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Law School Applications / Re: best school for election law?
« on: May 24, 2008, 09:45:56 PM »
anyone else having trouble seeing posts you just put up?? I can't see my last post for some reason...humm

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Law School Applications / Re: best school for election law?
« on: May 24, 2008, 03:01:59 PM »
Could someone tell me what schools are the best for an election law specialization? Considering clinics, professors, programs, etc? Thanks.

My civ pro and evidence professor specializes in Election law.. he teaches it at my school. He went to Georgetown law... I mean election law i would figure takes place most within the government and government law schools are best in D.C. so Georgetown would be first in my opinion.. Followed by George Washington and American...
   PM me if you are interested in contacting my professor and asking him... I would give you his contact info, so you could ask him personally.
  Good luck!

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General Board / Re: What is the most difficult 1L subject ??
« on: May 22, 2008, 11:52:14 AM »
definitely property... our professor made us read soo much..way too much..
  It is tough b/t civ pro and property.. but i kinda liked civ pro... I didn't think it was that hard. Property had the lost aspect of it.. i hated covenants and easement and future interests... Future interests alone i spent 3 days on!

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Are you more excited about spending the rest of your life in Cleveland or Philadelphia?  I'd choose Cleveland, personally.  But if you prefer Philly, go 'Nova.

I do not plan to spend the rest of my life at either city, but I could happily start a career at either. Honestly I am a little worried about the prospect of a decade in Cleveland ... Been there a few times and I'm from a city with a similar feel (Pittsburgh; therefore, I was trained to dislike Cleveland at an early age). Philadelphia is a nice place to live and things have been on the upswing for it since the early 90s.

Actually, Here's a new question from the OP:
How many years of legal experience does a T2 grad need before he can effectively search for employment outside their law school's home market?

After about 5 years working in one market, a lot of states offer the person reciprocity, where they do NOT have to even take the other states bars. http://www.pabarexam.org/Bar_Examination/Reciprocity_Information.htm 

plus after about 3 to 5 years of practicing you will have enough experience to give you and edge... I'd say if you want to take antoher states bar.. then you should at least have 2 years, but the best way to go is through reciprocity, but you will have to wait longer.... This is a chart is a little more detailed... http://www.crossingthebar.com/content/Reciprocity-Chart.htm

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wow interesting artcile... I studied abroad this summer with someone who attended that school. I'll have to ask him what he think.... I'v heard about that bad rap before.

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Without having read this thread:

Are you more excited about spending the rest of your life in Cleveland or Philadelphia?  I'd choose Cleveland, personally.  But if you prefer Philly, go 'Nova.

ewwwww why would you want to live in Cleveland Over Philly??!!   Explain yourself!! haha



Philadelphia is a festering shithole, for one.  Cleveland is a simple Midwestern town with simple Midwestern suburbs.  It has the perks of a big city with none of all that awful *&^% that goes on in Philly.

Are you serious?!! Cleveland THE SHITHOLE!! There is no good places to go, the downtown is almost inexistent with a bunch of abandoned buildings AND the BROWNS SUCK!! And i'v spend the past two years in the midwest... nothing to it... Chicago is the only placed i'd permanently stay... INDY even out does ratlands of cleveland...
   In the end....9 out of 10 people would rather live in Philly...Especially when it is compared to Cleveland.....
 

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Without having read this thread:

Are you more excited about spending the rest of your life in Cleveland or Philadelphia?  I'd choose Cleveland, personally.  But if you prefer Philly, go 'Nova.

ewwwww why would you want to live in Cleveland Over Philly??!!   Explain yourself!! haha


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General Board / Re: Taking notes in law school
« on: May 06, 2008, 11:16:37 PM »
In undergrad, I took notes in paper notebooks (as most other undergrads), but I know most law students take notes on their laptops.  Since I'm not used to taking notes on my laptop I want to know... which program(s) are best for note-taking or recording in class?  Any other note-taking advice you could give me is appreciated!! :)

Get acquianted with some second years and get the best outlines for the classes.  This will allow you to read ahead of the professor and pick up the material at an accelerated pace. 

AGREED!! DID YOU SEE MY ADVICE?? HAHA I made sure I joined the best groups.... you know the ones with the best outline bank... Very important....

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http://www.elsblog.org/the_empirical_legal_studi/2007/09/distribution-of.html



So according to the article, u should just forget about law school unless you go to a top school and/or get a scholarship.... no not buying it... never will. The article makes things worse than it is.
  Although, i would agree, saving money should be a prime reason for picking a law school.

By the way... this is comming from someone who just finished his last final of the year and is living in high hopes of being a 3L finally!!!

You got the conclusion right-on.

You didn't give any reasons for rejecting the conclusion, other than sentiment.



Honestly I do not think I need to say the argument. I am giving an inference of what the argument is... That this article's conclusion is crap... that it proposes that people should give up on THEIR dreams of being a lawyer, just b/c they didn't get into an ivy league school or get a full scholarhsip!
 I'm sorry, i know way too many lawyers that are doing fine, came out of a 4th tier school and didn't get a full scholarship... You know why, b/c they enjoy their jobs, and yes they are paying off their debt, but remmeber it doens't have to be paid off right away.. The payments are monthly and are not bankrupting... I plan to pay off my loans, but i'm not in a rush too. The school will get its money when it gets it money...
  In the mean time I will enjoy my life.

I have only 1 more year left then the bar... I love law school and i'm sure you will too. I hope that you are not one of the elitests that are out there who believes in the all or nothing mentality, if so.. .than most likey you will not be happy... Sometiems you have to do your best and do what you want b/c you enjoy it, and sometimes you can't get the best of the best of the best.... B/c even the elitest aren't happy all the time!! Just do your best and enjoy life... Advice for any and all.

The declarant who asked the questions can take this advice any which way they want... It is my hearsay, offered for the proof of the matter asserted....jaja sorry i had my evidence exam today.... - ciao

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http://www.elsblog.org/the_empirical_legal_studi/2007/09/distribution-of.html



So according to the article, u should just forget about law school unless you go to a top school and/or get a scholarship.... no not buying it... never will. The article makes things worse than it is.
  Although, i would agree, saving money should be a prime reason for picking a law school.

By the way... this is comming from someone who just finished his last final of the year and is living in high hopes of being a 3L finally!!!

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