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Choosing the Right Law School / Re: GULC vs Vandy($)???
« on: April 05, 2009, 08:15:41 PM »
I'll jump on the Vandy bandwagon (big surprise) - the money really makes it a very easy choice, since there's very little difference between the two schools as far as reputation and job placement.

Re: Which firms come to TSJ OCI?

From the NALP directory, the following firms/orgs come:

Alverson, Taylor, Mortensen & Sanders       Las Vegas   NV
   Law Offices of the Riverside Public Defender       Riverside   CA
   Office of the Attorney General, California Department of Justice       Sacramento   CA
   Office of the United States Attorney - Southern District of California       San Diego   CA
   San Diego County Office of the Public Defender   Workplace Questionnaire   San Diego   CA
   U.S. Army Judge Advocate General's Corps       Washington   DC

We have quick instructions on possible ways to fix it ourselves (I think the instructions are "omgz hit Ctrl Alt Delete NOW!!"), and if that doesn't work you switch to blue book, and no additional time is given.  For us, before the test starts, students are given the option to take the exam in the computer lab, presumably because the school's computers are less likely to pull a crazy meltdown.

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: vandy vs gw $$$
« on: February 27, 2009, 09:52:11 PM »
Don't count out Vandy for giving you money just yet - this time last year I don't think I had my scholarship letter yet!

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: The REAL Michigan?
« on: February 27, 2009, 03:16:15 PM »
Beyond all of your other concerns, it's obviously not to your advantage to reapply if you're already in at a school like Michigan - based on what it looks like has been happening this semester, law schools are getting more applications, and are therefore exercising higher standards.  Take what you've got and don't tempt fate.

Law School Admissions / Re: Vanderbilt Class of 2012
« on: February 23, 2009, 09:28:18 AM »
Yeah, Rez. calling other people preppy is like Rush Limbaugh calling someone an a-hole.

Barrister's is prom with an open bar - it was amazing.

Law School Admissions / Re: Vanderbilt Class of 2012
« on: February 21, 2009, 04:08:11 PM »
As long as VULS students are crawling all over this thread, I might as well add my two cents.  I was way unsure about coming to Vandy, because I pictured it as all southern frat boys and debutantes, but it's pleasantly surprised me, and I couldn't be happier here!

I wonder if I'll get any reading done before Barrister's tonight...

Incoming 1Ls / Re: ''Getting to Maybe'' or Law School Confidential''
« on: February 21, 2009, 04:02:15 PM »
Jeez, you're such a gunner.  You striver students make me so angry.  I bet you'll study all the time come fall and brag to everyone about how hard you work. 


Or complete obliviousness

Incoming 1Ls / Re: PREPPING FOR 1L -- HELP
« on: February 21, 2009, 01:53:44 PM »
Getting a jump start on job contacts is a good idea over the summer - if you've got an excel spreadsheet full of judges, firms, etc. in your target market, you can rock out a mail merge pretty quickly once you've got your materials assembled.  I didn't hit judges until pretty late this year, and got locked out of a lot of them because they'd already decided.

As far as Getting to Maybe, I don't think it's useful until mid-first semester - the advice doesn't actually help until exam prep time.  If you're looking for a book to read, I'd go for Law School Confidential - that's more practical advice for during the semester.

Incoming 1Ls / Re: ''Getting to Maybe'' or Law School Confidential''
« on: February 21, 2009, 01:49:49 PM »
Lovebutton's got it right - LSC is great for the 0L summer, although depending on where you go, the impression it gives you of law school might be a bit outdated.  It's still very good for survival tips though, and I still use the LSC method of reading cases.

Getting to Maybe is all about doing well on exams, and you shouldn't really bother with it before school starts, because you'll need to read it again during the semester.

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