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Transferring / Re: professor reccomendations
« on: April 05, 2006, 11:30:05 PM »
I'm considering trying to transfer out of my school to a higher ranked school in the same city. I honestly like the school I'm at now a lot; my main desire for transferring is the enhanced career opportunities due to the higher ranked school (obviously). Should I tell my prof that I really like it here a lot but I'm just doing it for the enhanced career opportunities?

Will she understand/is this a good reason (considering the school is much higher ranked)?

 I think she will, but I'm just wondering if this is the greatest reason to give rather than the BS reasons that I'm going to have to tell the school in my personal statement (i.e. talk about their programs, etc., even though I really just want to go there for the better career opportunities).

she gave me great pointers (besides the obvious get good grades speech)

Also, what pointers did she give you?

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Crim law E&E is a piece of *&^%. I follow the PLS approach and still think that... avoid the book at all costs

Are you kidding me? I guess it just goes to show how everyone is different. The Crim Law E&E is my bible for the way my crim law class is taught. I barely read my casebook because its a bunch of crap  but I read the E&E and I am golden.

I agree. The Crim Law E&E is very good.

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Current Law Students / Re: Law School Prep Courses
« on: March 31, 2006, 11:23:21 PM »
Princeton review and Kaplan are a waste of money.  Go with Testmasters or Powerscore.

seconded

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Current Law Students / Re: What do grades usually mean?
« on: March 28, 2006, 04:08:17 PM »
I see what you're saying, but...

"Superior just means that it is better than some, higher."

I see "superior" as meaning not just higher than some; I view it is higher than (almost) all. You're right that a "B" grade is significantly higher than a B-, and it's really a pretty good achievement on a B- curve; but still, a B average will put you in probably the top 30-40%, while I think of "superior" as like top 10%.

When I was younger, "B" meant "good" and "A" meant excellent. Maybe my school thought "good" was not indicative of the level of achievement that a "B" grade suggests?

I kind of agree w. your schools grading characterizations.  Superior just means that it is better than some, higher.  So a C is superior than a D, and an A is superior than a B.  So, if you have a B- curve like my school, then B is superior to most people.  So it is appropriate.

On the other hand, excellent tends to imply that someone excels. They do above and beyond what was called for, not just above.  I think an A would be reflective of this.

I don't know if people agree.  I have nothing to back this up, it is just my personal understanding/interpretation of those terms.

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Current Law Students / Re: What do grades usually mean?
« on: March 27, 2006, 11:31:36 PM »
My school's system makes no sense.

A "B" is "superior" yet an "A" is excellent.

I tend to think of the word "superior" as indicative of the highest level of achievement. While "excellent" is still a high level of achievement, I doubt it connotes a higher level than "superior." Thus, this "grading key" makes no sense.

http://www.law.suffolk.edu/offices/registrar/grades.cfm

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Current Law Students / Re: Law School Prep Courses
« on: March 27, 2006, 07:52:03 PM »
Nah. I've been busy.

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Current Law Students / Re: The Da Vinci crock
« on: March 27, 2006, 07:49:09 PM »
the da vinci cock

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Transferring / Re: Is it worth it?
« on: March 26, 2006, 02:33:14 PM »
come on guys. as military-people you should respect one another and try not to bicker.

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Current Law Students / Re: summer job
« on: March 26, 2006, 12:14:16 PM »
  I was nervous at first too until I realised how bad other people are (I am talking people with many years experience) and then I gained a lot more confidence in my research skills.

"realised"? are you from the UK?

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Crim law E&E is a piece of *&^%. I follow the PLS approach and still think that... avoid the book at all costs

It's better than Delaney's in my opinion. I started looking at Dressler's "Understanding Criminal Law" like the day before the exam and realized how good it was... better than the Crim Law E&E, but downside = it doesn't have hypos and answers.

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