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Where should I go next fall? / Re: Cardozo(full ride) v Fordham
« on: March 19, 2010, 03:22:57 AM »
For what it's worth, I have friends at both schools, and I'll sum it up like this:

The ones at Fordham hates it.
The ones at Cardozo are pretty happy with where they are.

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Studying and Exam Taking / Re: Screwed in Legal Writing
« on: April 18, 2009, 10:49:32 AM »
Silly me, I thought when they call a class Legal Writing, Research & Analysis I thought they wanted you to do research and analysis.  My bad.

It's alright, a lot of people seem to make that mistake. Generally speaking, LRW is about writing down the examples your professor give you in class, and parrot them on your paper.

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I'm gonna have to side with OI here, case law studies do nothing for me. Maybe if I studied for the sake of learning to "think like a lawyer" it would be great, but my only motivation is studying to do well on the exam. Memorizing BLL serves that purpose perfectly, since professors (at least mine) are not looking for you to draw the right conclusions, they are simply looking for you to identify the issue and pick the right test on how to determine it. Bonus for mentioning the case you got it from. As soon as you have the right BLL test, you just insert the standard "The court could interpret this to be unconstitutional because x,y and z. On the other hand, the court could also find that factor p is sufficient as a compelling state interest".

Substitute the buzz words with whatever happens to fit in the course in question.

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: Syracuse $$$ vs. Seton hall $
« on: April 18, 2009, 10:36:37 AM »
Yeah, Case should be a no-brainer compared to both of those schools.

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General Board / Re: Question about morals in a career in law
« on: April 14, 2009, 10:55:56 PM »
They do actually

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He seems more like the sheep type to me, but I could be wrong.

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General Board / Re: Question about morals in a career in law
« on: April 14, 2009, 10:52:41 PM »
Is that really relevant? It's quite possible to be an ambulance chasing scumbag too, that probably shouldn't be your career goal?

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General Board / Re: Question about morals in a career in law
« on: April 14, 2009, 10:47:20 PM »
Let me summarize:  "Yatta, yatta and yatta."

When you're a laywer, he who pays you is right.  Full stop.  Obviously, you don't lie and you don't suppress or hide information... but there is no moral conflict.  This is your profession:  deal with it.

You didn't ace professional responsibility did you? :)

Not to mention, client aside, a lawyer can be disciplined, even worst case scenario disbarred for filing bull lawsuits as harassment or blackmail etc.

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Reviews, Visits, and Rankings / Re: Pepperdine vs. loyola
« on: April 14, 2009, 10:43:19 PM »
Loyola has a reputation for being less-than-open about employment prospects. It is at very least a yellow triangle.

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1L job search / Re: Finding jobs in smaller firms (1L, 2L, post grad)
« on: April 14, 2009, 10:42:08 PM »
Been thinking about some Gov jobs too, but they generally require you to move to DC...so... @#!* dat poo.

Not at all. US is the largest employer in the country, so gov't jobs are everywhere.  Not to mention state and local gov'ts everywhere as well.  I have a federal job after graduation and it's in the South.

Let me reprahse. I would consider the good Gov jobs :)

And haulin_oats, I saw Matthies mentioning something like that in one of his posts too, I think I'll give it a try.

Uhm, actually, does this also apply in NYC, or are there no small firms here? :(

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