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Current Law Students / Re: Transfer Students.
« on: April 18, 2007, 07:37:27 PM »
If you go to a provisional school you are fine as long as they still have provisional status when you enroll.  Even if they lose it after your enroll it is still like you are graduating from an ABA Approved School.

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Current Law Students / Re: Which Class?
« on: April 18, 2007, 07:35:41 PM »
Can't beat having friday off.

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Current Law Students / Re: Law review too much time?
« on: April 10, 2007, 05:46:07 PM »
What is the protocol for quitting a journal once you are on, can you still write it on your resume (ignore obvious ethical issues)

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Transferring / The Big Question
« on: April 10, 2007, 01:45:45 PM »
Do Westlaw points transfer when you transfer schools?, I was hoping to save up for something big my 3L year.

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Current Law Students / Re: Imus
« on: April 10, 2007, 08:09:47 AM »
"Nappy headed hoes"

Why is this particularly offensive? Is "nappy headed" a sensitive topic among black people? If so, why? Is it just a hair thing?

I do see the problem with calling college women "hoes," though. But I doubt the good reverand would be involved if that was the only comment.

Honestly, is there anybody out there who can enlighten me on the nappy hair problem. Many black people do indead have nappy hair.

I also did not understand why it was considered a racial comment; he went on to say how the Tennessee players were all attractive, the majority of their players are black also.  I think he was just commenting on the fact that Rutger's players were fugly, not that they were black "nappy headed hoes". 

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Current Law Students / Re: Will I lose scholarship if I retake?
« on: April 09, 2007, 12:11:41 PM »
I believe if you retake the LSAT the score will automatically be reported to any schools that have requested your LSDAS file.  With that said, I don't think they would withdraw your scholarhsip for retaking the LSAT, why would they?

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Current Law Students / Re: Civil Procedure
« on: April 06, 2007, 06:52:25 AM »
thanks for the advice, but I would rather just having a pre-made one if available.  I didn't make a single outline last semester and did just fine.  If I can't come up with one I will make my own, but would rather save the time making one and just study it.

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Current Law Students / Civil Procedure
« on: April 05, 2007, 09:04:17 PM »
I aced Civ Pro last semester, but all the rules this semester have me freaking out about the exam.  Anyone have a summary/compilation/ outline of just the FRCP?

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Current Law Students / Re: Understanding the Curve
« on: April 01, 2007, 04:01:52 PM »

Naturally, the higher the curve the better, because the grade average will be higher... that is why class rank is generally more important because it gives you a better idea of how you compare to your classmates.


This doesn't make much sense. 

Where the curve sits does not matter because employers, scholarship givers, etc. will only care about how you are performing relative to the rest of your class.  If A has a 3.5 and is 30th in her class but B has a 3.4 and is 10th in her class, it would be a tough row to hoe to say that A has performed better than B.  In fact, B's GPA vis-a-vis A's GPA is probably due to the fact that B's school curves lower than A's.

Hence, why I said class rank is more important than GPA.  However, if you are only taking the GPA into account, how is a higher curve not desirable?  Especially since some employers and programs have minimum GPA requirements. This is one of the major arguments why schools with low curves do their students a disservice by deflating their performance.  A student may have a 2.9 average, but be in the top 20% of their class.  Meanwhile, they are being dinged from employment opportunities that have minimum GPA requirements of a 3.0 or higher.  Additionally, while it is true that a student with a higher rank, but lower GPA than another student has performed better overall, you can't deny the fact that that 3.5 GPA looks a lot nicer on a resume compared to a 3.0.

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Current Law Students / Re: Understanding the Curve
« on: April 01, 2007, 12:29:28 PM »
Basically, the average of all the grades cannot exceed the curve for each class. Therefore, if you are on a 3.0 curve the class could not have 10 A's and 10 B's because the class average would be a 3.5.

For instance, the curve at my school for legal writing is a 2.5.  Most professors will stack the curve so there are very few A's and very few F's and have most grades in the middle so that they would all average to a 2.5.  However, one professor decided that he didn't want to give anyone a bad grade so the entire class got either a B- (2.67) or a C+ (2.33).  Thankfully, it wasn't my class and I believe it hurt the students in that section more than it helped them, but it does demonstrate how you shouldn't look at a curve as "an F for every A." 

Naturally, the higher the curve the better, because the grade average will be higher... that is why class rank is generally more important because it gives you a better idea of how you compare to your classmates.

Hope this helps

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