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Studying and Exam Taking / Contracts Supplements
« on: February 21, 2007, 08:14:25 AM »
I probably should have started thinking about this last semester, but does anyone have any recommendations for good contracts supplements?  I thought that the class would start making sense by this point, but no such luck.  Anything that has good practice questions and answers (I'm assuming E&E will probably be my best bet for this) would be especially helpful.  Thanks! 

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General Board / asking for fin aid
« on: January 13, 2007, 04:57:15 PM »
I am currently an out of state student with no scholarship dollars at my law school.  This is expensive.  Although my school does not rank 1Ls 1st semester, judging by the past three year's stats, I should fall in the top 10% of my class and possibly the top 5%.  Has anyone ever heard of people attempting to get fin aid money for the 2nd and 3rd years, and if so, how should one go about it?  Also, is this a subject to bring up with the Dean of Admissions or the Dean of Students?           

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Indiana - Bloomington / jobs
« on: June 19, 2006, 01:38:08 AM »
To any current IU Law students out there--

What are the chances of getting a paid summer associate position or a paid position working for a judge after 1L at IU?

Do most of the 2Ls do fairly well securing summer employment?

Also, from your own perspective (I've been to the career services website, but it would be nice to have a student's opinion on the subject), do people have an easy time finding a job after graduation?  Is a person going to be screwed if he/she ends up in the lower half of the class?

I thought I had come to peace with the enormous amount of money I'm going to be throwing at the law school, but as law school is becoming more of an immediate reality, I'm starting to freak out a bit.  Thanks in advance for any info you provide! 

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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / IUB Folks
« on: June 28, 2005, 10:16:23 PM »
Who is the best cellular service provider for the Bloomington area?

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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / summer law firm work
« on: May 26, 2005, 12:53:27 PM »
So I am without a real job this summer and have thought about trying to find some sort of employment (volunteer or paid, doesn't matter at this point) at one of the law firms in the area (all are in small towns...nothing big here).  However, none are actively seeking summer help, and I don't have any experience working in a law related area. 

Would it be worthwhile for me to even inquire at any of these places, and if so, how should I go about doing it?  Call...visit...ect.?  Has anyone tried this before?  I want to minimize my appearance as an idiotic law student wannabe (waste of their valuable time) if I do try. 

Thanks!

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Where should I go next fall? / IU-Bloomington vs. Lewis and Clark
« on: May 16, 2005, 03:57:18 PM »
Okay, need some serious help here.  I was recently taken off of both IU and L & C's waitlists and have until Thursday to let Lewis and Clark know.  I am interested in environmental law, and Lewis and Clark has the best program.  However, I have also been admitted into IU's SPEA Master of Public Affairs program, which is the best for environmental policy in the country and would complete the joint degree program.

As far as location is concerned, Oregon would be a kickass place to be for the next three years.  I have lots of family and friends out there, Portland is only a drive away from the coast and I wouldn't mind living out there long term.

Indiana does not seem like quite as cool of a place (I'm a fan of corn, but it has its limitations), but I visited Bloomington and liked it.  The law school as a whole is without a doubt a giant step ahead of Lewis and Clark, but will I be that far ahead in environmental law at Indiana?  Should I even be basing my decision on the type of law I want to practice (I hear most people who go for env. law don't end up doing it).  I'm also not confident that Indiana is where I want to be permanently located.   

I'm from Minnesota so Indiana would be closer to home, but is still a good 16 hour drive away. 

Please help!

 


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Wait List / IU-Bloomington
« on: April 18, 2005, 10:10:01 AM »
Has anyone been offered a spot off of Indiana's waitlist yet or have any idea as to when they might start making offers?

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Where should I go next fall? / University of Oregon
« on: March 26, 2005, 12:17:16 PM »
Does anyone have any insight about the University of Oregon and more specifically their environmental law program?  Is Eugene a good place to be, and where do graduates end up?

I'm looking at the University of Oregon, the University of Denver ($$), and Indiana-Bloomington (I'm in the SPEA MPA grad program and am waitlisted in the law school) and haven't been able to visit Eugene so I'm not sure how to weigh it against the other two.  Any help would be greatly appreciated!

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I have received two speeding tickets (don't know the exact dates) and received a minor consumption of alcohol when I was 19.  How much do I need to tell law schools about each incident when I report it and does anyone know who to contact to get an offense report?  Does it cost money?  Do I need to explain what I've learned from the situations or anything?     

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