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General Board / Re: TB traveler's father-in-law works at CDC
« on: June 06, 2007, 12:38:05 PM »
TB Guy should be sued for damages for his reckless and selfish endangerment of others.  And his state bar should penalize/disbar him for failing this rather straightforward character test. Why should such a yutz be allowed to continue to practice? 

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Connections are everything!

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General Board / Re: Waiting for grades....
« on: June 06, 2007, 12:33:13 PM »
You just need solidarity amongst the bottom 85% or more of your class demanding that rankings be done away with, or you will all leave and transfer to another school - together!  Schools that do not rank are essentially saying: regardless of what our students' grades are, you should be happy to hire them.  Any of them!  Underlings unite!

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General Board / Re: 11th% club
« on: June 06, 2007, 12:26:32 PM »
Start a new journal.  The meaning will be essentially the same.

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General Board / Re: How important is case briefing?
« on: June 06, 2007, 12:24:30 PM »
Having a personal system is really the key.  Said another way: you need to have the outline perfectly in your mind, not on paper necessarily, and it needs to make sense and be easily applied to new problems (exam questions).  It doesn't even matter if you "know" the law as much as knowing the outline.  I had Contract law down, but blew off the prof's ramblings on policy.  I had a friend who took copious notes on these ramblings, and outlined them.  He didn't really know K law, but read a good commercial outline over Thanksgiving break.  He got the honors A (top score) while I ended up with a B-.  Gosh! 

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Transferring / Re: Buying one's way
« on: June 04, 2007, 02:11:18 PM »
Yep. Bottom 1/3 is what we might call a "profit center" at most schools.  The scholarships lure them, most don't keep them.  The margin is small, but what the hey?  I'm not here to complain about the system anymore as much as I am to work it to my advantage.

That said, let's talk numbers.  Let's say for example that I would like to buy my way in to UT Austin or one of the University of California law schools.  Or maybe even a nice private law school in the top 50. 

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Transferring / Buying one's way
« on: June 04, 2007, 12:25:05 PM »
I did well in my first year, but not well enough to keep my scholarship.  I made the foolish mistake of taking a full-ride at a crap school instead of a no-scholarship admit at a very prestigious school.  I am willing to donate my way back into contention at a top school.  Would $100K do it?  Suggestions, criticisms, encouragement are all welcome.


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General Board / Re: John Marshall and Valparaiso
« on: June 04, 2007, 11:42:55 AM »
Obviously you're past all of this decision making business.  For the record, you'd be much better off at John Marshall in Chicago.  Better yet, avoid these, and try harder to get into a higher ranked school.  Monday morning Q-B, out.

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Valparaiso / Re: Anyone from Valpo agree with this?
« on: June 04, 2007, 11:38:09 AM »
Time marches on, but still these comments hold true.  The school is on a campaign to destroy its own reputation.  When you set the median GPA at about 2.7, what else could happen?  This is a fine school if you just want the paper and need to become a lawyer at all costs.  You need to be in the top 5 (not 5 percent) of this school to get the kind of opportunities that law students generally go to law school for.  If you're not a top 5'er, just come with your lawyerly connections already in place and you'll do fine (think in-laws, parents, etc.).  Otherwise, go with the rankings and suck up the cost.  Opportunities come best to those from the higher ranked schools, period.

 

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