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General Board / Re: Anyone decide to use a computer on the bar exam?
« on: June 20, 2008, 12:25:13 PM »
Pennsylvania allows laptop use for the bar... I'm probibly going to do it.. although i'm equally nervous about the computer crash things... if that happens. The proctor is there to hand me paper and pencils... ugh... the anxiety that could cause..

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General Board / Re: Have you ever met a 5L?
« on: June 20, 2008, 12:23:31 PM »
There's this poster named Matthies...

He is a 4L like most evening students.... Law schools allow 5 years to complete a degree if you are a day student and 6 if you are an evening student.
 

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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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