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Current Law Students / Child Advocate
« on: April 05, 2004, 08:14:05 AM »
I will be starting school in the fall and with my limited knowledge of the legal profession, I think I want to work as a child advocate.  I'm not even sure exactly what I mean by that.  I want to help in some wayin situations where children are caught between warring parents and others.

Great and mighty law students, please, enlighten me as to this area of law, what is possible, what is being done now and what might be done in the future.  I humble myself at your altar.

Current Law Students / Re: Working while a 1L?
« on: April 04, 2004, 12:43:00 PM »
When I was going for my BA, I worked full time in a factory (swing shift, no less), had three children and was in school full time.  I started on an MA Ed., was still working full time, taking classes full time and took on the position of the department graduate assistant.  That finally burned me out.

After I 'droppped out' of grad school, I was looking forward to all the spare time I was going to have.  A year later, I looked around and all my spare time was gone again.

After all, I had to have a couple hours to watch TV to relax before bed.  I had to have time to read.  I had to have time to play on the volleyball team.  I had to have time to help coach my son's soccer team.

My point is, and I do have one, that for many, if not most people, our days are filled with time that we can 'spare' for work and school.  It all depends on what is important to you.


Current Law Students / Does Socratic Method prepare for court?
« on: March 26, 2004, 09:05:59 AM »
What's your opinion on this idea?

The socratic method prepares potential lawyers to face the pressure of a judge demanding detailed information on a case in a very short time span.
In other words the pressure of this teaching method approximate the pressure of facing a judge.

Current Law Students / Re: Tuition Cost
« on: March 22, 2004, 06:28:57 PM »
I was very happy particularly because my personal circumstances don't allow me to relocate.

There are actually some schools that are cheaper, but I'm satisfied.  I have the money all lined up so I will owe no money when I finish.

Of course, Manhatten and DC law firms won't be flying me in for interviews, but that's OK.  This old man has too much of the fast lane to want to travel there.

Current Law Students / Re: outline madness
« on: March 18, 2004, 10:11:40 AM »
I use inlines, instead.   8)

Current Law Students / Re: How many hours a day do you study?
« on: March 18, 2004, 09:47:11 AM »
After reading this, I'm going to ask my lawyer how much he studied.

It better be more than a few minutes.   :)

Current Law Students / Re: Tape Recorder
« on: March 18, 2004, 09:19:30 AM »
I had an undergrad teacher who would not allow because it 'inhibited the free flow of ideas'

Current Law Students / Re: Tuition Cost
« on: March 18, 2004, 09:17:19 AM »
Nashville School of Law - $3,900 per year

Current Law Students / Re: Non-ABA Grads-Now Judges
« on: March 18, 2004, 09:10:18 AM »
Nashville School of Law has a number of alumni who are judges in Tennessee.

Current Law Students / Re: Serious Problem
« on: March 02, 2004, 11:43:02 AM »
If you plan to study for the LSAT, really study it.  I just read through a book about the LSAT, took some sample tests and thought I would improve my score.

No such luck.  You will need to really crack down to do better.  My practice test scores were 156, 156, 154, 156.  My actual LSAT was 155.


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