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Transferring / Boalt Email
« on: July 03, 2008, 02:39:26 AM »
I am a transfer app to boalt, and havent heard anything yet until today, when I got this email:

"To All Transfer Admits,

The Samuelson Law, Technology and Public Policy Clinic has asked that we send you the attached application. For more information, please visit the Samuelson Clinic's website.

http://www.law.berkeley.edu/clinics/samuelsonclinic/

Thank you,

-Berkeley Law Admissions Office"

Did every transfer applicant get this?  My hopes are kind of tentatively up because it says "admits."


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Transferring / Snowball's chance?
« on: June 07, 2008, 12:24:21 AM »
Hit me with the truth people:  I have been planning to transfer to Boalt, because I did very well in my first semester.  I am trying to transfer from UCLA to Boalt because I hate Los Angeles, grew up in Norcal, and want to be back, so spare me any comments on why its dumb to transfer.

Here's the thing...I did nowhere near as well second semester.  My grades (3.45) put me in about the top 15-20% at UCLA or so, closer to 20.  I've submitted everything, letters, etc, but I'm now starting to accept that I don't have a snowball's chance in hell.  Is there any reason to believe I have a shot?

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Studying and Exam Taking / Clever Professors Piss Me Off
« on: May 10, 2008, 12:37:42 AM »
Nothing angers me more than cute exam questions designed solely for the purpose of telling other professors about your clever question next time the topic comes up.  You put students through months of reading and hard work, have them work hard to memorize all kinds of doctrines for exams, and then come up with some bull 2 line question or quotation and tell them to right an hour essay on it. 

There's no way to justify this kind of exam.  The only skill it tests is an ability to bull effectively for an hour.  This is a pretty useful skill at most jobs and in life in general, I know, but nothing makes me angrier than studying for hours, taking endless practice tests, knowing all the material, and suffering because a professor wants to prove how clever he or she is.

/end rant

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Transferring / Are Transfers Happy?
« on: April 26, 2008, 01:28:49 AM »
Ok, this is a serious question.  After being a very happy kid for four years in undergrad, I am absolutely miserable in Law School.  More than anything, socially things just haven't worked out for me, and I am really lonely.  Just haven't found my group so to speak, didn't like the kids in my section, etc.  I really actually enjoy class, it's the out of class that's killing me.  I moved back close to home for school, and now I'm home with parents all the time on weekends instead of going out.  Part of me just wants to flee to an entirely new major city and try to make things work.

That being said...for those of you who have transferred, how have your results been?  Are you happy where you are?  Is it hard to meet people coming in as a transfer?  Also, have you found that employers treat you the same way as other kids at the school?

Thanks,
Mike



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Studying and Exam Taking / Examsoft restart issues
« on: December 05, 2007, 04:05:14 AM »
Im having big troubles with examsoft, maybe someone can help me out.  I start it up in secure mode, so it restarts, and I go in and take the test.  However, once I exit the computer reboots to get back into normal mode...but it never gets there.  Instead it hangs on saving your settings forever, and if I power down im screwed cause it says it never got my answer.  Please help, Im in desparate straights.

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Transferring / Transfer from UCLA to Boalt
« on: December 02, 2007, 04:44:54 AM »
For largely social and family reasons, I want to be back in Nor Cal next year.  I'd love info on the following, since I just started thinking about this:

1)  When is the final date transfer apps are due on LSAC?
2)  Do I need new letters of recommendation?
3)  The Boalt site actually says they don't tell people until August...can that actually be true that you dont find out until about 2 weeks before school starts?  That seems crazy.
4)  UCLA is a bit below Boalt, but it's a pretty good school, and is projected to move into Top 14 next year I think.  How well do I need to do to get in?

Thanks.  Any help would be AWESOME.

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Studying and Exam Taking / Lawtutors.org
« on: August 23, 2007, 02:12:20 AM »
Any reviews on this website?  I am currently a 1L, and am trying to decide what my best option is for some extra help.  Is there any point in using their help, or should I just get a book?

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Where should I go next fall? / What are UT's Strengths?
« on: April 01, 2007, 06:07:12 AM »
UT is currently one of 2 schools Im deciding between.  What would people say its main strengths are, as a law school (not counting city, etc).

Does it place well outside of Texas?  What programs does it excell in?

Thanks

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Where should I go next fall? / Texas vs. GW
« on: March 25, 2007, 09:20:29 PM »
I'm hoping some people can help me out with this.  I really don't know what to pick.  The city of DC is very attractive to me, and I am very into politics, but it seems like Texas is just a clearly better law school in terms of reputation. 

I am interested in international law, and currently live in California.  Either place will be a big change.  Any advice here?

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Law School Applications / Texas?
« on: January 31, 2007, 03:46:18 PM »
Have there been any non-EA acceptances/denials at Texas?  I'm waiting on UT, but it seems like nobody has heard from them.

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