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Current Law Students / Re: STOP PAYING TOO MUCH FOR YOUR BAR REVIEW!
« on: August 25, 2007, 04:27:24 PM »
What exactly do a bunch of 1Ls have a claim for against BarBri?  If they charge do much, don't buy from them!

No law student is forced to take BarBri.  If you really think that BarBri is the only viable bar review course, then maybe you should take a stand by encouraging students to sign up for reviews with other companies, and just not give BarBri any of your money instead of filing suit against them. 

I'm not a fan of BarBri's prices.  I think they've been raising prices faster than inflation, but that doesn't mean that I think someone who hasn't even bought anything from them as a claim against them.  If you'd already committed to them and paid them at least a deposit, then maybe.  For now though, those 1L's are just kids shopping around for a bar review course and want the high quality at discount prices. 

Can I go into a BMW lot and file suit if they won't sell me a BMW at Camry prices? 

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Current Law Students / Re: LRW Assignment
« on: August 25, 2007, 04:17:15 PM »
If it's like mine, it won't count.  Just turn in a "good faith effort" or expect to do a rewrite. 

Our prof's policy is that it doesn't make sense to grad the things you turn in while you're still learning.  Only our last 3 assignments count towards our grade.  While it makes it less stressful during the first two months of the semester, it means that we also miss out on possibly getting some easier points to take the stress off at the end.

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Alabama / Living in Birmingham?
« on: April 27, 2007, 01:15:09 PM »
We're still waiting on final word from SO's employer, but there's a good chance that he'll end up in their Bham office or if he starts in Tuscaloosa, he might end up having to transfer to Bham during the 3 years that we're there.

Are there any suggestions for where to live if he's working in Bham and I'm at UA?  I'm willing to drive, but I'm hesitant to live in Bham.  I feel like we'll miss out on the social side of law school by living that far away.  Or, is there a decent contingent of law students in Bham that get together up there?

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Choosing the Right Law School / Re: University of Alabama
« on: January 09, 2008, 11:22:00 PM »
My thoughts,

BAMA(applied last year):
Great dean.  Great professors.  Great financial aid, especially for residents.  Academically, its in a different class than some of the schools the OP listed (Miss, Ark, SC, etc...).  Among the best in the south and the rise in the rankings is no accident.  Genuninely sees itself as a national law school. 

Problem is, no one else does.  They have come a long way towards a national reputation, but aren't there yet.  A friend made law review there, went to DC to clerk and came back to B'ham to work.  There's nothing wrong with that, but yeah, your best job prospects are in state with some placement in TN, GA, MS, FL. 

If you want Alabama specifically it can't be beat.  If you want Southeast generally, it demands a look.  If you want the rest of the country, there's probably better options. 

Samford - Nice small school.  Lots of individual attention and it seems they really do a good job of training you to be a lawyer as opposed to a graduate student in law.  But, its way overpriced and no one outside of a Birmingham knows its there.  I wouldn't consider it unless you want to work in Alabama, and then only with a scholarship.   
 

Very well put.

I'm a 1L at Bama, and as it's early Jan, I haven't felt the hit of OCI just yet.  However what is quoted above is exactly what I heard last year. Things to keep in mind though:

1.  The number of people taking jobs in Alabama is high because Alabama law firms love UA grads and recruit them heavily.  However, my class has the largest number of out of state students ever.  This really shows that the dean is pushing towards a national reaach, espeically knowing that most of my out of state classmates instend to practice in their home state.  Bottom line:  In about 5 years, Alabama should be a national law school.

2.  One of the best "bang for your buck" law schools".  Even if you're out of state and pay out of state tuition, UA is still a bargain compared to almost every other school in hte nation.

3.  If offered a scholarship (and this goes for any school!) attempt to negotiate away any GPA or rank requirements.  When I was admitted, I was offered a top 25% scholarship.  I flat-out asked them if they offered this to more than 25% of the incoming 1L class.  They said, "No."  Fast forward 6 months...after talking to several 2L's, 3L's, and my classmates, I now realize that they actually give the scholarship to about 50% of the class "knowing" that many will go to other schools.  End result...a nasty mess when 1L grades come out.  But...still remember that even the bottom of the pack at UA is guaranteed a pretty good job, especially within AL where it's been particularly nice and balmly these past few weeks.

That's about all I've got for now.  Best of luck to all 0L's.  I'm not on this board much anymore (off doing crazy 1L's things like reading and more reading), but shoot me a PM if you have Bama specific questions.

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Incoming 1Ls / Re: Army or Law School
« on: June 29, 2007, 08:06:51 PM »
The military can be a great thing for a lot of people.  However, I've seen just as many people join the military with the intent of then going back to school and using their hard earned education benefits...but yet the military is super busy right now and doesn't release them to go back to school.  12 years later, they end up with only a handful of credits earned through community colleges or distance learning.  Being this close to law school, I suggest you at least do 1L.  If it's your kind of thing, apply for JAG after graduation, or even a JAG summer internship.  If you absolutely need a break, talk to your school about a leave of absence for a 3 year military tour.

Don't forget, there is always the potential to join a National Guard or Reserve unit while in law school.  While you'll still have the "petty" stuff you talk about, at least you get to release some stress and go shoot at things one weekend a month.

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Just out of curiosity.  You can see it from LSAC website.  Sep test, not June test, is Preptest 51... Why is that?

Maybe the June one (elements or complete) will become their new sample LSAT online.  It wouldn't make sense for them to sell it on one section of the website as PT 52 and then have it as a free download on another section.

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Incoming 1Ls / CURVES...
« on: May 21, 2007, 08:57:11 PM »
...is the name of a women's only fitness facility.

Every time I see a post regarding CURVES instead of curves, I can't help but think of the women's gym. 

Carry on.

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Minority and Non-Traditional Law Students / Is 34 too old?
« on: May 02, 2007, 06:26:03 PM »
Hey LSDers...this was posted on another board I frequent.  I'm hoping if I post it here and get some good responses, I can point the OP over here.  On the other board, a board full of newlyweds, they'll all telling her that 34 isn't the best age to be taking on student loans and at best are recommending she talk her husband into a PT program.  IMO, a 177 is worth taking on the debt and almost certain scholarships at a T14.

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Incoming 1Ls / Who's going where? LSD class of 2010
« on: April 04, 2007, 03:30:42 PM »
...aka...where are the cool kids going to law school?  For those of you trying to decide on a law school, maybe this list will help you stalk or avoid a particular LSD poster.  Maybe you're looking for roommates or someone to share a moving van.  Either way, here's a consolidated list of LSD'ers who are Accepted and Decided. 

Congratulations everyone!
University of Alabama
drpepr108
barenakedtjm
Boss
ajlrf03

American
SilentSwirl

University of Arkansas-Fayetteville
PhiMuAmberkins

University of Baltimore
MDLaw10
mvjoohm

Baylor
canticle

Boston College
Bamf
Katrines
Jackiechiles
Cowboylawyer
ChiSox07
Lawschoolboundlady
Brettlawless
Vercingatorix
Bezerkley

Boston University
Chad!
wish

Boalt
goaliechica
sentimentalhygienist
evilwonderbra

Buffalo
GwenK 
 
UCLA
LadyKateSD

Catholic
gogabgo
Saxby
strongmace

Case Western
notmad
Shady Lady
ciaobella

Chicago
AshleyChristina
MP
Purveyor
Annonymous
ILoveUncleJesse
Buffettologie
IPWannaBe
Bosco1385
Boogles04
LQC Lamar
Sooner
Silly(marroon)Berry

Chicago-Kent
laxlaw

Cincinnati
Jhuen_the_bird

Cleveland-Marshall
rugercaptain
toasterking

Columbia
demingh
mericore
The Monkey
Hank Rearden
Tom Terrific
squirrelrogue
lindenksv
crosseyed and painless
Emilia
the squirrel under the desk
InspectorJavert
Hey Now
lonewolf
Dr. Raoul Duke
ELT
617
mcb
Saja
protagon

Cornell
SugarJ (deferring a year)

University of Denver
watson

Duke
perfect pint
beeker
yeacrew
slavster
sram
Should I Go to Duke?

Emory
rnumiami
withasigh 
heatherm

University of Florida
Floridaman
combestkevin
juliemccoy

FIU
xsnrg

Fordham
2l22
NYJ
Chica
Dunson
LawSchoolNY07
latenitesession

Franklin Pierce
Flash45

George Mason
keefrichards

George Washington
Sigur
dcforlife

Georgetown
iheartdc
nealric
camelman
zephyr
orangie

Georgia State
Big Slick

Hamline
Para Legal

Harvard
justinjd10
bloak143
YouveGotGold
shanny/Supergirl(most likely deferring a year)
kenny32
East of Ann Arbor
BlueHeaven07
Brito
dashrashi
Slow Children At Play
LinaB
Ladydevilfan
Vandy07

Hastings
tj.
lejohnnyc

Houston
Sgt. Delicious

Illinois
forca98
notmikejones

Indiana
Journeyman
windycindy
Singr75
CavemanLawyer

LSU
SoupySales
spicealicious

University of Louisville
Old and in the Way

Loyola - LA
demigoddess

Marquette
kennybattle

Miami
jillibean
mason338
jumpyoulikeabattery
bittrsweet

Michigan
Gengiswump {summer}
Chasing Daylight {Fall}
JT Neeley {fall}
G. Coop {Fall}
Hollowman {Fall}
Flyaway {Fall}
Norn5k {Fall}
ThePoster{Summer}
Divo72 {Summer}
Goodnews{Summer}
Tapper {Fall}
Wilax {summer}
Rwtq {Fall}
Ipso Facto {Fall}
Monserrat {Fall]
Jessicag {Fall}
EE {Fall}
Death & Taxes (currently Johnny the H.M.) {Fall}
Bouzie{Fall}
Piggy{Fall}
Moni (currently Mini) {Fall}
Pete Steele {Fall}
Judge Smails (if he is not a fakey troll) {Summer}
DeathcabFan {defer to Summer 08}
Dagny {defer to Summer 08}
Reach
stillwolverineblue
brnw1984

Michigan State
molaw
ericptk2000

Minnesota
gopherit
Papa Bear

University of Missouri
ptown

NYU
pazzo83
quizzle16
KeNo
JuanTwoThree
ljg
kirsten11235
Schruted

UNC
mgreene05

North Dakota
Ranx

Northern Illinois
sbcman9690

Northwestern
WeeSqueak
Edna St. Vincent Millay
mumbling2myself
Dusya
Chandler Bing
==cal==

Notre Dame
lindzb

Ohio State
ThePendulum

Pace
OConnorScribe
dcollins

University of the Pacific McGeorge
Matokah
Ipsa Dixit

Penn
FearofMusic
pookie234
m1
radioface
dancerina
contiki07
deedeeleigh
rjr55
pookie
rusty
drumguy1284
team pam
daylighthasbroken
topher (+1)
period
chosenwick
gillesthegreat
mmm5
aeh13
Ersatz
stallyn
Terrible Ivan
nixon plays checkers
another_prelaw
jtsd19
aeh13
mantis

Penn State - Dickenson
aslaw505

Rutgers-Newark
thewander0

St. Louis University
skeeball

University of San Diego
iSalute
yanksfan324
Einstein

Seattle
dabble
euphrasie

USC
iscoredawaitlist

Southern Illinois University
hypergex

Southern Methodist University
jer
SMUJD2010

Stanford
mike245
Anne Shirley
Jadecrane

Temple
PhilaGirl
Penndude7

University of Tennessee
rickster

University of Texas
turdpolisher
leostrauss

Texas Tech
lawxtina
smack
rukiddin

University of Toledo
keepitsimple

Tulane
botbot
mschopf
kirkcameronsgirlfriend
korhashamo
T.T.T. Splitter

University of Tulsa
olkahomasoo

Vanderbilt
illinihoopshead
Ravynous Elegance

Villanova
ilovelaw

University of Virginia
IF
xerofactor
Crossing the Rubicon
BelleFille
Alphadrummer
Johnny stuffs his mouth
Dasadder
well eggy ("99%")
Daydreamer
xonkdt
pipster215
SweetEpiphany
swing9this
liz21
lawgirl442
CW
Erin2185
Old Towner?
dcareastalker

Wake Forest
seacotton

University of Washington
Clipse
smallandmighty
lmh15
smile
dhoagie99

Washington & Lee
(General) Zamora(!)
AJF
Auelan
enkidu
stsherri
The Doctor is IN!
Waitlist2010
WVU Mounty

Washington University
Jessryn
deej5022
LostSoul18701
lulu60
musetta4
Non-Prophet
Steak Pita

West Virginia University
Paper Chaser
jsbowen

University of Wisconsin
LatherRinseRepeat

Yale
Data
KingofNJerse
Denny Crane
prolesurge
forthefunofit
letylyf
attic4fp
nerdphanie

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Incoming 1Ls / Law School Survival Notes
« on: April 04, 2007, 02:17:07 PM »
http://www.lawschoolsurvivalnotes.com

Just saw this site and wanted to share.  It appears to be a Wiki style website of law school outlines.  No idea how useful they are, but it's something free that can entertain us 0L's.

EDIT: Potentially better site...

http://www.notemesh.com/

Facebook + law school outline + wiki

It looks awfully similar to Law School Survival notes in that it's a wiki interface for class notes.  The difference though is that you can sort it by school, course, and section.  This way, everyone who has that crazy professor who spends the entire semester on one topic can have an outline that has that highlighted, while everyone else can focus on their own prof eccentricities.  Of course the key to success it to get your section to use it...and probably to keep it quiet from the prof!

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