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General Board / Re: So who's attending Boalt this fall?
« on: April 26, 2005, 04:15:05 PM »
Indeed; I believe she is in my IP class. I'm probably wrong, however.

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General Board / Re: So who's attending Boalt this fall?
« on: April 26, 2005, 02:29:51 PM »
Wait a second -- did I just pointlessly nit-pick something? I hate it when people do that in class. . . . My apologies.

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General Board / Re: So who's attending Boalt this fall?
« on: April 26, 2005, 01:48:01 PM »
Are you referring to the "gourmet ghetto?"

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General Board / Re: Con Law anybody?
« on: April 26, 2005, 01:45:35 AM »
I absolutely loved my ConLaw class, but it's probably only because I had a very, very interesting professor.

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General Board / Re: So who's attending Boalt this fall?
« on: April 22, 2005, 12:01:40 AM »
A few of my friends live in International House, which is like, right next to the law school. It's basically a dorm, but you can get your own room if that's what you want. Though the I-House website makes it seem impossible, you apparently can get a room there on very, very short notice.

As for apartments, quite a few of the buildings near the campus are professionally managed, and thus units can often go on the market a couple months before they are available. So if you do come down early looking for a place, you're not necessarily going to have to move in right away.

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What party?

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General Board / Re: So who's attending Boalt this fall?
« on: April 21, 2005, 06:20:48 PM »
I go to Boalt, and I got my current place via Craigslist in late July. It's a decent sized studio apartment about five minutes distance from school, for which I pay a little over $800 per month.

I'm not saying my experience was typical -- it probably is anything but. But it's certainly possible to find a decent place in Berkeley on relatively short notice. I just wouldn't bank on it.

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I'm afraid not. I met the student in question last semester but never asked him much about McGeorge or his employment prospects for the coming summer.

As a general rule, transfer students here tend to be at or near the top of their respective 1L classes, and tend to do very well during fall OCIP.

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General Board / Re: Any books teach outlining and case briefing well?
« on: April 20, 2005, 01:37:51 PM »
Yes, all of these titles are available from amazon.

However, if you want to get casenotes or legalines, your best bet is to either purchase them along with your casebooks, or get them from Amazon only after you've purchased your casebooks. This is because there are several different versions of these titles for a given subject, each of which is tailored to a specific casebook.

Gilbert's outlines are not tailored to any one casebook, but they do contain tables that tell you which segments of all the leading casebooks are covered by which parts of their outlines.

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General Board / Re: Any books teach outlining and case briefing well?
« on: April 20, 2005, 12:12:51 AM »
Case briefing isn't a terribly complicated process, nor is outlining. Thus, it would be a complete waste of your time to bother reading any book that purported to teach those skills.

You're much better off just picking up commercial case briefs like Casenotes, and commercial outlines like Gilbert's, and using them as a guide for your own work. (Or, if you're like most second and third year law students, using them as a substitute for your own work.) Personally, I like the Legalines series, because you get case briefs and an outline for one low price.

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