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General Board / Re: 1 year later....still glad u went to law school?
« on: December 24, 2006, 06:04:25 PM »
Assuming you're not including clinics, skills courses, etc. There are several clinics at my school where you're given primary responsibility over cases, e.g. vaccine injury clinic. IMHO, these are the exceptions to the "how," yet the conventional wisdom is that you learn more in your first year after law school than you did throughout all of law school.

Transferring / Re: Visiting versus Sticking It Out?
« on: December 22, 2006, 02:00:26 AM »
Does anybody know how demanding schools are in allowing students to visit? Can you just have a good reason to do it, or is it more similar to transferring qualifications?

General Board / Re: Anyone else get burnt out or is it just me
« on: December 21, 2006, 11:33:44 PM »
I'm still so burned out that I know I'm going to get that sinking feeling walking into class the first day of next semester. Like coming back in from recess back in the day.

General Board / Re: Funny Fake Firm site, anyone remember?
« on: December 21, 2006, 02:12:51 PM »
How was the book, if anybody knows?

I've heard that too, but I find it hard to believe with anonymous grading.  If you truly suspect it, I'd ask to see your exam grade and final grade--for instance if every prof bumped you down for participation. 

I really don't think it happens though.

Yeah, you hear the rumors, but I don't see a law professor risking his/her career by falsely lowering somebody's grade. Unless it was the school doing it, which is almost harder to fathom. What would the professor really gain from it anyway, in the absence of pressure from administration?

3L job search / Re: Where is the best place to practice Law?
« on: December 21, 2006, 01:43:22 PM »
IMHO, take the NY bar. If you don't want to practice in NY, every state that allows waive-in would let you waive into their state with passage of the difficult NY bar.

If you're West coast, I guess the same thing would go for the CA bar but I only know the East coast.

General Board / Re: Anyone else feel like exams were too easy?
« on: December 15, 2006, 03:36:25 AM »
Luckily, my school is on a B+ curve, but the margin of error is still very slight from A+ to below the curve. What I've heard is that a lot of professors at schools like mine, where they seem to be wholeheartedly embracing grade inflation, give out a tiny fraction of A's so that they only have to give out a tiny fraction of C's. Maybe that's true everywhere, but that's just what I've heard about my school. Basically, you have to try to get C, but you really, really have to try to get an A. Does anybody have a different experience?

General Board / Re: which is harder?
« on: December 14, 2006, 11:41:03 PM »
The wrong professor can make any class as hard as they want it to be. I just took a Crim Law exam the other day with the German Penal Code on it and more Constitutional law questions than substantive criminal law questions. Yeah, luck of the draw. I get the guy who is in his very first semester of teaching law school, Mr. I was a Yale senior LR editor and I should have been allowed to teach Con Law. Luckily, my contracts professor made everything seem so simple, but then he made half his exam tough-as-hell multiple choice. Fun stuff.

General Board / Re: The tale of two exams
« on: December 14, 2006, 11:31:30 PM »
Yeah, I had a good feeling after two of my exams, but then I noticed everybody else was feeling great about their exams. Then, I had two crappy exams and I noticed everybody else was less perky as well. So, here I am for a couple months, somewhere between an A+ and a C-. Luckily, I don't think there's an alcoholism gene in my family.


General Board / Re: California Western or Florida Coastal?
« on: December 14, 2006, 11:27:21 PM »
I've heard FC built a really nice new building. However, there are hurricanes in FL.

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