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Sapere aude - dare to be wise
Monday, July 12, 2004
Posted 3:08 PM by Lawren
Things I Wish My LawFairy Would've Told Me

I stated a while ago, that before I get booted off this blog, I would try to convey some wisdom that I wish I had known earlier in my law school career. Here's the newest installment:


Everyone is so up in the air about taking tax class with Jegan. I put it off until second semester of my third year, and finally took the bull by the horns and did it. Don't get me wrong, it was torture, but I'm so happy I did. Yes, Jegan is scary. Yes, I prayed every day he didn't call on me. Yes, his exam was awful. But even after all that, I still say grow some gonads and go for it.

You may asking yourselves why? If JUST income tax was on the Indiana bar, I'd say, "forget it." You can learn JUST income tax during bar review. But it's not that easy. You may not know this, but you will be required to know for the bar exam: federal income tax, Indiana income tax, Indiana estate and gift, Indiana state and local, Indiana property tax, Indiana sales tax, and Indiana corporate tax. It will help you out TREMENDOUSLY if you at least know the terminology. There were so many people ar bar review with confused looks on their faces during those sections, and I at least knew the terms and the base level knowledge of how to deal with those issues.

I know people disagree with me. I know people have passed the bar without taking many bar classes. But, my philosophy is this--you're already going to be stressed out. Why not reduce it as much as you can?

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