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Transferring / Visiting Student Question
« on: June 30, 2007, 09:11:37 PM »

If you were a T4 student, and you had the opportunity to be a visiting student at a T14 school, would you take it?

How do you think potential employers (not biglaw) would view it on your resume?

Does anyone have any experiences re: same?

Current Law Students / Visiting Student
« on: June 30, 2007, 02:25:26 PM »
How does one list the school you visited at for your third year on your resume--(note, visiting school is a T14 school, as compared to home school which is T4).  I'll get my degree from the T4.

Thank you.

Transferring / Residency Requirements
« on: November 01, 2006, 07:49:04 PM »
Hi, all...

Do you know if the ABA has a requirement for residency at a particular school, or are those regulations typically formed on a school by school basis.

Some websites say that you have to complete X amount of units at a school to get a degree from that university.

I'm in a slight pinch, I transferred before the start of my second year to a new school and now a family dilema has arisen.  Basically the question is can I transfer again after having only spent a semester at my new school.  Naturally there are some schools that only take 30 units, but other than that small problem, can it happen?


Transferring / T4 or T3?
« on: August 08, 2006, 06:20:06 AM », my application cycle isn't over but I'm betting this will be my decision.

I have applied as a transfer from a T4 and have gained admission to a T3.  I need some input on which to choose:

T4:  Law review, moot court, five minutes away, low bar pass rate, provisionally accredited, will likely be 5% after everyone else above me leaves (which most of them are), a set regime schedule for all three years, not so good electives for my interest.  1/3 scholarship, starting salary $55,000 to $65,000.  Will likely have to remain in area for a few years to get some good work experience.

T3:  Lossing all ranking and special perks (law review, moot court, etc.), no scholarship.  May have a conflict with my p/t job, at least a 30 min. commute by car and 30 min. by train, staring salary $70,000 to $85,000 according to my sources.  May be able to immediately leave area, (important cause b/f wants to attend law school once I'm done).  ONly two required courses for 2L and two for 3L the rest are from their electives, which are a lot.

Okay, guys, do your best!!! I have an idea of what I'm likely going to do, but would like some other opinions.  I am not interested in biglaw, etc., but would like to work for a med. size firm doing tax law.

Current Law Students / Asking for more $$$
« on: August 03, 2006, 08:46:11 PM »
Anyone have any ideas to ask for more money for my academic based scholarship...Everyone above me is leaving so I'll be close to the top.

Trying to figure out a tactful way to ask...

Current Law Students / Moot Court v. Law Review
« on: July 25, 2006, 08:34:04 PM »
Or Both...That is the question.

I graded on to law review, but was invited to participate in moot court today. 

I would love to do both, but am concerned that the time commitment would be too much.  Are there any students on here who have done both, or attempted to do both who can give me some feedback as to how it worked for them.

Or, anyone have any input as to which activity is better for a resume.


Transferring / Grades-HELP!
« on: May 23, 2006, 01:16:22 PM »
One bad grade--is that a deal breaker?  I planned on transferring and my hopes were killed this a.m. when I checked my grades.  A 2.1 in contract-last semester I had a 3.9.  Rest of my grades 3.8, 3.5, 3.4..waiting for one more (torts-hopefully it won't be a disaster).

Job Search / What are you doing this summer!!!
« on: May 07, 2006, 11:52:43 AM »
F/T law clerk in business litigation/real estate law firm...small, four attorneys, and about six support staff (and me)!!!  Only a mile from my house, so I'm saving on gas.

AND, working p/t with director of LRW prof. at my T4 school!!!  Should be fun, I love LRW...

Good Luck to everyone!!!

Current Law Students / How to refocus after a bad performance.
« on: May 05, 2006, 08:32:13 AM »
So...I think I bombed Civ Pro II last night...I was completely prepared and then I totally CHOKED when I was sitting there.

Advice of how to regroup to focus on my last two exams please, can't shake the feeling of despair. 

All that f*&(ing work and I choke during the essay... :'(

Current Law Students / Contracts Exam Approach
« on: May 02, 2006, 10:02:19 AM »
Battling with making a format to follow for an exam:

Topics this semester:

(1) Remedies
(2) FInding the Law-Parol Evidence, Interpretation
(3) Performance and Breach-Conditions, Anticipatory repudiation, etc.


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