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General Board / Re: Top 10%??
« on: January 23, 2007, 02:02:23 AM »
Do a good, thorough search of your school's website.  They might list last years brackets.

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General Board / Re: PROOF that Cooley is better than Roger Williams
« on: April 14, 2006, 05:48:38 PM »
I was hoping that the OP was saying it as a joke.  Cause if it's a joke, it's pretty funny. 

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General Board / Re: summer job
« on: March 25, 2006, 01:09:03 AM »
Just think of the people are going to be really nervous about screwing up, but as of yet don't have a JOB to screw up ON...

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My studying advice (from someone in the top 10%) is this:
-Review each class afterward to figure out what you were supposed to learn in that class period.
-Start outlining early.
-Learn to write a law school exam (take a class or read a book on the subject.)
-Don't freak out!
-Don't take all these negative people's advice to heart, everyone will have a different viewpoint and you might just like law school.

Good luck!

Learn what's right for you, coming from someone in the top 10 who didn't do ANY of these except not freak out (and take bad advice to heart).  However, since you don't know whether or not law school will come naturally, MidWest's advice might be the best way to go, even if it makes your semester a lot more hellish ;)

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I had a terrible 1st semester. My grades are horrible. I got 3 C's 1C- and a B, giving me a 2.06. So my question is can I get a job this summer doing legal work despite my low grades? I have 2 years of corporate experience and 1 year of legal experience.
I'm trying to get as many A's as possible this semester but I'm aware that the job process starts now. Any suggestions. I really need some sound feedback. Where do you suggest I applly to?
thx

My suggestion: take some classes this summer and live off loan money.  It's obviously not ideal, but it's something to do that won't be frowned upon when you are looking for a job later, and you might be able to use the credits to boost your GPA.  I know a couple people who's GPA rose dramatically through summer classes.  Use your time during the day (if they're night classes) and volunteer somewhere.  Somewhere someone will take free work.

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General Board / Re: CLASSMATES...
« on: January 24, 2006, 07:34:32 PM »
But then there comes the all-encompassing "what'cha doin Friday night" that I will have to say no to... which without me wanting it to... begins to burn bridges.

Don't worry, it sounds like it won't take long before no one is asking you to do anything with them.  Seriously, the poster who talked about networking is dead on.  If that's the view you need to take in order to lighten up, do it. 

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General Board / Re: Section Placement - Who Else Got Shafted?
« on: December 20, 2005, 12:19:21 AM »
Based on this, I'm guessing that there are at least a few others who lost their scholarships. I don't think they're redistributing the money either by giving it out to the top performers who came in without scholarship, because you have to be at the VERY top of the class for that and I'm guessing that a decent number of those people came in with a scholarship anyway. You get where I'm going with this.

I didn't receive anything coming in, was ranked at the very top, and they gave me 3k.  I'll take it, but you're right, it's not going to the top performers.

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General Board / Re: Exam Period = Hysteria
« on: December 07, 2005, 10:35:33 PM »
Just a warning.  It's great to feel good about an exam, but from what I've experienced and witnessed, how you feel about it means NOTHING.  CONSTANTLY you will hear about people who's worst grade was on the exam they felt the best about.  On the brighter flip side, the one exam I felt the absolute worst about, I ended up booking.  Best bet, as many have mentioned: TOTALLY forget about it. 

And anecdotal, but everytime I have gone to get a drink with people after an exam, people aren't talking about the exam...

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General Board / Re: To specialize or not to specialize...
« on: November 17, 2005, 09:43:03 PM »
A friend of mine's husband is the hiring partner at a big firm in town.  He told her to take whatever the hell she wants to take and not to specialize.   

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