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Transferring / Re: Transferring Down
« on: January 12, 2007, 02:02:36 PM »
Ok, thanks for the advice and information.  Appreciate the help.

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Transferring / Re: Transferring Down
« on: January 11, 2007, 09:02:52 PM »
Current School: Miami (65)

Looking to transfer to: Emory (26), UGA (34), Mercer (87), Georgia State (97)

Trend: Atlanta area

-I know that Mercer is in Macon and UGA is in Athens, but I think everyone gets the general point

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Transferring / Re: Transferring Down
« on: January 11, 2007, 04:31:45 PM »
Thanks.  I know the question sounded a little ignorant, but I know about transferring up and was not sure about someone transferring down.  Definitely makes sense though. 

Would you agree that transferring down is appropriate for the reasons I listed in the previous post (listed below)?
1) enjoy the school, but not the city, location, etc. of my current school
2) have no intention of practicing here, but would like to practice where I would transfer to
3) other personal reasons
**It also depends on my ability to transfer to a higher ranked school.

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Transferring / Transferring Down
« on: January 11, 2007, 12:28:27 PM »
I am thinking about transferring to a few different schools.  Some are ranked higher and some are ranked lower.  My question is: what grades/ranking would I typically need to transfer to a lower school?  Top 25%?  Top 33%?  Top 50%?  Would they accept lower? 

We haven't received grades yet, which is why I am asking ranges.  Also, I feel as though I did pretty well, but I'm sure that is not a good indicator because I'm sure that people who feel they did well also end up with poor grades.  If you are interested, there are a few reasons why I am transferring: 1) enjoy the school, but not the city, location, etc. of my current school; 2) have no intention of practicing here, but would like to practice where I would transfer to; 3) other personal reasons.

Thanks for your advice.

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General Board / Privity and Covenants
« on: December 16, 2006, 01:05:43 PM »
I understand that the differences between covenants, easements, and equitable servitudes.  However, I am still a little confused as to how privity, both horizontal and vertical, play into covenants. 

1.  Suppose A subdivides his land and provides B with a covenant.  Then B sells to C.
-A and B have horizontal privity; B and C have vertical privity.
-There would be neither horizontal nor vertical privity between A and C, right?  Then how would the burden/benefit run?

2.  Same as above, except now suppose A then sells to D. 
-A and B have horizontal privity; B and C have vertical privity; A and D have vertical privity?
-There would be neither horizontal nor vertical privity between D and C, right?  Then how would the burden/benefit run?


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General Board / Opinion Kernel (Elements)??
« on: December 08, 2006, 12:19:03 PM »
Does anyone know what an "opinion kernel" is?  I was going over previous finals for my elements class and one of the questions asks about an opinion kernel.  We never went over this in class, and the book only has a brief description of when to use it but not what it is.

The best idea that I have of it is something that goes into a brief that ties all of the facts, rules, laws, etc. together to provide a reason why the court should rule one way or has ruled that way.  I'm not completely sure.  Any help would be great.

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General Board / Re: Resume Help
« on: November 20, 2006, 06:23:34 PM »
I had it on the cover letter, but they said not to send a cover letter yet, so I wanted to try and get the address on the resume.  I guess I could just wait to see if they want me to send a cover letter later on.  Thanks for the reply.

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General Board / Resume Help
« on: November 20, 2006, 05:22:07 PM »
My resume is updated and pretty much ready to be sent to personal connections who have already requested them.  My only problem is that I do not, nor have I ever, lived in the area in which I am trying to get a job.  I can use a local address because I know someone who lives there and plan on living at that address over the summer if I get a job.  My advisor said that I shouldn't do that because it makes it appear as though I have lived there even though I haven't.  She did say that if it could somehow explain to the potential employer why I have a local address then it would be ok.  So, is there anyway that I can take care of this in my resume?  It is currently under "Local Address", but should I put it under "Summer Address" or something along those lines?  Any help would be appreciated.

Although I would typically put it in the cover letter, these connections have only asked for the resume and not a cover letter. 

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General Board / Applying for a Summer Job
« on: September 17, 2006, 05:35:35 PM »
I know that it is a couple of months before firms can even accept resumes, but I had a quick question.  If a firm is letting you apply on December 1, should you go ahead and apply or wait until grades come out? 

It seems that if you wait until grades come out then you are putting yourself behind the figurative 8-ball.  However, I'm guessing that most firms understand that not everyone (or anyone) will have any of their grades by Dec. 1 and will just ask for your grades when they come out later. 

Just wanted to hear what some 2Ls, 3Ls,and post-grads had to say.  Thanks in advance.

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General Board / Fault vs No Fault
« on: August 27, 2006, 02:18:00 PM »
I understand that battery must include an act and intent to commit the act, and then include either intent to harm or that the act be unlawful (from class discussion and reading cases).  However, in McGuire v. Almy (the aide is attacked by her insane employer/patient with a table leg), the opinion states, "Fault is by no means at the present day a universal prerequisite to liability, and the theory that it should be such has been obliged very recently..."

Since fault is the responsibility for a mistake, failure, or wrongdoing (crt. of Encarta), wouldn't the combination of the act and the intent to commit the act imply fault?  You are intending to commit the act, therefore you are responsible for the wrongdoing that occurs.  Or am I looking at it strictly from definitions and not necessarily legal terms? 

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