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Current Law Students / Re: Should I stay???
« on: April 22, 2004, 09:55:10 AM »
Wow!  That sucks!  What happened??

If you think you can get back to where you once were, you can still walk with a decent GPA.  I heard a saying recently, which you may find comforting...

"A" Students are law school professors
"B" Students are judges
"C" Students are millionaires

As long as you pass the bar, you'll most likely find a job (it might not be the highest paid position, but after a year or two your experience will be more important then your grades (so I hear...).

Best of luck!


Current Law Students / Re: What to expect
« on: April 07, 2004, 08:45:41 AM »
Actually, I'm attending a tier 4 (supposedly almost a tier 3, how they figure that out, I have no idea).  I'm in the S. East (FCSL).  Class of '06 is about 300 students, 700 overall.  Environment is competitive (there's a required curve), however a large portion of the students are good with "getting by."  I've heard reading requirements are generally the same regardless of tier...

I'm not the fastest reader.  I never finished an entire book until I got to college.  I'm getting faster, but you and I are probably at opposite extremes (no wait, your at one extreme and I'm in the middle, yeah, that sounds better);D  Either way, it sounds like we found the reason why I spend a little more time in the books.  So in obvious conclusion, if you're a fast reader, you might have some more free time.

Holiday, what's your school like? (tier, location, size etc...)

oh yeah...
CDR stands for Civil Dispute Resolution (same as CivPro)

Current Law Students / Re: What to expect
« on: April 06, 2004, 06:39:12 PM »
See, some people do less work and get better grades (although I'm right behind you Holidayinspain...).  But, you are right Holiday, it's not that bad  8) there's no need to freak out (I can say that now that I turned in my brief).

Hey Holiday, are you able to maintain that schedule while taking care of your legal writing requirement and are you taking 5 or 6 classes?

For those who care, here is a breakdown of my schedule and reading requirements (generally):

Property (20 pages 2x per week)
Contracts (50 pages 1x per week)
CDR (50 pages 1x per week)
Torts (50 pages 1x per week)
Crim Law (40 pages 2x per week)
Legal Writing (various reading, plus appellate brief and oral arguments)

(WOW that's about 270 pages of reading per week, 1000 per month, 3-4,000 pages of reading per semester!) :o

For those wondering, what else is there?
Brief cases
Research your appellate brief
Write your appellate brief
Prepare for oral arguments
Apply for summer position
Join an organization
Have fun

And I still love law school... :D

Current Law Students / Re: What to expect
« on: March 27, 2004, 06:27:28 PM »
Ok, here's what to expect:

I'm a 2nd semester 1L.  It's 9:30 PM on a Saturday night and I'm home alone working on my Appellate Brief (100% of the legal writing grade, due in a couple days).  I've been at it since 9 AM.  Most days I start at 7.  This has been going on for the last several weeks.  I could probably get by with less work, but I want good grades (how unique, I know, but I'm trying to xfer)

Not every week is like this.  Most weeks I take two nights and a Saturday afternoon off.

Not everyone works like this.  Some people do less work and get better grades.

FYI... when you're in law school don't surf this site.  There's no time for such TomFoolery.  Spend your free time drinking, it helps clear the mind (seriously!).

Otherwise I love law school.  Only thing I hate is studying my ass off and not knowing if I will get an A or an F... (fortunately results have been closer to the former  ;D)

Current Law Students / Re: Professor Feedback...
« on: March 08, 2004, 05:04:49 PM »
Thanks for the reply.  Unfortunately I don't know anyone that went to U of Wyoming and this is the profs first semester at my school...

Transferring / Re: HAVE YOU Xferd? To? From? #'s?
« on: March 06, 2004, 08:31:00 AM »
Hey Pope, congratulations on the 3.9.  Do you know what your percentile rank is?  From what I hear, that's what's most important when xfering.

PS. How did you study?  Any hints for la bourgeoisie?

Current Law Students / Professor Feedback...
« on: March 05, 2004, 11:53:04 AM »
Anyone hear of a website that compiles feedback on professors?  Specifically what type of exams they give and how they grade (what they like to see in an essay or where questions come from etc...)? 

I know some professors supply sample tests.  Unfortunately, I have this one professor (for two classes) that does not.  He used to teach at U of Wyoming School of Law.

Any comments would be appreciated.

Current Law Students / .
« on: February 01, 2004, 11:58:46 AM »

Transferring / HAVE YOU Xferd? To? From? #'s?
« on: February 01, 2004, 11:07:35 AM »
I'm thinking about xfering next semester (fall '04) from Florida Coastal.  I have a 3.0 (24th percentile).  Did poorly on the LSATs (147 avg of two scores).  I would like to make a move up and probably would not make a side move. 

Did you xfer?  Where to?  What were your numbers?  Any Advice?

Many thanks!

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