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General Board / Re: How do most law schools do their grading?
« on: January 07, 2009, 01:56:03 PM »
I doubt you can ethically make up grades based on scores....

You don't understand the system, which I think is stupid, but not unethical. 

Midterm grades are not "made up." The scores correspond to grades on the school's grading scale, which basically means that there are grades for midterm exams.  However, because the courses are year-long, there are no final grades until spring (based on the midterms plus final exams), which are the only grades the registrar's office uses for transcripts.

Clear as mud?

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General Board / Re: How do most law schools do their grading?
« on: January 07, 2009, 01:07:32 PM »

Yeah, you can use those grades when you apply for internships.  That's what the CDO told me last year and that's what I did.

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General Board / Re: How do most law schools do their grading?
« on: January 07, 2009, 12:05:35 PM »
AppleDuck, you won't get a grade from the registrar's office, but you will get your exams back with their numeric scores and a copy of the grading scale.  You can easily figure out your midterm grades from there.

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General Board / Re: Having a pet while in law school - a problem?
« on: January 03, 2009, 01:22:45 AM »

Your family is wrong.  You will have time to take care of a cat. 

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General Board / Re: Who's UR FAVORITE Jurist?
« on: December 29, 2008, 08:22:23 PM »

I enjoy reading Scalia even when I think he's crackers.

I also enjoy reading Cardozo just to see some of his turns of phrase.

Not a Posner fan.

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General Board / Re: Thanking a Professor - Appropriate v. Inappropriate
« on: December 23, 2008, 06:50:16 PM »
I would not use any of the proposed wording. I wouldn't even bring it up unless the prof mentions it to you. If she does, just say that you appreciate that you passed the class. Then move on.

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General Board / Re: Evidence
« on: December 20, 2008, 12:43:59 PM »
I used the E&E, which I thought was pretty good though not comprehensive.  I did not use it until the end of the course and I think I got better use out of it that way because the problems in earlier chapters (like problems on relevance) also had issues like character and hearsay in them so I could work out the problems on multiple levels (the answers in the book only covered what was in the chapter, but it was still helpful to work them out.)

I also used the Sum & Substance CDs to go over concepts and I thought it was useful.  If you're into mnemonic devices, the Sum & Substance guy seems to love them and has a few he throws out there.

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Size of your red bull pref. I really enjoy the 16.9 oz cans myself. On a daily basis mind you. I have a Red Bull addiction

I only recently found out that you can get them in larger cans! I will have to try some when spring exams come around.  Meanwhile, I have been consuming the 8.4 oz ones, which Costco sells in cases of 32 cans. They are my preference since I haven't tried the larger ones yet.

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I greatly dislike Civ Pro. How can I be more like you?

Alas for you, Civ Pro nerds are born, not made.

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What do I need to know for my Civ Pro exam? It's in a day or two.

Never forget to ask yourself: am I in state court or federal court?

And the long-arm statute requirement, don't forget that either.  Assuming you covered jurisdiction in your class.

I loved Civ Pro.

Also, I love your avatar. It's hypnotic.

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