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Current Law Students / Re: True Horror Story
« on: January 26, 2007, 01:31:28 PM »
gunners raise their hand to express moral outrage whenever a legal principle is not to their liking.

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Current Law Students / Re: True Horror Story
« on: January 26, 2007, 03:58:12 AM »
If it makes you feel better, here's a true quote from my 2L Evidence class (~ 150 students) which thankfully wasn't directed to me:

"If you ever say that to a judge, I hope he tells you to shut the f**ck up and sit down."

So don't feel that bad.

i've heard:

"if you were this unprepared for court, you could be sued for malpractice"

(not directed at me, thaksfully.)

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Current Law Students / Re: For those in the dungeon.
« on: January 24, 2007, 05:50:05 AM »
i haven't received any of my grades. or my loan money - for the fall semester.

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Current Law Students / Re: class rank (statistically speaking)
« on: January 24, 2007, 05:43:10 AM »
problem: estimating the standard deviation by dividing the range by 4 ought to assume taking the highest and lowest *actual* grades, and if i remember my stats class correctly, only after eliminating outliers. the method suggested here takes the highest and lowest *possible* grades. unless there are non-outliers at the top and bottom of the curve, this will overstate the standard deviation, and give you a lower class rank than you actually have.

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Current Law Students / Re: 2nd Tier (Full Ride) versus T10
« on: January 22, 2007, 06:58:29 PM »
remember, you can start your own practice anywhere you like, as long as you graduated from an ABA-accredited law school and passed the relevant bar exam.

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Current Law Students / Re: 2nd Tier (Full Ride) versus T10
« on: January 21, 2007, 07:55:27 PM »
for what it's worth, i didn't even apply to any top schools, except a last-minute application to michigan, even though i could have gotten into a t10 school (i believe). i went with my favorite out of the schools that offered me a significant scholarship (around 75%), which also happens to be the highest ranking of the bunch. i haven't had occasion to regret it yet. i decided early on that i have no desire to do biglaw, and no desire to stress out over a $150,000 debt load. i attribute the fact that i've been virtually stress-free to my approach. i may not get rich with this approach, but i'll stay happy.

this wouldn't be right for everyone, but i get the sense that you may have a personality similar to mine. so think about it.

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Job Search / Re: envelopes?
« on: January 20, 2007, 08:53:12 PM »
having served on many hiring committees, i say go with the manila. you don't want your letter to be the creased one in the folder.

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Transferring / Re: For those who transferred mid-T1 to Top 10....
« on: January 20, 2007, 01:44:37 PM »
i don't know if it's possible, but i think it would be very hard. i do know that the law schools i applied to were very interested in whether i had previously matriculated at any other law school. i suspect that if the answer had been "yes", it would have raised a red flag. i doubt that schools have an outright ban on accepting such students, but they'd probably demand a good explanation, and "i thought my chances with an application de novo would be better than applying to transfer" is not good. remember that the transfer game is a money-maker for top schools.

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Current Law Students / Re: Middle 1st Tier with Scholarship versus T10?
« on: January 20, 2007, 08:34:01 AM »
correct. except it takes more than a year of biglaw to make up the difference, unless you're very frugal.

if you think you *might* want to be a lawyer but aren't sure, then hedge your bets by taking the full ride.


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Current Law Students / Re: Results are in B average...
« on: January 18, 2007, 06:46:26 PM »
Briefing does not help you learn to apply the law.  *Reading* the cases, and seeing how the court applies it does help.

for me, briefing forces me to read in a way that i comprehend how it's being applied, and writing out the court's reasoning reinforces. just reading without briefing is too casual, and won't make things stick.

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