The text has been sold as of this afternoon. Good luck to all. I liked Garlock and am looking forward to taking him again. Not everyone will say that, though.
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I have a copy of Garlock's current text, Epstein's Cases and Materials on Torts, 8th Ed, that is barely used. There is no highlighting and only a modest number of notes in the margins. The binding is in very good condition. It is probably closer to new than what you will find at the CSU Bookstore ($89.50, used copies only, no new books) or the SBA book sale, where it will go for $45.
My copy is available for $40 or best offer. I may be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or 216-486-1685.
Gelman isn't rated on that site. In my putative start last year, my section had Gelman as our guest professor during orientation. He seemed smart and friendly, but a trifle eccentric. You would be better off with someone else if you need clear guidance. Forte would not be easier, but he might be more straightforward. Forte also has a national reputation as a constitutional scholar.
You may find dorm life rather restrictive. I tried it at Ohio U 19 years ago as a 32 year-old grad student and it was worse than at my undergrad school in the blessed liberal 70s. The administration gave me no trouble about letting me out of my housing contract, though. I got to know plenty of stimulating younger folk living off campus, which is where I suspect you will soon want to be.
At least you know won't be the oldest 1L at Cleveland-Marshall.
« on: November 15, 2007, 10:23:44 PM »
Ohio does have a glut of law schools, nine ABA accredited schools, to be exact. Why Toledo has such a high ranking is a mystery to many people in Ohio, one that can only be explained by the discrepancy in their admission standards between full and part-time students. The earler poster's ranking starts off accurately, Ohio State is first by most measures, then Case and Cincinnati are roughly equal, followed by Toledo and Cleveland-Marshall in the middle, then Akron and Ohio Northern, with Capital and Dayton located near the tail of the legal animal.
On the other hand, they do seem to offer f/t students a good deal of money.
Since you know where you want to practice, have you looked at where lawyers in your town went to law school? Unless you live in New England, there are probably no Western New England grads, or possibly one. If you go to a law school known in your hometown, you will have a ready-made network, even if it is a T3 or 4. If there are lower-ranked state schools in your area, consider them. Residency is easy to get in some states. Of course, you may have already thought of that.
Your credentials are not that bad, or not as bad a lot of people would have think. You have a crack at T3 as well. Numbers are not everything.
It means that they lack the insecurity that characterizes Capital, Akron, ONU, and probably Dayton. Toledo and C-M, as far as I know, emphasize collegiality over competition, because they know their B students will have no trouble getting jobs in the local market. It never hurts to look at where your state's supreme court justices went to law school.
FIU will certainly be an accredited law school soon and will easily be Tier 3. It may nose up to the lower reaches of Tier 2 before long. If you want to practice in FL, go there. For everywhere else, I repeat, Case Western Reserve is a major, prestigious university. Every well-educated person I have ever met knows that. If you get a good scholarship to mitigate the outrageous tuition, go there. The reputation of the outstanding university rubs off on the merely good law school.
No one outside of Florida knows FIU from a hole in the ground, nor will FIU ever become a top university. Florida State is consistently ranked below Case Western Reserve. Where does that leave FIU?
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