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Current Law Students / Re: Using IM and Chatrooms during class
« on: January 20, 2008, 04:23:56 PM »
It's called multi-tasking.  :)

And it's also as efficient as coffee when it comes to keeping me awake in a lot of my dreadfully boring classes.

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Current Law Students / Re: Who Loves LexisNexis?
« on: January 18, 2008, 07:07:35 PM »
I'll take Westlaw over Lexis ANY day. 

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Current Law Students / Re: Study Aides
« on: December 25, 2007, 11:52:19 PM »
Bus Assoc- Legalines

Crim Pro- Barbri (believe it or not)

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It is definitely a race for time.

I like to think of law school exams as a different version of Super Mario Bros. for Nintendo.  :) You have a limited amount of time to rack up as many points as possible and get to the end.  If you dont, you lose.


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At my school, three semesters of legal writing and research are required (two during 1L and one during 2L).  Legal writing is a neccessary evil, but I feel that it should be given either more weight or no weight (P/F).  It counts for two credits, but takes up more time than almost any other course. 

How are your legal writing classes set up?  At my school, each class has about 15 students. 

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Job Search / Re: I need job advice
« on: January 10, 2007, 11:38:16 PM »
You are very fortunate to have them pay you a salary AND cover your housing.  Not being able to afford housing is probably one of the top reasons people opt to not take quality out of state summer positions.  That said, you have to determine what is most important to you.  If you would probably get a position in-state that provides the same "experience" as the out of state position, your personal reasons might outweigh the salary that the out of state position is offering.  Either way, good luck.

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I dont know anything about Northeastern or Suffolk, but I am, also, a 1L at Syracuse.  I am from NYC and, thus far, I am pleased with my decision to attend Syracuse.  I agree with the other poster, but I also have a bit more to add.

When I ask 2Ls and 3Ls about job placement during the summers, I hear that if you want a job, you get a job.  The career services office here is very hands on.  They require 1Ls to  meet with them for a certain number of appointments each semester and they are very approachable and accessible. 

Regardless of where you attend law school, aside from grades, two things will help you in landing a job: 1) a strong alumni network from your law school and 2) strong network connections.  For the most part, you'll have to worry about #2 on your own, but from what I have been told, SUCOL has a good alumni network and the school is working on making it stronger.   

As per your other inquiries, Syracuse has a great foreign policy program.  I'm not interested in it, but I know a few people who've worked overseas and throughout the US.  So DC should definitely be a possibility.  Concerning public interest, there is an annual Public Interest Job Fair @ NYU that most of the law schools in  the tri-state area are invited. I know for certain that all of the NYS schools are invited. I will be attending this February, but I cant say much aside from that.
how far is NYC from Syracuse?

Plane- a little over an hour

Car- 4.5 Hours

Amtrak- A little over 5 hours

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Current Law Students / Re: HOLY *&^% I GOT AN A!
« on: January 08, 2007, 09:30:27 PM »
I hope that's what the OP meant. Honestly, I didn't think it was possible to not finish an exam and still receive an A. In my case, I had two questions which each had three to four sub-questions under each, and on the second question I was not able to finish the last sub-question. From what I understand, I think the OP was in a similar situation.

are you saying that you didnt finish the exam but still got the A??

Sure, it's possible.  It's about spotting the most issues, not answering the most questions.  A person answering 3/4 of an exam (especially one that the Prof never really expected anyone to finish) and hitting a majority of the issues is sure to do better than someone "completing" an exam and only hitting some of the issues.

That said, I hope I get an A in something.  :)

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I dont know anything about Northeastern or Suffolk, but I am, also, a 1L at Syracuse.  I am from NYC and, thus far, I am pleased with my decision to attend Syracuse.  I agree with the other poster, but I also have a bit more to add.

When I ask 2Ls and 3Ls about job placement during the summers, I hear that if you want a job, you get a job.  The career services office here is very hands on.  They require 1Ls to  meet with them for a certain number of appointments each semester and they are very approachable and accessible. 

Regardless of where you attend law school, aside from grades, two things will help you in landing a job: 1) a strong alumni network from your law school and 2) strong network connections.  For the most part, you'll have to worry about #2 on your own, but from what I have been told, SUCOL has a good alumni network and the school is working on making it stronger.   

As per your other inquiries, Syracuse has a great foreign policy program.  I'm not interested in it, but I know a few people who've worked overseas and throughout the US.  So DC should definitely be a possibility.  Concerning public interest, there is an annual Public Interest Job Fair @ NYU that most of the law schools in  the tri-state area are invited. I know for certain that all of the NYS schools are invited. I will be attending this February, but I cant say much aside from that.

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Incoming 1Ls / Re: Warranty.
« on: June 21, 2006, 03:06:37 AM »
That whole "Dell" thing was a joke.  However, I just recently acquired a brand new ThinkPad (x60s) and did not get a warranty.

1.   Is it too late?  Can I go back and get one?
2.   Should the fact that itís a ThinkPad allow me to rest easier?

I purchased a Thinkpad last week and I chose the 3 year warranty (the one where they come to me to fix it and I am guaranteed to have it back by the next day). I hope that I will never have to use it, but I feel good knowing that I will have instant service if I need it.

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