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General Off-Topic Board / Re: Is ANYONE moderating this site?
« on: May 13, 2015, 07:44:33 PM »
You just have to use the report to moderator link on the offending post.

Site Suggestions and Announcements / Re: Site updates
« on: May 16, 2010, 02:12:05 PM »
...and I should mention that the updates are not yet done.  I will be making more tweaks in the coming weeks and months.

Site Suggestions and Announcements / Site updates
« on: May 16, 2010, 02:11:06 PM »
Hi all,

Hopefully you've noticed the new format of the site.  The main message board functions are now in the top left menu, and there are fewer non-discussion resource pages.  If you experience any errors please let me know.

The site now has a new host and new software, so hopefully we can bring back search without crashing the server.  I know everyone misses search.

I think grades are a great indication of future *grade* performance (not necessarily job performance).  You're in a great situation.  Just remember that everyone is still going to be studying hard, and you should too.

Current Law Students / Re: HELP!!! PDF question
« on: January 31, 2005, 05:39:03 PM »
You can type ctrl+D to view the document properties (also available from the file menu).  There you can see the "security" of the document.  If the document does not allow modification, there isn't anything you can do.  (This feature is often abused - I don't know why people think they need protect a form from being filled out, but the Massachusetts Bar application is a typical example of stupid security.)

If the document can be edited but just doesn't have fields, you can create fields with the full version of Adobe Acrobat (not Reader).  It costs like $600, but you can go to their website and get a trial version.  Then you can add fields and fill them out.

In the end, you might be stuck printing and using a typewriter or neat handwriting.  (or messy handwriting, as I do to protest the fact that they locked the form)

I cleaned up big during my law school days.  I ended up with a nice cordless phone, a cheap fondue set, and over $450 in gift certificates.

Current Law Students / Re: Board problem...
« on: January 06, 2005, 07:53:17 PM »
Sorry - my bad.  At some point I had used an IP address instead of a domain name for the images.  We moved servers and the server company just took the old one offline.  Buttons are back now.

Current Law Students / test
« on: December 22, 2004, 11:25:44 PM »

Bar Exam Preparation / Re: Taking Two Bar Exams
« on: November 22, 2004, 09:50:37 AM »
Just check the probabilities.  I don't know off-hand of a resource for this, but BarBri gave me the stats for NY (anyone know some links?).  There are some things that weren't even tested on the exams I took that I thought were important in law school because my school emphasized them.  For example, Administrative Law is not on either the New York or Massachusetts exams, but my school had some famous admin profs and they made it sounds like a "must take" (a valuable class, but most classes are).

I guess what I'm saying is that I would recommending getting more info an a particular bar and prioritizing.  In my case - UCC wasn't any help on the bar, but Trusts, Wills, & Estates and Corporations were good to have taken.

Bar Exam Preparation / Re: Taking Two Bar Exams
« on: November 19, 2004, 03:13:20 PM »
I can understand how fear of the bar exam could dictate which classes one takes in law school.  I've heard advice on both ends of the spectrum there.  I divided my time between bar-helpful classes and "interesting" classes, and I'm pretty happy with that choice.

I think you could probably pass the bar without taking any bar helpful electives (a big part of the MA and NY bar exams are first year required classes), but of course it never hurts to start preparing early.  Some classes are more valuable than others when it comes to bar preparation of course.  I took UCC and only later learned that it has a very low probability of being on the NY bar, and is never on the MA bar.  Meanwhile, I didn't get around to taking Criminal Procedure, which is a very important topic for any bar.

If I were a 1L planning my law school electives, I would look up the subjects and probabilities for the exam(s) before choosing.  I think there's enough time to take the most imporant bar-related classes and still specialize.

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