why the hell not apply to every school you want to transfer too. if you get in, WOOOO HOOO!! if not, ur still top 20% at a Top 20.
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Indeed. life does get better after 1L. although, it is of course, all relative. the only differences I have seen thus far between 1st year and 2nd year are: 1. you get to pick your classes, so, theoretically, you get to take what you are interested in. (although, there are the Bar courses that everyone takes, and most of them suck as much as first year) 2. less socratic method - most profs use an improvised method, either going alphabetically or grouping students into thirds or fourths - and only having a given group "up" that day. some prof's dont use it all after the first year. 3. Profs are generally nicer. If u get called on in class, and u dont nail every point, its no big deal.
Although, in my opinion, i feel the reason everyone says it gets better, is a combination of the above, and just getting used to it. you know u have 3 hours of HW a night. you know come 3-4 weeks before finals, ur life will suck, and the library will be your best friend. you just know what to expect.
« on: January 22, 2006, 11:09:48 PM »
some people have too much time on their hands.
Jacy's post of how to know when you are finished is on point. Although, the "its really not that bad" part i HIGHLY disagree. legal research sucks - its boring and VERY time consuming. why do u think profs always get students to do it for them?
President William McKinley, CEO of AOL Time Warner (i forget his name), Westchester District Attorney Janine Pirro, they all went to Albany Law.
although when McKinley went, Albany was one of the best law schools in the nation - ya know, in like 1870, ha.
doesn't really matter if u find a leading case. just try to find the highest authority, court of appeals, for the rule that you want to use. After that, u try to find cases with similar facts and state that same rule, so u can show how ur case is analgous to those. this is the tough part.
« on: January 17, 2006, 10:39:20 AM »
i agree with lincoln. grow up chris.