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General Board / Re: books before starting law school
« on: April 14, 2007, 03:22:56 PM »
In my opinion, you shouldn't try to learn the law before you start law school - your professors will teach it to you the way they will test you, pay attention and learn what they want.  Professors can always tell who used out-wise class materials on the exam!  In order to get the most out of class, preparation is key!  But the beginning 1L has no idea how to prepare for class, I.E. how to read cases.  So, what I would recommend, is a book that prepares you for legal reasoning and teaches you how to brief cases, so you are that much more prepared for class, you can get more out of class, and you will understand the law that much better:

Learning Legal Reasoning: Briefing, Analysis and Theory by Delaney

Do the exercises, and then when you start class, apply that to the cases you read.

General Board / Re: QUOTE OF THE WEEK FOR ME
« on: October 07, 2006, 06:53:18 PM »
Check out Riggs v. Palmer - deals with exactly this situation.

General Board / Re: Government work and clearances
« on: May 22, 2006, 09:23:40 PM »
Not at all.  As long as you disclose it when you fill out the paperwork, it won't hurt you in the least.  Now, if you do not disclose it and they find out about it, then you're toast.

General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: Exporting One Note to Word
« on: August 16, 2006, 07:55:25 PM »
Have you updated the software?  You can to go to and install all of the service packs, etc.

General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: Exporting One Note to Word
« on: August 13, 2006, 09:02:36 PM »
Reinstall, or "save as..." a doc file.

Where should I go next fall? / Re: Deciding between location and price
« on: August 09, 2006, 11:20:11 PM »
You can, yes, but it will be a *lot* of legwork for you - don't expect too much help from career services - you will have to do much of the networking and such yourself.  Best thing to do is send resumes out to everyone and in your cover letter tell them of ties you have to the area.  It works even better if you apply in December and tell them not only you have ties, but you'll be in town for the Holidays.  Or .. you could make it easy on yourself and just go to a Boston-area school.

Law School Applications / Re: How would law schools view....
« on: August 09, 2006, 08:02:28 PM »
Yeah, the "bad break-up" guy gets it.

Law School Applications / Re: How would law schools view....
« on: August 09, 2006, 05:52:42 PM »
Well, if Seinfeld is any measure of the real world, you will get a seat over someone else (unless they prove even greater tragedy) just like George lost an apartment to a surviver of the Andrea Doria.

Recommendations / Re: I have soo much to learn!
« on: August 05, 2006, 10:09:12 PM »
it is good sourse of information!
I am thinking of going to law school, and I don t know where to start?
I graduated HS and 4 year of Mongolian State University sometime ago.
Now, should i start picking the schools up first?
What about transcripts should I have them translated? GPA?
As you can see, I ve got too much to know! ???

I actually read to myself, "Mongolian State Barbeque"   mmmmmmmmmmm.  :D

Personal Statement / Re: Which Topic Sounds Better To You?
« on: August 05, 2006, 10:05:18 PM »
First one all the way.

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