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Current Law Students / Re: Briefing - Technicolor In-Book v. Writing
« on: August 28, 2006, 11:10:12 AM »
My approach was two colors - yellow for important things like facts and the court's reasoning, and green for the court's rulings. plus I did a lot of margin writing. I saw no need to complicate it with several other colors.


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Current Law Students / Re: How should I study the UCC?
« on: August 28, 2006, 11:07:56 AM »
memorize it - HTH...



actually, it will be totally prof dependent. Our exam was open book, so we could get by with knowing how to find things in the UCC...

Of course on the exam, most of what I need about indivdual codes was found in my outline, so I don't think I even cracked the book during the exam...

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Current Law Students / Re: defering for an internship
« on: June 17, 2006, 02:55:43 PM »
nope


If you are going to intern, at least do it after 1L, otherwise, you will just be running errands and filing things...neither of which will prove your worth as a future lawyer to that firm or any other...




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Transferring / Re: Help with Trasferring/Do I have a shot?
« on: June 14, 2006, 07:47:17 PM »
  The posting of one's grades and GPA seems acceptable to me and those who have a problem with it should just move on to the next post. 





TITCR

Esp. when transferring - head over to Transferapps - and everyone posts their numbers - in fact when someone doesn't, the rest of the posters ask for their numbers - even if it is a worthless exercise, everyone wants to get a feel for where they stand, where they should apply, and what their chances are...


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Transferring / Re: Grades-HELP!
« on: May 26, 2006, 05:09:43 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).




depending on where you want to transfer - rank SHOULD be more important. I say should as a top 14 school may not be thrilled with even one class that low, but they would hopefully overlook it.  I'm in the same boat - great grades last semester...accepted to GULC...considering other schools, then a C+ comes along a rocks my world (but then I'm at a T3 school, that grade at a better school might not have the same impact).


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Current Law Students / Re: Any thoughts on this?
« on: April 22, 2006, 09:58:49 PM »
The problem arises when you go to the lower ranked school, and their testing methods level the playing field. You won't see it discussed much, but take home exams and multiple choice exams make it hard to distinguish yourself, and I would think they are more common at lower ranked schools (they are at mine).

Plus at my school you have to be in the top 10% and Law Review to even sniff at the good jobs in the state...whereas top 1/2 or even top 3/4 at some T14 schools are automatic for most jobs...

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Transferring / Re: Georgetown = decision
« on: April 17, 2006, 04:51:38 PM »
me too...T3 school here so fingers and toes crossed!

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Transferring / Re: chances at Texas schools
« on: April 01, 2006, 08:04:22 AM »
I'm not fooling myself.  I know UT is out of the question, but was wondering about SMU actually.

As far as STCL v. Tech, it's a tough comparison.  I do want to eventually practice in Houston, but I get the impression that Tech is an overall better school than STCL.  On the one hand, Tech is cheaper, has a much better bar passage rate, and is gaining good reputation.  On the other hand, STCL has a part-time program, boasts a better starting salary, and places well in H-town.  The deciding factor, then, is which school has the hotter chicks??

(Any info on SMU chances would be very helpful!  Thanks!)

I'm at Tech, and it is a better program...but if you want to work in Houston - it is a no-brainer to pick STCL...

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Current Law Students / Re: What is the best Con Law Supplement
« on: March 20, 2006, 09:54:14 PM »
Coincidence, I have the same book!

I don't know if it will help that much, depending on your prof's approach, but the best supplement from what I've heard is Chemerinsky's (but it's almost as thick as the casebook...).

I also have this...it is great.

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i guess that depends on your school...at mine, only judges and competitors had to dress up, everyone else was very casual...(witnesses or bailiffs)

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