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... Also remember that the quality of the student, in general, is not as likely to be the "type A" wiz, the one who nearly aces everything as an undergrad in order to attend the best law school. ...

I think you are making a mistake on that point.  The online schools differ from the regional, state, and non-ABA brick and mortar schools.  If you have a student at a brick and mortar school that is only state accredited, they likely did not have the academic skill to get into a better school.  In the case of the online/corr. schools though, you add another class of student, the ones who just don't have the time to leave their current profession and go to a physical law school.  As an example, when I went to CA to take the Baby Bar, I was talking with some other students.  One was a heart surgeon at the Mayo Clinic, one was a CPA and investigator for the IRS, one was in federal law enforcement, and I have a MS in Software Development.  None of us were failures as students, we just had families, and couldn't drop everything for law school.  I suspect that the higher rate of Bar passage for correspondence/online schools is due to this group.


I could not agree more

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General Board / Re: The Importance of Eye Contact
« on: October 16, 2007, 01:16:54 AM »
You are funny  ;D

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Book Sales and Trades / Re: First Year (1L) Law School Books
« on: October 13, 2007, 02:46:06 PM »
Your law books are expensive...

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General Board / Re: Commercial Outlines v. Hornbook
« on: October 13, 2007, 02:34:40 PM »
Is it possible to find hornbooks in libraries (law and regular), does anyone know?

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General Board / Re: Memorable quotes from Full Metal Jacket
« on: October 06, 2007, 08:37:51 PM »
What is your major malfunction, numbnuts?

Texas? Only steers and queers come from Texas

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General Board / Re: Confused about stuff I heard...
« on: October 05, 2007, 01:38:27 PM »
I am glad your experience is coming along good,

hopefully things won't get too hard

best wishes!

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Hi Sako

Congratulations!!

What year Fleming's did you use?

I figured from 123gb's post that yes, one would need to stick to certain essay formats to avoid being "misgraded". But what are sources of these model answers?

I found this site which shows "model answers" http://www.calbarqanda.com/ , is theirs a good example of "model answers" and are there others?

Thanks


P.S.

Also, I read somewhere that this book "Study Partner Baby Bar Exam Writing" is good to study (solo) from for the first year, do you know anything about it or any other book that will allow you to do well, w/o spending countless hours on textbooks?


I used the Fleming's Baby Bar review home study course.  40+ essays in each topic, outlines for each topic, MC in each topic, and audio cassette; great stuff.  I wrote out under timed conditions 10 or 11 essays in each topic, did about 700 MC total, and issue spotted another 13 or so essays in each topic.  That plus the review tapes worked very well for me.

When I found an area that I was consistently missing (partially or completely), I would study the Gilbert's summaries on that area until I had it down.

One thing you need to understand is the format that the examiners want to see answers in.  I believe that, content being equal, proper format can significantly affect the grade.  Studying the model answers will help with this.

I got an A.

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Oct 06.  What do you want to know?

Hey Sako

How did you do?

How did you prepare?

How would you prepare if you had to do it again?

123gb gave some advice (above) which seems reasonable, what is your opinion on it?

Do you think the BB is a more doable (easier) exam if you have previously excelled academically or such a background really doesn't do much?

Thanks in advance

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Thank you, great gesture!

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General Board / Re: Non-law professorship possibilities?
« on: October 02, 2007, 11:14:45 PM »
I have seen some attorneys teaching the law classes required of medical students in medical school, you may want to inquire there too if interested.



Hi all--

I have been thinking lately that I might want to teach--not as a law professor, but as a professor at a university, either at the undergrad or grad level.  I have a couple of questions for anyone who has insight:

1. Does a law degree plus some relevant practice experience qualify me to teach, say, public policy classes or political science (assuming my experience is in those areas)?

2. The ABA has made a declaration that a JD is to be considered the equivalent of a Ph.D. for the purposes of hiring at the university level.  Of course, this is the ABA, in whose best interest it is to have JDs seen as high-level academics.  Does anyone have any experience with university hiring policies regarding any sort of JD-PhD equivalence? 

I am a 2L at a tier 2 school with decent (top 20%) grades, if that's relevant.  I know I won't be a law professor with those stats, but I'm not sure how important they are to a liberal arts-type professor gig.

Thanks!

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