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General Board / Re: Taking Two Bar Exams: NY & CA
« on: December 23, 2007, 03:07:56 PM »
You would have to take one in July and then wait til February for the other. Probably not a great idea since you would have to take off work for 4 months out of the year (assuming you followed Barbri).

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General Board / Re: WHAT ARE THE MOST TRANSFER FRIENDLY SCHOOLS ?
« on: May 26, 2007, 11:04:25 AM »
RU-Camden accepted about 30 transfers this past year. I was one and it worked out very well for me. The faculty and students were all very helpful. FYI, RU-Newark didnt accpect any though from what i heard.

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General Board / Re: Druggie at Law School.....Pissed!
« on: March 10, 2007, 08:04:55 PM »
I was at my undergrad within the last week, to see the 9th Circuit hold hearings at the law school. While, waiting to get back in I saw a guy I knew from Jr. High and High school. He was the brother of a guy I used to be really good friends with, until he and his other buddies started heavily using drugs. Well, my friend's brother spent all of high school in a stupor, and fried his brain so badly that he was categorically retarded at some level. Mind you before he started doing drugs, he was exceptionally bright. The last time I saw him, he was at this place near where I live, where hippies and the like hang out, and he was clearly wasted. That was 5 years ago.

Well, I saw him at the law school with other law students, and he was discussing, competently, the facts and proceedings of the first hearing. I almost went postal. This feminine hygiene product, who, smoked himself stupid was in law school and I was furious. What business does the university have in admitting Jim Breuer's character from Half-Baked, into law school, when I am on the waitlist to get in? Granted he was probably a 1L, possibly a 2L and I am not competing against him.

I had no idea this guy even graduated high school, let alone successfully attended college.

Anybody have any thoughts?

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My first instict to call you out as possibly the biggest tool that I have ever encountered, and advise you that you are not going to bode well in law school or in practice with that sort of attitude. Its really remarkable to come across someone so arrogant and judgmental. Sorry to be so harsh, I actually feel a little bad for you. Perhaps you should give this friend of yours more credit if what you say about his background is true. He obviously turned his life around and has learned from his mistakes. That is far more impressive than your attitude. Law school is about people as much as it is the law. You can be brilliant, but if you cant relate to people its going to be long three years, and good luck with employers, I'm sure you will be popular at the firm. If you grew up in a bubble its time to burst it!

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I was just hired for the summer with a prosecutor's office. I did an intership last break with the PD, and it actually helped me get the job. I live in NJ so I cant speak as to policies in other states, but I think its pretty dumb that a PD or DA wouldnt hire you cause you worked for the other side. If anything that should be an asset not a liability, its important to be able to see things from either sides perspective. As for grades, mine were luckily very good, but the DA who hired me said that grades are not important at all to them, they hire based on personality.

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US Atty Office only hires attorneys with at least 2 years experience, preferably either clerkship, prosecution, etc.

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Transferring / Re: How High Do I Need To Be...
« on: October 16, 2006, 02:13:18 PM »
B average should do it. In fact, if you can get a 3.5 or higher, T14 is probably a real possiblity.

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Transferring / Re: What NOT to say when transferring
« on: October 16, 2006, 02:11:58 PM »
I successfully transfered from a t4 to my undergrad alma mater (Rutgers) which is ranked in the mid 60's. The statement will definetly be important especially if your target school isnt generally transfer friendly. I'm assuming that you just started your first year. Your grades this year will be absolutely crucial. In my statement, I emphasized the reasons why I wanted to transfer there including family, career, and especially because they have specific programs and courses that I am interested in. You should also focus on your past achievements and why you would make a good addition to their school. Try to point out unique things about yourself. Just stay away from anything negative. Don't complain about the LSAT, or your current school, etc. good luck

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General Board / Re: I hate Civ Pro
« on: October 11, 2006, 04:30:12 PM »
if you are bored now, wait 'til const. law! on the bright side, civ pro II is much more practice orientated and you generally only use the rule book, no cases.

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General Board / Re: Westlaw v. LexisNexis
« on: October 05, 2006, 01:35:22 PM »
Most people theat I know prefer westlaw for research but lexis has the public records search. I prefer westlaw because you dont have to put in an exact case citation to find a case, which saves time, also I find that the westlaw search engines are easier to use. Another thing about Lexis is that they have Sheppards (the traditional cite checker) as opposed to west's key cite.

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General Board / Re: Was called on today
« on: September 27, 2006, 02:29:11 PM »
dont sweat it, by tommorow it will be someone else's turn to look like an idiot and your classmates will have forgotten all about you. plus, dont forget class preparedness has absolutely no impact on grades.

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