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I am a summer associate at Hall & Evans, L.L.C., one of the best appellate firms in the state of Colorado. Appellate work is only a small portion of the firm's practice.

P.S. Just noticed a grammar mistake in my post.  :-\ The word "enjoy" in point "(2)" should be changed to "enjoying." I take it personally whenever I see a mistake in something I have written.

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Visits, Admit Days, and Open Houses / Re: Liberty Law School
« on: July 06, 2009, 08:40:03 PM »
Neal,

It makes him ignorant because of his insinuation that "Liberty sucks, look at them, they're still dealing with accreditation, bahahaha!" What that statement ignorantly fails to take into account is that LU School of Law has not yet had the opportunity to even APPLY for full accreditation, through the sheer minimum amount of time that it takes to so apply. As I stated, based on when LU attained provisional accreditation (which, AGAIN, was the FASTEST in ABA history), the absolute soonest that LU could attain full accreditation is in April 2010. And as I previously stated, we are on track to complete that milestone in the minimum amount of time, continuing to set records and impress site teams as we go.

Not having all the above information, the reader of Matlock's post is left with the bare and distinct insinuation that Liberty is subpar. QED.

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And two more things:

(1) Now NO political group is "sponsored" by Liberty University - Rs, Ds, Libertarians, or any other political persuasion. Political groups of all stripes will not receive any funds from the school, but may still coordinate with the school for classroom space for their events. Thus, the College Democrats are now back on line ... they just have to raise their own support, just like everyone else.

(2) For this summer, I, a student from Liberty University School of Law, got a job at a highly regarded mid-size law firm in downtown Denver making $1,000/week. I would like to know how many of the other posters on this thread are currently enjoy comparable employment situations. My estimate is virtually none.

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For Exhibit A on Matlock's virtual ignorance of the facts, see his statement that Liberty is "still dealing with provisional ABA accreditation" on a separate thread. For your information, LU received provisional accreditation faster than any ABA-accredited law school in the history of ABA-accredited law schools, which was 18 months. Going by sheer mathematics, the soonest that ANY institution could be granted full accreditation is a full four years after provisional accreditation, which would translate to April 2010. As LULAW1982 rather ineloquently pointed out, we have an ABA site team coming in the fall. Based on our track record and future projections, LU is a virtual shoo-in for full accreditation. And as you must know, oh wise Matlock, there is no difference between provisionally accredited schools and fully accredited schools, except fully accredited schools are permitted to engage in night school programs, joint degree programs (e.g., JD/MBA), and LL.M. programs. Oh, I'm sorry, you didn't know that, Matlock? Maybe you should check your facts the next time you begin to make overblown and unwarranted generalizations.

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I already posted these next two posts on another thread (virtually same content), but whatever ...  ;)

With all due respect to Matlock, I would highly recommend Liberty University School of Law. I doubt you will get a better education than the one Liberty has to offer at even many T2 schools.

In the two years that I have spent there thus far, I have been very impressed by the breadth and depth of experience that the faculty bring to the table (and actually apply to classroom situations at least once a week). I have also been impressed with the breadth and depth of treatment of the subject matter in each classroom. Liberty intentionally has its students spend 20 percent more time in class (one hour) than virtually all other ABA-accredited institutions (50 minutes) in order to increase the treatment of the subject matter.

In addition, the Lawyering Skills program is unparalleled, and in fact is being emulated by several other law schools, including Washington & Lee University. I have accomplished, and gotten high marks on, more directly practice-related projects than you can shake an appellate brief at. Let me give you a small sampling of our graded assignments, all of which stem from required courses: interrogatories, a 40-page LLC operating agreement, depositions (taking and defending), negotiations, a contract for the sale of goods, a motion in limine, a statute, and a subpoena duces tecum. And that is just scratching the surface.

Matlock, I think you should know that TO AN INDIVIDUAL, every single member of every single ABA site team that has visited our institution has been astounded with the quality of every single aspect of our law school, from the law review to the law library to the classroom setting to the facilities. For you to pejoratively call LU School of Law a "black mark," a "brain washing hell hole," and a "waste of real estate" is to exhibit both your poor judgment/taste and your virtual ignorance of the facts for the entire LSD community to see ... not to mention your extremely xenophobic and hateful attitude towards conservative Christians.

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Visits, Admit Days, and Open Houses / Re: Liberty Law School
« on: July 05, 2009, 06:26:52 PM »
For Exhibit A on Matlock's virtual ignorance of the facts, see his statement that Liberty is "still dealing with provisional ABA accreditation." For your information, LU received provisional accreditation faster than any ABA-accredited law school in the history of ABA-accredited law schools, which was 18 months. Going by sheer mathematics, the soonest that ANY institution could be granted full accreditation is a full four years after provisional accreditation, which would translate to April 2010. As LULAW1982 rather ineloquently pointed out, we have an ABA site team coming in the fall. Based on our track record and future projections, LU is a virtual shoo-in for full accreditation. And as you must know, oh wise Matlock, there is no difference between provisionally accredited schools and fully accredited schools, except fully accredited schools are permitted to engage in night school programs, joint degree programs (e.g., JD/MBA), and LL.M. programs. Oh, I'm sorry, you didn't know that, Matlock? Maybe you should check your facts the next time you begin to make overblown and unwarranted generalizations.

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Visits, Admit Days, and Open Houses / Re: Liberty Law School
« on: July 05, 2009, 06:25:47 PM »
With all due respect to Matlock, I would highly recommend Liberty University School of Law to smuuthcriminal. I doubt you will get a better education than the one Liberty has to offer at even many T2 schools.

In the two years that I have spent there thus far, I have been very impressed by the breadth and depth of experience that the faculty bring to the table (and actually apply to classroom situations at least once a week). I have also been impressed with the breadth and depth of treatment of the subject matter in each classroom. Liberty intentionally has its students spend 20 percent more time in class (one hour) than virtually all other ABA-accredited institutions (50 minutes) in order to increase the treatment of the subject matter.

In addition, the Lawyering Skills program is unparalleled, and in fact is being emulated by several other law schools, including Washington & Lee University. I have accomplished, and gotten high marks on, more directly practice-related projects than you can shake an appellate brief at. Let me give you a small sampling of our graded assignments, all of which stem from required courses: interrogatories, a 40-page LLC operating agreement, depositions (taking and defending), negotiations, a contract for the sale of goods, a motion in limine, a statute, and a subpoena duces tecum. And that is just scratching the surface.

Matlock, I think you should know that TO AN INDIVIDUAL, every single member of every single ABA site team that has visited our institution has been astounded with the quality of every single aspect of our law school, from the law review to the law library to the classroom setting to the facilities. For you to pejoratively call LU School of Law a "black mark" and a "brain washing hell hole" is to exhibit both your poor judgment/taste and your virtual ignorance of the facts for the entire LSD community to see ... not to mention your extremely xenophobic and hateful attitude towards conservative Christians.

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