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Current Law Students / How do you start a Law Journal
« on: August 23, 2007, 06:20:52 AM »
I was wondering if anyone has had any experience creating a Law Journal at their school.  We have two journals/reviews at my school:  a general law review and one that focuses on corporate law.  I would like to createa law journal that examines administrative law and public policy issues, such as the formation of the Department of Homeland Security.  If anyone has any idea on how I would go about starting this, please let me know.

Current Law Students / Am I Screwed?
« on: January 22, 2007, 12:53:36 PM »
Just got grades today.  I got a B+ in Civ Pro, B in Property, C+ in Methods and a C in Torts.  I go to a T4 and my cumulative GPA is a 2.673 on a 2.5 curve.  Am I completely screwed or can I turn this around in the Spring? Any thoughts would, as always, be appreciated.

Current Law Students / Scored 1st interview...Any suggestions
« on: January 05, 2007, 07:24:25 PM »
So, I scored my 1st summer job interview with a small, med-malpractice firm for next week and was wondering if I could poach any words of wisdom from any of you who have been through the process.  What are some good questions for me to ask as opposed to what questions are not good to ask.  Basically, I want to avoid making a complete jackass out of myself, so any helpful hints would be appreciated.  Thanks.

Current Law Students / Still waiting for grades
« on: January 05, 2007, 07:21:54 PM »
I swear to God, waiting for law school grades sucks worse than waiting for LSAT scores or waiting to see if you've been accepted to law school.  Anyone else still waiting for their grades?

Current Law Students / Civil Procedure Flow Chart
« on: September 20, 2006, 08:58:49 PM »
Does anyone know where I can get a sample flow chart for Civ Pro?  I am planning on doing one myself and have started outlining.  I'm just having a hard time conceptualizing the best way to set up the flow chart.  Any help is, of course, appreciated.

I'll start with this pearl of wisdom from some idiot in my property class:

"Racism really doesn't exist anymore."

Please feel free to add on as it might provide a laugh.

Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / Help!!!!Valpo v Widener
« on: June 05, 2006, 10:02:08 PM »
So, I'm all set to go to Widener (DE) in the Fall and then, today, I got an e-mail informing me that I've been offered a seat at Valparaiso off of the waitlist.  I have to let them know by Tuesday afternoon (later today).  I need advice.

General Off-Topic Board / How Long will T.O. last in Dallas?
« on: May 09, 2006, 10:39:40 PM »
So, how long do you folks think Terrel Owens will last with Bill Parcells in Dallas?  Also, which will happen first, Will Terrel Owens be cut or will Bill Parcells have a heart attack on the sidelines while arguing with TO?

Incoming 1Ls / Achieving Your Dreams
« on: May 07, 2006, 06:49:34 AM »
I'm sitting in my office at home, getting ready to go to my graduation ceremony in a few hours.  This marks the end of a very long journey for me.  As such, I've found myself reflecting on the last two years and thought I would share my story with all of you.  If some of you are down, take heart from my story because it shows that anyone can achieve their dreams, if they work hard enough and are willing to risk repeated failure.

I started college in 1992.  I grew up in Southern New Jersey and went to school at a small, Methodist college in Upstate Pennsylvania.  In High School, I was able to get decent enough grades without much of an effort.  Unfortunately, because of this, I did not possess the study skills necessary to succeed in college and, thus, I flunked out of college after two years.

After flunking out of college, I joined the Navy and spent the next seven years and change growing up.  While serving my country, I learned discipline, responsibility and honed my work ethic.  After the Navy, I came home to South Jersey and, eventually began work as a Corrections Officer at the County Jail.  My department required all of its supervisors (SGT and above) to have 4 year degrees, so I went back to college to complete my degree.  During this time, I started getting really good grades (I've been on Dean's List every semester since returning). 

Now, I sit about three hours from walking the aisle to receive my Bachelor's Degree.

My point is this...You are going to get told a lot in life about what you cannot do.  You're not good enough, you're not smart or attractive enough, etc.  I'm here to ask that you not listen to these people.  I am living proof that the only person who can hold you back is you.  If you want it bad enough, you can achieve your dreams.  After all, there is no way I should be graduating today, let alone beginning law school in August.  Believe in yourself and your abilities.  You are all bright, intelligent people.  Treat each other with kindness and respect and respect yourself enough to try your best.  If you do, I promise you will succeed.

To all the graduates this year...Congratulations.  Cherish this moment as this is a very significant achievement.  To all those beginning the 06-07 application cycle...good luck on the LSATs and with your applications.  Don't forget to apply to a few reaches and let yourself daydream about actually going to your dream school...Its what makes the cycle fun.  Lastly, Don't listen to the people on this board, or in life, that try to tell you that your LSAT score reflects how valuable you are as a person.  When you die or leave a specific situation, no one will give a damn what your score was on some test.  They will, however, remember what kind of worker you were, how good you were to people and what you did for others.

Keep your chin up, keep punching and have an awesome summer/year.

Good Luck and God Bless

Incoming 1Ls / Ok, Now what?
« on: May 03, 2006, 11:27:46 AM »
So, I just took my last final and, with that, my undergraduate education has come to a close.  So, now what the hell do I do?  Obviously, I'll work and get everything ready to move and stuff.  But I have over 3 months until law school starts.  I don't want to get into any heavy pre-law school reading thing and working out only takes about 60-90 minutes a day, so I have to figure out what to keep myself occupied with until 8/1, which is when I move into my apartment.  What are you folks planning to do this summer?

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