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Hofstra U School of Law / Re: Night Classes
« on: June 21, 2005, 10:17:09 AM »
i have a few friends in the part-time evening program.  as a general reply i can tell you:

1.  the faculty that teaches at night are some of the best.
2.  generally, more mature students, who are working, so they are a bit more competitive because they take their studies seriously.
3.  generally more people from LI than out-of-state like the day division.
4.  it's a real handicap not having legal writing during your first year (you take it in the summer) because most employers would like to see how you did in that course and a lot of employers want a writing sample. 
5.  all of the studnets who switched from the p/t evening to the full-time program were accepted, there was no screening process..although that may change next year.

hope that helps a bit, but if you have any specific questions, i can always ask my friends and see wwhat they say.



Hofstra U School of Law / Re: So who is going to Hofstra?
« on: June 21, 2005, 10:06:02 AM »
hello all,

i'm really glad to see a lot more incoming 1Ls on this board.  if you check one of the threads from last year, it was only me and Ken B. (who's now my buddy.  i read the person from CA's posts and while i don't agree with most of what he/she said, i think there is room for a lot of improvement at hofstra. 

besides that, i'm just posting here because i wish i had an upperclassmen do the same for me when i came in. 

i can give you insights on a couple of things like:

- professors
- pre-law school courses and books like PSII
- methods of studying
- jobs
- surrounding area
- dorm life

let me know if there is anything specific you would like to know...i'll try my best to respond in a couple of days.

best of luck and welcome,


Current Law Students / Re: flashlaw software
« on: September 02, 2004, 11:53:00 AM »
hey JeffJoe,

is storelaw the one from West?  i was going to download it b/c i get a 100 points from Westlaw (to get free stuff with) but then they make you pay for it after 15 days.

findlaw is offering us a year's service for free until July.  sorry i couldn't compare, financial constraints.

Current Law Students / flashlaw software
« on: September 01, 2004, 10:59:34 PM »
long time no talk board.  it's been hectic, and i've been a bit overwhelmed in my first two weeks.  today we got this software called Flashlaw.

it's from Aspen, and these Yale law grads made a program for briefing, note taking, statute writing, outlining, and even self-generated quizes.  i'm not trying to sell it, cuz we got it for free.  but any and all of you should look into it.  the best part is that it sorts everything by legal concept.

no more cut and pasting my briefs to my classnotes to generate my outline.  check it out and good luck to you all!

Current Law Students / Re: Law School Success / LEEWS
« on: July 28, 2004, 09:59:24 AM »
what's your opinion of LEEWS?  have you known anyone to take it?  did they do well on their exams?

thanks for your input

Transferring / Re: Transfer to NYU with a 3.6 at a 2nd tier?
« on: July 08, 2004, 03:20:42 PM »
most of the advice and information on transfer requirements usually ask about class rank.  does your school produce a ranking for you?  if so, top 10% and i believe you're a candidate.

i think LawGirl should have her own section in LSD, Andrew if you could make that happen it would be great!  ;D

maybe call it "Ask LawGirl".  that way she can get the proper recognition she deserves.

Current Law Students / Re: Tough Decision
« on: July 07, 2004, 09:48:17 AM »
hey mikebravo,

i've seen similar questions like yours on  do you mind posting your question there under the "Advice for the Lawlorn" section?  i would be really interested in seeing the answer to this.

and as for you losing your class rank - is that what happens when you transfer to another school?  what happens to your rank after you completed your second year at the new school?

best of luck in any decision you make.

19 totally rock! I have to agree that this thread was the most useful one I've read at LSD.

Just wondering if you followed the Planet Law School method since you did suggest reading primers on the subjects and so forth.



sorry, i just read my post and it didn't really answer the question.

from the commercial outlines i've flipped through, they essential brief the case for you (and i've heard some students even just do this).  the commercial outline briefs are a bit more thorough than what some suggest should be in your outline.

my friend has said once you brief the case, to incorporate it into your outline you essentially need the rule and application.  since you've already briefed the case your outline is merely a reminder for what goes where and why.

so yes, it is essentially a brief of a brief that is included in your outline.  or so i gather.

sorry to confuse.

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