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Current Law Students / Re: Overwhelmed - Seeking Advice
« on: March 22, 2010, 08:35:59 PM »
It was actually in first year-Civil Procedure. But I'm at University of Washington and we're on the quarter system, so part of the smaller final was that we'd had mid-term. Although the mid-term was only like 10%. We also had participation and a take-home quiz and another written assignment. It wasn't until spring of 1L year that I had to face my first big scary "ohmigod this test is my entire grade" experience. 

Current Law Students / Re: Overwhelmed - Seeking Advice
« on: March 22, 2010, 11:16:23 AM »
Also, let's remember that not all law school grades are 100% based on exams. Increasingly, professors at my school do grade participation, have in class exercises, et cetera. I've taken a final that was worth 30% of my grade...

Job Search / Re: I abhor cover letters
« on: March 22, 2010, 12:01:33 AM »

Current Law Students / Re: A Letter to my classmates
« on: March 21, 2010, 11:58:04 PM »
What's awesome is that I would have thought "wow, she's angry" if I had read this before coming to law school. As a 3L, I'm like "mweh" that sounds like most of my friends.

In reference to the comment that the Romer v. Evans blurb looks like a's not.  really it's not.  Typically a brief is longer with more clearly laid out (see below and there are variations on this).  It's what you want to have at the beginning of the year when your professor is first grilling you on cases. It wouldn't be enough at that point to only have that blurb in front of you because you wouldn't be able to answer the questions about how Romer wasn't okay because it put a greater burden on a certain groups to get certain legislation passed...but a blurb like that is great towards exam time or as you are more comfortable with shorter notes or even book briefing. 





Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Dog vs. Cat
« on: May 01, 2008, 10:13:27 PM »
My cat hangs out quietly next to me while I read...and I don't have to let it outside to go to the bathroom.  I vote kitty!

Incoming 1Ls / Re: Study Aids
« on: April 29, 2008, 07:48:30 PM »
Amen to the fact that some teachers teach from specific study aid. I had a torts professor who would pose hypos nearly directly from the E&E.  Except he gave the characters names from Seinfeld.

And there is really isn't a lot of money for residents either (as someone with decent numbers who didn't get any aid but loves in-state tuition)

It will be interesting to see how the gender split goes next year, but this year it was more like 65% female.  Also, BLS is typically a two quarter class (Fall/Winter) and then in Spring you get to take a topical BLS (for example, I am in one that focuses on writing for a judicial externship).  And no finals in BLS!

Well, the buzzers are nice for that, but if I was visiting, I would think they are lame.  Plus, they kind of are and I always jump a couple of inches whenever I am not expecting them.

Good luck with your decision!  There are a lot of folks here who have relocated from NYC and seem very happy...

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