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Pursuing an LLM / University of Alabama Tax LLM
« on: June 02, 2010, 09:49:29 AM »
Any thoughts on the Alabama Tax LLM.  It is online and is not ranked in the top 10 for Tax LLM's.  Anyone know about it or heard anything?

Pursuing an LLM / University of Miami LLM in Estate Planning
« on: April 01, 2010, 08:03:53 PM »
Got accepted.  Very interested in estate planning work.  Anyone have any ideas on the Miami LLM program?  Reputation?  Job placement?
Thanks in advance.

Current Law Students / Board of Bar Examiners Questions & Help
« on: January 26, 2009, 08:46:27 PM »
Hey everyone, I'd like to let everyone know about a new Yahoo Group called "LawSchoolBarHelp. " This group was created to talk about Bar admissions procedures and problems as well as the Bar test itself. Please consider signing up and joining the group. Thank You.

Current Law Students / 2L Haters:-)
« on: July 23, 2007, 03:45:31 PM »
For the benefit of a lively debate.....So, as an incoming 1L I have read and posted thoughts about prepping the summer before and getting study aides.  Being wise in the world of law school, here are my conclusions.  Obviously one can not get casebooks or supplemental casenotes to go along with the keyed casebook until one finds out what his or her specific professor wants.  This is a given.  I also agree that reading from commercial outlines may be counter productive before 1L starts. 

That being said, I have read certain chapters from my E&E's and also have used my laws in a flash cards.  Every time I mention this, some 2L goes on a rant as if I am trying to overthrow them in the race for the top of the class (as if 1L's and 2L's were in contest for some prize or job).  Now I am not doing a 1 year PLSII prep, but I am doing a 6 week or so brief over view.  Reading the basics and beginning chapters in the E&E's and also doing LEEWS.  Personally, I have found this very helpful and informative; not to mention feeling more self confident.  I have a good general idea of the basic concepts and terms covered in the books so far.  When law school starts, I feel my understanding will only enhance.  I also have been doing practive via LEEWS and find my writing becoming more organized every time. I feel that there is nothing wrong with relaxing, yet also prepping and preparing as 1L approaches.

2L's fireback when ready.....

Job Search / Incoming 1L Job FAQ's
« on: July 14, 2007, 07:26:14 PM »
I am an incoming 1L.  I just wanted to post some questions for the veterans who have already gotten 1L summer jobs.  1.  When should you start sending out resumes for a 1L summer job? 
2.  What are some ideal government jobs (DOJ, City Attorney, Public Defender, US Attorney)? 
3.  Are they usually on a volunteer basis/unpaid?
4.  Is it easier to get a job with the government that private practice?
5.  Would it be advisable to also take summer classes while working?

***Any more FAQ's, just add them on***

Current Law Students / MC Law School Exams?!?
« on: June 20, 2007, 07:05:20 PM »
I am an incoming 1L.  I have heard that suprisingly my COL has given multiple choice exams before.  I have read Planet Law School II and will take LEEWS (which both tend to show structure and format for essay based exams), but how would one start to prep for any multiple choice exam that he or she may encounter during their 1L?
Thanks for the advice in advance.

Current Law Students / Study Aid(s) Crazyness!!!
« on: June 19, 2007, 06:43:48 PM »
I have read Planet Law School II.  I also plan to get LEEWS..good decision?  Besides that, that is where my certainty ends.

They (PLSII) tell you to get study aids.  But at this point, my head is spinning as to what study aids to get.  There are so many out there.  Emanuels, Gilberts, Examples and Explanations, High Court summaries, legalines, hornbooks, the ABC's of the UCC, Second Restatement of Torts and Contracts, etc.  I don't even know what the difference is in half of them.  Plus, I read that some study aids are keyed to the casebooks?  Should I get these supplements now before school starts?  If so, which ones?  Or wait to see how things play out after school commences?

Is this a trial and error procedure?  Get some study aids and see how you like them?  Or are there a certain set that most first year students tend to rely on?
Any help and insight would be greatly appreciated.  Thanks in advance.

Current Law Students / Michigan State
« on: March 19, 2007, 09:48:58 PM »
In at Michigan State today.  I posted this under the pre law board but didnt get much of a response.  Anyone know about MSU?  I am from south florida and never been to Michigan - obviously the weather is going to be a dramtic change.  But besides that, anyone have any insight into MSU Law?

I know there are alot of options here but these are the schools I am considering.  I will probably practice in South Florida.  Where should I attend?!? ???

Current Law Students / Living in Atlanta - Apartments?
« on: February 28, 2007, 09:34:20 PM »
Hey so I may be on the way to John Marshall Law School in Atlanta in August.  Can I get any advice from Atlanta natives or law school students in Atlanta.  There seems to be hundreds of apartment complexes in Mid-town.  I just want something close to the school in a good area.

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