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Current Law Students / Re: Briefing the Notes Section
« on: August 18, 2006, 03:03:48 PM »
Thanks, I completely agree.  Originally I had only made minor refernces to the notes if anything stood out.  Just wanted to make sure that I wasn't really missing anything or adding too much.

Current Law Students / Briefing the Notes Section
« on: August 18, 2006, 02:40:23 PM »
So I had my first class today of LRW and we went over how to do briefs.  After doing one first hand with the class (to some extent), I figured that I could start doing the reading for my other classes and begin briefing on my own.  Doing well so far, except that I have a quick question.  Is it necessary to brief/summarize the Notes section that appears after the actual case?  I'm assuming that the editor/author adds this section as supplemental material to support what was read and to provide additional examples and scenarios.

Current Law Students / Re: anyone here studying for patent bar?
« on: July 29, 2006, 07:55:25 AM »
I would like to get a job during after 1L and would also like to take the patent bar exam.  Would you suggest to maybe start studying for the patent bar during winter break, then do some refreshers over the summer, and then take the patent bar at the beginning of August? 

That way I could get a job over the summer and only need to review during the summer, which would hopefully lighten the amount of studying while working; I could work during the week and then review/study during the weekend.  It seems like a plausible idea on paper, but not sure how that would translate into the real world scenario.

Current Law Students / Re: anyone here studying for patent bar?
« on: July 28, 2006, 12:36:38 PM »
For those of you that have studied for or are studying for the patent bar, how many currently have a summer job? 

I'll be a 1L this fall, but would like to figure some of this stuff out before I start.  With what has been said about the time commitment I was curious how much time you would have for a job; or vice-versa, how much time you would have to study if you had a job.

Current Law Students / Re: Work Load during Thanksgiving
« on: July 28, 2006, 08:35:20 AM »
First, thanks for the responses.  I appreciate the insight.

Second, I was planning on going to my girlfriend's house because she is going to medical school and, at that point, we would not have seen each other for quite a while.  Originally, I was going to go Wednesday to Saturday; however, due to the prices, it looks like it is going to be Thursday morning until either Friday or Saturday night.  It seems as though it might be best to head back to school Friday night based on your comments.

Third, last year my Digital Signal Processing professor (yes, I was engineering, hence the name...BME=Biomedical Engineering) gave us a test at 6:25 pm the night before Thanksgiving.  My flight home was supposed to leave at 4:00 pm, but I had to cancel it and take the test.  Needless to say I was pissed off, but I took the test and ended up getting a 99.  That is why I am trying to plan this far ahead: 1) so that I don't get screwed and 2) so that I have time to do work during the break.

Thank you again for your reponses. 

Current Law Students / Work Load during Thanksgiving
« on: July 28, 2006, 07:38:56 AM »
I understand that it is not even August yet, but I need to get a general idea about the work load over Thanksgiving so that I can book a flight (the ticket prices are getting pretty high already).  Anyway, I was wondering if professors tend to give more work during Thanksgiving break due to the extra days off or if it remains the same for any given week/weekend?  I'm sure that it may vary from professor to professor, but I just wanted to get a general idea from other people.

Current Law Students / Bar Acceptance & Practicing
« on: July 26, 2006, 04:13:19 PM »
Say, for example, you pass the bar in State A, but then you are hired by someone (business, individual, etc.) for a case/lawsuit/etc. in State B.  Would you be allowed to handle the case in State B?  If not, what would you have to do to be able to handle the case in State B (besides having to retake the bar in that state)? 

Current Law Students / UM vs GSU: Which One to Choose?
« on: May 01, 2006, 10:41:39 AM »
With graduation coming up, I need to determine which law school to attend.  I have already paid my deposit for Univ of Miami (FL) because it was due before being accepted to Georgia State.  I was wondering if I could get some insight into helping me choose a law school.  Currently I am an undergrad at Univ. of Miami (which is pertinent to some of the pros).

--Pros for Miami: already setup and adjusted, have an apartment, have numerous law connections already in Miami, higher ranking, and a pretty good reputation (from what I have heard)
--Cons for Miami: cost of tuition

--Pros for Georgia State: in Atlanta (where I would like to eventually live and practice), cost of tuition (I would pay out-of-state 1st year and then in-state 2nd and 3rd year, as my parents are moving to Atlanta), and I know the Dean (could be great for recs. and connections)
--Cons for Georgia State: not ranked as high

Based on previous threads and topics, I know that most people feel as though tuition should not be a factor because you will be making a fair amount of it back by going to the higher-ranked school.  Also, is location of the school relative to where you want to practice important?  Since I want to end up in Atlanta, would Miami's reputation be enough to secure a job in the area?

Thanks in advance for any advice/comments/suggestions.

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