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Current Law Students / Re: Interpleader - how do they come into a suit?
« on: November 26, 2007, 08:04:11 PM »
for statutory interpleader see 28 usc 1335, 1397, 2361

for rule interpleader see R22

I wouldn't say that a party being brought into an interpleader action is invited, nor do they intervene.  They are served with process, so I guess if you see getting served by a US Marshall as an invitation, then they are invited...

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Incoming 1Ls / Re: GREAT news for tier 2/3/4 0Ls
« on: July 10, 2007, 10:58:04 AM »
better add t1 to that list, the girl in the article came from Ohio-Moritz






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Incoming 1Ls / Re: I hate the LSAC website
« on: July 05, 2007, 01:02:08 PM »
iirc, I had to screw with my security settings in IE in order to get it to work.  I never was able to get firefox to allow it.

it was a PITA, but no, XP is not what is stopping you, its your security settings

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Incoming 1Ls / Re: Army or Law School
« on: July 03, 2007, 10:57:16 AM »


JAGs, like all Army officers, are trained and ideally capable of leading soldiers in combat.  Discounting Rangers and SF (additional training required), if a JAG is leading soldiers in combat, the s*@t has hit the fan.

"Also, Army JAG are not eligible to command troops in combat as they are in the USMC."
Army JAGs are not in the USMC and vice versa.  Army JAGs and Marine JAGs share only similar jobs and the JAG School (which is run by the Army), nothing else.  To emphasize this, go tell a Marine JAG or an Army JAG they can't lead in combat and see what happens.


I am not sure what you mean by the bolded, of course an Army Jag is not in the USMC, they are different branches.  Perhaps I am confused as to what you are saying.

As to Army Jag being eligible to actually command in combat without any additional training, I don't know where you get your information from, but mine comes directly from the mouth of a friend commisioned within the last year.  I don't know anyone in Marines Jag, but from my understanding they ARE able (without additional training) to be called on to "take the hill", as it were.

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Incoming 1Ls / Re: Army or Law School
« on: July 02, 2007, 08:41:27 AM »
Yes, they CAN, but they don't by default (I probably should not have phrased it as "eligible" ).  You have to undergo additional training.

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Incoming 1Ls / Re: Army or Law School
« on: July 02, 2007, 08:08:20 AM »
I've seen a little misinformation that I would like to correct.

A direct commision Army JAG is NOT commisioned as a CPT.  You are commisioned as 1LT, and are eligible for promotion to CPT on the day you attain 6 months of service. (I dont know if training is counted in the 6 months, iirc it is 2 weeks army indoctrination, 12 weeks military justice school at UVa, and 12 weeks BOLC field training)

Also, Army JAG are not eligible to command troops in combat as they are in the USMC. 

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Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Judicial Clerkships
« on: June 27, 2007, 12:07:44 PM »

It's certainly not an excluding factor, but even in smaller markets a very small percentage of students from lower-ranked schools obtain USDC clerkships.


A very small percentage of students at most schools receive federal clerkships. 

I merely meant to contest the idea that if you go to a school outside the T1, you better be in the top few students.  While this may be true, you better be at the very top no matter where you go.  It is not as if a T1 student in the top 10% is a lock either.

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Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Judicial Clerkships
« on: June 27, 2007, 10:00:49 AM »
Your best bet from a low ranked school would be a federal district court clerkship or a state supreme court clerkship. Although rare, it is possible to get such a clerkship from a tier 2/3 law school. You'd need to graduate at the very top of your class, probably one of the top five students, not percent, and be on the editorial board of your school's flagship journal.

Basically, your chances are very, very slim.

Additionally, some state appeals courts hire permanent staff attorneys. For one of these positions, you would probably need to be in the top 20% of your class or higher, and probably have flagship journal experience.


Being well connected in the 7th cir, I have to disagree with this.  Perhaps it is the case in the "hot" districts, but in non-chicago Illinois there are clerks from the whole range of schools.  I know the person that used to hire the clerks, and am told that school is not a major factor at all.  Agian, I am quite sure this is not the case in the big markets NY/DC/Chi/LA, but in the more rural districts it matters less.

chances are slim due to the limited number of positions, but what school you went to is not an excluding factor.


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Choosing the Right Law School / Re: make a decision for me already!!!
« on: June 25, 2007, 10:52:20 AM »

oh yeah, i forked over a couple grand in deposits. 


where the hell are the kids getting their money these days?   ::)

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Law School Admissions / Re: For serious posters, please! Bad news
« on: June 20, 2007, 01:38:48 PM »
If you get 160+ I think you will be a sure thing on most T3, and have a good shot at some T2

My lsdas gpa ended up being ~2.9, (3.4 degree-granting), and I got into every T2 I applied to with pretty significant money at most.

I am a few years out of college and have a pretty good resume though, but I don't think that counts for much (just as ug institution doesn't imo).

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