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1L job search / All rejections created equal?
« on: January 05, 2006, 12:19:40 PM »
I have a ton of rejections, but some have asked me to reapply for the summer of my 2L year. Does this really mean that they would like me to reapply, or is it a standard thing firms put in rejection letters?

E&E for Civ Pro. It saved my ass.

General Board / Re: Anyone still looking for summer jobs?
« on: December 31, 2005, 03:27:05 AM »
I signed up for this service today and it works great. I'm willing to vouch for it; you can come to FSU and kill me if it doesn't work. Ted has been online all night when bugs come up, too, but I think most of the bugs are resolved now. FSU doesn't pay for the NALP mail merges, which are $20 for 50 firms, so this was definitely cheaper than doing that.

General Board / Re: F Grades....Please help freaking out!
« on: December 30, 2005, 12:40:40 AM »
That doesn't make sense. The cuve is the curve. If the school has a mandatory curve that will fail out 15% of the class, then it doesn't necessarily mean that those 15% would fail out at a T1/2 school.

Studying and Exam Taking / Re: Grades????
« on: December 24, 2005, 03:52:10 PM »
Yeah, complaining about an 87 average is pretty ridiculous.  ::) This is why I don't tell anybody my grades. I'm still waiting on two classes, worth a total of 6 credits. It seems like those grades will never come in. I feel really bad for the folks who have to wait until February.


The pen is your friend.

I think you should use what works best for your class, but I agree that pen and paper has advantages in some contexts. My Civ Pro prof was very straight-forward. He lectured straight bll. I liked using my laptop for that class because I can type much faster than I write, and his lectures were literally packed with information that was relevant to the exam. Also, Civ Pro isn't really an abstract, conceptual course.

On the other hand, I used paper notes for Property because future interests were much easier to draw and the prof used the pure Socratic method so lengthy notes weren't necessary.

As for One Note, I have a friend who swears by it. She says it's a lot more fun than using Word. I'm very proficient with Word, have a ton of macros set up and prefer to use that.

General Board / Re: If you say Sweden, what do you think of?
« on: December 19, 2005, 08:22:11 PM »
Bad music. Universal healthcare.

General Board / Re: Why Library
« on: December 15, 2005, 10:35:20 AM »
I know very few people who can stand studying in the library. The only advantage I can think of is you have access to hornbooks and treatises if you need to consult them. Other than that, you should study where you're most comfortable, I would think. I just finished my first semester, 1L, and I only studied in the library between classes. If my grades suck, I doubt it has anything to do with my aversion to the library.

General Board / Re: First Law School Final
« on: December 14, 2005, 10:36:25 PM »
I was worried about a similar thing, but the prof said that most people won't get to all of the questions and he put so many on there so that you can choose which ones you know the best. Well, I only did three out of seven. Actually I kind of answered four, but it was included in my analysis for the first question - don't know if I'll get credit for it :-\. I included an analysis of service in the question about jurisdiction (there was personal service so it had to do with TJ), but the second question was about sufficiency of service.
Anyway, I should probably still be worried since I only answered a few questions, but I just can't bring myself to make myself any crazier than I was just before the exam. I suggest that now it's over you try to chill out. Get drunk, laid, whatever will help you unwind.  ;) I guarantee you're not the only one who didn't finish the exam. If your analysis was really good for the other questions, you may be competing for the top grades.

Good luck!

General Board / Re: Education VS Law School
« on: December 06, 2005, 11:55:19 PM »
I 100% disagree with people who recommend reading about law school. It's fine as a safety blanket sort of thing to make you feel better once you're already set on going, but if you're still trying to decide whether law school is for you, you should sit in on first-year classes as much as possible at your local law school. It doesn't matter if it's a T1 or T4. They all teach the same crap. My school has the casebooks in the library, so you could ostensibly check one out and follow along with the reading for a day or so to get the feel for the experience.

You could also contact any schools that have accepted you, or that you are applying to, and request to talk to alumni who share your background in education. They will probably just BS you and tell you that their school is awesome, but it couldn't hurt too much to ask.

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