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General Off-Topic Board / Re: College Football
« on: September 09, 2007, 04:07:59 PM »
Some thoughts after week 2:

- Pac 10 looks better this year, SEC looks just slightly weaker than last year. I mean, WTF Auburn?

You're right - after wins over top 10 teams last year and the year before, USF really underachieved by letting Auburn stay so close.  They nearly blew what should have been an easy win after dominating pretty much the whole game.  If it weren't for an ill-timed case of the yips by their kicker, USF wins going away.

General Off-Topic Board / Re: College Football
« on: September 02, 2007, 07:26:28 AM »

General Off-Topic Board / Re: College Football
« on: August 20, 2007, 04:36:20 PM »
I really don't think so.  Anyway, gotta go - have to delete yet another announcement about a "diversity" scholarship from my inbox.  Toodles!

General Off-Topic Board / Re: College Football
« on: August 20, 2007, 02:21:54 PM »
But, in a manner of speaking, Boise (and other non-BCS teams) are also the URM in the world of college admissions. We have a fraction of the budget, facilities, and recruiting power of the BCS teams. We have to work with what we have, and what we have right now are the kids who aren't picked up by the Pac-10 teams. We also play the schedule we have (and we all now that there is more that goes into conference selection and scheduling than simply "we want to play them").

Uh, no, they're like the exact opposite of URMs.  Notre Dame is the URM of college football.  Everybody falls all over themselves to get them, regardless of how good they actually are.

umm actually 148 is below the 50th percentile.

Yes, in fact, it's about 3 entire points below the 50% percentile.  Which is, by definition, perfectly average.

So it's actually pretty average, as noted.

At the risk of stating the obvious, it's nearly average among test-takers, but it's really scraping the bottom of the barrel among those who actually wind up getting accepted into any law school.

That being said, assuming that the OP is smart enough to be even a crummy attorney, he/she is probably smart enough to pull that score up substantially on a retake, which would at least get them into a T3 school.

The poster who was suggesting UVA and the like is clearly on crack, unless the OP is going to go from a 148 to a 168+, which seems pretty unlikely.

Hard decision?  This is a no-brainer.  Retake.

Watch out - I had a visiting prof who was the Dean from a nearby T2, and he graded like he was still there.  The overall average was what it was supposed to be, but he gave out wayyy more low grades than the rest of the faculty here ever do.

General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: Emory Class of 2010
« on: July 20, 2007, 05:12:03 PM »
Is the legal methods final a take-home exam?  Its scheduled for the end of the exam period.  Do 1Ls have to stay in Atlanta for it?

Yes it is (or has been in the past, anyway), and yes you do.

Here is the email we got with the instructions for turning it in this past year:

First, congratulations on being done with all your in-class exams!  Second, here are some important reminders about returning your take-home tomorrow.

You will return the exams in separate boxes at Rm. G114, the conference room on the ground floor of Gambrell where we've been printing exam answers for two weeks.  The exams will be taken into that room and the door will be closed at 5 p.m. sharp.  If you arrive after 5 p.m., you MUST find me (probably in Rm. G111) and give me the exam in person.  DO NOT put it in anyone's mailbox, slip it under any doors, etc.

If you want to turn in the exam earlier than 4 p.m. tomorrow, you may do that but again -- find me and turn it in to me in person.  I will put it with the other exams at 4 p.m.

PLEASE give yourself plenty of time to print out your exam and make whatever number of copies your professor has required, as well as to get here to hand it in.  Remember that the whole 1L class will be trying to print tomorrow afternoon, and don't count on getting ready access to a printer or copier in the library, for example.  You won't get extra time for equipment problems.

Finally, rush hour in Atlanta starts about 4 p.m. and the traffic can be horrible, especially this time of year.   Please give yourself lots of time to drive over and drop off your exam.  Hang in there, you're almost done!

General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: Emory Class of 2010
« on: July 19, 2007, 05:09:01 PM »
Last year we were able to figure out which section we were in when our schedules appeared on OPUS, which was I think on the Thursday or Friday before orientation.  And yeah, whether or not it's a plot, it does essentially force you to buy your books from the bookstore.  I saved roughly a million dollars by ordering everything used for next semester already.  So at least you're only really screwed for fall semester 1L (though I want to say they didn't give us a ton of lead time for the spring either, though somehow I was able to buy more stuff used it seems - or maybe it was just that I didn't have to buy new books for Civ Pro and LWRAP that made it seem that way).

General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: Emory Class of 2010
« on: July 19, 2007, 08:24:32 AM »
Incidentally, I have the books for Gozansky's contracts class, Partlett's and Smith's torts classes (I'm assuming Smith will be using the same text as last year, which is the same one Dean Partlett is using), any Legal Methods class, and the citation and the style manual for LWRAP that I'm planning to sell.  Minimal highlighting (if any - I'm not a highlighter), all in good shape (everything except Torts was bought new, unfortunately).  PM me when you get your section assignments and you can have them for a few bucks less than the used price at the bookstore, first come, first served.

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