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General Board / Re: John Marshall Law School - Atlanta
« on: February 18, 2007, 10:03:41 PM »
I'm from Alabama, Montgomery isn't that great a city. I'd go for ATL any day over Montgomery

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General Board / Re: John Marshall Law School - Atlanta
« on: February 18, 2007, 08:39:30 PM »
Well, from what I know is that John Marshall recently got accredited

From what I knew about faulkner a year ago it wasnt, so if you went there you would not be able to practice outside of Alabama.

If I had to chose between the 2 I'd go John Marshall

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General Board / Re: 3.8 - Transfer???
« on: February 18, 2007, 12:44:51 AM »
Just seems like top of the class at UM would give you the same job option sas just about anywhere....I'd say stick it out, but that's just me

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General Board / Re: Should I be briefing cases?
« on: February 18, 2007, 12:41:34 AM »
guess it depends on what you consider a brief. I'll throw a line or 2 in my notes about the facts just incase I'm called on and to help jog my memory, but mainly I'm looking for the principle/BLL and how they came to it and that's what I put in my notes. There really doesnt appear to be a reason to make really long briefs about the facts, holding. etc. I'd just take notes on whats important and maybe throw a line in there just to jog your memory later

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General Board / Re: Starting out in private practice
« on: February 08, 2007, 04:04:33 PM »
Personally, the thought scares the bejeezus out of me. I just wouldnt want that pressure, and I'd like to have someone to go to if I have questions etc. However, that's just me. I've never been much of a guy who wanted to run his own business(unless the financial risk was minimized, IE I already had a strong financial situation and could afford to have the business go belly up). I think it's very possible. I would be worried about the financing aspect. How would you finance your business? How would you get clients? These kind of things would worry me greatly. To me it makes more sense to work for a few years, then if you want, start your open business.

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Professor Crump at the University of Houston has given us advice on what to do if we wanted to open our own practice. Including:

How much $ we would need to do it(approximate)
What kinds of things we should want to put in our office(Plants stuff like that etc.)

He has started a new pratical skills course where we talk about client relations, how to bill a client, how to interact with clients. and other info on practice management.

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General Board / Re: How much free time do you have as a 1L?
« on: February 03, 2007, 11:05:55 AM »
I kinda with some other people on here. I get to school early because my wife goes to work, getting here early is great because no one is here and you can focus. I normally am done with the reading and all I need to do by around 7-8 ish. I then take the rest of the night to wind down. Saturdays I try to keep up my outline and sunday I use part of the day to look at hypos and all. So it's very busy but you shouldnt let it consume you.

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See, I thik that transfering notes from paper to a computer to be wasted busy work.

My typing is a lot easier for me to read and organize. Again I think that it should just be one of personal responsibility. You want to surf the net, fine, you'll do terrible or look like an idiot when called upon.

Still though, it's not the end of the world and I wouldn't make a fuss about it. HOWEVER if I couldn't type my exam I'd raise some hell.


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A couple of our teachers do it. It seems wrong since they REQUIRE us to buy the damn laptop. I think if you want to male private part around on the internet that's your problem. It's law school, if someone doesnt want to pay attention in class, it's their problem

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General Board / Re: Some advice...take it our leave it
« on: January 18, 2007, 05:03:40 PM »
Well, that's the plan for now. Any websites out there that hoard law school exams to download?

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