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Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Syracuse vs. T4s
« on: May 30, 2008, 10:27:00 AM »
FIU Law has a solid immigration clinic.  I'm not personally involved, but there are obviously a ton of those issues in South Florida.  Students that participate get real world experience representing clients and trying cases in court. 

Job Search / Re: 1L Summer Employment Period
« on: May 17, 2007, 09:08:16 PM »
i'm pretty sure that december 1st date is for NALP big law firms.  i don't believe it applies to a number of small and medium-sized firms (who wouldn't hire you any way until you get your first semester grades).  i could be wrong.

Job Search / Re: So, how did the job search go 1L's?
« on: May 17, 2007, 07:18:40 PM »
i've got a judicial internship for 30 hours and a small firm internship for 10-15 lined up starting next week.  should be interesting to see the law in action from both sides of the fence.

3.5 internships?  spreading yourself a little thin, huh?  good luck with that.  i'd like to hear how all those experiences go for you.  at least you'll figure out what it is you want to do as a lawyer.

Job Search / Re: 1L Summer Employment Period
« on: May 17, 2007, 07:16:28 PM »
funny.  i was in same boat last summer as a 0L.  i'm getting hitched in three weeks.  if you tell your employer right off the bat, they will likely understand that it is a pretty significant moment in your life.  perhaps plan your honeymoon the week before 2L starts (august) so you only have to miss a couple days of work during the summer. 

unless you're at a t14 or have connections, odds are you won't know where you are working until the spring semester.  at that point, you will obviously already have picked a wedding date.  good luck.

Current Law Students / Re: Spanish Immersion for after summer of 1st year
« on: February 11, 2007, 09:10:33 PM »
instead of spending a lot of money in costa rica, just come down to miami and hang out at the local supermarket.  even if you are a white, freckled, pasty mofo...they will still start out the conversation with spanish.  you can spend 4 hours in home depot and not hear one english word.  i hope i can combine it with some middle school/high school spanish training and actually learn it this time.

Current Law Students / Re: Constitutional Law and Property study Guides?
« on: January 22, 2007, 10:35:00 AM »
i have legalines for dukeminier's property book.  it's pretty decent as far as case briefs, but the summary in the middle lacks a little.  i find that i need to read the book regardless. 

thanks for the advice on E&E for property. 

Current Law Students / Re: Transfer from John Marshall to Chicago Kent
« on: December 26, 2006, 07:25:47 PM »
not that i'm thinking about it too hard since I have no clue about grades and really haven't even given a thought that I would want to transfer, but when do 1L's start putting in applications for transfer? 

Current Law Students / Re: Legal Writing Grade
« on: December 26, 2006, 07:23:20 PM »
from my understanding, legal writing in the grand scheme of things is far more important than "regular classes" 

this is why my school's approach is to make it a 3 credit class for 3 semesters

Current Law Students / Re: best supplements for Torts?
« on: December 26, 2006, 07:20:52 PM »
i ended up with 5 supplements for torts.  now i know what works for me and what doesn't. 

the best supplements to use during the semester is casenotes or legalines.  these will give you the case briefs, which can be keyed to different text books.  it is very valuable to get the supplements keyed to your text.

the best exam supplement i found to be the E & E's by Glannon.  The only thing about the E&E's is that you need the time to read it all and go through the text in between the examples and explanations.  so, in a crunch, it's almost worthless.

i didn't open emanuel's once.  too outline-ish for me.


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