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General Board / Re: Lying on Your Resume
« on: September 12, 2006, 01:44:04 PM »
The more outrageous the better. Put something really impressive on there. Like the previous guy said, "you'll be fine." It's always a good idea to lie on your resume, especially if you're planning on being a future fiduciary.

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General Board / Re: CREAC Method for legal writing
« on: September 11, 2006, 04:34:14 PM »
It's more commonly known as TREAT. Thesis-Rule-Explanation of the rule, e.g. history, precedent-Application of that precedent or history to your current set of facts, etc.-Thesis restated. It's a popular alternative to IRAC. I hope this helps.

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General Board / Re: What's good about being an attorney?
« on: September 11, 2006, 12:29:59 PM »
It's a mixed bag. On the one hand, a majority of elected officials hold a JD. On the other hand, entering law school you have a statistically greater chance of being a criminal defendant than a criminal defense attorney (Dershowitz, "Letters to a Young Lawyer").

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General Board / Re: Outlining
« on: September 10, 2006, 11:58:55 AM »
I've heard outlining throughout the year, every couple weeks or so, then making an outline of your outline as you get a couple weeks out is a good strategy. Whatever you choose, if it's an open notes test, TAB YOUR OUTLINE. It will save some precious time.

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General Board / Re: Relationships in Law school?
« on: September 10, 2006, 11:46:39 AM »
It's definitely possible to have a relationship during law school. One caveat: NO SEX WITH CLASSMATES, it's just like sex with a coworker. ALWAYS a bad idea. Always. Trust me on this one.

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General Board / Re: Am I nuts to forgo a second year internship?
« on: September 10, 2006, 11:42:05 AM »
Yes, you would be absolutely crazy not to work a legal internship your 2L summer. You can try to jump in the job hunt after 3L, but you'll soon realize you've made a serious mistake. I understand your concern about the study abroad experience, it sucks not having it, but it also sucks getting stuck in a job you hate, due to the fact that its your only option.

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General Board / Re: Living right by the law school?
« on: September 05, 2006, 11:01:11 PM »
One problem I've found in living close to the law school is that I end up taking too much work home with me, which means I put it off until the last moment. There is also the temptation to go home and take a nap during a lull in the day, instead of staying at school and getting some work done.

Living a distance away allows me to put a buffer between school and home, which I need, and allows me to successfully treat law school as a job (a time-honored way to positive results in law school). Of course, this is just what I've found works for me.

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General Board / Re: Bad schools?
« on: August 30, 2006, 11:50:39 PM »
Thats another reason I do not think I will enjoy law school. I hear there are alot of ASSHOLES In law.

Yep, there are a whole lot of assholes in law school. However, we have an adversarial system that  forces you to deal with them, as well as become one if need be. If you have trouble dealing with assholes on an anonom. message board, law school might not be your cup of tea. Thick skin is a must in this field, imho of course.

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General Board / Re: Torts starting point
« on: August 20, 2006, 10:37:22 PM »
No, but I have a pretty economics-minded professor, or so I've heard, at GW.

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General Board / Re: Torts starting point
« on: August 20, 2006, 02:20:23 PM »
I'm using Franklin, Rabin, and Green's "Tort Law and Alternatives 8th Ed." and we're starting with the concept of vicarious liability in respect to apparent authority. There is a good bit of economic theory thrown in there too.

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