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i know what he meant in terms of "an army base," what i am unsure about is whether gruber wants to know about the real property-(land) that the base is on, or about the court's jurisdiction over the goings on there...

thanks tho.

Transferring / Re: introduction to the topic
« on: April 21, 2004, 03:47:13 PM »
no, not really. transfer students are not eligible for scholarship aid the first year they transfer. you migh be as a 3rd year at some schools. you can still get need aid though...


Transferring / Re: HAVE YOU Xferd? To? From? #'s?
« on: April 21, 2004, 06:20:30 AM »
i think schools are always taking diversity into account... but not to the same degree that they might when it is 1L season. I mean, their numbers are set... the USNWR rankings and ABA statistics are done so it doesn't matter from a business viewpoint if they accept more minorities or not. However, I am assuming (hopefully) that many schools really want a diverse population (racially, economically, etc) and think it makes their educational system better, so if there are two transfer applicants, they are going to take the one who has more to offer, both in terms of numbers and in terms of life experiences (which would include stuff like race, gender, sexual orientation, econ. status, work experience, etc etc etc). being a URM certainly won't get you the same leg-up that it would in a regular application setting..... (in my opinion of course)


Transferring / Re: HAVE YOU Xferd? To? From? #'s?
« on: April 20, 2004, 08:32:59 PM »
in all honesty, people don't get 3.9's in law school. i have heard that usually a 3.2-3.5 is great, and that is usually where the top 10% of the class is. Rank is what matters for transfer purposes, not gpa. you need to be in the top 10-15% depending on the school, to transfer. the transfer policies for each school are usually found on their individual websites. hth.


you mean real property-- like land?

there is a difference in terms of ownership and jurisdiction, i mean the bases in state X probably couldn't say "we are no longer part of state X we are now our own state" but in terms of jurisdiction over criminal matters they are probably free from state jurisdiction (and under military law) unless a civilian is involved... hmmm, there must be some military historians out there.... come out come out....

the military is so not my thing, so i admit all ignorance... sorry gruber.

i am not sure what you mean by "federal soverignty," if you mean jurisdiction, I am pretty sure they are fully under military law and crimes are tried under their tribunals. As for civil law, i think those living on the base are domicilaries of the state where they "came from" or possibly the state where the base is... depending.

maybe that is not the question you are asking at all. you are posting in the students and grads board, so now that i think about it, you probably have had civpro and so what i said probably wasnt an answer you were looking for... eh...


Transferring / Re: HAVE YOU Xferd? To? From? #'s?
« on: April 15, 2004, 09:19:40 PM »
i heard the same thing (what rally said), not sure where though either. whereas columbia and nyu and some others have a history of taking transfers that probably wouln't have (or didn't) get in as a 1L applicant, i don't think Yale has that. maybe i am misinformed, but i heard that is true for HYS.

sorry i don't recall where i heard that...

good luck though--

rally-- what tier did you transfer from, did you have a hard time getting reccs from profs. at your old school, and do you like your new school?

hs. ;)

Current Law Students / Re: Law libraries vs. Lexis/Westlaw
« on: April 11, 2004, 09:06:25 PM »
Usually, (at least where I go and from my friends' stories, who go elsewhere) you aren't allowed to use Westlaw or Lexis (no passwords even given) for LRW till about 1/2 way though the year. That is so you learn how to use the books, because smaller firms won't have the cash for those services. Ask around, you might get advice that differs from mine...

Current Law Students / favor please...
« on: April 08, 2004, 03:21:49 PM »
if anyone has the new USNWR rankings, could you look up international law and give me the top 5-10 listed? and, also, for some reason i have no been able to post on the PR board in about 3 weeks (keep getting some dumb error) so could someone post this question up for me over there?


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