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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Common Law v. Civil Law
« on: January 06, 2013, 10:28:04 PM »
Tulane is awesome in that you can study the civil code which is used in Europe and the Middle East moreso than common law. That said, I will take contracts I...but what's important about Contracts II (because I would prefer to take Obligations I (civil course)).

Also, common law property versus civil law property. I hear property sucks most of all 1L courses so of the two, which is easier/more interesting/more fun?

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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Best Summer Options
« on: December 31, 2012, 12:35:17 PM »
Okay, so we all know the summer for a law student is extremely valuable and that it lasts about 12 weeks for Tulane. What summer options make you the most competitive and should you do something in your field. From judicial clerking to study abroad to working in the maritime division of a reputable law firm (if you are like me and want to concentrate on maritime law) - what makes you the most competitive for work. What if you want to have multiple specialties?

Can you ever just take the summer off? Can you do two things (judicial clerk/law firm) (summer abroad 6wks/judicial), etc etc during your summer break?

I want the broadest range of experience without sacrificing quality of life or competitiveness in the future.

Any info will help

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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Tulane Law 1L Fall 2013
« on: December 02, 2012, 02:26:52 AM »
So I just received my acceptance email (packet soon to come) to Tulane Law. I am really excited because I want to practice Maritime Law and they are one of the best in the world. I've looked into post-grad work and it seems that all the big firms have partners who went to the same undergrad/law school. That said, I am researching maritime law firms in New Orleans.

To be an attractive prospect for them I assume I need the following:
high GPA i.e. top 5-10%
member of law review
member of moot court

I know school will be difficult and I want to focus primarily on grades my first year. Is there anything else that most people regret not doing their first year that precludes their participation in something in year 2 or 3? Like should I join this club/organization in order to become an officer in it by 2L or 3L year? Stuff like that.

Please advise =)

Go Navy! Beat Army!

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