« on: May 08, 2006, 09:27:42 AM »
I'm still drunk from Friday. My head hurts. But school is done, woo hoo!
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Nope. No easements. No covenants. (and me and many of my classmates wasted time figuring them out and memorizing them)
It was adverse possession, landlord tenant/joint tenants, and future interets.
We had heard that his exams were borderline "unfair" but I don't think anyone expected this. Oh well. It's over and done, and I have 3 more to go.
Well, it could have been worse: your exam could have been like the one that was given at Duke, where the only question on the final exam was (assuming this anecdotal story is true), "The words 'if not, then' in the context of the Rule Against Perpetuities. What do you think about that?"
My property exam tested on about 3 chapters of the book. We covered about 20. But I'm not pissed off about it. Uh uh....
On to civpro and the oh-so-fun FRCP. Joy.
The lawyers I know say govt. jobs are the best. Biglaw/Midlaw and stuff like that doesn't get your hands dirty. If you work for the DA you'll be shoveling *&^% with your barehands. They like to see a prospect with some govt. experience, it indicates they've actually done some hands on stuff.
a JD is simply a different type of degree, consisting of the requirement of 2 or 4 years of undergrad (depending upon the state requirements) and the 3 year (or 4 yr part time or whatever length of time required by the particular school) for the JD degree. Some say it is an undergrad degree, others say it is a graduate degree.
A Masters degree is traditionally considered as a 5 year degree, 4 years of undergrad and 1 year of graduate school. However, I notice that some online schools offer a two year master's degree without the undergrad requirements.
A PhD is generally considered as the next step up from the Masters, and to my knowledge, is the highest degree attainable at this time. It is the actual Doctorate's degree, whereas the Juris Doctor (Doctor of Jurisprudence) is not an actual Doctorate.
The Master of Laws, LLM, and LLD, Doctor of Laws (which is generally a foreign degree) and the JSD, the actual Doctorates, can be acquired only after the JD. However, some of the law schools now offer identical Masters of Law degrees available without the JD.
The LLB, Bachelor of Laws, is now generally a foreign degree, however there are a very few US Law schools which still offer the program. Interestingly, some of the SC Justices of recent years had only LLBs.