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Current Law Students / Re: Using IM and Chatrooms during class
« on: January 20, 2008, 04:23:56 PM »
It's called multi-tasking.  :)

And it's also as efficient as coffee when it comes to keeping me awake in a lot of my dreadfully boring classes.

Current Law Students / Re: Who Loves LexisNexis?
« on: January 18, 2008, 07:07:35 PM »
I'll take Westlaw over Lexis ANY day. 

Current Law Students / Re: Study Aides
« on: December 25, 2007, 11:52:19 PM »
Bus Assoc- Legalines

Crim Pro- Barbri (believe it or not)

It is definitely a race for time.

I like to think of law school exams as a different version of Super Mario Bros. for Nintendo.  :) You have a limited amount of time to rack up as many points as possible and get to the end.  If you dont, you lose.

Syracuse / Re: Syracuse Class of 2010
« on: July 18, 2007, 11:55:21 PM »

so... is anybody selling 1L books?. anyone recommends a place to buy used books?
is that law textbook reservation program any.. good?.. if i can get the books cheaper somewhere else, i rather do that. any advise?

I'm not selling my textbooks, but I am selling a few study aids.

Here's my e-bay store/account:

Syracuse / Re: Syracuse Class of 2010
« on: June 13, 2007, 10:35:51 PM »
OP, good luck!

I am enjoying my experience at Syracuse.  It has its flaws, but all law schools do.  The city of syracuse is interesting, to say the least.  But the institution itself is pretty fine and it is making strides to improve upon its weaknesses; for all of that money, they'd better.  ;)

Syracuse / Re: Syracuse Law insight/attrition?
« on: June 13, 2007, 10:29:42 PM »
I dont think they weed out 1Ls. 

From what I've been told, by former 2Ls, 3Ls, and graduates, attrition is pretty low.  Dismissal is considered after two consecutive semesters of sub par work, and even then, if certain requirements are met a person may petition for probation.

At my school, three semesters of legal writing and research are required (two during 1L and one during 2L).  Legal writing is a neccessary evil, but I feel that it should be given either more weight or no weight (P/F).  It counts for two credits, but takes up more time than almost any other course. 

How are your legal writing classes set up?  At my school, each class has about 15 students. 

Syracuse / Re: Syracuse Class of 2010
« on: May 16, 2007, 01:10:46 AM »
Red Cell, what year are you?

I'm a soon to be 2L, and I'm curious about the the experiences that you've had at SUCOL.  You sound really bitter, so I am wondering how they've done you wrong.  For the record, I am not being sarcastic. Thanks.

Job Search / Re: I need job advice
« on: January 10, 2007, 11:38:16 PM »
You are very fortunate to have them pay you a salary AND cover your housing.  Not being able to afford housing is probably one of the top reasons people opt to not take quality out of state summer positions.  That said, you have to determine what is most important to you.  If you would probably get a position in-state that provides the same "experience" as the out of state position, your personal reasons might outweigh the salary that the out of state position is offering.  Either way, good luck.

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