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General Board / Fmr. President Clinton on Fox News
« on: September 25, 2006, 07:39:02 PM »
This is good if you have 15 minutes.  Once in the link, click on his picture to play the clip.

General Board / Re: LRW not really as demanding?
« on: September 25, 2006, 07:36:04 PM »
Mostly gets bad at the end of the semester, particularly in Spring when appellate brief and oral arguments take all your time.  However, I'm not sure how uniform LRW is across different schools.

as for there relatedness, I conceptualize res ispa loquitur as an exception to the But-for/cause-in-fact requirement

General Board / Re: What happens to graduates from 4th tier schools?
« on: September 24, 2006, 07:05:58 PM »
Anyone who believes that people from 4th Tier schools are all unemployable and become paralegals or work at McDonalds is downright stupid.

Use the critical thinking skills you are learning in law school.  Of course the higher the ranking of a school the better your chances at some careers--like BIGLAW in NYC, federal clerkships etc.  However, the vast majority of T4 grads will get good jobs and become successful attorneys in the local area.  Some 4th Tier schools are outperforming T1s on the bar exam.

« on: September 19, 2006, 03:34:26 PM »
sure it is recognized, but it is by no mean binding.

That said, a split in the Circuits' decisions is a good indicator that the Supreme Court will grant certiorari (sp?)

« on: September 19, 2006, 03:17:56 PM »
The 8th Circuit is not bound by the 11th Circuit.  I agree that the 8th Circuit ruling is scary and violative of our rights, but stop talking about 11th Circuit precedent--its merely persuasive authority.

Law Firms / Re: Big Law Firms (Why is it so hard for everyone to figure out)
« on: September 18, 2006, 06:51:08 PM »
There are no such big firms.  The competition for recent graduates with good grades on Law Review and from top schools has become so much that the only means of attracting the best young talent is to raise starting salaries.  However, on the other side of the market, the firms are also competing for clients so they are reluctant to pass the increase in wages on to the client.  The result is an increase in working hours. 

Studies show that hours of associate attorneys has gone through the roof in the last decade.  For more in depth information on this trend, I reccomend reading

Schiltz, Patrick, On Being a Happy, Healthy, and Ethical Member of an Unhappy, Unhealthy, and Unethical Profession, 52 Vand. L. Rev. 871 (1999).

Studying and Exam Taking / Re: Contracts
« on: September 12, 2006, 08:16:11 PM »
Understanding Contracts

Transferring / REGRET
« on: September 09, 2006, 01:35:24 PM »
Does anyone else regret transferring?  I went from a T4 to a T1 and hate the school now.  Ironically, most students at the "better" school have reverted to college, commencing the drinking weekend each Wednesday.  These are 1Ls 2Ls and 3Ls.  I admittedly was chaing prestige, but I think I may have made a mistake.

I realize that there are 700-800 students here, and I've only met around 40, but it seems like evryone here is the rich kid BMW from Daddy, went to law school because they couldn't get a MBA without work experience kind of person.  People care less about school than I did when I was a freshman in college at a big state school!!

I guess I will have to remember that the job opportunities are much better here (which they clearly are).

Anyone else feel the same?

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