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Messages - Bob Loblaw Esq.

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I'll second the LEEWS suggetion, or read John DeLaneys "learning legal reasonsn" and "how to do your best on law school exams."

also, I checked out all of the study guides before I began 1L, just to see what is out there.  Get your hands on a couple E&E's (examples and explanations) or some commercial outlines (gilbers or emanuels). You dont need to read them over the summer or anything, but it will be beneficial when you first begin if you know what additional material you will be using.

i would also reccomend PLSII, but just for the studying advice.

Current Law Students / Re: Sick Website for Case Briefs
« on: May 31, 2007, 03:27:10 PM »
i don't see any harm in this site. it just saves you the tedium of having to write your own case briefs. it's like cliff notes...what's wrong with cliff notes?

no, that site is not like cliff notes, or in this case, commercial briefs.  Briefs posted by students are just that, work done by students.  Why the hell would you want to rely on another student's briefs?  If you are going to use additional course materials, you might as well use reputable materials that are assembled by someone other than the confused law student sitting next to you.

Current Law Students / Re: Florida Coastal v. Thomas Cooley
« on: May 30, 2007, 12:45:55 PM »
...where you go should depend on where you want to practice (Fl vs. MI). If you aren't going to practice in either state (or region), Coastal is the better choice.

A few people also mentioned this? Why would this matter?
Say I intend to practice in NY, but end up going to Yale... (of course Yale is T1, but I'm just not sure why attending a school in a diff state would matter).

The question is one of a school's regional reputation.  Yale is not a good example for this Q because it is one of three truly national schools.  It is not that Yale is a T1, it is that Yale is #1.  Most T1's rely on their regional reps as well.

Short answer: you will not find any NYC firms recruiting students from TC or FC.

Transferring / Re: WUSTL
« on: May 12, 2007, 05:52:47 PM »
someone on the transferapps website received an acceptance letter today

Next time, please use paragraphs - would've made your story better if it had been easier to read.

= lame.

op - funniest story i've heard in a long time. 

Transferring / Re: New UNC transfer policy
« on: April 27, 2007, 03:16:08 PM »
Policies like this are why UNC is underfunded and underperforming.

The policy is odd to say the least, but I don't see a connection with underfunding and underperformance. 

many of the top schools have been taking active measures to recruit top performing students from other law schools.  One benefit of doing this may be that schools that attract the top performers have the benefit of graduating these individuals, which translates into a possibly more qualified graduating class, which may be seen as performing better, speaking to the name of their alma mater. over time this could probaly translate into more funding, more alum $, a higher rep, etc...

Transferring / Re: New UNC transfer policy
« on: April 26, 2007, 11:08:02 PM »
Am I correct to understand that this means that they will not consider transfers who are not NC residents attending school outside of NC?

The UNC School of Law will continue to offer a very limited number of
transfer opportunities to academically qualified residents of North
attending law schools outside of North Carolina...

Sort of...(see the last sentence of the second paragraph).  Its basically the same policy for everyone else as it originally was, ie) must have high first year applicatant credentials.  Like the poster a couple up noted, it really affects students in NC law schools.

....which might be decent news for me.  I'm actaully an NC resident who is out of state for law school trying to go back to NC as a transfer next fall. 

But I'm still not sure how to interpret the last sentence of the second paragraph; does this mean if I have a compelling reason to transfer and I am in an out of state law school and I have competitive 1L grades, I therefore do not need to have been originally admissible (per the third paragraph)?

Transferring / Re: New UNC transfer policy
« on: April 26, 2007, 06:32:38 PM »
i dont think elon nor charlotte law students are eligible to transfer to an ABA school anyway, because they are only provisionally approved.  I could be wrong though.  Seems like this may be more of anagreement with NCCU and Campbell, and who knows, maybe WFU.  I doubt Duke had anything to do with this, unless UNC is pissed that top 5% of their class tries xfer to Duke.  Interesting noetheless.

Transferring / Re: New UNC transfer policy
« on: April 26, 2007, 05:54:10 PM »
I've never seen anything this extreme.  I've seen the requirement of "original admissibility", but not prejudice against in-state school transfers.

Transferring / New UNC transfer policy
« on: April 26, 2007, 05:28:15 PM »
This was taken from the UNC site

Applying as a Transfer Student
As a result of collaborative conversations with deans of other North
Carolina law schools, the University of North Carolina School of Law
will no longer accept transfer applications from students currently
enrolled at law schools in North Carolina-even from students who are
academically qualified-unless they present a compelling case for
enrollment at UNC. Better job opportunities, better course
selection, or lower tuition are not viewed as compelling reasons.

The UNC School of Law will continue to offer a very limited number of
transfer opportunities to academically qualified residents of North
Carolina attending law schools outside of North Carolina who present
compelling reason(s) for attending UNC. A desire to follow a spouse
who has been transferred to North Carolina by the military or a
business, for example, might be viewed as a compelling reason. Files
will otherwise be evaluated using the standards below.

To apply to the UNC School of Law as a transfer applicant, you must
have successfully completed one year of law study at a law school
approved by the Association of American Law Schools or the American
Bar Association Section of Legal Education and Admission to the Bar.
No more than 28 credits of work from another law school will be
credited. No student will be admitted who is ineligible to return to
the institution last attended. To be competitive for admission,
transfer applicants should be originally admissible to the School of
Law and be performing superior academic work at their current law

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