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Jesus man, where'd you find that thing.

Didn't see anything in there that gives him standing.

Current Law Students / Criminal Procedure Commercial Outlines
« on: April 18, 2005, 05:28:41 PM »
Does anyone know of a commercial hornbook, outline, or study guide that has a common sensical explanation of 5th amendment issues in compelled productions from subpoenas or summons. I'm using the Kamisar Modern Crim Pro Casebook and my Prof. did alot on the historical progression from a privacy contents analysis under Boyd and Entick to Fischer and Hubbell. Unfortunately I wasnt paying any attention and the textbook is disjointed.

Thanks for the help people.

Current Law Students / Re: NOT FAIR and I'm pissed!!!
« on: April 16, 2005, 08:28:20 PM »
Jesus Christ, you'd think this girl kills puppies from reading some of those posts. Things like that happen all the time in school and in the professional world.Life ain't fair, and sometimes you just have to let the little things slide.

The fact that she manipulated her margins is also very unlikely to affect your grade. Odds are she had to do that because she can't be as concise as profs expect. Lets not underestimate your professors either....they know what's up. Just focus on your own work, and beat her out. Just because we're competing with each other, doesn't mean we have to act like oversensitive animals. Get her back the old fashioned way and get better grades.

The discipline instilled in you by the army should be very beneficial though. For a lot of people its simply a mental toughness thing. Good luck.

I agree with last post.

But people, stop putting that damn Fooseball post up. It is simply illogical. He suspects a correlation between the suggestion of relaxing before a truly grueling endeavor and people who have messed up priorities and went straight from undegrad to law school? Interesting assumptions...that logic should serve you well in law school. Ladies and gentleman, the next Clarence Thomas!!!

Jomo's approach is a very reasonable one, but for many of the others I again warn that getting too deep into substantive material will likely harm you once in law school. I think many professors and deans would agree, in fact email them. Their email addresses are listed online, and i suspect they'd be more than happy to give some insight into this.

Different things work for different people. I have done very well so far in law school, and did nothing to prep for it. If your goal is to get great grades and parlay that into a good attorney position, then I strongly feel reading excessive amounts of material before starting law school is superfluous. All law schools operate differently and all Profs teach different material in different ways and expect different things from exams. The best way to achieve this is simply doing the work while in law school. Many people I know suffered greatly because they relied too heavily on commercial outlines which generalize the law into black letter rules. Similarly, the method of heavy preparation can blur the lines of your understanding of the material and law resulting in your failure to operate as your specific professor expects. Many people, who are not obsessive and who do significantly less work than most, do extremely well in law school. Find out what works best for you, but certainly don't overdo it. I hope this helps, but i guess i'm one of those jerks who just says relax. If you are truly intelligent and have the critical thinking skills that lawyers should, you will do exceptionally well with a disciplined work ethic.

Current Law Students / Re: Mutiple Choice - shoot me now.
« on: February 11, 2005, 03:10:12 PM »
I have the same problem as you. Recently, i started to realize that because i understand the material better than most that i have been overanalyzing the MC questions. Go with your intuition, and don't try to "lawyer" each of the answers into being an acceptable response.

Current Law Students / Re: HELP!
« on: January 19, 2005, 12:11:56 PM »
Most states have organizations that aid with bar issues like yours. Call the bar your applying to and they will probably put you in touch with an organization to advise you. Generally the background checks look for honestly and ethical behavior. I think you'll have to disclose your addendum to the school, but seriously doubt they'll kick you out unless there are terrible issues to overcome. good luck

General Off-Topic Board / Re: Should Republicans be drafted first?
« on: July 01, 2005, 04:10:41 PM »
Those of us on this board are supposedly the cream of the intellectual crop, and yet after reading the board i get the sense that many of us are so stuck in our own world views that we cant accept another rational theory. For instance, many believe the war was never purely motivated as an attack on terrorism. It was greatly grounded in a school of thought based on the belief that some form of democratic rule in the arab world will help to alleviate the region's violent problems and stimulate some form of populist movement in the region. For nearly five decades we have neglected to involve ourselves in the ailing region because it is not an easy fix. Maybe involving ourselves there now will help to diffuse an increasingly scary situation and save more lives in the long run. Many political theorists have written extensively on the subject...most recently it has been Wolfowit. Also, its ridiculous for me to see people claiming the side of servicemen on both sides. They are people with diverse opinions just like us. Bush may have lied, misled, or even been a war mongerer; but at least lets give him credit for taking a stand for what he believes to be correct and genuinely tries to affect change.

Finally, do not pigeonhole me as someone blinded by the right like some others on the board have been treated. I did not believe we should have gone to war there, nor do i now. There are many merits to the other side, and if your going to argue against them educate yourself. We have enough Michael moore's and people blinded by their own ideologies. Why is the left always so ready to get involved in places(Africa for instance), and yet when the U.S. gets involved they bail from their humanity for all views.

Incoming 1Ls / Re: Univ. of Miami
« on: April 29, 2004, 12:20:52 PM »
I was on the Miami waitlist and got an acceptance this week.I was extremely suprised because Miami supposedly hasnt gone to their waitlist in the past two years. They generally compensate for the low yield with more acceptances from what I hear. However, this is good news for everyone waitlisted because it looks like their still taking people.

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