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No matter what the OP thinks the rule is about outside counsel, he/she should absolutely consult an attorney about this NOW.  This is very important.  You are at their mercy if you do not.  Find one that is experienced in these matters.  Call the localbar associations.  If they cannot help, call the officers of the local bars personally. A lawyer is a must in a situation like this.

Incoming 1Ls / Re: SLU Class of 2011
« on: April 21, 2008, 10:56:14 AM »

I am a May 2007 grad of SLU Law and lifelong resident of the St. Louis area.  I will be happy to meet someone and give them tours and help with apt hunting and stuff.  Or anything else you need. 

I will be heading back to St. Louis from May 6th- May 9th.  Right now I will be checking out the apartments right across from SLU and also a few in CWE.  Do you know anyone who lives in CWE?  Where did you live while attending SLU?

I lived in my hometown in Illinois.  It was only a 15-20 minute commute.  I know lots of my classmates lived in CWE and I think it is a great choice.  I would stick to the south side of Lindell (and East of Euclid) if you go that way. But, pretty much everything in the CWE is good.  My friends that did not have cars stayed in the Lindell Towers or the Coronado just across the street.  Gosh how I envied them when I was fighting traffic to get to an 8 am class.  I heard the Coronado is expensive and that the Lindell Towers can be noisy.  But, my best friend lived in the Lindell Towers all 3 years and he loved it.  Another place to consider would be the downtown loft district.  Rents can be very competitve there and it is a pretty neat area.  Just stay as close to Washington Ave  and 12th St. as possible.  I think there is a bus that runs down Washington Ave which is just a couple of blocks North of SLU LAW.  But that bus line and the area where you would get on near SLU is pretty dicey after dark.   

Are those bozos still working on wireless printing?  They had it pretty much up and running when I left so I thought it was all OK.  Otherwise, you can just put your file on a jump drive and then print off that on one of the plentiful law library computers (or e-mail it to yourself).  I wouldn't worry about printing too much. I had a pc but many students had Macs and I never heard of any problems using a Mac. 

Incoming 1Ls / Re: SLU Class of 2011
« on: April 21, 2008, 08:10:07 AM »
I am a May 2007 grad of SLU Law and lifelong resident of the St. Louis area.  I will be happy to meet someone and give them tours and help with apt hunting and stuff.  Or anything else you need. 

Current Law Students / Re: Bar review courses
« on: April 10, 2008, 08:01:33 PM »
I found PMBR to be a HUGE waste of time.  If you are self motivated, I highly recommend Adaptibar over PMBR. And I had several friends that did BarBri self study and all passed (but none took NY).  One of the things that could bother some people in BarBri classes is the stress level.  My God - I thought some of those people were going to explode.  If you are one that gets bothered by that, then run like hell from BarBri classes.  Oh...and in typical law student fashion....there are the liars telling everybody how many practice questions they did and how well they did on the last practice test.  If you are one to buy into that and get bothered by it, then beware.  None of that stuff bothered me but it really messed up my best friend's head.  She flunked.  The second go round, she did self study and was much calmer. She hasn't gotten her results yet, though.  One of the things that did bother me was the sloooooow pace of some of the lectures.  But, I needed the set schedule to motivate me so it worked well for me. Good Luck. 

Current Law Students / Re: how to write an opening statement?????
« on: February 25, 2008, 03:20:51 PM »
Personal anecdotes are used ot get the jury to like you or at least accept you.  The time for them is the jury selection process not the opening statement.  Basically, jsut remember, the opening statement is to tell teh story you are going to tell in the trial.  You tell them what you are going to say.  When you are done, the jury should know the theme of your case and will be looking for evidence to support it during your case in chief.  Don't forget to work in the bad stuff they are going ot hear too.  It is better they hear it from you and not from the opposing counsel.  Just tell the story....don't argue anything yet.

Current Law Students / Re: Spread The Word Before Tuesday
« on: February 04, 2008, 05:37:59 PM »
"Change" "Change" "Change" - all smoke and mirrors just like Bush's patriotic drivel that sucked in so many people but had no substance.  We simply do not know enough about Obama and how he would react in a crisis (or anything else).  Change is not enough - we need some plans and a platform that outlines his views.  We know that Hillary is someone that has been navigating the muddy political waters for a long time and is darn good at it. I will take my chances with her.  (As my Dad always says, "Better the devil you know".)

Job Search / Re: C student @ T3 ... what do I do?
« on: January 25, 2008, 06:47:01 PM »
Check out your study abroad options.  This can be an easy way to get some A's to bring up your gpa a bit. 

Current Law Students / Re: Outlining - takes forever
« on: November 03, 2007, 09:32:23 PM »
Outlining always took me a really longtime too.  But, I found that my outlining process really helped my retention/comprehension.  The big thing is to not compare your progress in outlining with other students tha outline quickly.  You will get very discouraged.  Hang in there

Read the cases and figure them out for yourself - use supplements to help you understand.  In some classes, you will need to have a good understanding of the reasoning used to reach the decision, and also the dissent reasoning.  This will be especially true in Con Law.  Don't get me wrong - I think supplements and commercial outlines are great, but they are just that - a supplement.  I used them to make sure I was "getting" it and to help decipher some of the gobbledy-gook in the actaul casesw that makes 1L so confusing at times.  I think they are especially helpful for civil procedure at this point.  The above posters are right on in saying that you need to learn how to read the cases and decipher them yourself.  That is what you will be doing in real life, probably next summer. 

Current Law Students / Re: Easiest legal fields to get into?
« on: May 18, 2007, 08:00:00 PM »
I am always surprised when people think that PD or prosecutor's offices are the refuge of the bottom of the class.  In my experience, those jobs are quite competitive because of the litigation experienee.  I clerked at a PD's office and was quite dismayed to see the stack of resumes from top students all applying for an entry level position. 

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