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General Board / Law review is taking up too much time!
« on: November 03, 2007, 03:16:03 PM »
I am worried that my grades will suffer b/c I am spending so much time working on law review.  This week has been filled with writing an intro and outline for my note and cite checking, as will next week. 

I haven't even started outlining yet.  Is it worth it to be on law review if my grades take a nose dive?

Here's another question: Can I quit law review, or is like being in a gang? 

Semi-seriously yours,

LawLady

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General Board / Re: Test Scores on my Resume?
« on: November 03, 2007, 03:11:26 PM »
Putting test scores on a resume is like putting your high school information there - most people are so past that, your resume will seem like a joke.  I have never seen anyone ever list a test score, and would be appalled if I saw it. 

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2L job search / Re: POOR GRADES
« on: October 17, 2007, 12:29:41 AM »
I was told that if you don't rank in the top half of the class, to leave it off.

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General Board / Re: 1L Interested in starting Law Libel show at my school
« on: October 17, 2007, 12:17:56 AM »
Show put on by whoever joins the cast (like any other student org)
Whole Law school community invited, but no one's permission on faculty/admin is requested.  No making fun of individual students.
Production cost last year $1,500 (simple sets limited costumes)
No admission charged in past, but we are thinking about it this year
Best time of year late March or Early April

About 1/3 of our school attends, so this is a really fun event.

Hi Everyone,

I am interested in starting a 1L law libel show at my school (like the ones put on by UVA, UC-Davis, Fordham, etc.)  I still have to get a lot of people on board to make it happen, talk to the administration, but think that once I have a broad cross-section of 1 or 2 dozen 1Ls, we can make it happen.    If anyone has any experience in starting one, running one, etc., I'd love to hear from you.  In particular, I am interested in the following:

1.  Is your show put on by the whole law school, or just a single class (i.e., 1Ls or 3Ls)?

2.  Are faculty and admin members asked for approval?  ??? Are they invited?  If so, did they come and did they enjoy it?

3. For a simple production, did you incur a lot of production costs, or just a fair amount of preparation time?

4.    Do you charge admission?  If so, are you able to donate some of the proceeds to charity, public interest or book scholarships, etc?

5.  When do you think is the best time of year for such a show?  (I am thinking that sometime in the late spring might work for us.)

If you have any planning, budgeting, or other relevant docs about your school's law libel show, I'd love to hear from you as well.

Thank you!

PS- No, I am not overwhelmed with free time.  I just notice a lot of creativity among the student body (especially among my 1L classmates, as I know them better than I know most 2Ls and 3Ls), and think that such an event could be a great fundraiser, a lot of fun, and bring our student body closer together. :D  (Seriously, I am as cynical as the next law student, but really think this is a legitimate goal...)

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Well, that makes sense.  Good plan! 

Schools aren't going to make deferral info available, because I don't think they want you to defer.  It creates even more uncertainty in the process of getting a 1L class together.  However, if you know you want to go to a DC school, and you have a good enough LSAT to get into one, go for it.  The worst that could happen is that the turn down your deferral request, and you have to reapply the following year. 

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General Board / Re: Confused about stuff I heard...
« on: October 07, 2007, 02:17:10 PM »
You have TAs Sparky?  Wow!  We just have professors, so if we don't understand the way they are teaching us, we are just lost.  I would have loved to have a TA!

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Wait the year, and get your finances under control.  I don't think I would apply now and defer.  You will be especially upset if you request a deferral and don't get it.  (I deferred a year to earn a bit more money, and don't regret it, but I was lucky to get the deferral...I hear that some schools only do deferrals for those who were at the "top" in numbers but if you are in the bottom 25%, a deferral isn't guaranteed)

Is there a compelling reason for you to apply now? 

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General Board / Re: Innacurate things I heard before coming to law school
« on: October 07, 2007, 02:06:31 PM »
Dear OP: The entire thesis of your post is incorrect.  Please save everyone some time and delete it!

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General Board / Re: chatting in class
« on: October 07, 2007, 01:17:44 PM »
We only have 2 people who record lectures at my school, and only about half the professors allow it anyway.


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I have law review, but my grades are mediocre.  My career service dept said "thank goodness you are doing public interest or a small firm"  Straight up.  I am in the middle of my class and law review hasn't helped me yet!


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