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Current Law Students / Re: Making law review
« on: August 29, 2008, 03:24:35 PM »
Make friends with a lawyer or someone who worked as a paralegal before law school and have them teach you how to Bluebook. At my school we learned enough about the Bluebook to cite cases and statutes for memos/briefs, but not enough for cite checking.

If you wait until the exercise is out to get help it'll be an honor code violation (or it should be).

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Job Search / Re: are there better days/times for callbacks?
« on: August 29, 2008, 02:57:34 PM »
I doubt Monday morning would be a problem.  Let's be realistic here.  If these are BIGLAW firms, odds are, many of the people you're meeting with spent a chunk of their weekend working anyway.  Mondays sort of loose their dreadfulness when you no longer get to play and screw around for a full 48 hours on the weekend.

This makes me sad...

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Incoming 1Ls / Re: LinkedIn: Networking as a Law Student?
« on: August 21, 2008, 05:37:39 PM »
Tag

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When are we gonna get a VEEP announcement? The NYT and MSNBC had me all excited thinking we were gonna get one today...

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Incoming 1Ls / Re: Textbooks: School bookstore or amazon/half.com??
« on: August 11, 2008, 08:09:37 PM »
I buy all mine through the bookstore b/c they usually have the best price and I know I'm getting the right edition. I prefer new books, and there isn't usually a big variance in the price of new casebooks. The B&N 20% off deal could be pretty good, but  a lot times they didn't have the most recent edition.

I was afraid of ordering used books online b/c I didn't know if they'd ship in times for classes. Profs at my school tend not to tell you what books to order until a week and half before classes start.

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Incoming 1Ls / Re: "Black's Law Dictionary" - Useful?
« on: August 05, 2008, 08:48:01 PM »
Buy a cheapo paperback edition. The Westlaw version is a pain in the ASS to use. The profs appreciate it when you look things up in the cases that you don't understand, so you don't look like a lazy person when they ask about it.

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Current Law Students / Re: How many credits to take during 2L?
« on: August 04, 2008, 05:46:44 PM »
Take a lighter load and try to work full time. Try to spend the hours other students are spending on law review working in a law office of some sort. Hopefully, you'll be getting paid...

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Incoming 1Ls / Re: Circus Ponies or Omnioutliner?
« on: July 31, 2008, 01:10:55 PM »
I don't think you can, that's why I didn't use it for my class notes. The only thing that acts like OneNote is OneNote, which is why I'm a little annoyed they haven't come out with a Mac version yet.

Its crazy to me.  With all the things that a Mac can do that they haven't come out with something more similar to OneNote. 

And whey you ask about it at the Mac store they try to tell you that Word for Mac and OmniOutliner do exactly the same thing. Ummm....no they don't.

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I briefed the whole year, but I think the reason I was able to do that is b/c my briefs were never that long or in depth, just a tool to make sure I figured out the most important concepts from the cases.

When I was reading I would brief the case in Times New Roman, and then during class I would hit 3 returns between the name/year of the case and the rest of the brief and then type all my class notes in Arial, so that the class notes were sandwiched between the name of the case & the rest of the brief. I did this all in Word 1st semester & Google Docs 2nd semester.

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Incoming 1Ls / Re: Circus Ponies or Omnioutliner?
« on: July 31, 2008, 12:14:39 PM »
I don't think you can, that's why I didn't use it for my class notes. The only thing that acts like OneNote is OneNote, which is why I'm a little annoyed they haven't come out with a Mac version yet.

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