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We know.  But what do you suggest we do about it?  Really, the only effective thing for law students to do at this point in time is to make themselves into the most attractive candidates possible so that next year's OCI won't be a complete wash for them.  So... shouldn't they be sweating Law Review?

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General Board / Re: Grades Dropped For Lack Of Participation?
« on: February 14, 2009, 02:02:42 PM »
If he is NOT this type, just stopping by office hours once or twice should do the trick. 

I've never had a prof give credit for stopping by office hours!  For real.

As I said, it is about perception if your prof isn't physically keeping track.  You show up to a few office hours, and you are perceived as a motivated, engaged student. 

I missed about half of a seminar last semester but did not get marked down, despite a portion of our grade being based on class participation.

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General Board / Re: Grades Dropped For Lack Of Participation?
« on: February 14, 2009, 03:27:12 AM »
It's all based on perception, unless this prof is the type to make a mark next to your name on the seating chart when you speak.  If he is NOT this type, just stopping by office hours once or twice should do the trick.  If he DOES keep a record, you should force yourself to raise your hand every once in a while. 

Maybe it will matter, maybe it won't--but grades are too important to take a chance.

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General Board / Re: Declared Unfit to Sit for the Bar...Now What?
« on: February 14, 2009, 03:22:43 AM »
If this is really the only thing, you should be fine (though you should absolutely retain an attorney). 

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General Board / Re: Hey Ladies . . . Where do you buy your suits?
« on: February 02, 2009, 12:32:10 AM »
I really like Tahari suits.  Macy's often has ridiculous sales on them, particularly if you use a Macy's card.

theory v. tahari is the ultimate clash of the titans. i remember liking your suit during OCI, or one of them. was it navy?



interesting you say that, given that theory was in fact started by elie tahari (he has since sold the brand). i always think of theory for younger women ad tahari for an older crowd.

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General Board / Re: LAST WILL & TESTAMENT
« on: January 30, 2009, 03:02:30 AM »
If she wants the house after your client's death, and his other holdings are large enough to cover the other sisters' shares, why not just give that sister the house and state that the value of the house will be deducted from her share of the rest of the estate?

(note--i have not taken trusts & estates, so i'm kind of just making this up)

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General Board / Re: Splitting 1L Summer
« on: January 30, 2009, 02:56:50 AM »
Do firms generally allow 1Ls to split summers?

Also, what is the normal amount of time you are given to accept/decline an offer?

an offer to summer?  normally you'd get as long as you need, but this year i would probably keep it under a month.... you never know what firms will do these days.

yes, i know two people who split with a firm and a gov gig (judge and USAO).

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General Board / Re: Hey Ladies . . . Where do you buy your suits?
« on: January 28, 2009, 10:49:39 PM »
I personally love the Ann Taylor triacetate suits.  All triacetate from them comes the same color, so you can easily mix and match pieces and develop different suits around one jacket.   anntaylor.com

me too!  i was just going to say this. 

i also like j. crew.

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General Board / Re: Work and School
« on: January 26, 2009, 10:02:48 PM »
Given that your job options will in large part depend on your grades, working during 1L year would be insanely stupid.

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General Board / Re: Judicial Internship vs. Paid Law Firm
« on: January 25, 2009, 10:49:04 AM »
1) I will like to clerk after I graduate in the U.S court of appeals at the least.


Reality Check

http://lawclerkaddict.blogspot.com/


Rutgers had one COA clerk in 2007, which is one more than I would have thought.  None listed for 2008, and one this year (for a senior judge). 

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