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Widener U School of Law / Re: Anyone going to Widener DE fall 2005?
« on: September 04, 2005, 07:21:15 AM »
Cheif Justice Renquist died   :'(

Widener U School of Law / Re: Anyone going to Widener DE fall 2005?
« on: September 02, 2005, 09:06:28 PM »
I have no idea about this, except that I think they're on their own curve.  I just wanted to point out that you *outlined your greivances*.   ;)

hmmmm... well, I was outlining property, but the fact that I outlined my greivances might explain why I was studying on a Friday night and not out with friends :D

Widener U School of Law / Re: Anyone going to Widener DE fall 2005?
« on: September 02, 2005, 06:21:07 PM »
Ok, I'll admit it, I'm a little upset with the second year students in Property I.  Here is why:
  1.  They answer the questions before I have a chance to even think about answering.  This has several consequences:
     A.  I cannot participate at the level I should/would and this could affect whether I get a professor's discretionary "plus up" grade.
     B.  I cannot "arrive" at an answer myself the way they insist is such an asset to the socratic method; therefore, this could potentially affect my ultimate lawyering skills.
  2.  I don't know how they will affect the curve.  If they are deemed as part of section "A" then, in my opinion, this is unfair.  Consider the fact that this curve depends on the assumption that we are all the same starting out, when in fact they are much more advanced.  These students  have at least twelve doctrinal credits under their belt, and four exams.  This is a lot more experience than any first year student has, and most people tell me that they do better on tests after their first semester, simply because they have the experience.  Couple that with the fact that they have also had Legal Methods, which hones the technique one needs for answering exam questions.  That just goes against fair play... especially since none of those students accepting scholarships from this school were aware of the true conditions they would be under to maintain their GPA requirement.

Now that I have that off my mind... I would also like to add that there are 16 potential second year students in our class.  I am in the process of verifying that number.

I am thinking about trying to ask how the "curve" is applied, and if they separate the second year students in the section in order to make a fair playing field.  I'm not sure who to ask... the registrar?  the professor?  Any suggestions?  Please keep in mind that I don't want to piss anyone off either.

Oh... and if any of you were wondering, no, I don't have anything better to do on a Friday night.  Maybe we can get together for a burger or something.

Current Law Students / Re: those little statute symbols
« on: August 30, 2005, 06:52:14 PM »
I don't know how computer savvy you are so, go to the top tool bar and click insert, then go to symbols, scroll down for the section symbol and highlight, then select shortcut, and create a short cut so you won't have to keep doing that.  My short cut is Alt + s, so when I hold down the Alt key and type s, the section symbol is automatically inserted.

Current Law Students / Re: I.A.N. Study Group
« on: August 26, 2005, 05:17:07 PM »
Hey everyone,
Well I just finished my first week. Not so bad, actualy it was not bad. But in my first class, torts, the professor says " lets see, who will be the first in the class of 2008 to be subjected to the socratic method". Im sure you know where this is going. Yes it was me. What I have found so far, is as long as you are prepared, you will not get hammered even if you are way off base, as long as you make an effort my profs have been reasonable. I am most worried about research and writing, I think that is going to be the most difficult for me, and it's only worth 2 credits.

Anyway, I hope everyone is doing well...

Yanky...Keep the retreat no surrender

no retreat no surrender... lol, how did you know?

Congratulations!  We made it!

Actually, I really like my Civ. Pro. class, the professor is very animated and it makes for a great class.  Torts is my next fave... so far.  I don't really mind property, and instructor is great, but there's just something about the class...  Legal Methods class is ok, but again the instructor is great.  They gave me the info for my closed memo... as soon as I read it, I'll let everyone know what it's about as soon as I read it.

What is everyone else's impression of their first week?

Have a good weekend everyone!

Current Law Students / Re: I.A.N. Study Group
« on: August 25, 2005, 06:00:06 PM »
We don't start that for a few weeks... today was a bad day, I should know better than to try to help people.  I'll learn one of these days. >:(

Current Law Students / Re: How are you taking notes?
« on: August 25, 2005, 05:57:23 PM »
One Note does look great and Comp USA has a $50 rebate this week.

Current Law Students / Re: are your classmates snobby a**holes?
« on: August 25, 2005, 05:54:16 PM »
Yes, I have a few that tell me, "I'm not really finding this difficult at all."  Oh... did I ask?  ???  I have also heard, "the readings only take me about an hour"... really, I don't see you raising your hand to brief a case.

As for the girl who recieved an Audi... you should ask her why doesn't she buy her own beamer?  I'd love to see the look on her face...

Current Law Students / Re: I.A.N. Study Group
« on: August 24, 2005, 03:42:47 PM »
Oh, I forgot to say that my Torts mid-term is Sept. 23.

Current Law Students / Re: I.A.N. Study Group
« on: August 24, 2005, 03:41:45 PM »
Yah, either Oct 1 or Oct 8th... :P

So are you all enjoying law school?

I am enjoying it so far....

Well, I'm glad I didn't respond yesterday when I wanted to tell you "I hate it, I don't know what I was thinking when I subjected my self to this horrid process."  Fortunately, today was much better and I am happy that this is my calling... who knows what tomorrow will bring.

There were other things happening to make things worse... I locked my keys in my car on Monday (yes, I am going to be a good lawyer  :P ) and the street lights weren't working on the way to school on Tueday.

I consider myself extremely lucky with the professers I have... which is a good thing.

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