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Indiana - Indianapolis / Question for Current 2Ls and 3Ls
« on: September 17, 2006, 02:16:29 PM »
I was wondering if anyone had taken Professor Craig for Civil Procedure. She's at FSU now and am looking for some helpful advice and/or outlines you might be willing to offer.

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Book Sales and Trades / Wanted: Commercial Outlines and/or Briefs for 1L
« on: September 15, 2006, 01:33:35 PM »
Torts - Franklin, Rabin (8th ed.)
Ks - Dawson (8th ed.)
Dukeminier and Krier, Property (6th ed., Little, Brown 2006).
Civ Pro - High Court Case Summaries (prof has own casebook)

Not sure if the HC Case Summaries or Legalines are the best. Please contact me if you have any of these materials and want to sell them.

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General Board / Free Purchase Agreement
« on: July 13, 2006, 03:01:49 PM »
Anyone know where I can find a generic one for free? (e.g. auto, moto)

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Book Sales and Trades / Looking for Prep Books (PLS2 style)
« on: July 11, 2006, 02:55:02 PM »
1) Delaney, Learning Legal Reasoning, How to Do Your Best on Law Exams, Criminal Law Applied:...
2) The ABCs of the UCC Articles 1 and 2
3) CALI
4) LEEWS
5) Black's Law Dictionary

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General Board / Strict Grading Curves - A Major Cause for Concern?
« on: April 11, 2006, 05:24:43 PM »
For example, at FSU there is a very strictly enforced C+ curve in which only 5-10% of the class may receive an A while another 5% must receive a D.  A current student made mention of this as a very important point to consider.  Apparently employers do not adequately account for a more difficult curve and it comes across as an excuse/whining during an interview.  I believe I was told by faculty/administrators that it's equally as common to place class rank on a resume especially in these circumstances, however, I'd hate to be ranked right in the middle of my class with a 2.5 and not get a job over someone at say UF with 2.6 who's closer to the bottom in his/her class (I am only using UF as an example, not suggesting comparison is accurate).

Does anyone have any thoughts on this?  I was all psyched to attend FSU but considering this and the residency transfer in limbo till June, excitement and anticipation is quickly turning to doubt and concern.

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Florida State / ATTN: FSU 1Ls, 2Ls, or 3Ls
« on: March 23, 2006, 10:02:27 AM »
I would like to get some feedback from current students. I will be visiting on admit day next Friday, which will tell me quite a bit, however, I'd love to hear about current studnents' experiences.  What do you like? dislike? Suggestions on places to live? How easy is it to get a job out of state (i.e. Atlanta)? Also, will the entering Fall 2006 class be able to gain residency for 2L, I have heard conflicting information and know that some people are fighting to change the law.  Any comments are highly appreciated.

Thanks,

Brent

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Any Floridians (or others) able to point me in the right direction?

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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Working During 1L
« on: June 15, 2006, 10:58:07 AM »
While it surely not adviseable during 1L, what exactly are the rules in this regard? I've not until after November. Does one sign some sort of binding contract that is enforceable? Who maintains oversight? Would those Westlaw/library jobs where you get paid to do your homework be available for 1Ls if not binding/enforceable?

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Financial Aid / Amount Eligible to Borrow?
« on: June 09, 2006, 11:47:05 AM »
Will Grad Plus (or myrichuncle, etc.) allow one to borrow more than the school's estimated total costs - total aid/scholarships received? Reason being.. the school's estimate for room/board falls several hundred dollars/mo. short for me. I am about to commit to a living situation before I've secured Grad Plus loans and want to make sure I'll be able to borrow enough to cover it.

Thanks!

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Financial Aid / Deferring Payment on Current Student Loans
« on: June 01, 2006, 04:50:30 PM »
I was wondering if anyone knew when one is able to begin deferring payments on existing student loans, per going back to law school? Also, what documentation do they need to verify that in fact one is going back to school?

Thanks!

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