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General Board / Re: 60 mile commute to LS. Am I nuts?
« on: April 23, 2008, 09:45:54 AM »
Do NOT live 60 miles from law school - most especially your first year. You will hate yourself for that. Time is of the essence in law school and it will get to the point where you will resent most things that take time from your studying - such as a long commute. Since you have other responsibilities, you should make it as easy for yourself as possible. So I suggest that if you can't move closer to the T1, go to the T2. The better ranking is not worth your sanity - just my opinion

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Studying and Exam Taking / Re: Pennoyer V Neff
« on: September 15, 2006, 08:06:51 PM »
I know this is not what you're asking, but don't worry too much about Pennoyer. When we went over the case, I was having nightmares about the difference between in rem & quasi in rem. I absolutely did not understand it and still ended up doing well in Civ Pro.

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Studying and Exam Taking / Re: Contracts
« on: September 12, 2006, 08:14:15 PM »
Blum's Examples & Explanations

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I found them to be pretty helpful overall to supplement your notes and to get a big picture on a topic, but they're definitely not a substitute for creating your own outline. The CrimPro outline, in particular, was excellent. 

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Black Law Student Discussion Board / Re: CLEO 2007
« on: April 12, 2007, 10:01:54 PM »

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Reviews, Visits, and Rankings / Re: Fordham 1L
« on: April 05, 2007, 10:24:06 PM »
TaG...I'm sure I'll think of something to ask you eventually

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: Fordham ASW roll call - march 24
« on: February 28, 2007, 11:59:31 AM »
Have any of you gotten their admission packet yet???

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I will definitely be attending Fordham but I'm unsure about where I will be living. I hear that the dorms also house undergrads and the apartments they provide are on the other side of town. Neither sounds appealing to me.

I'm thinking about attending the admitted students thing this month simply because it includes a mock class which sounds interesting.  Anyone know what that's like?


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Black Law Student Discussion Board / Re: CLEO application question!!
« on: January 22, 2007, 10:48:14 PM »
To Blue22 and CocoPuff:
I applied to CLEO too and was wondering whether you guys received any news of law schools nominating you. I know some students are not nominated by any law school which does not help them get into school but allows them to still take advantage of the program.

Additionally, what do you guys think helped you get into your reach schools? did you have awesome soft factors, WE?

If you guys could share some insight, i would greatly appreciate it.  Thanks in advance!

I think I got into my reach school mostly because I applied extremely early. I did my best to put together the best application I could - I worked on it for a while and got a lot of input on my essays and stuff. My soft factors were not out of the ordinary, but I was involved in a lot of different things.

Oh and no, I haven't received any news about schools nominating me.

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Black Law Student Discussion Board / Re: CLEO application question!!
« on: January 21, 2007, 02:54:32 PM »
Yea, I've pretty much already gotten into where I want to go...but the problem is, since I've gotten into my reach schools I'm wondering if I'll be out of my element and in over my head. Georgetown is a huge school- I don't want to get lost in the crowd, and UMich might be as big, but I'd still be out my element and a long way from home. So I guess I'm wondering what exactly goes on at the 6 week CLEO? I'm leaning towards just doing the summer program. Thanks for your help!

I can relate - I also got into my reach school and am a little scared, so I applied to the weekend program. I believe that the six week program simulates law school. You have actual classes, take tests, get grades, etc. So if you want practice, it's a good idea. The weekend program is really short and will only give you an overview on things like briefing cases, outlining, test taking, etc. So I guess it depends on how much prep you think you need.

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