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General Board / Re: Accepted to law school w/o undergrad degree?
« on: November 30, 2005, 04:32:47 PM »
Like giraffe said, any ABA-accredited school will require a degree.  I believe all the schools you've listed are ABA-accredited.  Besides, even at a 4th-tier school, you're going to be up against people who have degrees with 3.0+ GPAs, 155+ LSAT scores, and lots of interesting life experience.  So, if law school is really what you want, you need to go to undergrad and get a degree.  Your high school GPA was high, so it shouldn't be that difficult for you to finish out an undergrad degree.

Addendum:  And oh yeah, a non-ABA-accredited school might be cool with it, but you can't take the bar exam unless you graduate from an ABA-accredited school.

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Transferring / Re: Anyone from Okla. City?
« on: November 22, 2005, 12:11:49 AM »
Hey, thanks for the heads-up and the link.  I'm really looking more at U of L anyway, since Louisville is where I want to be ... even though UK is ranked higher ...

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Transferring / Re: Anyone from Okla. City?
« on: November 21, 2005, 04:55:11 PM »
Wow - Tulane is an impressive school and I'm sure that you'd love being closer to home.  I'm thinking of trying to transfer up to U of Louisville, or possibly UK (but I'd have to be in the top 10-15% for that, so that's pretty "iffy") - but if I have to, I'll stay at OKCU and stick it out.  I like the teachers.  I'm just kind of waiting to see what happens.  If worse comes to worse, I'll finish up here - it's only 2 more years - and just move on when this is over.  My life is kind of on hold while all this is going on anyhow...


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Transferring / Re: Anyone from Okla. City?
« on: November 20, 2005, 10:25:06 PM »
Hey...I'm at OKC too.  I'm not happy there either, and I'm looking to make a move after the spring.  I'm in the same situation you're in - the only diff is that I've lived in Oklahoma City for over 10 years, and I've lived in Oklahoma my entire life.  Don't worry, buddy, there is something better out there for you.  Just be patient and diligent, and you'll get the hell out of this culture void.

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General Board / Re: Doin' the Weekend Crunch
« on: November 20, 2005, 12:47:23 PM »
...and good morning, my brothers and sisters before the bar...

I worked it last night until about midnight, when I could no longer concentrate.  After sleeping in to allow the brain some recuperation time, I have arisen and now it is time to lay the smackdown on the remainder of this memo.  After that, I will be up for a resounding round of Tort-Briefing, and then I shall wrap it all up with a quick look over Legal Analysis.  MAYBE....JUST MAYBE, in between subjects, I can at least get in a couple of minutes of the Chiefs game tonight.  (Houston, we have a problem.)

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General Board / Re: I'm getting hard.
« on: November 19, 2005, 11:08:59 PM »
"Discernibly turgid..." Damn, I'm gonna have to remember that one!  In answer to your question regarding my LRW instructor being less than inspiring (a damn nice way to put it), I stand and give you a resounding ABSO-F*CKING-LUTELY.  I have THE nicest LRW teacher in the world.  I mean THE nicest.  This chick is young, cute and very eager to be liked.  However, she is the f*cking hardest grader I've ever encountered.  I have a master's degree in English, and I never made below a B+ on a paper, including my thesis work.  I knew when I handed in my first memo that it was not A work.  But C+?  Ouch, it did hurt the ego a bit.  And, as the Kentucky Hammer said a couple of posts up, she did give me a lot of feedback that made sense.  I learned a very important lesson: writing an English thesis concerning the finer points of Milton's "Paradise Lost" is much different than writing a legal memo.

At least I was smart enough to NOT talk smack about it...boy, I'd really be embarrassed right now if I'd opened my mouth...

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General Board / Doin' the Weekend Crunch
« on: November 19, 2005, 03:13:52 PM »
I'm sequestered in my condo all weekend, working on this #!)*(^  %^*(#% #%!@# %^9&#)%% memo...

Oh well, at least it'll be off my plate after Tuesday, and it's a short week....

anyone else feeling the heat right now?

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Socratic Method / Re: Today in Contracts
« on: November 14, 2005, 04:29:17 PM »
Every so often, in K, we'll get pop quizzes (that's right...I said pop quizzes, a la undergrad) that usually consist of 4 short hypos with 4 multiple-choice answers to go with each one.  If you miss more than 1 question, you are counted absent that day.

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General Board / Re: Leaving law school?
« on: November 09, 2005, 01:31:15 AM »
Good luck, and know that you're not alone.  I quit law school about 10 times every week.

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General Board / Re: I'm getting hard.
« on: November 08, 2005, 04:26:30 PM »
Hey crazymofo - I completely identify with what you're going through.  I was completely excited about coming to law school.  I've always been pretty laid-back and able to take stress in stride.  By now, I'm a frazzled neurotic capable of going from zero to female dog in about three seconds.  It's hard for me to break out of the law, because I'm consumed by it.  I find myself identifying less and less with my "non-law" friends...and those lovely other students who attend law school with me are people I'd really rather not be around outside of class.  Television doesn't interest me.  I think I'm slowly becoming "the crazy lady next door who talks to her cats."

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