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General Board / Is anyone studying abroad this summer?
« on: February 08, 2005, 02:19:14 PM »
I attend a law school on the east coast and will be spending the summer in Rome through Loyola University Chicago. Anyone else going abroad this summer? 

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Studying and Exam Taking / Someone please explain "intent"
« on: November 25, 2004, 11:19:46 AM »
    I am struggling with the concept of "intent" in torts. Specifically, if a doctor accidentally amputates the wrong leg on a patient, why is this a battery? Where is the intent to harm or offend? Someone please explain this concept to me! I am also confused on "substantial certainty." Is it that there is a "substantial certainty" that the contact will occur or is it that there is a "substantial certainty" that the contact will be harmful or offensive? Both? I would appreciated any feedback that can clarify this concept for me. Thanks!

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General Board / Anyone CHOKED on an essay quiz yet?
« on: October 25, 2004, 10:52:00 PM »
I had my first essay quiz in torts today and I CHOKED, not just your normal "water down the wrong pipe choked," I mean, "I just ate a big fat fcking chicken wing and am turning blue" choked. I did all the studying, and knew all the answers on the quiz. However, I got immersed and entangled with 2 pages of irrelevant facts that did not need to be specifically addressed. I was not even half-way done when time was called and I know that I lost a shitload of points. I am kicking myself in the ass for this unexcusable mistake. Although the essay quiz only counts as a small portion of the overall grade, I feel like *&^%! Has this happened to anyone else? Does anyone have a useful tip for keeping oneself "on track" during these essays? I believe there is safety in numbers, so any similar experiences would be appreciated.

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Pointless Arguments / Annoying classmates
« on: October 22, 2004, 02:18:57 AM »
Are any of you feeling my pain? I am becoming more annoyed with my classmates every day. My class has a handful of "hand raisers," you know, the ones who feel that they have to say something every time the professor makes a point. How do I get these people to SHUT THE @#!* UP, so that I can learn something useful? I don't care about these people's opinions or comments. Plus, I resent the classroom being used as a platform to try to convince everyone that they are smart or legally gifted. How do I muzzle these people???? I was thinking about using a tranquilizer dart or a rag and some duct tape, but I don't want to be charged with assault and battery. Does anyone have any suggestions???
Also, my 1L ABA reps are two complete morons who are on a power trip, screaming at everyone at the beginning of class, so that they can announce the school bake sale or some stupid *&^% like that. They were only appointed because no one else ran against them. Now, I feel like they must be dealt with in a violent manner. One of them is like, 16 years old, and believes that she is a "communicator" because she works as a teller at a bank. The other one is like, 50 years old, and is currently unemployed. What the @#!*???

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Book sales, auctions, trades, etc. / Planet Law School $5
« on: August 20, 2004, 01:57:49 AM »
This book has helped me tremendously. Some of the books recommended in this book were required for my first year courses. So, I didn't have to buy them in fall  because I already had them. I would like to sell the book for $5 plus media mail shipping which is a $1.00. If anyone is interested, let me know.

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Book sales, auctions, trades, etc. / Cali Lessons for $5
« on: August 20, 2004, 01:50:42 AM »
I bought the CD for $20.00 at the beginning of the summer. However, my law school has provided me with a duplicate CD. I am willing to sell my CD for $5 plus $.75 shipping. If anyone is interested, let me know.

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Non-Traditional Students / Great Experience at New England School of Law
« on: August 20, 2004, 01:40:11 AM »
For those who work full time and need to go to school part time, I would like to share my law school orientation experience. I am currently enrolled in the part time program at New England School of Law. I never imagined that I would have such a great experience at a 4th tier school! My class is composed of 110 students, most of which are considering IP Law. For a 4th tier school, I will say that the students have their ducks in a row! Most students that I have met are older and have science or engineering degrees. They also have many years experience in their current medical or pharmaceutical fields. Most IP students plan on working at the company they are currently employed within a legal capacity. They are not relying on a crappy associate postion after they graduate. These people are very smart and FRIENDLY! The atmosphere at New England is non-intimidating and cordial. Not at all what I expected. Also, the teachers are NICE! They are willing to make concessions for those who have career and family obligations. I never thought that I would consider myself priviledged to attend a 4th tier school. However, I would not trade my 4th tier experience for all the tea in China. I hope this post helps those considering New England School of Law. After all, if you are the next inventor of a Chia Pet or Clapper, you can get free legal advice from your colleagues! Just Kidding!!!!!

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Wait List / Has anyone gotten off Northeasterns list?
« on: July 26, 2004, 10:21:23 PM »
Just wondering. There hasn't been any Northeastern posts in awhile.

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Wait List / Suffolk waitlist disbanded
« on: June 18, 2004, 08:15:00 PM »
I just got a letter today from Suffolk saying that their waitlist has been disbanded. WTF!!!! Has anyone else received this letter? I am very disappointed. Anyone else have any thoughts on this?

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