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Current Law Students / Re: LRW not really as demanding?
« on: September 27, 2006, 12:03:18 AM »
At my school, the reading for Legal Writing is short and easy, but there has been a ton of busy work that has been more annoying than anything. I haven't found the two short memos we've had to do so far to be tough, but along with the other little assignments we've had, they all take up time.

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Current Law Students / Re: Torts starting point
« on: August 22, 2006, 05:51:25 PM »
Same book as John... we're starting with negligence.

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Incoming 1Ls / Re: questions about 1L LIFE
« on: January 06, 2007, 04:55:11 PM »
I did most of my reading before and between classes. Probably did 1-2 hours at night, three days a week. Now, I could've worked a lot harder and probably done better (just got my grades back and I'm on the fringe of top 1/3, either just head or just behind... we don't know the exact percentiles yet) which is fine with me and what I want to do). I did nothing on weekends but watch football and go out, except the couple of Sundays the week before memos were due.

I found I had a TON more time than expected for social/leisure stuff. It does get intense right around finals and when memos are due.

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I'm wondering the same thing.

I have a very low GPA (2.66 - It's a long story) but a decent LSAT (163) for the school I most want (Drake.)

I'm hoping that though my index is quite average there, having my app in very early (almost 2 months ago) and the high LSAT will get me in.

Just reread your post... you want Drake? You're money in the bank there.

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I'm wondering the same thing.

I have a very low GPA (2.66 - It's a long story) but a decent LSAT (163) for the school I most want (Drake.)

I'm hoping that though my index is quite average there, having my app in very early (almost 2 months ago) and the high LSAT will get me in.

The further out of school you are, the better. I had nearly identical numbers to you but had been out since spring '02. From what I've learned talked to people around LS and in following this admission process the two previous years is that it's much easier to make up for a poor GPA than for a poor LSAT.

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One of my classmates here got a call from UC-Davis this afternoon and was admitted off the waitlist. She promptly withdrew and headed to the airport. So there is still at least *some* hope for you guys!

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Saxby-

I'm just glad to see you took "We've Got Tonight" off there. "99 Problems" might be inappropriate, but it is inappropriate in a funny way, esp. if it's at the bride's request. But when I saw your first song on your first list was basically about getting in one last @#!* from your ex before you both go your separate ways, I was thinking, "That's not so much a wedding song."

Of course, there is some debate as far as whether or not it's about an ex or just a one-night stand, but either way...

Most of your list is solid, though.

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Financial Aid / Re: student loan xpress
« on: July 21, 2006, 12:41:58 PM »
I was just wondering the same thing. Hopefully some of the more finaid-savvy people in here will have an opinion.

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Incoming 1Ls / Re: The "I Just Resigned" Thread
« on: July 20, 2006, 09:48:00 PM »
Finished my final day on the job as a journalist a couple hours ago. RETIREMENT!!!! (well, for about 10 days before I have to start moving, anyway)

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I know HippieLawChick was taken off the list last summer sometime in late July and was able defer to this fall. I've heard that there are some people so dead set on UW that they go there the first day of orientation in case some people don't show up. For people like you (and me) who have other options in much different geographic regions, it's borderline impossible. But for someone that needs to stay in Wisconsin and is going to Marquette (or else one of the Chicago schools), it's not as big of a deal.

I think what it comes down to is that they have X number of people going (which was indicated to be more than 300 from the last time I heard from UW). So more than 30 people would have to withdraw between then and the start of classes for them to even go to the hold list (since their preferred class size is 270). They won't ding anyone on that list because they don't know if they need to go to it yet.

I was willing to wait into the summer since I'm only about an hour a way right now, but I sent my deposit to my place in Tempe yesterday, and withdrew this morning.

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