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General Board / OCI listing website
« on: June 25, 2007, 11:17:12 AM »
A while back I stumbled across a site that listed the employers that attend OCI for each school. Does anybody know what that website might be?

Thanks.

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This happened to me on my Contracts final. The exam was 3 hours, with 2 hours allocated to the 1st question, 45 minutes for the 2nd and 15 minutes for the 3rd. I spent roughly 2:45 minutes on the first question, leaving myself 15 minutes for an hours worth of questioning. I hastily outlined the answer for Q's 2 and 3 and ended up with a 93 on the exam. Don't know if this helps, as its anecdotal at best.


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General Board / Re: LSAT 150 or lower.
« on: June 18, 2007, 09:31:20 AM »
I took the LSAT twice - both were sub 150 scores. I attend a T4 and finished 2nd in the evening division after 1L. I am now considering a transfer to a local T1.

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General Board / To Transfer Or Not To Transfer?
« on: June 15, 2007, 08:07:18 PM »
Here's the situation. I wasn't smart enough to do well on the LSAT, however I nailed my 1L year at a T4 finishing 2nd in the class. The T4 is across the boarder from the state I reside in and wish to practice in post graduation, but is generally well received in my state. I'll most likely be on law review, etc.

I'm considering transferring to a T1 within my state of residence. In transferring, I would lose my class standing and all other benefits associated w/ that class standing - however I'll have the benefit of attending a T1 in the state I wish to practice in.

I anticipate receiving merit based scholarships at my current school, and should I transfer I will be paying resident tuition rates - so as far as tuition it will most likely be a wash whether I stay or go.

As far as in what capacity I wish to practice (local biglaw vs. med/small law); I'm not yet sure.

In researching local biglaw firms, I've observed that many associates come from both the local T1 and the T4 I currently attend, however almost all of the associate coming from the T4 were top of the class, etc.

I guess this is a moot point - however what would others do in this situation?


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General Board / Re: poor lawyers
« on: May 04, 2007, 07:16:54 PM »
Sounds like KK is on the road to become one of those "ignorant buffoons and at worst heartless manipulators of doctrine." This damn post is "devote of thousands of words in each instance trying to sound reasonable and consistent... [f]rom all th[is] verbiage."

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General Board / Re: cause of action against school?
« on: April 23, 2007, 05:02:50 PM »

One more thing, your jurisdiction might have a good faith and fair dealing requirement, where they can't just change the rules of the game in the middle of the contract?

I don't think this is correct. The good faith and fair dealing requirement is not a stand alone cause of action. It's an implied piggy back principle that requires "good faith" in performing an express term in a contract.

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General Board / Re: poor lawyers
« on: April 09, 2007, 01:05:03 PM »
You all suck.

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General Board / Re: Laser printer a good investment?
« on: March 13, 2007, 02:15:45 PM »
Those of you interested in a quality monochromatic laser printer should check out the Samsung ML-2510. I just picked one up from Staples. There's a $60 rebate available until 3/17, which drops the price of the printer to $69+tax. Well worth the money in my opinion.

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General Board / Re: Question on Supplemental Jurisdiction
« on: February 05, 2007, 12:12:55 PM »
FRCP 28 1367 might be what you're looking for - The state claim has to derive from the same common nucleus of operative fact as the criminal matter. You can get the state claim into federal court if you've got diversity + >75K in damages, or if the civil case involves an interpretation of a federal statute.

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I just wrapped up my first semester at WNEC. The faculty is great, and in my opinion has a much better rep that NESL, especially in western MA and CT. However, I'd recommend matriculating into the best school you can get into. My first semester at WNEC went surprising well. If I can keep up this momentum, I will be transferring to UCONN next fall. If you've got any particular questions, feel free to PM me.

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