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Current Law Students / Re: Evidence Hornbook or Outline
« on: February 19, 2008, 08:19:07 PM »
evidence wasn't very complicated, but there was a ton of material that I needed to practice applying.  The law in a flash cards were too basic because the applicable rules were given away in the questions.  The Emanuel's and E&E's didn't have enough practice questions.  I think a book with a ton of multiple choice questions would be most useful.  There are also a few good hearsay Cali lessons.

Current Law Students / Federal Clerkships
« on: February 18, 2008, 06:01:00 PM »
What are common accomplishments for people who would be competitive for a court of appeals clerkship vs a district court clerkship vs a state supreme court clerkship.  Assume non T14 tier 1 school. 

Current Law Students / Re: What to read over the summer to prepare for IL??
« on: February 18, 2008, 05:57:45 PM »
Read Gideon's Trumpet.  Great book describing how the system works.  I read the E&E's for Torts and Civ Pro as well.  I understood the material better when firs introduced to it during class, but that doesn't really matter come exam time. 

Job Search / Re: Cold offers
« on: February 18, 2008, 05:39:44 PM »
Isn't that when the firm officially gives someone an offer with the understanding that the offer will be declined so that both can "save face."  I wonder how the firm goes about doing this?   


I didnt do LEEWS, but I've yet to hear of anyone who did it say that it was a waste of time. 

I did LEEWS just as I started 1L and found it to be a complete waste of time.  It was too complicated.  On exams I've always just written everything I possibly can and have gotten an A on all but one exam.  Professors (at least mine) grade with a rubric where they award points for writing what they want and they don't deduct if you say something stupid.  If you write as much as possible, you have a better chance at getting more of the items on the profs rubric.  Note: I'm assuming how this all works and have no evidence other than my own experiences and my guesses about what the profs are looking for.   

Current Law Students / Re: National Placement
« on: January 31, 2008, 07:11:33 PM »
For what its worth there are several Brooklyn Law School and New York Law School folks in my summer associate classes this summer at two V15s.  Plus, when the firms I'm working for came for OCI at my school ranked in the 30s far away from NYC they only interviewed 3 or 4 people. 

Job Search / Re: clerkship or RA?
« on: January 24, 2008, 08:26:39 PM »
from what I've heard, the RA positions don't help that much but summer clerkships can provide much better experience

Current Law Students / Law Review Managing Board
« on: January 24, 2008, 08:24:39 PM »
how important is it for federal clerkships? 

if one doesn't want to clerk and already has a good 2L summer job is there any other reason to do it?

Job Search / Re: Over 30 yrs old recent grads question
« on: January 19, 2008, 12:59:51 PM »
the type of experience on the resume definitely makes a difference. My public interest background helped me at some firms, particularly those known for being liberal.  It definitely hurt my chances at other firms.

Current Law Students / Re: taking notes from casebook
« on: January 17, 2008, 08:27:44 PM »
I've always skimmed the casebook and forgotten about it after class.  Commercial outlines have always served me well when it comes to exams.

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