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Current Law Students / Re: CA Moral Fitness Question
« on: March 18, 2011, 02:02:51 PM »
just say "hey, I was wondering if you needed anything from me about my application; its been awhile and I am just curious"  or something like that.  I think they are used to these types of calls.

Current Law Students / Re: CA Moral Fitness Question
« on: March 17, 2011, 05:06:52 PM »
It is appropriate to contact your investigator after you receive the letter.  I did that and found out I needed to prepare a narrative about an issue.  It then took an additional three months to get "approved."  They are very slow, especially around the time that bar exam results come out.  My investigator had no problem with me checking in from time to time.

Incoming 1Ls / Re: Looking for LEEWS
« on: March 01, 2011, 02:29:35 PM »
I have the whole set.  I bought it 4 years ago and never used it. 

Just keep in mind that law school really is more about analyzing the relationship between facts and law.  In the last paragraph, you state you have always had an analytical mind.  That will serve you well in law school, and you might want to call attention to it.

Current Law Students / Re: Quick MPRE Question
« on: January 11, 2011, 04:48:37 PM »
I had a good 25 minutes left over to check answers I was unsure about.  And there were not many of those.  Its a pretty easy exam.

No, I attend classes typically on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday evenings.  I usually devote one full weekend day to studying, the other to my kids.  It seems to work out.  I have learned to be very efficient in my studying; after doing this for 3 1/2 years, the law seems to all be the same  :)

Anything can be done if you're willing to work very hard and be tired all the time.  I am a 3L, I work a 40-50 hour job in a management position, and I am a single dad to two kids.  My commute to work is only 5 minutes, but school is at least 30 minutes each way with no traffic.  I did very well in 1L.  Granted I am a part time law student, managing about 8 units each semester.  Its not easy, but I still maintain a good social life, and my kids are happy.

Minority and Non-Traditional Law Students / Re: Can a single mom make it?
« on: December 18, 2009, 02:41:57 PM »
I'm a single dad to two great boys, ages 12 and 9.  I also work a full time managment position, so I go to school part time.  It can be done.  I started three years ago and I'm still alive, and more importantly, my sons still love me.  I put them first, then the job, and then school.  You have to be very organized and efficient with time.  The first year takes some adjustment, but after you have a couple semesters under your belt, you will become very skilled at figuring out what your professors want to see on the exam.

Current Law Students / Re: exam software, PC v. Mac
« on: January 09, 2009, 05:04:12 PM »
No tech support here.  We use Examsoft and have to contact them if there are any issues.

Current Law Students / exam software, PC v. Mac
« on: January 07, 2009, 03:44:47 PM »
On my Civ Pro final (3 hypos, no MBEs) my PC would not log on to the exam software.  I ended up writing the entire exam.  Ugh!  my wrist still hurts as I am 42 and not getting any younger (30 pages of text in 3 hours).  The next day, I upgraded to 2GB RAM and that seemed to help -- Evidence and Real Property went fine, but the PC is still slow, and its only 1 year old.

Does anyone use exam software on a MAC notebook?  Just wondering if the software is more reliable than on a PC.  Several others at my school have had to do last minute writing when their PC's failed to log on to the software.

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