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Studying and Exam Taking / Re: Does anyone believe 1L Lawgirl????
« on: October 31, 2004, 02:20:34 PM »
She makes a very good case for retaining her anonymity.  I can't imagine there are that many transfers at her new school.  Congrats on making it happen for yourself, Lawgirl!



Yes, I went to Cooley. Yes, I transferred out. And, yes, I transferred to a Tier 1 school. I was at the top of my class, had very good recs and a very good work history. I met personally with the admissions people for my new school and fought to get in. I won't apologize for doing everything I had to do to get into a better school. I haven't named the school because frankly, I would prefer to retain my anonymity at my new school (I really don't relish everyone knowing I attended Cooley). I worked hard to transfer out and if you don't believe it, that is your problem.

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Socratic Method / Re: Any schools not use it?
« on: September 11, 2004, 01:09:16 AM »
As much as I hate it, I have found that I am much more prepared and understand the material much better, for the classes with the hardcore socratic profs.  I am sure it because if given the option, I am putting more time and effort into learning the material, for fear of being unprepared.

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General Board / Re: Juristudents law school software
« on: September 02, 2004, 05:32:10 PM »
Actually, I have been cutting and pasting some of my notes from onenote to storelaw.  I really like the flexibility of Onenote, along with the headers for each day that let write important things, such as assignments, etc.


ok... so I looked at a demo of "one note." I have answered my own question. It seems nice to use, but how well is it at moving your notes from there into Store Law?

I found out I have "OneNote." It came with my laptop. I just never looked to see what I had.

I think it will be great for Writing and Research. My prof uses power point, and will post a downloadable version of his lecture on the net. I can move the pictures into OneNote and just wrtite beside each picture.... cool!

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General Board / Re: Mom of three for law school... crazy?
« on: August 29, 2004, 10:04:50 AM »
I don't know that you can even consider applying to law school without being just a little bit crazy.  Three years of grueling academic work to enter a proffession regarded by many as greedy and crooked?

If it is really what you want, go for it!!!



Am I crazy?  I really feel driven to do this, but I do want to know that it's possible without putting my sanity and marriage/family on the line.
Any advice is welcome.  Positive or negative. Thanks.

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General Board / Re: LS Roller Coaster
« on: August 27, 2004, 01:21:12 AM »
I have now finished my first week of 1L.  This is the first time I haven't had to work while going to school.  It is a good thing, too.  I just don't know how I would ever manage.  I have had a terrible time just keeping up this week.

Anyway, all you part timers have my admiration.  I have no idea how you do it!

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General Board / Re: Juristudents law school software
« on: August 27, 2004, 01:17:48 AM »
I am using a combination of Storelaw and Onenote.  I like to use the outline templates of Storelaw.  I also like the ability to bring several different types of info together for an outline (i.e., class notes, outline, case briefs, canned briefs, etc.).

However, for taking notes during class, I really like the functionality of onenote.  It is very nice for being able to manipulate and push data around.  I also like the header format. 

I have had the same problem for wanting to use pi and delta characters.  No luck for me, either.  Maybe Storelaw will come up with a work around for this.

I have only taken case briefs from storelaw to word, but so far so good.

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: 2008 Presidential Candidates
« on: November 06, 2004, 03:39:34 AM »
Jeb Bush in '08

McCain will be 72.  Even Reagan was only 69 when he took office.

Edwards will be out of the picture all together.  He is an unemployed ambulance chaser, who failed to bring even 1 state to Kerry's campaign.  I don't see how Kerry could have been any worse off with anyone else on the ticket.  Gephardt would have probably brought MO.  Hillary may have brought AR.  It may not have been enough to get him elected, but it sure would have left him in a better position than he was with Edwards.

Alot of America still isn't ready for a female president.  Hillary could do well as a VP though.

If the Dems are smart, they will find someone from the South that can actually get elected in their home state. A couple of southern states would have made the election for Kerry.

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: The Democracy Thread
« on: November 06, 2004, 03:14:56 AM »
Hillary has said in the past (particularly after her election to the Senate) she had no presidential ambition.  I didn't believe her then any more than I would believe Cheney has no further political ambition.

I forgot another possible Republican - Jeb Bush.  I know...the Dems would be hanging themselves if faced with 4 more years of Bush.  But the guy is very likable, comes off as far more intelligent than his brother and plays far better to hispanic voters.

One negative aspect to McCain's campaign in '08 - he will be 72.



I don't forsee Cheney by any stretch.  He's already said many times publicly that he has no presidential ambitions.  Maybe Liddy.  Giuliani for sure, as well as Frist.  But I don't see Powell, because I don't think he has any desire to hold the office of president. 

I could see Bayh throwing his hat in the ring.  Probably too early for Obama... he won't even have a full term under his belt.  I think we'll see Edwards give it the old college try again, too. 

ZAP

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: Media Bias
« on: November 04, 2004, 12:41:31 PM »
Breakfast of champions!!!


I like it. I feel like we're some kind of glamorous yet gritty crimefighting team out to right the world's wrongs and then kick back with a beer and a donut.


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General Off-Topic Board / Re: The Democracy Thread
« on: November 03, 2004, 01:23:36 PM »
I think McCain is going to face some stiff competition in the primary.  Cheney, Giuliani, Dole (Liz) and Powell come to mind.  

The Dems seem to be in a bit of disaray at the moment.  However, I wouldn't be surprised to see Clinton challenged by Obama or Evan Beyh.  


I think that, like Buster said, there's a long way to go.  But any news of voter turnout improvement is good news!  The question is, was it a fad, or will it catch on?  I'd like to see the McCain/Hillary race in 2008 trump voter turnout this time... we'll see.

ZAP

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