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Transferring / From Tennessee to Vanderbilt?
« on: July 03, 2005, 12:29:19 PM »
Depending on circumstances, I am thinking about trying to transfer from University of Tennessee to Vanderbilt.  Tennessee I a high T2 school, currently ranked 52, and I also got into Baylor and University of Florida (from out of state), both low T1 schools.  I only got a 158 on the LSAT.  Do y'all think it would be possible to transfer to Vandy on grades alone, or will I need to retake the LSAT?  I'm only asking now because if I need to retake the LSAT, I need to start working on it now--I have a very hard time with standardized tests.

Current Law Students / Software Legal Dictionary
« on: June 30, 2005, 05:11:54 PM »
PM me if you want a free copy of a software legal dictionary.  I ordered the file off of the Internet, and it came on a floppy disk, which royally pissed me off, since my laptop doesn't have a floppy drive.  Anyways, I had to get the install files off of the disk, and I figure that since I have them, I ought to offer them up to anyone who's interested.

Current Law Students / RomLaw
« on: June 29, 2005, 05:47:37 PM »
Has anyone ever used it?  Is it worth it?  I've heard all sorts of bad things about it, but I just downloaded the trial, and it seems ok to me.  Of course, I'm not in law school yet, so I don't know how useful it is. 

Anyone used it?  Thoughts?

Current Law Students / Canned Briefs
« on: June 27, 2005, 01:20:30 PM »
I just found out what my casebooks are going to be.  The bookstore hasn't received orders from my property and criminal law profs yet.  I've been looking at Legalines, Apen's canned briefs, and High Court Case Summaries, and the only casebook I have that seems to have canned briefs written for it is my civil procedure book.  I'd really like to have canned briefs for my other classes--can anyone recommend anything?

Civil Procedure, Yeazell, 6th ed.

Contracts:  Cases and Materials, Murray, 5th ed.

Tort Law, Phillips, 3rd ed.

Current Law Students / Government?
« on: June 23, 2005, 10:59:43 AM »
Ok, I'm getting ready to start law school in the fall, and I've never taken a class in government.  Ever.  I never took PoliSci or anything as an undergrad, and I graduated from a private high school where I wasn't required to take a government class.  So do I need to know a little more than common knowledge about how the government works to do well in law school?  Should I get an old PoliSci textbook and read through it?  Any thoughts?

Current Law Students / E&E and Gilberts?
« on: June 22, 2005, 08:34:40 AM »
I just bought the Examples and Explanations 1st year pack, per PSII instructions.  Should I buy Gilbert's first year pack too?  Is there a real difference between E&E and Gilbert's Law Summaries?

Law School Admissions / Still Pending at Georgia...
« on: March 29, 2005, 07:21:26 AM »
When will UGA make up its mind?  They're the only school I haven't heard from yet, and it's driving me crazy!

Choosing the Right Law School / UF or UTK?
« on: March 29, 2005, 07:06:52 AM »
Ok guys, I know I took a very extended hiatus, but I'm back, and with questions.

I haven't heard from UGA yet, but if I get in, they're obviously my top choice.

I was just accepted into the University of Florida's Spring 2006 admissions program.  I've been planning on going to the University of Tennessee, barring any good news from UF or UGA.  Now, I'm not really sure what to do.

Does anyone have any suggestions as to where I should go?

Incoming 1Ls / Non-government loans
« on: January 18, 2005, 07:04:41 AM »
OK, so I know how to get Stafford loans, but for at least my first year, I'm going to need more than the $18000 they'll give me.  So how do I go about getting a loan from a bank?  Who's better?  I did some research on, but it only came up with two lenders.  How much does credit matter?  I have almost no credit.  Does it matter that I'm married--will they use my credit or my husband's?  Does it matter that I haven't paid off the small ($1500) loan I took out in undergrad?

Sorry for all the questions, but I am kind of new at this.  Most of the other topics regarding lending I've found on this board seem to be a little more advanced, and I need the basics.

Incoming 1Ls / Who knows where they're going?
« on: January 13, 2005, 07:33:01 AM »
Obviously, there's still plenty of time for decisions to come out, but unless I find any new, unexpected surprises, it looks like I'm going to the University of Tennessee.  Anyone else no where they're going?

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