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Incoming 1Ls / Re: Michigan Class of 2012: It Just Feels Right
« on: February 13, 2009, 08:49:29 AM »
March on into Evidence with Niehoff.  I guarantee he'll make you snicker at least once.  Tuesday through Thursday, 8:45 AM to 10 AM.

Incoming 1Ls / Re: Michigan Class of 2012: It Just Feels Right
« on: February 10, 2009, 05:48:30 PM »
Oh gosh :D

I can see it now...I go up to Journal X table and say something like "BAM! A f-in' bullet rips off part of your head!" and the person just looking at me like WTF is this crazy female dog talking about?!?!

Meanwhile you're at the Journal Y table laughing your ass off :D

ETA: Haha!  I'll consider it but I have to be honest...I'm not really a candy fan  :-\

Various inducements to come here are open to negotiation.  Candy, by no means, is the end of the discussion.

And yes, I was hoping a lot of people would wander up to various Journal tables and blurt out "The whole store got the flu!"  If you hear distant laughter, you still figure out who I am!  I just get a little bonus.

I have friends on other journals.  I'll explain to them, if you do it, that you aren't that crazy...that I'm just crafty!

Incoming 1Ls / Re: Michigan Class of 2012: It Just Feels Right
« on: February 10, 2009, 05:21:23 PM »
At the risk of outing myself in the future, if you come to either ASW, you will likely see me sitting behind one of the Journal tables, tryin' to represent.  I just checked and I have most of the March one free (and will most likely need to be there for the April one).  And yes, there will be candy.  I'm considering making it a game -- if you come up to me and present me with a random My Cousin Vinny quote, I'll identify myself. :D

PS:  Whitney, whatever it takes to get you to stick your tongue out at Hahvahd and come to Big Blue, let me know.  I'll even give you extra candy.

Current Law Students / Re: If you get a C in the lower T14, are you done?
« on: February 04, 2009, 08:01:45 PM »
I don't dispute the fact that I may be weird, but the problem with my shoes is that I've invested so much money into this degree, and will be in somewhat bad financial shape without BigLaw.  Moreover, in this economy, these jobs are becoming scarce.  It's not guaranteed at all.

Being in the bottom at a T14 indicates to employers that you could get into one of these schools, but subsequently couldn't hack it.  That's pretty bad, too.  Look at the firm profiles for any big or even medium-sized firm.  I dare you to find a single person who didn't graduate with some Honors. 

Wally, seriously. What the @#!* are you talking about? How can it even remotely be possible that fully half the class that, say, Mich admits in a given year, "couldn't hack it"? THERE WILL ALWAYS BE A BOTTOM HALF. If YLS had a class of 2 people, take their normal top 2 people, and make them the whole class. Are you saying that the second guy, the one with the A-, he couldn't hack it? That makes NO sense. It makes the opposite of sense.

What are you ON?

Agreed.  Wally, I know I'm from a TTT like Michigan and will be summarily disregarded, but you desperately need to relax.  You keep working your nerves like this and you're going to end up with a coronary at age 27-30.  It's perfectly okay to want to excel and love the law, but there's a great deal of value in having some balance.  You have this black and white view of the world that would drive most people (including eventually yourself) to drink.

This idea, if not flame, is a hot mess.

BTW, is using the board for this purpose (soliciting law students to do some, at best, unorthodox work) even permitted?

Incoming 1Ls / Re: Michigan Class of 2012: It Just Feels Right
« on: February 01, 2009, 06:18:01 PM »
Here's a question: if one is ineligible for need-based aid, does he/she still have to fill out NeedAccess?

I don't think so.  The financial aid office would know for sure and, from what I recall, is quite helpful.

Incoming 1Ls / Re: Michigan Class of 2012: It Just Feels Right
« on: February 01, 2009, 07:56:23 AM »
I cosign everything Jolie said.

I live in the south end of AA in a newer development about a 3-5 minute drive to campus.  If you do end up living further off-campus, don't let people tell you it's impossible to do (especially if you have a car).  I just drive to the Stadium commuter lot, hop on the bus that comes every ten minutes and it drops me off right outside of the law school. 

I had a friend that did their undergrad at Michigan and I got plenty of warnings about how touch and go it was regarding properties on (and close to) campus.  I haven't had any problems at the place I'm living at now.  That said, there are some good properties on campus, just be wary when searching.  If you don't have a lot of experience looking critically at places, bring someone (parent, significant other, etc.) to help.

Current Law Students / Re: Can Anyone Explain RAP?
« on: January 26, 2009, 10:03:44 AM »
I used to have this down pat and ended up doing really well on my Property exam.  Now, all I can remember is something about grandmothers being a warning sign.  :/

This is proof positive that everything you learn in law school that you don't continue to apply gets rejected in favor of space for new, even more uninteresting stuff.

Clairel is right, here.  SLU does pretty well in STL.  The real contender for jobs in STL, aside from Mizzou, is WUSTL.  There's a number of firms in STL who have some distrust of WUSTL, esp. WUSTL kids who can't articulate local ties. 

UDC does not have the same advantage -- indeed, UDC will be competing against American, GW, a number of other solid T1/T2 schools in the region whose names escape me, GULC, and every T10 kid that wants to be in DC (a substantial number).  DC can get scary competitive, from what I've been told.

As a sidenote, SLU does have a well regarded health law program and manages to send some very tip-top kids in the class with a health law focus to DC.  I eschew specialty ranks, but if you do exceeding well and cultivate a health law interest, heading to DC someday isn't completely out of the question.  Nevertheless, don't go to SLU unless you can see yourself staying in STL for at least two-five years.

Law School Admissions / Re: Accepted 08/09
« on: January 24, 2009, 10:02:16 AM »
Congrats HB!  It'd be tough to turn down the Hamilton (or a Darrow for that matter), but if I were in your shoes, I'd probably still go to Yale.  You can't make a wrong decision here, though. :)

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