Law Library News
April 25, 2005.
--Beth Williams, Law Library Intern
There was a time when springtime meant thoughts turning to lighter things. But for law students – particularly 3Ls – Shakespeare may be more appropriate than Tennyson:
It may seem odd to liken the bar exam to a threatening weed, but I doubt that those who have experienced it would disagree with the characterization. I think the advice is well-taken: it can’t hurt to start planning ahead. Besides, if you’re anything like me, a little preparation goes a long way towards taming anxiety about looming events like the bar exam. So whether you’re an incredibly conscientious (read: euphemism) 1L, or a justifiably nervous 3L, here are some resources that may help you in your preparation for the bar exam.
I will end with the obvious: there are as many opinions about how to prepare for the bar exam as there are people who have passed. I’m not shy – I passed – so here’s my best advice:
Thanks for helping us celebrate National Library Week (April 11-15). We hope you enjoyed the candy, contests, flowers, and book display.
Count Chocula Candy Counting Contest
Did the mixture of plain and peanut chocolate candies throw off your counting strategy? We had a total of 187 entries in the contest. The guesses ranged from a low count of 118 pieces of candy to a high of 6451 (we did have one outlier at 96,721 pieces!). The average guess was 1079 (excluding the outlier). No one guessed the actual number of pieces of candy in the jar (1211), but someone came very close. Congratulations to Eric Kinyon who guessed 1206 – just 5 short of the actual number – and won the jar of candy. The next closest guess was 1221.
Crossword Puzzle Contest
We had 15 entries in the Crossword Puzzle contest this year with 3 people submitting completely correct entries! Congratulations to Danika Adams, Heather McKimmie, and Todd Wilder. Since we only have two UW Book Store gift certificates to give away ($10 each) we had to draw names – Heather and Todd are the lucky winners of the gift certificates. But we have a bag of lollipops for Danika! Please stop by the Reference Office to pick up your prizes.