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Current Law Students / Re: *** CONTRACTS WAS TODAY ***
« on: December 12, 2004, 04:31:59 PM »
Hey everyone!
I had Crim on Friday...2 down, 2 to go!

I have Torts on Tues and Property on Fri. 

Our Torts is about 70% Mult Choice...

Property is the only exam that we HAVE to hand write!  We'll see how that goes!

Hang in there everyone...we're almost to the finish line!!!


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Current Law Students / Re: Done and DONE!
« on: December 11, 2004, 12:08:02 PM »
Not me...I had my 2nd exam yesterday...2 down, 2 to go!

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Current Law Students / *** CONTRACTS WAS TODAY ***
« on: December 07, 2004, 07:46:54 PM »
Yay!  One down, three to go!


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Current Law Students / Re: Do u get called on once or more than once???
« on: December 07, 2004, 07:44:12 PM »
I think I've been called on the most in Crim, just b/c the professor is like that with everybody. 

My property professor is very random and when she calls on you, she stays on you for the entire day.  If she gets you into a ping-pong situation and you don't know the answer she'll wait on YOU and will tell everybody else to put their hands down.  so needless to say, I stayed prepared for property throughout the semester.

K never called on anybody, thus I learned the least in that class.

Torts - he keeps it pretty active so usually there are a lot of hands to any question he asks.

Take my first law school exam (K) thursday so tell you how it went on friday...

Contracts: Twice and he stayed on me the whole time.

Torts: TOO many times to name.  Sometimes she'd just be talking, "The blah blah blah blah...what do you think Whitney?" 

Crim: I was 1 of 10 people called on throughout the semester.

Property: 3 times and they were very short questions.  A "co-counsel" question and a FI problem.

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Current Law Students / Re: Top 25% entering LSAT = Top 25% 1L grades?
« on: December 07, 2004, 01:38:45 PM »
I asked my professors (one graduated from USC, one from Penn, and one from Standford) this question and a few others, and they pretty much said the same thing. 

They said:
1)  the LSAT does not correlate with the school grades as much, but more with the bar exam success.
2)  the smartest people in law school (if you are saying that the smartest people are the high LSAT people) are not the ones that get the best grades. The ones that get the best grades are the ones that can organize and get their thoughts on paper the fastest.  Of course, if you got a high LSAT score and you can do these also, you will be in the top 25%.

In my first torts quarter exam, many people that got full rides (very high LSATs) ended up in the bottom 15% of our class. It seemed like most people that scored top 15%, above 85% or higher, had middle of the road LSATs. 

Me personally, I got above the 75% LSAT score (but not that high, since I didn't get a full ride), but still got middle of the road, 79% on my first exam.

I agree ZEMOG.

However, my TORTS prof is such a peach.  Why?  b/c the majority of our exam is multiple choice (only 1, maybe 2 essays) and she said that she wrote the mult choice questions in a way that most people will fall into 6 or 7 of her traps -- she expects us to get 6-7 wrong!  I wonder how many there are!!!!  She said that when she takes her own exam she falls into 2 of the traps and misses two of her own questions!  she also said that she likes to grade our mult choice responses and compare them to our LSAT score b/c she has a spreadsheet set up where she already knows whether you will get the question right based on your LSAT score.  I swear...why do some profs do this to us?!??!!?

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Current Law Students / Re: "Errors" in Exam Questions
« on: December 07, 2004, 01:26:52 PM »
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.

d**mn.  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?

I honestly think that your prof was lying.  Most prof don't put errors in their exams.  All of my profs say that if, and they stressed IF you think there is an error, bring it up.  I bet your prof was embarrassed that you found an error so he made that reply.  If I were you, I wouldn't worry about finding errors on your exam along with issue spotting and analysis...that's just ridiculous.

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Current Law Students / How many pages is YOUR outline???
« on: December 04, 2004, 03:58:23 PM »
For me...

Contracts: 35 pages
Crim Law: 24 pages
Property: 42 (not including lots of examples for RAP, FI problems so damn near 50! And we have to write it and we HAVE to use case names so I had to include every friggin case!)
Torts: 42 plus a 2 page Theory Outline

Soon I'll be making 1 page issue outlines/checklists.

Did anyone have an exam this week?  My first exam is on Tuesday...CONTRACTS :)

Back to the books...

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Current Law Students / Re: Holiday Help
« on: December 02, 2004, 11:59:09 AM »
I use my PalmPilot a lot, and I loved the book "Law School Confidential."  I also know a lot of people who love their iPods.  All good gifts!

When I first read that book I too thought that it was great.  In hindsight, it is not.  It basically tells you how to get organized, wow.  And it gives outlining tips but if you actually start outlining that early in the semester (from day 1) you will end up redoing the outline b/c by the time November comes, you'll realize what your outline really needs to be.  And another thing...it had NO info on exam writing.  You can know the information COLD, you can know it forwards and backwards, you can have the best outline, you can say the most profound things in class, but if you don't know how to write the exam, you are SCREWED!

Buy your brother a book on writing law school exams.

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Current Law Students / Re: 1L's when are you applying for Summer Jobs?
« on: November 27, 2004, 06:14:17 PM »
I'm working on my cover letter and resume as we speak since we got a little break for this thanksgiving.  When does everybody plan on looking for summer internships and more importantly, do you think we're going to get paid?  I have often heard that most firms do not provide paid interships for 1L's.  I guess it just depends on where you end up right?

I'm going to start sending my cover letter and resume to judges during Xmas break.  Then I'll my packet to a few more judges in May.  I want a clerkship this summer.  At my school, for every 60 hours you work you get 1 credit, you can earn 4 credits max.  The catch, you can't earn over $2000 for the summer.

Uhhh...just read my last post.  My mind sure does move faster than my finger.  Anyway, I'm sending out a second round in Jan, and a final round in Feb.  I know, I know...it sucks.  But if a 1L finds an internship that pays more than $2000, they can take it, they just can't get any externship credit. 

Does you school allow you to earn credits and still get paid?????

oh that's just not fair!  The 2L's make $2000 a week at their internships, how are they gonna try to cap you at 2000 for the entire summer?  We gotta eat too!  1L's...we sure are the bottom of the barrel.

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Current Law Students / Re: 1L's when are you applying for Summer Jobs?
« on: November 24, 2004, 08:17:10 PM »
I'm working on my cover letter and resume as we speak since we got a little break for this thanksgiving.  When does everybody plan on looking for summer internships and more importantly, do you think we're going to get paid?  I have often heard that most firms do not provide paid interships for 1L's.  I guess it just depends on where you end up right?

I'm going to start sending my cover letter and resume to judges during Xmas break.  Then I'll my packet to a few more judges in May.  I want a clerkship this summer.  At my school, for every 60 hours you work you get 1 credit, you can earn 4 credits max.  The catch, you can't earn over $2000 for the summer.

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