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Current Law Students / Re: TB traveler's father-in-law works at CDC
« on: June 06, 2007, 09:38:05 AM »
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? 

Connections are everything!

Current Law Students / Re: Waiting for grades....
« on: June 06, 2007, 09:33:13 AM »
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!

Current Law Students / Re: 11th% club
« on: June 06, 2007, 09:26:32 AM »
Start a new journal.  The meaning will be essentially the same.

Current Law Students / Re: How important is case briefing?
« on: June 06, 2007, 09:24:30 AM »
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! 

Transferring / Re: Buying one's way
« on: June 04, 2007, 11:11:18 AM »
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. 

Transferring / Buying one's way
« on: June 04, 2007, 09:25:05 AM »
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.

Current Law Students / Re: John Marshall and Valparaiso
« on: June 04, 2007, 08:42:55 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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