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General Board / Re: List of Landmark cases all 1Ls study
« on: March 07, 2009, 08:51:53 AM »
no torts list is correct if it doesn't have palsgraf http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Palsgraf_v._Long_Island_Railroad_Co.

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General Board / Re: what to get out of a mentorship specifically?
« on: February 08, 2009, 01:09:27 PM »
His recommendation for you to be hired when you do OCI next fall.

haha that's a little blunt :)

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General Board / Re: what to get out of a mentorship specifically?
« on: February 08, 2009, 12:46:10 PM »
The capacity to have independent thoughts.

Ah, sorry, j/k.  Kinda.  You should think introspectively on this one.

But some ideas: learn more about types of careers; advice about the benefits and pitfalls of different types of careers; learn how to be a good lawyer; job hunting tips; etc.

:P  I have independent thoughts!  I already thought about those things in general, but it seemed like it was asking about something specific he should be doing... I didn't know how to reply.

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General Board / what to get out of a mentorship specifically?
« on: February 07, 2009, 01:20:12 PM »
I got a mentor assigned to me from a local bar association I joined, and we had lunch this week.  He's a partner at a BigLaw firm in DC, really nice guy.  I just figured we could just be "friends" ya know and if I needed advice I'd give him a ring.  But he asked me specifically if there's anything I want to get out of the mentorship.  Any idea?  I was just going to play it by ear, but since he asked specifically, and asked me to think about it, I thought it wasn't a bad idea just to mull over it a bit.  Thoughts?

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: BU vs Fordham
« on: February 07, 2009, 01:17:59 PM »
I don't see why you would uproot your entire life for a school that is basically the same quality.

Not to mention you sound like you want to end up in NYC post-grad.  This is a no brainer.

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Law School Applications / Re: GW. . .
« on: January 30, 2009, 02:54:55 PM »
What memo are you writing this early?  You are funny.  LRW is meant to be done the weekend before it's due lol. 

Silly 1L haha ;).  Good luck.

Um it's due Sunday at midnight and I'm just starting it now... got a meeting with my DF tonight and nothing to show him, so yeah if anytime is go time, it's now.  I've heard from many 2L's that last year you guys also had youe MSJ due on superbowl sunday.  I hate LRW.

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Law School Applications / Re: GW. . .
« on: January 30, 2009, 02:49:06 PM »
also see what I previously posted here:  http://www.lawschooldiscussion.org/prelaw/index.php?topic=4017004.0
(sorry really busy w/ a memo right now)

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Law School Applications / Re: GW. . .
« on: January 30, 2009, 02:47:54 PM »
congrats on your acceptance.  I really like it at GW.

I chose it because of money and because it was the top school I got into... so unfortunately I can't give you any feedback on choosing GW from a list of comparative schools.

The student culture?... you need to be more specific :)

No idea about markets, but I assume not that tough... but in this economy who knows.

I like the class size and the school size because we have a huge faculty and class selection.  

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Law School Applications / Re: GW. . .
« on: January 30, 2009, 01:47:29 PM »
I have a friend who went to GW as an undergrad. He said some interesting things about the law school.

He said..

-they have some of the most amazing guest lecturers (including Supreme Court justices). Have you guys gotten to experience anything like this?

-that on campus the joke was that GW must not have a law school since no one ever sees its students (the implication being that GW law students spend all of their time in the library). How true is this?

1) I went to the Van Vleck moot court competition last week and Scalia was on the panel of judges for the final of the competition and it was great to see him in action.  Afterwards, at a reception in the student center I got to meet him and talk with him with other students.  And I'm a 1L.  Totally amazing!  (article about it: http://media.www.gwhatchet.com/media/storage/paper332/news/2009/01/26/News/Scalia.Judges.Moot.Court.Competition-3597274.shtml)

2) I have found that at ANY university the law school and the main university are pretty segregated.  It makes sense though - law students are busy #1.  Also, we have our own student groups, our own cafeteria, our own library, our own newspaper, etc.  The most interaction I get with the regular campus is walking through it on my way from the metro station and occasionally eating in the student center.  Not to mention that we like to stick to ourselves because, well, there's enough people here to get to know, and also UG's are relatively immature compared to where we are in life.  Oh we also (at least at GW) have a separate e-mail and wifi system completely different than the rest of the UG's.  I can only imagine it's 10x worse at a school with a completely separate campus for it's law school.

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Law School Applications / Re: GW. . .
« on: January 30, 2009, 01:02:57 PM »
1) Honestly I don't even think about GT... I am too busy with school and my own life to have time for any inferiority complexes outside of my busy life.  And I don't say that to be snooty, I really mean that.  There are too many other things to worry about.  I have encountered a situation where this has come to light or anything.

2) DC is awesome.  I'm from Boston and I was really hesitant to move but it's really grown on me.  The transit is good, the nightlife good, and the culture of the city is professional and respectful for the most part.  School is in a great location.

3) GW facilities are really nice.  At times the school feels small because there are so many students, but everything is really nice.  The looks of the school are impressive.  Classes have wifi and plug ins, and video cameras for if you miss class due to religious holidays and such.  Library is open 7am-midnight, but if you REALLY want to study past that you can head to the undergrad library two blocks away which is open 24/7.  I find the midnight deadline is good because it forces me to go home and not miss the metro.  During finals the library is open 24/7.

4) I would say, at least 25%-50% of students commute from MD or VA.  I am one of them.  Some places in VA give a more convenient commute to school than some DC neighborhoods.

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