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Preferably Keyed to Eisenberg's Bankruptcy Casebook.


I'd like to augment what I already learned from con law, but am unsure where to start.

I don't have a great deal of time; something in the 300-page range would be ideal.


Neither position confirmed, but both want to interview me. Both positions are in the same state and expenses are not material. Anyone have any thoughts as to which position would provide better experience?

Moreover, I'm worried about etiquette. I have an interview scheduled with the AG on Friday but have yet to set a date with the judge. Obviously I want to keep both doors open, and I've heard that if the judge offers me a position it's very damaging to say no. On the other hand, I wouldn't want to schedule an interview with the judge only to turn around and cancel. I'm sure many people out there are faced with this conundrum; thoughts would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

Transferring / top 10-15% at Drexel to...
« on: March 01, 2009, 11:42:38 AM »
Someone asked me to post this for them.

This person goes to Drexel, and has a weird quarter system. After two quarters, this person ranks in the top 10-15 percent of their 1L class.

Drexel has provisional accredation, so it's hard to say where they'll rank when they get ranked, though Drexel's median LSAT is 159 (Villanova is 161; Temple is 162).

Provided this person's class rank stays the same, does anyone have thoughts on what range of schools might be available re: transferring? Thanks.

Transferring / middle of the class at Cornell to... ?
« on: January 12, 2009, 10:06:06 AM »
i went to a good undergrad school with a passable GPA and got a 169 lsat.

what are my options?


Was all set to go to Cornell. Then BKLS came back with a 3-year full tuition scholarship, and a housing stipend.

The Cornell scholarship comes with a "moral obligation" to repay - essentially making it an interest-free loan.

I will probably wind up practicing in New York City.

What would you do? Is Cornell worth turning down $140,000?

Also, do you think it's reasonable/unreasonable to ask Cornell for more money under the circumstances?

Any and all thoughts would be fantastic. Thanks.

Incoming 1Ls / Starting to study for next Fall?
« on: April 09, 2008, 04:14:52 PM »
Who's commencing study for next Fall now - and for those who are, how are you attacking the subject material?

Any and all advice on how to go about this would be greatly appreciated.

Choosing the Right Law School / Cornell Question
« on: March 24, 2008, 01:53:12 PM »
Im in at Cornell with a 75k grant.

Im waitlisted at UMich, and have apps pending at Chicago, Columbia, and Penn.

Assuming I got in to any of those four places, with little or no grant money, does it make sense to pass up 75k... am not sure what the difference in job prospects bewteen Cornell and these four schools is.

I will probably wind up litigating in New York, but would like some potential flexibility. I know that Cornell does fairly well on the Ciolli TQs on the West Coast, but, just by relying on such an indicator its obvious that I dont know as much as I should.

Any thoughts would be most welcome, as I may have to make some very quick decisions in the near future... thanks!

Hey all,

Just got December LSAT scores back. Does anyone think it's too late to act on the following scenario:

-161/169 LSAT, 3.4 UGPA (t15 liberal arts, graduated in 2004)
-published novelist
-lots of extracurriculars since graduation
-law firm experience

Possible stretches:
Possible mids:
-Boston U.
-William & Mary (fee waiver)
Possible safeties:
-Brooklyn (fee waiver)
-Case Western (fee waiver)
-UC Hastings
-Temple (fee waiver)
(as you can see from this list, I'm assuming that schools will use my more recent, higher LSAT score.

At the end of the day I'd really like to end up in Boston, New York, or San Francisco. Ideally I would practice for 10 years or so, and then work my way into local politics.
Thanks again!

Law School Admissions / UPenn - Undergrad transcript submission question(s)
« on: December 30, 2007, 11:10:54 AM »
Hey all -

Applying to UPenn currently through LSDAS, and have found conflicting info regarding submission of undergrad transcripts. Does anyone know whether UPenn requires undergrad transcripts to be sent to them directly, or whether inclusion in the LSDAS Report is sufficient?

If the answer is yes, then one additional question: do I need to send a transcript from an overseas school at which I was enrolled directly during a study-abroad program?

Thanks much.

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