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Transferring / Re: Advice
« on: February 01, 2006, 07:51:31 PM »
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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Studying and Exam Taking / Re: Property Question
« on: February 01, 2006, 07:49:48 PM »
i actually had the honor of interning at a firm who does this stuff. it actually aint that bad - the hard part is these are abstract concepts with no practical meaning.

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General Board / Re: Leave of Absence..advice please!!!!
« on: January 26, 2006, 11:45:21 PM »
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.

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General Board / Re: Why do I hate Con Law so Much?
« on: January 25, 2006, 07:24:19 PM »
it gets better when u leave all this 1800s junk, and hit the 14th amend. cases. equal protection and due process clauses. those cases are interesting.

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General Board / Re: Why do law students act like they deserve disrespect?
« on: January 22, 2006, 11:09:48 PM »
some people have too much time on their hands.

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Studying and Exam Taking / Re: Research Help
« on: January 20, 2006, 12:03:30 AM »
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?

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General Board / Re: Notable alumni of lower-tier law schools?
« on: January 19, 2006, 06:17:58 PM »
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.

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Studying and Exam Taking / Re: Research Help
« on: January 19, 2006, 06:13:23 PM »
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.

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General Board / Re: LSD Reputation points?
« on: January 18, 2006, 07:58:13 AM »
what wild jack posted will be next to every name on a thread.

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General Board / Re: Why do law students act like they deserve disrespect?
« on: January 17, 2006, 10:39:20 AM »
i agree with lincoln. grow up chris.

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