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William and Mary / Crim Law with Prof. Logan
« on: January 11, 2007, 07:27:01 AM »
Hi! Professor Logan is a visiting professor at my school this semester & teaching Criminal Law. Does anyone have any old exams, outlines, or other good advice on surviving the class that you'd be willing to post or PM my way? I'd appreciate any help/advice, and I'm sure that the good karma will come back your way this semester.  ;D

William Mitchell / Crim Law with Prof. Logan
« on: January 11, 2007, 07:26:06 AM »
Hi! Professor Logan is a visiting professor at my school this semester & teaching Criminal Law. Does anyone have any old exams, outlines, or other good advice on surviving the class that you'd be willing to post or PM my way? I'd appreciate any help/advice, and I'm sure that the good karma will come back your way this semester.  ;D

Florida State / Re: ATTN: FSU 1Ls, 2Ls, or 3Ls
« on: March 23, 2006, 11:44:55 AM »
Hi! Here's a 1L's prospective of our school.

I can't speak for the process to get in-state residency status, but since I'm from Florida it was one of the cheapest schools for me (by far).

As for scholastics, nearly all of us take our studies seriously, but at the same time know how to balance that time with the rest of our lives. As you'll probably find at any school, there's many clubs and organizations here to cater to your ideological (i.e., both Democratic & Republican Law Student Associations) and social (i.e., Law School Golf Association) leanings.

There were 2 clinchers for me that made me decide to come here:
  • When I visited during admitted students day last year, I was surprised by how much I liked the atmosphere. Coming in (being a UF undergrad), I didn't have a high opinion of FSU. Leaving, I had an appreciation of how nice everyone seemed to be here. I think that lends itself to having a better social climate than some of the other schools I visited & considered.
  • Being in Tallahassee sets FSU students up with prime opportunities to work in the capital during the school year after your 1L year (whereas, unless you take a semester off, you can't realistically work in our state capital during the school year if you don't attend FSU)(although, being a visiting student for a semester might accomplish that; don't know much about it, though). I would like to work in the public sector or as a lobbyist, so this works out well for me.

Myself and many other 1L (and some 2&3Ls) live in a group of apartments across the street from campus run by Phoenix Management. The prices run from between about $500 to $700 a month (all 1 bedrooms), but the convenience of being able to leave home 2 minutes before class and get there 1 minute early can't be beat (many-a-morning I've woke up @ 7:50 for my 8am class; it helps to have that extra sleep time). There's also other (further away, but cheaper and stylalistically varried) apartment options, and I don't think parking is a problem around here.

Besides having to see and hear people do that dumb seminole chop at the football games, I'm having trouble thinking of FSU-specific things that I don't like here. The technical support at the law school (for laptop and internet problems) leaves a bit to be desired (IMO), but my friend Google took care of those problems for me, so I could care less about it.

I don't know about out-of-state job prospects; I'll be working w./ an in-state city attorney this summer, though.

Overall, the most important thing to me was the atmosphere, since I knew that I had to be happy away from school in order to do well in it. I've had a few friends disagree with me as to how important I made this point, but that's how I feel. It was hard for me to choose (FSU being a Gator at heart), but I'm sure that I made the right choice.

It was a long post (meh, I don't post much, so I've got to make it count when I do, right? ;) ), but if you're still there, drop me a PM or post if you have any more questions.  :)

Socratic Method / Re: Torts casebook
« on: November 21, 2005, 11:18:18 AM »
1. Wrongful Death
Moragne v. States Marine Lines, Inc. 398 U.S. 375
Selders v. Armentrout 190 Neb. 275

2. Survival
Murphy v. Martin Oil Co. 56 Ill.2d 423

FYI, most of the chapter is composed of Notes and Questions, so it may behoove you to check out someone's book.

Hope this helps if you still need it.

Denials / Re: UF faceslap
« on: April 05, 2005, 07:57:35 PM »
yeah, it'll be fun being a not-so-in-the-closet Leak fan there  ;)

Had Kelso for Normative; great class that was fun to show up for; the final grade is almost totally based on the final, but if you show up to class, you'll do fine

I like the NOLES to a certain extent.  There law school is lovely.  I visited there and the people were amazingly nice and the facilities were tight too.  But i don't like the football team.  YUCK!!!  LOL!

Denials / Re: UF faceslap
« on: April 05, 2005, 02:20:42 AM »
I'm in the same boat - 5.6 index, solid UF-centered recs, current in-state UF undergrad, rejected. Who knows, they might be trying to recruit more out-of-staters, hurting people like us. I was advised to take another chance and appeal the decision (check out the law school's admissions web page for details on this), but I went to FSU's Admitted Student's Day and was impressed by it. The presentation wasn't perfect by any means, but the people I met there were great and the law school was impressive. I was pretty pissed when I found out about my UF rejection too, but I feel like I would not have taken FSU so seriously if UF had let me in.
Think about it this way - whichever school you end up at, if you excel over the next three years then you'll have a great job waiting for you after graduation. The slap in the face may hurt, but it'll heal, too.

My only rejection so far is the one place I wanted to go, my alma mater. . .

This is very, very disappointing if not for UF I might not have applied to any law schools at all.

What I dont  get is how I wasn't waitlisted with my index of 5.6 when others got waitlisted with 5.5?  I realize that candidtes with 5.7's got rejected outright as well. However I did have letters of recommendation specially written for UF by several important people at the university, including the dean of students, the former student body president, former student honor court chancellor (now well respected attorneys), etc

Anyone else got rejected from UF if it was your first choice? Is it possible to appeal and get added to the waitlist? Or is this unheard of?

Sorry to hear that, dude.  Your numbers are solid, so unless UF is trying to play up to the rankings, I have no idea what their problem is.  Crazy!

Are you in-state as well?  Because that would make it so much worse!

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