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General Board / Re: Thomas Cooley vs. Nova Southeastern
« on: August 09, 2007, 02:47:10 PM »
There are state judges who have graduated from Nova. I voted for one in the 2004 election. Federal-probably not.

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General Board / Re: Summer Housing
« on: February 17, 2007, 12:21:05 AM »
I'm staying with my family in Broward County, so that's all taken care of.

I'm not subletting - I'm renting an apartment that's designed for short-term occupancy. I hope it's going to work out. I had no luck with subleases, either. People are too sketchy.

Did you ask your firm for suggestions? There might be an attorney who's renting out a room or something.

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General Board / Re: Summer Housing
« on: February 14, 2007, 10:23:36 PM »
I found a short-term apartment in Atlanta on Craig's list. There are also a lot of people from Orlando and the Orlando area at school. Did you try asking around? I know a couple of 3L's who have offers there; maybe they have some ideas.

Good luck! You're with a great firm!

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Law Firms / Re: Drinking and 2L SA's
« on: January 15, 2007, 11:16:05 PM »
His exact words to me were, "What's your problem? You're not Mormon, are you?" Yay, flagrant violations of federal law. He reminded me of Denny Crane.

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Law Firms / Re: Drinking and 2L SA's
« on: January 15, 2007, 10:33:39 PM »
You know, that's something that I'm concerned about. I'm probably just paranoid, but I don't want to give the impression that I'm just getting out of rehab. I don't have a problem with drinking, ethically or personally; I just can't do it.

If they make a big deal about it just tell them that you're a recovering alcoholic. That'll shut 'em up.


I've heard that drinking is a big part of the summer experience, but I don't drink. Will anybody notice if I order my coke without rum? I don't want to appear stuffy, but I really can't drink. Is there a diplomatic way to handle it, or is unlikely that anybody will care?

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Law Firms / Re: Drinking and 2L SA's
« on: January 15, 2007, 10:24:52 PM »
I agree with wakaranai. I've tried to quietly abstain from drinking before, but it seems to make my friends/companions uncomfortable - they ask questions, want to know why I'm so up-tight, etc. With friends, I just explain what's up, but I don't want to get personal with potential coworkers. I had a medical problem during OCI, and I couldn't drink coffee, or anything with caffeine. One of the interviewers got really offended when I didn't drink a cup and demanded an explanation. I want to avoid that if possible this summer. I like Jacy's suggestion about making my coke look like a mixed drink. I was also thinking about ordering a drink and just holding it. Think anyone will notice?

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Law Firms / Drinking and 2L SA's
« on: January 15, 2007, 07:01:01 PM »
I've heard that drinking is a big part of the summer experience, but I don't drink. Will anybody notice if I order my coke without rum? I don't want to appear stuffy, but I really can't drink. Is there a diplomatic way to handle it, or is unlikely that anybody will care?

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You should talk to somebody at your school's academic services/student affairs.

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General Board / Re: So I'm done with my outline.... Now what?
« on: January 06, 2007, 09:42:07 PM »
I've never done an outline that's longer than 25 pages. I'm not saying that what you do is stupid, but it's different strokes for different folks. People have to figure out what they're comfortable with and stick with that. I don't outline at all for closed book exams; I use flashcards, do sample exams and E&E/CALI hypos. That doesn't mean that everybody should review like that, but there isn't one way that works for everybody. Most of your grade is how you write the exam, anyway. I think a lot of students spend too much time trying to understand the material and not enough time improving the way they write exams, or the way they write period. I'm declining the Pepsi challenge, but I will say that I've booked two classes and my outline was no longer than 25 pages for either. For one of those classes, not only did I not use my outline during the exam, my outline was only halfway done. The learning process for me is all about reviewing my notes, not outlining.


Just so you know, you're giving bad advice. If you have an open book test, why the hell would you get your outline down to 1 page? That's the most retarded "advice" I've heard on this board. (and you hear a lot of it here) The point of an open book test is to have access to things such as a detailed outline.

Personally, I like to make my outline as detailed as possible. I usually end up with an outline between 40 to 70 pages. It just depends on the class. However, this is all for an open book class.

I know someone will say that this is stupid to have such a long outline, but for those people that say it's stupid, I'll take the Pepsi grade challenge and we'll compare how I did in these classes and how you did. I like my chances.

For a closed book class, I agree that smaller is better. That being said, a one page outline is still pretty ludicrous advice. I'd say 15 to 20, depending on what the subject is.

Also, I second reading over your outline over and over again, and marking it the hell up with a pen and a highligher. I also like to put sectional tabs on it so I can flip to a subject during the test when I'm unsure how to proceed on an issue. But if you actually take the time to make a great outline, and study it, then you really don't end up having to use it that much during the exam. It's just something nice to have in case you need it. It's like a security blanket.



Chances are you have a lot off extra junk in there.  Narrow it down as much as you can.  I have people in my section whose K outlines are over 40 pages, and one dudes is 60!

Mine is 8 pages.

Your grade is based on your analysis of the facts.

You have to know the rules and principles, and be able to recognize the ones that apply to the facts of the question.

Once you have the rules down pat, create a 1 page outline of your entire outline and memorize it.  If you know your outline, this will take about 20 minutes.  Then the first 5 minutes of the exam jot down this 1 page outline on some scrap paper.


Just so you know, I haven't taken an exam yet. 



Really?  ::)

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General Board / Re: State of the job market...
« on: October 22, 2006, 10:57:56 AM »
Salaries are going up so I don't think the market is bad. Maybe it's more competitive because more people are splitting their summers?

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