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Nashville School of Law / Contracts exam
« on: November 14, 2004, 09:49:48 PM »
Ok, I am in a blind, sweaty panic about the Contracts exam.
I am certain I am going to bomb it.
I just don't get the big picture....I can't tie it all together.
I'm screwed!
Susan ???

Book Sales and Trades / WANTED: Gilbert's audiotapes CONTRACTS
« on: October 27, 2004, 10:44:23 AM »
Please IM me if you are looking to sell.

Due to the childishness on this board I will not post here anymore. I have started a listserv though Yahoo.
If you don't know what a listserv is, it is a form of group email. Your posts and replies can only be read by those in the group. It is not a public forum like this one.
You may only join by invitation.
I don't like the idea of my words being read daily by 675 strangers anyway.
So, if you are an NSL student or some of the other non ABA friendlies who have posted in this area, send me an IM and I will send you an invitation once I have verified your identify.
You must give your full name and school when you respond.

Nashville School of Law / Dear NLS4Life
« on: September 26, 2004, 11:01:13 PM »
I am concerned about you. We are not Nashville Law School. We are Nashville School of Law.
Thus, we are NSL for short...might want to consider changing your alias when you get that next Yahoo mail account.
Also, could you tell me the assignment for Week 8 in Hogan's class?
And, one more thing, did you catch the name of Wilson's (of Wilson's Widgets) child?
You have such sense of the just and good. Would you mind helping me out?
I'm afraid if you don't respond I will have to assume you are not who you claim to be.....
Come on, prove me wrong.

Nashville School of Law / Careers in Criminal Law? What are the options?
« on: September 24, 2004, 12:46:44 AM »
I enjoy Criminal Law. When I initially applied to school I was interested in Wills and Trusts....
quite a contrast, huh?
In my ignorance I don't really know what options there are in criminal law other than prosecution and defense....I just can't have a job that requires 80 hour weeks.
Can anyone enlighten me? Any suggestions?

Nashville School of Law / bored on the board. What a find!
« on: September 22, 2004, 09:28:05 PM »
 Found this. Since we don't have access to prior exams these might be good to think about.
Re: fact patterns
Reply #1 on: December 09, 2001, 04:10:08 PM    

I know Harvard has some of their old exams on line here:

Nashville School of Law / Statute of Repose
« on: September 22, 2004, 11:52:39 AM »
Is the Tennesse Statute of Repose 3 years?

Nashville School of Law / NSL faculty links
« on: September 22, 2004, 11:46:08 AM »
here is where you can find the faculty and their legal histories.
just in case anybody is bored.....

Nashville School of Law / NSL Faculty
« on: September 22, 2004, 11:43:02 AM »
Checking for my crimes mid-term score (which is not there yet, but will be posted today at school) I noticed we have
1 Justice
7 Judges
2 Chancellors
on the faculty!
Not too shabby!  8)

Nashville School of Law / Why I chose NSL
« on: September 21, 2004, 10:58:12 PM »
After all the criticism our great school has received (mostly from ignorance, it would seem), I have decided to go on record as to why I chose NSL.
But first I wanted to address some of our critics.
I don't understand why so many people in this forum read the posts for this school and feel the need to criticize us.....
I don't understand why we are second best if we don't want to pay $125-$150K to go to law school.
To practice law you have to pass the state bar, that's it. Notice I said "to practice law" not "to rake in tons of money". I thought greed went out in the 80s but it seems most of the folks on this board were toddlers then. Perhaps there has been a resurgence in greed I did not know about.
If you want to practice TENNESSEE law you have to pass the TENNESSEE bar. That is what NSL is preparing us to do. NSL educates Tennesseans who want to practice law in Tennessee. NSL educates older, mature students who know the real world and don't want to waste hours on what I call "mental masturbation"--some would call it "naval gazing". I don't need a bunch of theory, I got plenty of that in graduate school. I want to learn how to practice law in TENNESSEE and be the best I can be.
One of my professors works for the Tennessee Supreme Court. His prior legal experience is quite diverse and he is highly respected.
One of my professors is an Appellate Judge for the Criminal Court in Tennessee. Talk about reality!
I think the coursework is very interesting and challenging. I enjoy going to school. I do care. I know that what you invest in your career you will reap.
I don't want to work in M&A on Wall Street. I don't want to defend Enron or Phillip Morris. I don't want to keep some greedy corporation from paying their fair share. That said, I'm really not looking to save the world either.
My main motivation is to earn a good living doing something I enjoy on my terms. I've lived in Nashville all my life, but I have also been around the world. I CHOOSE to live here and practice law here. Tennessee is a fine place.
I don't want to be a partner is some McFirm. I want to work for a small practice or do research for a court. Or even one day just work for myself in General Practice.
Most of my friends who went to law school right out of college and are now practicing wish they had considered a school like NSL. They are also still paying their student loans. I am 38 and ready to start a new phase of my career which will be challenging but also allow me to see my children and be involved in their lives.
I had lunch 2 weeks ago with a friend of my Mom's who has been a practicing attorney for 30 years. She graduated from Vanderbilt and worked in the district attorney's office and then went on to litigate for the National Labor Relations board. She told me I was smart to go to NSL and not consider a "university" type law degree. She told me I would be competitive here in Nashville  and that NSL is highly respected and well thought of......
These are the things that matter to me and this is why I chose NSL.
I'm really tired of listening to the musings of bored, apathetic students who understand absolutely nothing of what they are condemning.
Okay, I'm off the soap box now.
PS: I will not respond to any negative comments, don't waste your time.

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