« on: December 17, 2009, 08:39:18 PM »
I'm selling mine as well. Just CD and Primer, no handouts. I'll part with mine for $60 + $3 for shipping.
Messages - jillibean
I totally agree with the last 2 people, and if you get the chance learn how to write in IRAC style. It will help you for exams later.
But take your time. Enjoy life. Go do stuff- don't get arrested. Oh, and pay off any credit card debt now.
Wrong. 20 hours is for all law students regardless of year. The only way around this is if you are enrolled part-time and then they can't stop you from working 20 hours a day if you wanted.
But yeah, I agree with armyjag that they don't go around and ask for your timesheets, but it could be seen as an honor code violation if you do it, and if you plan on doing legal work most employers, knowing that you are in school, won't let you work more than 20 hours anyway
« on: July 03, 2009, 12:52:59 PM »
Your grades are fine. I would suggest that you intern with government agency that you are interested in- most only hire from a pool of former interns anyway, and keep your grades up going into the future.
I'm assuming since you mentioned clerkships that you are going for DOJ or something along those lines. Your grades do have to be higher to get those kinds of jobs, but if you have something else going for you like Moot Court or law review it will even itself out.
« on: June 11, 2009, 06:22:58 PM »
Tell me more about this gay hairdresser case. It sounds nifty!
lol, I just made it up although I am sure there is such a case out there
« on: June 09, 2009, 09:05:23 PM »
It sounds like if its in the top dozen, then there are a ton more below it than above it.
ABA accred. is the only thing that matters
« on: June 09, 2009, 09:03:04 PM »
Some advice on using canned outlines and briefs- read them in conjunction with your assignments. I basically stopped reading after 1L yr, but during 1L I would read the briefs (High courts), read the case (which is much faster to read since I already read it in high courts), and then looked @ that part in my Emmanuels. It really does shorten the process and I found (and everyone is different) that I retained the information much easier.
I also was never a briefer like most people. I book-briefed by just making notes in my book but if it is helpful I suggest making a chart, a really simple one for each class that has a brief of everything. 2 sentence synopsis, nickname the case- gay hairdresser fighting case, give the issue,Rule, and holding and be done.
Best advice anyone can give you- LEARN TO WRITE! I am a great writer but I found that I wasn't a great legal writer (IRAC) . There are books out there to help you- getting to maybe, leews, etc. and all your teachers will be different. I had teachers who demanded IRAC and others who hated it. Don't be afraid when it comes down to exams to not write in complete sentences and if you run out of time put your outline in.
I'm in Miami now and before I got here I was dreading the idea of having to learn Spanish. It is true that wherever you go, people speak Spanish. In fact, no matter how white/asian/black you look they will still speak to you in Spanish first and switch to English (if they know it). However, in courtrooms they speak English, at firms they speak English, at school they speak English.... get the idea? You really don't need to know Spanish unless you are doing something immigration related, international, or public-interest where most of your clients will speak another language. Creole is another biggie down here, so if you know French that may be attractive to some employers but I really wouldn't worry about that part.
Yes, I take back all of that from before. Granted, I'm from white-ville USA so coming here was like a culture shock and I didn't really know what the heck I was talking about- like every other 0L. 2 years later I think I do.