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and he didn't put that he was kicked out of his former law school or that he even attended it on his new law school's application... I told him this could have serious consequences but he won't listen.  And as of a year now they still haven't caught on...

I told him he's seriously playing with fire but he still believes no one will find him out... help...

Online Law Schools / How does This Work?
« on: January 18, 2006, 04:15:58 AM »
Ok please no one take offense I am purely curious.  I didn't know that you could get your law degree online... and further that it won't be honored by the American Bar Association.  That being said, how the heck do you practice law if the ABA which is the governing institution for allowing an individual to legally practice law... does not honor your school?

Current Law Students / Re: LSD Reputation points?
« on: January 17, 2006, 11:28:08 PM »
grr you guys aren't helping !   >:( :D

Top 10.  Not Harvard or Yale though.  Like a 8-10 ranked school

Current Law Students / Re: LSD Reputation points?
« on: January 17, 2006, 09:24:16 PM »
Oh wow!  How'd ya do that?   ;D

Current Law Students / Re: Top 5% at DePaul...
« on: January 17, 2006, 09:14:28 PM »
I would definitely transfer.  Better job opportunities.  Although transferring sucks and its a huge hassle.  I think you'll find it will pay off in the end.


Current Law Students / Re: I don't understand the appeal of "big law"
« on: January 17, 2006, 09:04:16 PM »
Well I think the most obvious answer to your question is indebtedness.  The amount of debt that I'll have once I graduate is a big reason to go for the "big law" as you put it in the big firms.  I know that although my ultimate goal may be to hang my own shingle.. I'll put up with the man-eating workload for 5 years or so at 150k a year with it becoming larger each year just so I can pay off ALL of my debt and have the beginnings of a nice nest egg.

Current Law Students / LSD Reputation points?
« on: January 17, 2006, 09:00:39 PM »
Ok what's up with the reputation points next to your username everytime you post?  I've seen people with -23.... How does this happen..?  I so far have a 0 reputation... not sure if I should be happy or sad. 

« on: January 17, 2006, 04:36:28 PM »
There are the 2-5 page fact patterns and then... then at the very bottom most likely it will say discuss any/all claims and or defenses that may arise within the fact pattern.  And we're just supposed to have at it. 

This question may be hard to gauge and may not come out right but... what is that "thing" that unwritten exam skill that the A students have and the C students will never understand.  Is it IRAC?  No.. because it doesn't work for all classes and are tailored more for element based classes.  What do you do how do you write law school exams?

The key and it has been said over and over again is the analysis... you must know the black letter law but its the ANALYSIS that wins you points.  This is hammered over and over again into 1L's brains.  How exactly do you learn how to analyze... or what information to analyze?? 

Let's take an example.  Torts... and negligence.  Where would you go to find out exactly how to analyze this on your exam?  I know that you're supposed to practice writing but what if you don't even know where to start??  I know you're supposed to discuss the reasonable person standard... I know that there's a forumula for causation and proximate cause... where do you uncover or find out that is what you're supposed to apply on the exam?

If you understand my question... someone please shed some light. 

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