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Transferring / Re: From Third Tier to...? Top 5%
« on: June 06, 2007, 05:19:54 PM »
I'd recommend doing more research...staying at your school may be a good idea or it may not be.

At some T2 schools, some of the very top students strike out at OCI for whatever reason and do not find jobs before passing the bar.

The reason: there are too many law students out there and competition is fierce for the top jobs. Basically nothing is "guaranteed" at a lower ranked school even though many students from such schools do in fact do very well for themselves.

NEVER listen to anyone who isn't in law school yet and hasn't gone through the process of trying to find a job.

Talk to some students who've actually transferred and see what they have to say.

Transferring / Re: U. Michigan v. Ohio state
« on: June 06, 2007, 05:14:23 PM »
Is this a joke?

UMich is better any day of the week, though you may have play up your connections to Ohio for firms to really believe you want to work there.

General Board / Re: How important is case briefing?
« on: June 05, 2007, 07:09:55 PM »
Briefing is pretty much a waste of time. I did leews style, very short briefs compiled from the lexis-nexis briefs and/or canned briefs and a quick skim of the text. After awhile I stopped reading the cases altogether.

After the third week of law school I pretty much stopped reading the casebooks, save for a quick skim in class to see if there was an important point in one of them. Most of the time there wasn't. Cases are rarely tested on law exams. If you do need to know a case for an exam, you'll know and even then you'll only need to know the title of the case and a one sentence summary of the holding.

I have done well at my school despite not putting too much stock in the cases.

Many upperclassmen don't read at all. One of the top editors of our law review doesn't read casebooks anymore.

General Board / Re: yet another inquiry into the merits of LEEWS
« on: June 04, 2007, 10:08:40 PM »
I highly recommend leews. It isn't a magic bullet, but it will help you pick apart exams and learn to analyze them better. That said, I would recommend doing it as early as possible in the semester and of course, ACTUALLY PRACTICING IT, which most who buy the program seem to fail to do.

I have done well at my school and used the program's methods on all my exams.

If you want more of my thoughts on it, send me a personal message.

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