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There are BLS alums in SF...House of Blues is owned by one, I believe.

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General Board / Re: How do you think like a lawyer?
« on: June 10, 2010, 12:01:59 AM »
try this.

Look at first case in the chapter...what principle did it teach/illustrate?
How did notes /comments afterwards change/refine that rule?
What did next case in chapter do to add/refine your thinking...etc.

The cases are there for a reason, and edited with some logic.
Your prof may skip or substitute other cases...for a reason (new approach/time constraints etc.)

 Try to take a universal view before getting bogged down in the miasma.
And use the casebook's Table of Contents to get you started in laying out the rules/principles/elements

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Wait List / wait list movement?
« on: May 26, 2010, 03:39:59 PM »
Has the WL at Cornell or Georgetown moved lately?
What about Fordham?

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Wait List / Re: Question about being Wait listed
« on: May 26, 2010, 03:38:40 PM »
Has the WL at Cornell or Georgetown moved lately?
Anyone hearing this week from Fordham?

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General Board / Re: Law schools are starting to get the picture
« on: October 05, 2009, 12:41:01 PM »
Not really what the article said.
The U Miami Dean was saying, "gee, our faculty overadmitted the class and we need some breathing room. Please go away for a year. And, btw, if you're not realy serious about practicing law, stay away; No harm, no foul."

Until that school--and others--drastically cut entering class sizes, AND, until people such as those on this board stop applying in record numbers to law schools, there'll be no indication that ANYONE is 'getting the picture'.


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Pointless Arguments / Re: Why Are Jews So Rich?
« on: October 05, 2009, 12:31:02 PM »
A false premise...the NY Times is owned/run by a family of Episcopalians--the Annenbergs, once Jewish, converted well before WWII.

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: BLS Grad taking questions
« on: April 06, 2009, 10:33:29 AM »
I checked with Student Accounts at Brooklyn. You don't pay extra--you just accelerate your payments so that you and FT students are now even up on tuition payments. Basically, except for personal expenses, and the time off the job market, a PT student and a FT student pay the same ammount for their degree. PT's do it over 4 years, FT's in 3. If you switch, up or down, Brooklyn adjusts the payments to maintain parity.

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LSAC and LSDAS / Re: What is Dean's Certification?
« on: February 05, 2009, 04:56:34 PM »
it provides a clearance regarding academic and non academic behavior/records at your college. It has nothing to do with whether or not you graduated, or your grades themselves. Lots of schools used to ask for it. Many that still do only ask for it  when you enroll. Maybe Brooklyn uses it for Bar Assn Character Committee.
Did you ask them?

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General Board / Re: Super Narrow Curves...
« on: January 27, 2009, 01:49:30 PM »
I think of it as the Olympics--a few tenths of a point (seconds) and you finish with no medals...

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Law School Applications / Re: Asking For Fee Waivers
« on: December 04, 2008, 06:17:55 PM »
Brooklyn Law has no application fee at all...

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