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Current Law Students / Re: First Assignments
« on: August 14, 2008, 01:30:39 AM »
I'm a rising 2L by the way. I knew what was coming--just wish we were given a little more time for preparation. Just because I've already completed a year of law school doesn't mean I should be excited about massive amounts of reading and little time to do it in.

Current Law Students / First Assignments
« on: August 14, 2008, 12:57:33 AM »
Anyone else get their first assignments for class this week and discover they have a ton of reading to do in a week? It gets me frustrated that schools don't release the information earlier.


Can anyone recommend a supplement for the above referenced course? Should I go with E&E, or is there a different one more widely used?

Current Law Students / Re: Universal First Year Cases (In any class)
« on: July 21, 2008, 09:46:27 PM »
I agree with Jacy85's post about waiting. As a side note, has anyone ever noticed that Jacy85 seems to comment on almost EVERYTHING posted on this forum? No offense to you Jacy--I applaud your enthusiasm--but how else do you spend your time?

Job Search / Re: website: where students were hired at their schools
« on: July 16, 2008, 01:51:07 PM »
Someone reply to the post if you know.

How can you have a 3.2 at BC and BU at the same time?

Widener U School of Law / Re: Class of 2011 - Delaware Campus
« on: June 24, 2008, 04:12:49 PM »
I think Widener's web page says the median age for a student is 23--so if your going to be 24 I wouldn't worry about it too much. Most people there are in their 20's, but there are plenty in their 30's that are married with kids. I had two people in my writing class last semester that were basically pushing 40. No one cared. So, unless you're over 35 or something people are just too busy with their school work to really notice your age. Besides, I was 26 when i started (now 27) and didn't feel out of place at all.

As far as commuting goes I don't think you'll have a problem. I commuted and live further away (about a 25 minute drive) then the Village at Fox Point and it wasn't all that much of a burden. There are people that commute over an hour...and I think the Village is only like 15 minutes away, so you should be fine. You might not have the same opportunity to meet friends/establish relationships as some of the on-campus kids, but if thats not really your concern then living off campus sounds like the right choice.  I thought about the dorms but when I saw them I knew they weren't for me. They are like over-sized versions of freshman dorms. No personal bathrooms and cinder block walls, lol. There are apartment style dorms for upper classmen, but I think you might have had to live in the 1L dorms to be eligible.

In any event, I think you'll find commuting to be no big deal. Personally I was happy to be able to leave the campus everyday--The idea of having to stay there all the time seemed like such a bore. Anyways, hope this helps you out. Feel free to reply if you have anything else you're concerned about.

Current Law Students / Re: Should I drop out?
« on: June 24, 2008, 03:52:09 PM »
I'm not sure they should consider his 'reliance' interest in determining that the original poster should keep his scholarship money for summer classes. His 'reliance' would have been the expectation that at least his 1st semester, 1L would have been paid for. It was. Following this he did not meet the condition that he maintain a 2.0 term GPA--so the scholarship money is gone. If the original poster was actually going to sue over this and proceed on some sort of contract theory--he would lose. It seems to me that his school's OFFER of a scholarship renews each semester. Since the poster can only ACCEPT the terms by performance (maintenance of a 2.0 or higher) then Restatement (2nd) Contracts 45 would control. Here the school is the offeror, and they are released from their duty to perform (pay his tuition) because the poster (offeree) did not complete performance within the terms of the schools offer. Restatement 90 won't work for him. It seems difficult that his reliance on scholarship money for summer classes would be 'justifiable' considering that he was aware of the need to maintain the 2.0.

Job Search / Re: Questions about a state Supreme Court clerkship??
« on: June 23, 2008, 10:38:03 AM »
Another thing to keep in mind is what type of 1L grades you end up with. Average or below probably won't cut it with a state supreme court, despite your contact therein. The court has its standards to uphold, so I would recommend trying to make top 10% at whatever school your going to.

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