10% looks)
- Sunday, September 12, 2004 at 01:25:01
Expect a big game from me tomorrow, Mike - We're going to do big things! And Civ-Pro homework has some of my friends down. hopefully they'll enjoy seeing me crush the giants. good luck, #5
- Sunday, September 12, 2004 at 01:23:06
This really rocks. After immense confusion you've shed much light. May you rock on in everything you do!
- Saturday, September 11, 2004 at 14:59:54
I'm not big on useing supplements but Thanks for posting your stuff! Sometimes it's nice just to confer w/someone else to make sure your on track!
- Thursday, September 9, 2004 at 10:18:44
THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU! I'm a struggling 1L and you're Civ Pro stuff has been extremely helpful! This website is great :)
- Thursday, September 9, 2004 at 00:10:17
What is this App Ad everyone seems to dread so much? How bad can it be? Also, say something about "Why Ringo is Sure to Live the Longest."
- Wednesday, September 8, 2004 at 16:36:02
Thanks for your efforts, Mike.
A link for your site, about final exams:
- Monday, September 6, 2004 at 18:37:33
Say something about 2L Fall recruiting season.
- Monday, September 6, 2004 at 14:19:41
wow....you must be very very gifted. you website is amazing and so is your comprehension of the law! you explain the material better than my experienced professors......thank you soooo much, you are god sent
- Thursday, September 2, 2004 at 18:34:31
Hey, Michael- Say something about "BUCKEYES"
- Thursday, September 2, 2004 at 09:09:09
Great job! I just started law school at American and your notes are great. i especialy like your humorous comments.
Anyting I can do to help in the DC area give me a shout.
Jonathan Tepper <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Tuesday, August 31, 2004 at 14:27:28
Thanks a million for your notes. Word to the wise: use these notes as a supplement, not in place of hard work.
Looking forward to your 2L notes.
- Tuesday, August 31, 2004 at 13:46:38
I think you know who I am. Can't hide with that email address. Larry sent me. I came looking for cat pictures. I think it is neat that you share your notes that others may be helped. Hi Mike;s Mom.BJB
- Tuesday, August 31, 2004 at 13:29:16
I...think I love you.
Okay, so that might be a little extreme. Yet your outline of Neff, and the one following it, have helped me immensely. I read and reread the matierial and then come here to see if I'm completely off track. Google is a wondeful thing.
Thank you for your kind service. I only hope that come next year when I am a 2L I will be as kind and benevolent.
The Jordinator <email@example.com>
- Thursday, August 26, 2004 at 23:54:31
Just stumbled on your site looking for a little outline help and a lot of solidarity. I absolutely found it.
Signed, yet another 1L that is thankful!!
- Thursday, August 26, 2004 at 23:11:33
I just wanted to let you know how cool I think it is that you do this (sharing your notes with people that you don't even know.) It's my second day of the semester and I'm either (a) still not back in the swing of things or (b) dumber from the past 6 weeks of leisure & reading only glossy mags. In any event, your recap of Neff made my life a little less stressful and I may even get to make martini night after all. Thanks!
- Wednesday, August 25, 2004 at 19:26:21
just wanted to thank you!!! I just moved to New York and am sitting here at midnite struggling over the Pennoyer case. Your brief really helped me grasp the case after reading the case multiple times and wanting to bash my head against the wall. Thanks again.... and if I can help you in any way....let me know!
- Wednesday, August 25, 2004 at 01:22:28
I know most of these posting are from family and friends, but just wanted to say thanks for helping a stranger out! Really - I think you saved me at least an hour last night when I couldn't get the jist of one particular case. (I'm completely new at this!)
Consider youself a savior to a little 1L. Thanks!
not famous, just a 1L
- Thursday, August 19, 2004 at 23:56:36
Michael, this Diary is a year old this week. Happy writing it birthday! You've done such a great job!
I hope a lot of the new law students are reading here and will sign the guestbook. Welcome, new students!
- Monday, August 2, 2004 at 14:15:21
Uh, shop at Wal-Mart (OK, I did not check the link, but still)? You're killing me cousin, just killing me. Oh, man. Why don't you just kick me in the groin region with a steel-toed boot?
BTW, I spent a week in Cleveland at a trial. I do not feel comfortable describing this trial on the web based on A-C privilege. If you want the scoop, I'll let you know. Those of your readers who want to litigate should probably just check their souls at the gates of the netherworld now. Or maybe I'm just bitter. It's probably that.
- Monday, August 2, 2004 at 10:26:03
Hi Jessica! I AM watching and I'm always happy to see a note here from you! I also don't mind if you give your honest opinion about someone. What I don't like here is when someone is mean to Michael or pretends to be ME!
The REAL Mom
- Friday, July 30, 2004 at 10:13:48
Yeah, Mikey.... I don't think your life is mundane. If it is, man, am I in trouble! I'm always telling you that your life is much more exciting than mine...
I'd tell you what kind of girl I think this "Monica" person is, but like the title of this page says, your mom is watching (and I don't want her to get the wrong impression of me).....(but you know what I'd say anyway!)
Love you always!
- Friday, July 30, 2004 at 09:36:35
I'm here checking out your blog because I went to a Kaplan session you spoke at and told us about. I enjoyed your (and the other panelists') input, and just wanted to let you know. Also, I'm gonna read all of the past blogs and keep up with the future ones, as long as they remain interesting. Thanks for taking the time to type it all up!
- Sunday, July 25, 2004 at 23:36:39
I stand corrected. It did not occur to me as I have never had the luxury of surfing the web at work. Good luck in school, Monica.
- Friday, July 16, 2004 at 16:57:12
DAISY: This is my last post and I'm out of here. Has it ever occured to you that I'm working a summer job b4 starting law school and I surf the web during the day???? Surely you don't think I sit at home and read blogs. Keep up the great work Mike!
- Friday, July 16, 2004 at 16:54:10
I accept your apology. And you're right. Michael's keeping some aspects of his life separate. He might not want us all to know the details of his social life. Especially not me!
He really is a terrific young man. And, CUTE, I might add!
Thanks for writing back.
- Friday, July 16, 2004 at 15:27:07
Just a thought: I don't mean to be rude but regarding Monica's comments- Obviously Monica spends enough time reading blogs to differentiate between exciting and "mundane" lives. I would think that someone spending that much time reading the happenings of other people's lives must have a pretty "mundane" existence themselves. Again, not trying to be rude, just an observation.
- Friday, July 16, 2004 at 13:52:17
Mike's mom: I didn't say that the notes and outlines were mundane...I'll use the ones that my friends give me anyway. I just thought that his day to day life was pretty mundane compared to other blogs that I read but I realized that he just probably doesn't want to air his dirty laundry or let the world in on all of his little secrets. I apologize.
- Friday, July 16, 2004 at 13:24:18
Sorry Mike, I am not famous but I will sign your guestbook anyway. I am an incoming 1L at Ohio State and have been using your wonderful notes as part of my prep work. Thanks for making them available!
- Friday, July 16, 2004 at 11:01:50
Message to Monica: I think that was a really mean note that you wrote. If you think Michael is boring, why waste your time here at his website? And please don't expose yourself to the mundane class notes or outlines next fall.
Have a ball in law school.
- Friday, July 16, 2004 at 08:10:07
Ok...I feel really bad about that last message...you do seem nice and studious :)
- Thursday, July 15, 2004 at 20:11:13
You have to got to be the most boring person I've ever "met." I've read a lot of your blawg over the last few months and your life seems so mundane. I'll be starting law school next month and I hope my classmates are a little more fun. Try to LIVE a little! Do you have a girlfriend? Friends? Or do you keep the blawg pretty basic so that no one knows the real you???
PS: Can you help me start a blawg??????????
- Thursday, July 15, 2004 at 20:09:30
Read most of your blog in two days. I will be a student at TLS this fall and was very curious at what might lie ahead (especially since I have a marine science undergrad degree and very little idea of what I am getting into!). Thanks for all the insights and it was great to be able to follow someone else through their first year. You're the best!
- Tuesday, July 6, 2004 at 20:44:17
Like your constitutional law class notes!
Whatever happened to Blackstone?
- Wednesday, June 30, 2004 at 16:06:41
You saved my ass in my CrimLaw I class. Thanks for showing me what good notes are supposed to look like!
- Saturday, June 26, 2004 at 01:51:48
I am not really sure how I came to your site originally, but I have enjoyed it! I will be a 1L at ONU this fall, and was probably just wandering around the web at work. I work nights for the IU police department and it gets really slow at night during the summer. It is really neat to read an entire years worth of entries over the course of a couple nights at work. It is almost like reading a book. I think you gave solid advice about school. Thanks for writing.
Parker Trulock <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Sunday, June 13, 2004 at 03:43:38
I consider it a privilege and honor to add myself to your guestbook. I have just finished reading all of your entries on this blog. Very intuitive. I am working towards attending law school. I do have a long way to go and I realize it is a lot of hard work. There are a lot of books and blogs that I am reading just to get and idea if law school is what I really want to work to. I have read One L by Scott Turow and several other books about going to law school. most of the books seem to portray a mild amount of hard work. Is law school really that hard? The reason I ask this question is that I have a lot of life experience and from what I have seen and done I actually think it would be difficult but surely not impossible. You see I am 36 years old and have two sons, one of which is approaching high school. I never made it to college due to several reasons, however, I am starting my freshman year this fall. I am a Project Manager for a construction company and have negotiated literally countless million dollar deals, contract change orders, labor disputes and not to mention being what my guys tell me is not that bad of a father. Law school has been in my blood for as long as I can remember. One of my favorite things to do is go to the library and read the State Statutes and Civil Practice books. Thank you for the information that you have shared with me and anyone else who reads your blog. I feel that from these forums I can and will make it to law school. Good luck with your future as I am sure I will see because I will continue to read your blawg!
- Friday, May 28, 2004 at 15:04:03
Thank you! That was a very nice note!
I think you have a beautiful name!
- Monday, May 24, 2004 at 15:36:11
Dear Mike and Jon's Mom-You just sound like such a great mom! I think that "Strip clubs-yes; Violence-no!" should be a new rallying cry! For what, I'm not sure, but certainly we can use that somewhere! Really!
- Monday, May 24, 2004 at 15:20:08
But I learned so much about geography from watching wrestling. Seriously, it impresses the folks at work as I am like an idiot savant when it comes to knowing where all of these small towns are. And, it is ironic that we are condemning pretend violence (rightfully so) on a website that now glorifies the "A-Team", which while one of the greatest shows ever until it jumped the shark, was the greatest pervayer of pretend violence in history. And Mike, I would wager that mom knows who Ric Flair is. Actually, no I would not. I am also guessing that this was not Mike's intent when he added a guestbook to his website. So I will leave with a relevant legal/scholarly thought. Interviewing for legal jobs while in law school is tough, demanding, repetitive, and exhausting. Getting taken to fancy restaurants for callbacks, however, is fun.
- Thursday, May 20, 2004 at 10:54:51
Adam, darling, you could never possibly learn anything new at a strip club? And who is Ric Flair? Doesn't sound like a lawyer. If he is a pretend wrestler, we don't need to learn his name.
I DO love that we have you in our lives (and right around the corner, practically) and it's wonderful that you and Michael and Jon have so much in common, and you, Jaime and Jon can so easily discuss matters of great importance at the Clippies, but let's get our priorities in order. Let's fill our brains with intellectually stimulating thoughts and ideas and reject the pretend violence. Strip clubs- yes, (if a person is old enough to legally get in). Violence- no!
Michael and Jon's Mom
- Wednesday, May 19, 2004 at 08:22:01
1. Professional wrestling, while admittedly fake and admittedly a little bit "neanderthalish", to borrow from Mike, still requires a great bit of athleticism and a whole lot of guts. In terms of culture: (i) I consider myself reasonably well read. I can quote Whitman, Langston Hughes, Thoreau, Emerson, Mitch Albom (ha!), Hemingway, all the greats; (ii) and I enjoy the theatre. Culture is relative. Besides, I'll debate that Ric Flair is one of the ten greatest humans ever. I'd probably lose, but still.
2. The Crew: do I really need another heartbreaking team to be into? Think about it, all the Cleveland teams plus American plus the NY Rangers plus the Blue Jackets is more than enough angst for me thanks. I like soccer moreso than I like one team, save for the U.S.
3. Jaime and I greatly enjoyed the six innings we spent with Jon yesterday at the Clippers game. I won't event tell you what was discussed, though admittedly, it was not anyone's fault. Jaime's bro and I plan to join Jon for soccer when we whup up on Grenada in June (coincidentally, I believe there is a PPV wrestling show at Nationwide that night. Mike?).
4. "Mom": you should be glad, as I am sure you are, that your children and their cousin enjoy spending time with each other. And strip clubs aren't educational. But they are culture.
- Monday, May 17, 2004 at 13:48:14
conniption: Le mot juste. It's a small miracle that the police on bike patrol in front of Tommy's Pizza couldn't hear what was coming out of my window during the DC game. The weather's going to be much better tomorrow so if you are itching to check out the stadium and hang out with me during the game, come on down. Otherwise, stay home and spend the $16+$7 for parking on some flowers for Jamie. If you do come, look for me not behind the goal but the NW corner.
I'm not hooked on fake wrestling. Michael is. I like real sports. And I do cheer for the Crew but it sounds much more like "tough love".
- Saturday, May 15, 2004 at 00:35:23
WHOO HOO! Family guestbook rumble!
Adam, you know I love you and Michael and Jon, no matter what bizarre hobbies you acquire. (Is it because of your influence that they got hooked on pretend wrestling?) The pretend wrestling is horrible. The strip clubs, on the other hand, might actually provide them with valuable lessons and information. Just my opinion, of course.
And Adam ... you don't go watch your teams when they are not doing well? They need our cheers even more then.
- Friday, May 14, 2004 at 16:06:47
Soccer buddy will be easier when the weather gets nicer (and team gets better, Jon must be having a conniption) Plus my schedule lightens up over the summer, except for the few weekends where J and I are travelling. J and I have been beyond swamped on weekends. I definitely have to get to a game w/ Jon. As for the activities, it's high time this family just accepted that wrestling and strip clubs are pretty much what I'm all about and leave me alone! Kidding...
- Friday, May 14, 2004 at 14:57:27
So Adam... When you moved here we had high hopes of a Law Buddy for Michael and a Soccer Buddy for Jon, and what do they get? Parties to watch pretend wrestling and invitations for ################### field trips?
(You know you and J. can come over any time, right?)
Michael's Mom, Adam's cousin
- Friday, May 14, 2004 at 13:48:33
It's bad enough that you've been taller than me for like, the last 10 years, but now you're going to be 25? So much for the whole "little cousin" thing. I guess there's always your brother, who is even taller. Geez I'm old. Maybe the three of us should visit an "###################" type place (what are those, again? I'm kidding) (about going, not about knowing what they are). Glad to see you are doing the research gig, I think you'll enjoy it and trust me, the profs will appreciate your hard work. And LOVE the allusion to Mr. Baracus. "I love it when a plan comes together."
- Thursday, May 13, 2004 at 11:30:37
We're done! Wow that year went fast! Great party the other night!! When is your B-Day?? Thanks for sending more webbie crawlers my way :) Title: "Juncta Juvant"...things joined together are helpful :) I like to read the legal maxims in the back of Black's to procrastinate work...
- Wednesday, May 12, 2004 at 10:39:38
Alas, I'm not famous. But I am a soon-to-no-longer-be 1L and wanted to let you know that I greatly enjoy your diary. I've also enjoyed some of the amusing comments you put in your case briefs. Kudos to you for being anti-competitive and wanting to share your goodies. Next year if I'm more organized (hahahahahahahaha) maybe I'll do the same.
Thanks again & good luck.
PS: I'm jealous - I have three exams (one's a take-home) to go and don't finish until April 14.
PPS: I'm honored to be in the guestbook next to your mother!
- Friday, May 7, 2004 at 14:14:55
Yipppeee!!! You're all done! I'm so proud of you, not only for your hard work and focus this year, but also for creating this website which has been a help to many and probably very emotionally supportive to even more!
I would like to suggest that you continue this next year. You'd need a new name for the site, of course, but I think it would be a wonderful resource for all your faithful readers.
Now, let's celebrate, not only the end of this first year of law school but also your BIRTHDAY!
Hip hip Hooray!
- Thursday, May 6, 2004 at 13:56:58
Very nice website. Enjoy the blog. Sometimes funny, sometimes insightful, sometimes non comprehendez
(e.g. don't get how working on journal is analagous to tripping on PCP) but that's probably because I'm just not as smart as you are. Anyway, best wishes for a great summer, and success in your life as well as your career!
Ima dolt <email@example.com>
- Tuesday, May 4, 2004 at 14:11:55
HELP!!! I NEED TIPS FOR MY CIVIL PROCEDURE EXAM...
- Thursday, April 29, 2004 at 21:09:27
...the Property exam was beyond difficult...now I know what "deer in headlights" truly means!
- Thursday, April 29, 2004 at 20:38:46
Do you have Braunstein for Property? His exam was really, really hard. The only good thing about it was that it was just as hard for everyone so I ended up with an ok grade. But I had heard ahead of time that his exam was easy, so maybe some years it's easy and some years it's hard. Good luck!
- Wednesday, April 28, 2004 at 13:47:27
Hey Mike, good luck on your Property exam. Sounds like you really know your stuff. Will you be posting a condensed version of your outline?
USA - Wednesday, April 28, 2004 at 09:16:43
Hey Mike- You just sound so ambivalent about the law thing...maybe if you look at it as your opportunity to actually do those things that you've always wanted to do...I mean, who can actually afford to be a writer besides those with high-paying, secure jobs? Do both, do both! Love your blog!
- Thursday, April 22, 2004 at 23:33:48
Hey Mike! I was just cruising google in an attempt to avoid studying for my Civ Pro Final tomorrow and I found your site. I go to school in NC and I think it's really cool that you're doing this! I really appreciated your Erie notes! Hope you continue next year.
- Thursday, April 22, 2004 at 23:16:40
Great website! I love it. I had dreams (read: fantasies) of doing something like this last August, when I first started law school. Ha! What was I thinking?!!!
But I least I think I'll pass. "C" is for "commencement" they say.
Sierra <Sierra.Swearingen [at] colorado.edu (I, too, hate spam.)>
- Tuesday, April 20, 2004 at 22:31:13
If "awesome" is no longer cool, I'm in trouble. I think that just about any word except "gnarly" is now in vogue if you say it *either* with enough enthusiasm or dispassion to convey your ironic usage. You just have to avoid the middle ground. Try it, it's keen!
- Friday, April 16, 2004 at 16:52:15
Just looking for material to supplement my own fairly pathetic notes for that fabulous Torts outline when I found your site. Interesting to see the actual notes in class, and especially interesting to see the random stuff in the guestbook. Sounds like your school's computer policy and their policy on sharing notes is completly different than mine. :) We're SUPPOSED to share notes and outlines; competition should be to see who knows the law the best, not who can outline prettiest. Have fun with those finals!
Beth from University of Hawai'i at Manoa William S. Richardson School of Law (now THAT is a mouthful)
- Thursday, April 15, 2004 at 20:45:36
I read your blog occasionally, and I'm not sure that taking a summer course should absolutely preclude you from doing Journal. Is that what they told you at the mandatory meeting?
Gauri Shrotriya <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Wednesday, April 14, 2004 at 10:09:50
YES!! Got it in 5! CAROLINE!!! That's so cool! I always liked Caroline because 1)she was so much fun and 2) so smart!!
That is very cool!
- Tuesday, April 13, 2004 at 08:32:34
Oh, WOW! Ok... question number one: is the person a female?
- Tuesday, April 13, 2004 at 08:07:56
I commend you on your site. It has been very helpful and I plan to visit it often. Good luck to you in your endeavors.
- Saturday, April 10, 2004 at 22:02:11
Hi Mike, just wanted to know that my friends and I in the 1:00 property class REALLY appreciate your website this semester....= )
- Saturday, April 10, 2004 at 00:24:37
Great BLOG! I start Law School this August, not sure exactly where yet. Maybe UCONN but am waiting to hear from a couple other schools. Keep the site running. I will be back for information next year. I showed my father, a OSU undergrad but he went one to graduate from GWU Law. He loved your site as well. Neither of us are famous, but I could be some day!
- Friday, April 2, 2004 at 10:23:58
OMG! I'M FINISHED WITH MY BRIEF! YAY! YIPPEE! TURNING IT IN WILL MAKE ME SO EXCITED! I DON'T CARE IF I GET AN F OR AN A! JUST GLAD IT'S DONE! WOO HOO! HOLLA IF YOU HEAR ME!
- Wednesday, March 31, 2004 at 13:21:58
Ran into your website while doing contracts homework. Express conditions-real quality stuff. Just wanted to say that it was a pleasure to see that I am not the only one who sees law school more of a means to an end then an all encompassing struggle that drive most of my fellow students nuts. I go to law school in san diego, and the weather is beautiful today, hope it is not too cold in ohio. Good luck with school and whatever you do after that.
- Monday, March 29, 2004 at 21:39:39
Hi there - just stumbled on this while our study group was getting together over the weekend. Nice to know we're all learning pretty much the exact same things!! (Your notes are a nice sanity check - thanks for posting and sharing.)
I'm a 1L at GWU and the cherry blosoms are in full bloom this week - it makes it hard to study when it's so nice outside!
Good luck on finals -
- Sunday, March 28, 2004 at 21:30:23
While in Atl., I highly recommend figuring out how to get to Cafe Intermezzo at least one night for dessert. When the wife and I went there for our first anniversary, we liked it so much the first night we made our hosts take us back the 2nd night. Fabulous concoctions beyond belief. I thought it might actually be heaven.
Congrats on being done with contracts. Only a couple more months of 1Ldom before the real fun begins, and then a few months afer that, the real boredom sets in. And then a few months after that, the boredom gives way to a somewhat overwhleming desire to skip class altogether for such important tasks as Madden 2004 and trips to the mall.
- Friday, March 19, 2004 at 14:09:09
Mike: great site! Everyone pretends to study 24/7 and love every minute of it, but i am glad there's another actual human being like me out there.
By the way- go to Charleston. It's got the beach, city, history stuff (Ft. Sumpter, A big battleship) and a great nite life.
The drive isn't horrific, either.
Whatever you decide, get the heck out of town and have some fun!
- Tuesday, March 16, 2004 at 19:04:53
Hey Mike! I have to highly recommend the North Carolina beaches for a good place to sit on the beach and study! I've lived here for 23 years, and the beaches on the Outer Banks cannot be beat! Even the beaches on the intercoastal waterway are pretty nice...
- Saturday, March 13, 2004 at 22:24:50
hey mike, i talked to you the other day while you were getting coffee-- the espresso with a shot of strawberry syrup concoction--- just wanted to say hi
- Tuesday, March 9, 2004 at 19:18:01
I am so glad that PBS is still airing Mr Rogers' Neighborhood even though he has died. I hope they continue for a long time so that all my theoretical grandchildren will experience Mr Rogers as you have.
Remember when he was your pen-pal?
- Tuesday, March 9, 2004 at 15:03:24
I'm not famous, but maybe one day. Anyway great site, I'll most likely be attendinng Moritz next year and your sight is a great reference to get me started. Maybe we'll run onto each other next year.
Thanks for site
- Saturday, March 6, 2004 at 17:02:25
Way to go Mike! It's so nice to hear someone stand up and support the "right" way to act. Very classy.
- Tuesday, March 2, 2004 at 10:57:37
Michael- thanks for taking me to the open house. The building was wonderful and I also thought the people were nice, friendly. I enjoyed meeting the Dean and some of your Professors. The demo class was terrific and I didn't feel stupid. Meeting some of your classmates made me want to get to know them better.
Thank you for taking me, and thanks to everyone who made the parents and partners feel so welcome.
And, really nice classmates of Michael's, come on over for dinner sometime!
- Monday, March 1, 2004 at 08:40:48
Thanks for all the info and for sharing it with us. I just started Law School in January after over 20 years out of school. It was quite a shock at first but I'm getting into the swing of it now. Your site has helped!
- Wednesday, February 25, 2004 at 21:30:26
As long as you have all the Posner books, why don't you just burn them! Unless, you can think of a more efficient way to destroy them.
Gertrude Monahan <email@example.com>
- Wednesday, February 25, 2004 at 19:43:52
Glad to hear that you aren't a kidnapper.
- Wednesday, February 25, 2004 at 09:41:28
by the way...I'm from Ohio. I applied to OSU, but got denied. Oh well...land of corn and cows is all right with me
Andrea <see below>
- Tuesday, February 24, 2004 at 16:43:25
Hey there...I'm NOT a law student, but a veterinary student at Iowa State. I'm a VM3, or since you're all backwards in law school 3VM, I guess. :-) Just kidding...
Nice site...good luck in law school.
Andrea <Email me from the website>
- Tuesday, February 24, 2004 at 16:41:01
I'm a 2L at Moritz. Nice page! Keep up the good work.
- Saturday, February 21, 2004 at 17:26:55
Don't fret about the legal memo. I'm gonna also have to crank it out all night tonight. If your prof is anything like Foley, then you also have to push a 20 pager. I spoke to someone else who had a 6 page paper. Yuck. I'm driving through the modern Supreme Ct. commerce clause cases now. Only have to analyze all the relevant circuit ct. cases next and then on to the commerce clause doctrine of the 6th circuit. Gee, this is gonna be a blast. See you at the library! :o)
- Wednesday, February 18, 2004 at 18:01:45
Read through your entire blog; I enjoy it, perhaps because I really enjoyed my first two years of law school, kind of the same way I enjoyed my first three years of college. Apparently, I'm not much for big bang endings. Anyhow, your buddy Sam never struck me as a future celebrity, having known him fairly well in my former life as a chubby high school student, but he was always kind enough to ask about both you and my mother when I saw him in Cleveland over Thanksgiving twice when I was in law school. Good for him if he makes it.
Also, I believe the Law Dork is a fellow alumnus of the soon to be Patriot League Champions of the World, American University . Think he graudated the same year as me too.
Small world we live in, huh? See you Friday.
- Wednesday, February 18, 2004 at 15:23:36
Thanks for the great site, Mike. We're all working on our 20 pg memos/briefs here too. It seems tougher to get back into the swing of things 2nd semester. Is that 'cuz the newness wore off?
- Wednesday, February 18, 2004 at 14:15:09
Hey Mike - thanks for the terrific web site! I was just accepted at Moritz for next fall, and I can't wait to go. Of all the sites I've looked at, yours is one of the most interesting and enjoyable! (And believe me, I've seen quite a few web sites, since I'm suddenly unable to focus on work now that I know I'll be quitting to go to law school in a few months!)
Future OSU 1L
USA - Tuesday, February 17, 2004 at 23:42:15
I was having a really difficult time with civil procedure. i just printed out everything that you have on your website. Thanks.
- Monday, February 9, 2004 at 19:38:38
Hey I am the lady you brought the bread from. Nice ass
Anita Hore <AnitaMike@hotmail.com>
- Sunday, February 8, 2004 at 18:14:17
For the heck of it, I checked your property class notes to see what you are covering. We did not do takings in my first year class, I learned all about that in a mistake known as Land Use. Interesting place to start a course.
I do see you have gotten to common law estates/future interests, which, trust me, I swear, is really a lot like math. Let's just say there are lots of ironclad rules within all the tricky verbiage. I'd be happy to go further on that point.
Personally, I always wanted to draft sale contract where my client would convey "dibs, with no backs, gives, or takes for infinite" which, as we all learned in first grade, is way more powerful a property right than the fee simple absolute.
- Friday, February 6, 2004 at 08:58:59
I'm a 2L at South Texas College of Law (STCL) here in Houston, TX. I work full-time at the Johnson Space Center and am in the part-time night program at STCL. It's Sunday morning and I'm just surfing the net trying to find some pre-briefed cases so I can get my Taxation homework out of the way before SuperBowl!!!
It's enjoyable to read your daily diary because I remember thinking many of the same things. Here's my little blog comment. I'd give my eye teeth to be able to go to school full time. My mortgage and job mean I work 40 hours a week and then go to school at night. You talk about hard. You are automatically set up to barely have enough time to brief cases for the next class and zero time to study what you have already learned so at finals, you basically have to relearn the entire course because you never remember anything . Aaaaah, that whine tasted good!
Actually, I'm lucky to live in a town that even has part-time programs for law students; many law schools don't. It means you get out in 4 years instead of 3 but that's the breaks for mid-career changing folks like me.
Hang in there and good luck!
RJ Norris <Somewhere at STCL>
- Sunday, February 1, 2004 at 09:37:31
I've heard about your website from our classmates, but I just checked it out myself & I'm so impressed! More than anything, I'm really impressed by your non-competitive & helpful outlook!
I wish you the best!
- Thursday, January 29, 2004 at 18:22:37
Hey Mike I like reading your blog. Just thought I'd let you know. It's very down to earth; It's not like you're writing to impress anyone, you're just getting your thoughts out. I think that's cool. Suasponte and 3YoH have a really precise way of writing about things, and Jeremy Blachman is too funny for his own good, but you don't try to imitate. Rock on.
- Wednesday, January 28, 2004 at 11:05:59
Hey Mike, I have to say kudos again for your "regular" advice column--so to speak. It's a shame that I don't get a chance to listen to your funny remarks during class anymore, but at least I can still get some semblance of human life-form going on within the Moritz walls from your blog. Keep up the great work. PS: You've inspired me to begin keeping a personal diary of my own 1L tribulations.
Member of the class formerly known as Section 8
- Monday, January 26, 2004 at 08:43:17
Hi again... may I just say... you go to school with some "interesting" people. As Ferris Bueller would say, "If you stuck a coal up their asses in 10 minutes you'd have a diamond." Anyway have a good weekend.
- Saturday, January 24, 2004 at 12:22:11
I enjoy reading your stuff. Regarding the Honor Code stuff that some people have been calling you on, I think you're right in your interpretation of the sharing of notes and outlines (etc). But I think that you're technically violating the Code in another way.
You have this entry in the December blogging: * * * [Ed.: Link to entry here.] As I recall Professor Cole in Torts explaining, the use of a computer should be like the use of a typewriter - nothing stored in memory. So to the extent that you can type "smj[" and it replaces that with "subject matter jurisdiction," it appears that you both have something stored in memory and also an advantage over those who are either handwriting or typing their exams without such memory aids. Obviously, using a macro would be wrong too - I read in your discussion of the IRAC method that you have a "nifty" IRAC macro stored on your computer.
Obviously, I don't know if you cleared all this off your computer before taking the exam. And I might be reading the computer policy incorrectly (though several professors also put that in either their syllabi or exam instructions - Dressler, for example). So feel free to dismiss this message (or delete it).
- Saturday, January 24, 2004 at 12:06:03
[That's a fair point. There's a quick way to turn off these shortcuts, to wit: You go to the Tools menu, then AutoCorrect, and simply uncheck the "Replace Text As You Type" option. I turned off the shortcuts for the exams, and incidentally I also did so when doing practice exams in order to simulate actual test conditions. The macros wouldn't do me any good for the exams because I don't think professors really want to see IRAC that nakedly applied. So I agree, in order to appropriately sign the Honor Code Pledge, I can't use that stuff, and thus I didn't. As far as Cole's class goes, I actually used Wordpad instead because the draconian "typewriter" rule made me antsy...oh wait! I just remembered! I used Wordpad for both of my latter two exams, because Word crashed three times during my Crim Law exam.]
Hi Mike. I just want to say hi. This is cool. I want to say its nice to read witty journal entries about someone who is in the same boat I am... I'm way over in Seattle. Wish you the best on your grades...
- Friday, January 23, 2004 at 16:31:51
Mike- you are so right- what is wrong with the law today is that in law school we turn out pretentious, pompous lawyers with no inkling of what it means to be ethical. Sharing notes to help your fellow law students is not unethical. Refusing to help your fellow students because you believe in "competition" is unethical. For that matter, an honor code that doesn't differentiate between assistance (in the form of outline sharing) and cheating (on an exam) is unethical. I'm also willing to bet that the 3L is probably pretty low on the ethical ladder, too. The good news is that you know this now and you don't have to dwindle away the rest of your life at a stuffy firm, convinced that there is always someone trying to do you wrong. Way to be above it all!
- Thursday, January 22, 2004 at 22:38:26
This is why I absolutely LOVE 1L's. You can read their websites as they go on and on about being above it all and how they are going to buck the system. And then a random 2L signs your guestbook and drops the words "honor code" and it elicits a 500 word response as an actual blog entry (why not the FAQ). Oh thank you for being so cute and predicable, and frankly such a sterotypical, prototypical, dare I say almost a ...... "Stepford 1L".
Sandra Day O'Connor
- Thursday, January 22, 2004 at 21:56:50
[Are you accusing me of being boring, Justice O'Connor? If it's inevitable that I'm going to be tamed into conformity, then I guess there's nothing I can do about that. But I like to think I'm at least somewhat interesting to read in the meantime. As a frequent swing vote, Your Honor, perhaps I may persuade you to change your mind. More sex and violence, maybe?]
Cool site. I'm a 1L myself in NJ. Just got my grades this week. Believe me, things only get WORSE after you get them...regardless of how well you do. The pressure just keeps mounting....
- Thursday, January 22, 2004 at 17:58:34
He IS really, really nice to his Mom. We are glad that you are enjoying living in Columbus. Come on over any time! You and Michael can talk Law, you and Jon can talk sports, and I can be the cook.
- Thursday, January 22, 2004 at 09:14:09
Nice site cousin...
If you are really briefing cases this semester, than you are either: (i) crazy; (ii) completely insane; or (iii) really dedicated. Probably a combo of all three.
Also, you don't have to tell the flks here your grades, but yours truly is curious, so drop an e-mail when you get 'em.
And be nice to your mother.
BTW, I am digging Columbus and the job so far; one question: why so many Subways?
- Wednesday, January 21, 2004 at 16:32:58
[That's an interesting point about Subways. I just checked, and there are 4 Subways within one mile, 27 within five miles, and 55 within ten miles of where I sit right now.]
I like the concept, form, function, and purpose of your web site.
Gordon Shecket <gshecket @ columbus . rr . com>
- Tuesday, January 20, 2004 at 23:11:32
From a fellow Moritz student. This website is weird. I can understand blogging and I can even understand being "anti-competition" and trying to deconstruct that dynamic in law school, but this just goes too far. Aside from the comments from the 3L below in terms of wanting to preserve an edge, the job market for lawyers is tight and they are not going to give you a job because you say "I have moderate grades but I helped to eliminate competition". the curve is real Mike despite what you might have heard. The law is competitive you silly 1L. Furthermore, if I were you I would review the honor code at this law school, becuase you are putting yourself in a dangerously close position of violating certain very specific provisions of that code regarding the sharing of notes and, especially, outlines. Don't assume that your classmates are as nice or honest as you claim to be!
Fellow Moritz Student
- Tuesday, January 20, 2004 at 16:19:31
[I decided to respond to this by way of a diurnal notation...well, alright, blog entry. Silly 3L!]
Found your link on 4lawschool.com and really liked what I saw. Thanks for all the notes and outlines!
- Thursday, January 15, 2004 at 01:05:25
Mike, Just a quick THANKS for going to school for me. With outlines this good, I can kick back 'til finals!
Not on your Life!
- Wednesday, January 14, 2004 at 22:58:40
Mike, appreciate your help with the outlines! I go to a non-A.B.A school and had to sit for the Baby-Bar out here in California and used your outlines. Bar-Review course out here charge $500 for the Baby-bar review that aren't worth $hit! Maybe you should get some of that action?
Question, was that really Scalia who signed your book?
- Wednesday, January 14, 2004 at 14:35:09
Very helpful site here. Gawd it sucks to be back in class already. Good luck in 1L2S. You're already 1/6 of the way to becoming a bloodsucker.
Warm Regards (and I do mean warm) from Miami!
C. Blank <YeahRight@LikeINeedMoreSpam.com>
- Wednesday, January 14, 2004 at 10:45:13
Keep up the good work, man. Thanks for the Civ Pro notes.
Yeazell fo' shizzle. Lata.
- Monday, January 12, 2004 at 22:51:00
Mike- you're going to be rich and successful one day whether you like it or not.
-Fellow 1L in Fla
Chris Martin <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Saturday, January 10, 2004 at 23:45:32
Thanks for assembling a site that is user friendly for 1L who only understand English at this point. I have found it to be extreeeeemely helpful. Thanks again.
George Williams <email@example.com>
- Thursday, January 8, 2004 at 08:40:21
I'll have you know I spent a two hours reading your entire blawg when I should be reading the US Constitution or something. Sigh.
1L First day back....yuck!
- Wednesday, January 7, 2004 at 19:14:28
Great site! I'm a 1L too! One question. When do you find the TIME to BLAWG???
- Wednesday, January 7, 2004 at 13:28:44
Here's the message from the Mommy: When people live near their family, they can call them for emergency rides. This is why, even when you have a wife and babies, you should remain right here and not move away.
- Tuesday, December 16, 2003 at 07:58:32
Nice Site....keep it up!
- Friday, December 12, 2003 at 20:26:25
OK, so I figured out you're not from MI... I don't know why I came to that conclusion... maybe I just wanted to draw more similarites between us.. back to contracts studying!!
Not a fellow after all
- Friday, December 12, 2003 at 02:27:27
Mike - This website is soooo helpful!! I think you're so cool for sharing all your notes and briefs - seeing someone not getting all caught up in the competitiveness of law school is refreshing too... that is, unless you're purposely writing erroneous information to screw us all up!! :) I also found it interesting that we both went to undergrad in MI and are now in law school in the midwest, and our exam schedules are eerily similar! Anyway, best of luck and keep up the good work!
- Friday, December 12, 2003 at 02:24:03
Regarding the new additions to your guestbook:
You are a dork.
You are a big dork.
But I truly dig the selfish phoneme theory. Rock on, dork.
-- I jig single-sided cash!
- Tuesday, December 2, 2003 at 13:39:57
I think you look REALLY cute with a beard. I think you look REALLY cute without a beard.
- Wednesday, November 26, 2003 at 08:34:29
P.S. I think anonymity is for:
1. charity (tzedakah) 2. really great quotes that can't be traced back to the original writer 3. People that have no confidence in what they say or where they stand...
- Monday, November 24, 2003 at 21:35:51
Mike, you are 'right on' in your FAQ reponse to earlier entry regarding competition. I had someone ask me the same question today! I did the work and figure that's where a lot of the learning comes from, but why wouldn't I want my fellow soon-to-be lawyers to know as much, if not more, than me? I hope that the first year class continues to be a team and that people have confidence in themselves instead of always using a nonexistent ruler to measure up!
Cherish Cronmiller <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Monday, November 24, 2003 at 21:25:26
I'm so glad that you have your priorities right and have devoted your journal entry today to THE GAME.
I have raised you well.
- Friday, November 21, 2003 at 08:39:50
Hey Mike! Great Website...Any way of posting OLD Dressler Exams. The law school that I attend, the crim law prof. is HUGH on Dressler and can not find his old exams anywhere. Figure since you are at OSU and Dressler teaches there, it might be worth a shot...
- Thursday, November 20, 2003 at 23:22:29
this website is great. It is especially helpful for me and my classmates in the areas of civil procedure and criminal law. The 1ls at Drake are rooting for you!
- Tuesday, November 18, 2003 at 13:52:57
Hello, I enjoy reading your blog. But I must ask why you put your notes, outlines, etc., on line for anyone to read? I think it's fine to share notes, outlines, etc., after you are finished with a particular class, but while you and your peers are gearing up for contracts (yes, I go to OSU too, I know how it works) don't you think you shouldn't allow your section-mates to anonymously have access to your notes without you getting access to theirs? I don't know if that makes any sense, but it seems to me that you should keep your notes to yourself at least until after the exam is over. Law school grades are COMPETITIVE, and you might want an advantage, especially if your notes are good.
- Monday, November 17, 2003 at 18:00:46
[I decided to address this issue in my FAQ.]
I use your case briefs to help make my important decisions. Thanks Mike Shecket! -A Scalia
Justice Scalia <email@example.com>
- Thursday, November 13, 2003 at 10:16:40
So far,Mike I just want to tell you that I've gotten alot from you, don't forget to keep up the real cool stuff guy.
Right now I trying to complete this case brief, so I will e-mail you again soon.
Al Ferguson <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Wednesday, November 12, 2003 at 23:20:39
Best pre-law degrees: http://www.optimates.us/lawschool.htm
- Monday, November 10, 2003 at 19:57:54
[Editorial note: I don't know what the heck this is: an ad or something? But I'm keeping it as a curiosity. I mean, seriously...HUH???]
I have no idea what that person below was saying about your website. I think they need a couple more english classes but I think your website is amazing. I find your comments insightful and you are helping me through my 1st year alot. Sometimes I sign on toyour site and feel exactly the way that you do about school. Aslo your class notes are off the hook especially contracts. My contracts professor specializes in confusing us with billions of questions and no answers so your site is helping me muddel through his confusion.
- Wednesday, November 5, 2003 at 09:56:13
I not generally like to be a nitpicky since I not so good yet at the English, but you should need to know that "funner" as you say is not now in the dialogue of the English. I only be critique because of the ironic involved in your usage. You speak that you should have an easier college, but then you speak to the state of ohio being "funner." Interesting quandry you presenting with whether easier college is really the answer? Again, my apologize for the critique, but I'm to learn as you to learn, we all to learn.
Walls Andersonte <not e-mail>
- Thursday, October 30, 2003 at 17:48:16
I go to law school because I want to work for 10 hours a week for $15,000 and play videogames and eat burritos the rest of the time. Chipotle and CounterStrike. . . Tasty.
- Tuesday, October 28, 2003 at 20:09:58
great work, mike...any civ pro II...i look forward to your cite in the future...
- Wednesday, October 22, 2003 at 17:49:16
AWESOME WEBSITE! Thanks for the help!
- Wednesday, October 15, 2003 at 09:49:54
Best website ever.
Jon Shecket <email@example.com>
- Saturday, October 11, 2003 at 15:00:34
Hi, I am just a first year legal studies student looking for info to help me in my research and ran across your page. Keep up the good work and good luck in school. Also, pray for the rest of us poor saps that are also suffering.
Billie H. Stark <Billiejostark@aol.com>
- Wednesday, October 8, 2003 at 22:07:07
Mike, I just wanted to let you know that your fan base is growing (a friend actually referred me to your site�so there are more people out here reading than may be apparent).
I am enjoying the blawg and find your notes and outlines helpful. Keep up the great work!
- Monday, October 6, 2003 at 22:35:01
I actually have never really heard of blawgs before, or anything remotely related to them, but once I found a few I sort of got addicted today at work - slow day at the office, and thought I'd sign your guest book. I just finished law school in Canada - Queen's University if anybody cares. Right now I'm articling, which I think is something fairly unique to Canada (at least in North America, anyway) but means that I work for very little money, at the beck and call of about 50 other lawyers. I am fondly remembering my last year of law school, and trying to forget my first year! Things are pretty much the same in Canada, except we don't have commercial outlines...those things would have rocked! Nice website!
- Monday, October 6, 2003 at 16:52:18
Hi Mike, a classmate of mine came across your site while searching for something and told me about it. We think its so awesome that you put all the time into posting all your notes and stuff its really helpful in figuring out the stuff I miss in class or in the reading. And its amazing to finally find someone who has as strange of a Contracts Proffessor as us who starts the course with Remedies! Once again thanks your Civ Pro outline helped me organize mine!
- Saturday, October 4, 2003 at 18:06:45
It's so nice to see that there are 1L's all over the country experiencing the same thing as I am, especially now, sleepy, with three more boring K cases to read and brief, or suffer through class trying to avoid making eye contact w/the professor. Thanks Mike for your site and the assistance w/Neri you've provided! :-) Cheers from CA!
- Friday, October 3, 2003 at 03:33:19
Hey, Mike. I was just going through old high school friends and looking to see if they have blogs. It is a slow day in my office. I just work too damn hard
Steve Swanson <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Wednesday, October 1, 2003 at 14:48:41
First, I just want to say KUDOS on the website. My name is Minute (as in "Minute Bol" not as in "minute rice" - HA HA) Saik and I'm a 1L at Ohio Northern University in Ada, Ohio. I just wanted to let you know that I've been following your website since day 1 (well, day 4 actually because we started a little bit later than you Buckeyes - HA HA). FINALLY SOMEONE I CAN RELATE TO!!! Its seriously like you somehow read my mind everyday and write down my thoughts on your website (except for the one time you wrote about your desire for "yummy oatmeal (with strawberries)." EWE!). Anyway - I just wanted to let you know that you're already a LIVING LEGEND here at ONU. You're like Prosser on Torts.. but Shecket on Kersnoozeville - HA! Seriously though, I came across your website when I was looking for the book "1L" online, and haven't missed a day since. I speak not only for myself, but for my entire 1L class at ONU when I say - LAW SCHOOL FEVER - CATCH IT!!! Thanks again - Minute.
Minute Saik <email@example.com>
- Tuesday, September 30, 2003 at 12:51:56
Who wouldn't like a web site that has a picture of the storming of the Bastille?
- Wednesday, September 24, 2003 at 13:34:02
Nice web site! Large letters! Pizazz! Good job, Mike!
- Tuesday, September 23, 2003 at 12:21:45
Wow... your own website. That *is* pretty vain.
Or maybe I just have website envy. I don't know.
Anyway, consider your guestbook signed by the beautiful and mysterious blonde bombshell who occasionally graces your life.
Regina Phalange <Regina.Phalange@businesswoman.com>
- Monday, September 22, 2003 at 16:01:40
this is a very cool site! What a smart guy you are! (And pretty darn cute, too!)
- Monday, September 22, 2003 at 12:50:33