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My school's law review ("LR") accepts the top 15% of 1L and up to 2 "write-on" students who didn't make the cut but nailed a writing/editing task distributed to interested 1Ls after finals.

I recently skimmed the packet listing the firms participating in on-campus recruiting, and saw their standards (e.g. top 20%, law review).

What position would a student who is in the top 50% but "wrote on" to LR be in?

I imagine that it could have one of several effects, but I don't know which is most likely: (1) no effect at all, (2) a recruiter would look twice at your name when deciding who to interview (as opposed to skipping over you entirely, or (3) a recruiter would see that you clearly "wrote on" to law review, and must therefore be a fantastic writer with excellent attention to detail, a student who would likely be an asset to any firm.

Any thoughts?

I am out of town, so I have no idea how I did on the separate sections of the test. I am so god-damned frustrated, though... my torts grade threw off my whole ranking and GPA... I would have been in the top third, but now am one ahead of dead middle.

I am a person who "owns" my bad grades, generally, but this mc portion was some serious BS. What's worse is that the professor threatened that she's likely to find more "errors" on the exam (and lower one's grade) if she's challenged.

I'd just love to get my hands on the MC test and give it to all of the professors in the school, with some kind of "hook" that would entice them to take it or even look at the f-ing thing. A fantasy, of course, but it'd be fun.

I wonder... honestly, this was SO bad that I'd like to prevent future students from having it inflicted upon them, even if I can't get it tossed in such a way as nullify its effects on people's grades (i.e. randomization).  I wonder if there'd be a good way to get "scholarly critique" on the questions, i.e. underscore the pointlessness and absurdity of the questions.   I know that I can't take a copy of the mc section outside of the office... hm... good memory? james bond-esque camera skills? Ha.

Current Law Students / How would you get an exam question thrown out?
« on: July 09, 2005, 08:38:00 AM »
There was a multiple-choice section on the torts exam that was a legal application of existential philosophy--i.e. Waiting for Godot in 20 questions.

Of course, MC tests are going to be tough, blah blah blah, best answer-not a right answer, blah blah blah. Spare me the trouble of these posts.  This MC section was a crapshoot, a lottery. It asked questions that were the legal equivalent of:

The sky is:
A) blue
B) white
C) blue and white
D) grey
E) none of the above

The point of my bitching is this: Is it possible to get a test question or questions thrown out? What would be the grounds for getting it tossed? If possible, how would one go about getting a question thrown out?

Current Law Students / Re: Should I buy new or used books???
« on: December 20, 2004, 10:57:31 AM »
Wow... finally someone else who bought the Restatement (Second) of Torts.  Required purchase for my class... it is like the Tortious Bible to my professor.

I feel for ya, man.


Current Law Students / Re: Please help me find this case
« on: December 20, 2004, 10:52:10 AM »
Minimum  contacts? What the hell are they, some new Johnson & Johnson disposable lenses?

Kidding.  Although, I am curious if your professors had a stick up their ass when it came to the phrase "minimum contacts."  Some professors favor the more verbose "sufficient minimum contacts," while others prefer "sufficient contacts," arguing that use of the word "minimum" implies some sort of quantity that will suffice, when it is really a qualitative test.

God... I need a life. Finals are over, why do I care?

Current Law Students / Re: High during finals
« on: December 13, 2004, 10:01:58 AM »
Your subject "High During Finals" begs the question.

I have not seen anyone but myself pop "adderol" (it's spelled ADDeral) during finals, and I have a prescription.  It does not make me high, it just keeps me from staring out the window while I should be writing an essay answer.  To stem any debate about pointless *&^%, I did not seek out a diagnosis of ADD, nor did I start taking adderal for any reason related to school.

Current Law Students / Re: Question for law students
« on: December 13, 2004, 09:51:22 AM »
The whole point of asking someone to resign as opposed to firing them is to *not* fire them but have them resign.

If you resigned, there is no misconduct... so no need to disclose anything.

Current Law Students / "Errors" in Exam Questions
« on: December 06, 2004, 09:29:28 AM »
My K prof handed out a series of practice questions for his exam.  One of the questions contained a possible error that did not render the question inanswerable but completely changed the rationale.  He say's that it was an "obvious" error, and that I should have indicated as much in my answer.

Damn.  While I think he's wrong, he's the prof, so as the kids say nowadays, "Whevs."

Have any of your professors indicated what you should do if you encounter an error, be it possible or obvious?

Current Law Students / Re: offer o r not .......
« on: December 01, 2004, 10:07:32 AM »
You can be a contrarian, but are you certain you're not confusing Bob and Allen in the response.

For example, you wrote
Bob's first note was not an offer because it did not create a power of acceptance in Allan. Bob did not indicate anything other than an interest to commence negotiations, as he asked for a quote, which indicates that he could reject Allan's price.

Which appears to correspond to the following in the original hypo
Allan wrote a letter to Bob asking "Will you sell me your
Rolls-Royce? Please
reply indicating your lowest price. "
I transposed Allan and Bob... 48 hours of no sleep will do that to a guy. My colleagues, however, better expressed my point (without my error)--Allan's first message merely expressed his interest in commencing negotiations with Bob over the purchase of the Rolls, and was therefore not an offer.

Current Law Students / Re: offer o r not .......
« on: November 24, 2004, 06:11:29 PM »
I am going to be a contrarian and say that the first offer was Bob's response to Allan's quote.

Bob's first note was not an offer because it did not create a power of acceptance in Allan. Bob did not indicate anything other than an interest to commence negotiations, as he asked for a quote, which indicates that he could reject Allan's price.

Allan did not make an offer to sell, as he merely stated the price in response to Bob's query without indicating that he would absolutely sell the vehicle for that price.

Bob clearly intended his response to be an acceptance.  However, a reasonable person would not believe Allan's note to be an offer, but a mere quote, as it did not create a power of acceptance in Bob.  Therefore, Bob agreeing to buy Allan's car for $24,000 was an offer, and the power of acceptance lays in Allan.

"Lowest price acceptable" does not indicate a power of acceptance, but merely an intention to seek an offer. 

"I am prepared to sell..." creates a power of acceptance in the other party, as Allan indicates an intention to be legally bound. If someone accepted either by a promise to pay $24000 or by tendering $24000, a contract is formed and Allan would breach if he refused to keep to his duty to transfer title and possession of the car to the purchaser.

Rock and roll.

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