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Current Law Students / Re: Black's Law Dictionary
« on: April 20, 2005, 02:43:51 PM »
I think maybe not black's but some small pocket law dictionary like websters or something like that.  Sometimes you might read in a place that doesn't have internet like in your car or on the bus, so you may want one in your bag.  The problem with black's is, even though it's small, it's still too big to carry around (you'll know why soon enough, every lb counts). 

Current Law Students / Re: Procrastinating
« on: April 18, 2005, 10:23:17 AM »
Good luck on both.  You almost timed it perfectly, if the baby could wait another 2 weeks. 

I'm a 1L and having the same 2L moment you are having.

It is crunch time for me.  On top of my finals next week, my wife is going to have our baby in the next few days...

Current Law Students / Re: Procrastinating
« on: April 18, 2005, 10:04:10 AM »
I'm a 1L and having the same 2L moment you are having.

Current Law Students / Re: case law quick question
« on: April 16, 2005, 09:04:48 AM »
Do you have access to Westlaw or Lexis? 

Current Law Students / Re: Woul I need to retake the Bar?
« on: April 15, 2005, 06:05:18 AM »
You need to contact the bar in the state you want to practice and see if they have any reciprocity agreements between the states.  For example, if you take and pass teh NY bar, you need to contact the Florida State bar to see if they have a reciprocity agreement with NY bar.

I believe in California, it doesn't matter what state you passed the bar in, there is no reciprocity so you have to take the California bar no matter what.

Generally speaking, you probably would.  I believem most big states like California, Florida, Texas, etc. has no reciprocity agreements and you have to take their bar and smaller states like Ohio and Illinois have limited reciprocity agreements. 

Current Law Students / Re: This board is officially DEAD!
« on: April 14, 2005, 08:52:53 PM »
It's because people on this side are students in law school and are busy in class and studying, so that's why it's so dead.  Only reason I'm on is because I'm bored in class.

But I do agree it's pretty dead.

Current Law Students / Re: What was the hardest thing about your 1L?
« on: April 14, 2005, 08:37:13 PM »
As a PT evening student and a person in my 30s, my problem is trying to figure out what the priority is at any given time. (whether it's law school, family, or job).  In my situation, law school cannot always be first priority. 

Online Law Schools / Re: Can I practice in IL if I go to Concord?
« on: April 14, 2005, 09:48:56 AM »
I believe going to Concord will allow you to only take the CA bar.  I believe that you can practice several years in CA (I believe 5) and then go to another state, but I would contact both the CA and Ill. bars to make sure. 

In my opinion, it seems very risky what it seems like you are trying to do.  Not only is Concord not accredited, and you would probably have problems finding a job as an attorney in CA, but you are going to then try to practice in Ill, where you probably have no alumni support or name recognition. 

I say go for it.  It's going to be hard, and you will probably need alot of family support but life is busy, and that's how life is. If you put one off until later, you might regret it. 

It seems to me you have all the right 'tools' to score well.  I mean, the other thing is, everyone has a limit within a given time frame. I did not take TM or powerscore but know many people that took them, and many of them after they took Kaplan (don't know about princton review).  They all did their best score increases after TM and powerscore. 

I am a 1L PT evening, and did not take a course.  I did not score that well, but I didn't prepare for it also so what can I expect.  I'm probably in a little different situation as yourself, as I have been in the work force for over 10 years and am just making a career change.  I don't care about tiers and I don't care about statistics about salary, employment, etc.

I think you just have to try your hardest and go for it. If you feel extra time will help, then take the time off. Personally, it doesn't help me at all.  I'll just veg or do something else. Since you already took it once, and if you don't do well on the 2nd one, just go to a lower tiered school and prove everyone wrong that LSAT doesn't reflect how well you do in school, do well, and transfer up.  And if you don't, you don't.  School is important but really not the end all of your future/life.  There are many people that went to non first tier schools that have succeeded as lawyers and become judges. 

Good luck and sorry I couldn't be more help.

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