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Hey everyone! I just heard from QU last night, finally! I'm visiting next week, but will be after all the students are gone so I won't be able to sit on a class or anything. I'm sure the campus is beautiful, but of those of you who have visited, what are your impressions? Are the students nice, good community, ect.? The professors seem helpful? Give me the scoop! Thanks :o)

I just finished by 2L year there. If you have any questions at all, don't hesitate to contact me.

Quinnipiac, Syracuse, Suffolk

Current Law Students / Overall most important post-1L course?
« on: May 22, 2009, 06:54:33 AM »
Any thoughts?

Current Law Students / Re: Admin Law and Agency?
« on: May 21, 2009, 06:14:45 AM »
I'm a rising 3L, and I haven't taken these courses yet.  Should I bother?  Admin law looks especially god-awful. Also, I realize agency is covered in Corporations (which I'm taking this year). I've generally kept to the "bar courses" model in law school, but I'm considering skipping agency and admin so I can take something fun and impractical. Also, I'm probably taking the Delaware Bar, which does specifically test agency law. Any advice?

I am taking the Mass bar and have no agency class at my school (its part of business organizations instead) so take my advice with a grain of salt. However, I don't think agency is that important to learn separately, especially if you already covered it in Contracts and/or Corporations/Bus Orgs.... but if you never learned partnerships it might be important to learn that stuff which might be covered in an agency course

as far as Admin, I am unfortunately left wondering with you

I'm going to try and make room to take some of these classes, but I'm sort of with you, my interest in the law is mostly academic and doing role plays of client interaction, etc. is not really up my alley.  We've done a few in legal writing and I feel like I'm in high school drama class or something.  I'm sure they give you more confidence when you actually do get into the situation of dealing with a client, though. 

Yeah, I mean my biggest problem is that there are so many courses I would like to take and only a small number of credits I can actually take. I did great at my oral argument my 1L year (wowed all the judges) but I am pretty sure I don't want to deal with that type of law my whole life.

Thanks all. It sucks my school's advising system is pretty weak but at least is still around!

Sorry if my suggestion isn't helpful. I wrote my student note on Trusts, Business Law and History so your areas of interest are a little removed from mine. However, I would consider looking into the use of information from networking sites for evidentiary purposes and whether such actions by a state actor constitute a search subject to 4th Amendment protections. And further, if it is impermissible, whether a private cause of action accrues.

The fact scenario I am thinking of is someone having incriminating photos or statements (like confessions) on their facebook, charges being brought against them based on the information, and whether they can be put into evidence, whether the police looking at it constituted a search by invading their established concepts of privacy (say for instance if the profile was set to "friends only" or some more stringent privacy standard), and whether wrongful use of such information (if it is sufficiently private) permits the individual to bring suit under the Federal Torts Claims Act. 

I was just wonder what your thoughts were on the importance of classes like trial practice, alternative dispute resolution, or introduction to representing clients. I have heard that all three are big wastes of time as courses(although they are easy A's for grades). I do not see myself being a litigator... instead will probably do business planning or estate/financial planning.... I am planning out my schedule and don't seem to have room for one of these courses.... are they really necessary?

Current Law Students / Re: Scheduling Advice for a 3L?
« on: May 19, 2009, 08:49:42 AM »
Do you have a job lined up?  If so, are they going to place you into a practice group? 

Nope. No job. At least not yet since I have another year and a half to go and the economy sucks. Just a summer job.

Current Law Students / Scheduling Advice for a 3L?
« on: May 19, 2009, 08:09:27 AM »

I am a soon to be 3L who is also enrolled in my school's JD-MBA program. I know this is a pretty wide range but I am still torn between Corporate, Commercial, Bankruptcy, Tax and Estate Planning. Is there any recommendation of what courses to take?

In addition to my MBA courses, I have already taken all the basic 1L courses (civ pro, contracts, con law, crim, torts, property, legal writing and research), advanced contracts (high A), basic tax, trusts and estates, Business Organizations, Taxation of Buainess Enterprises (C corps, S corps and K entities), and Lawyer's Professional Responsibility.

I am scheduled for the coming Fall to take Evidence, a judicial externship (probably with a federal court), estate and gift tax, and bankruptcy. The following spring (2010) I am planning on taking UCC (Articles 2, 2A, 3 and 4), estate and financial planning, and 5 other credits worth of classes (I am thinking advanced bankruptcy for 3 of them).

The following fall, my final semester, I plan on taking business planning, secured transactions and up to 4 extra credits of classes.

I have credits from my journal that I can apply anywhere (more or less), so I am not facing an issue of finding enough credits. Instead I am just trying to figure out which courses will allow me to be broad enough to still potentially practice in any of the fields I am interested in but still specific enough to be helpful....

Any recommendations of how to fill the credit gaps I have or any changes I should make to my current plan? I have not taken securities regulations or administrative law. Should I? If I take advanced bankruptcy next spring, I can only take one of these, which seems more important to me? Also, should I take a trial practice or ADR courses to fill my 2 credit hole in the spring or should I take a course like elder law?

I am kind of all over the place with this stuff.... thanks for any help you can provide.

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