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Anyone know if there is and if so where I could find an Emanuel Law Outline for Contracts keyed to Crandall 5th Edition?  Any help is appreciated.

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General Board / Best way to outline for a course?
« on: July 16, 2010, 11:16:46 AM »
What are the best methods for outlining a course?  Is it best to just use an outline like the Emanuel series for the casebook and than add, for each class session, specific points of emphasis, questions the professor poses, and other terms or opinions he expresses that may deiate from the Emanuel outline? 

If this is not what you would suggest for outlining, please explain.  Any help is appreciated.

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General Board / Best "canned" case briefs?
« on: July 15, 2010, 12:06:57 AM »
What is the best book, website, or otherwise resource for "canned" case briefs?  Pertinent responses are appreciated.

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General Board / A typical law school class session?
« on: July 10, 2010, 09:05:16 PM »
Would anyone mind telling me what a typical law school class session is comprised of?  Is it just an assigned case before class, reading up on that prior to class and using course supplements and case summaries to understand the verdict of the case and the laws, precedents, and principals that led to that decision?  If that is the case, is the lecture than centered around discussion regarding said case and questions to the class to test their understanding?

I am about to start my first semester of my 1L in about one month and just want to have an idea of what the class might look like.  Thanks in advance for any help.

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General Board / Best Audio study aids?
« on: June 30, 2010, 03:06:19 PM »
What would be the best audio study aids that a commuter could use to take advantage of otherwise wasted time in the car?  Pertinent responses are appreciated. 

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Transferring / What ranking cut-off is considered T1 and T2?
« on: June 30, 2010, 01:26:34 PM »
Is T1 considered top 50 or top 25?  Likewise, what is considered T2, top 25 to 50 or top 50 to 100?

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Transferring / What is considered T1?
« on: June 30, 2010, 01:25:31 PM »
Exactly what ranking is considered T1 as opposed to T2?

Is T1 top 50 or top 25?  Likewise, if someone could accurately label the ranking necessary to be included in the T2 it would be appreciated.  Thanks.

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General Board / Suggested reading prior to law school?
« on: June 07, 2010, 08:55:32 PM »
I would appreciate a suggested reading list for practical application in law school.  In other words, I am not so much interested in reading any novel type books about a lawyer or anything of the sort but instead what I can practically use for law school in the fall. 

As an example, I recently picked up an E&E on Civil Procedure and have an understanding, admittedly rudimentary, but still a base level understanding of issues regarding personal jurisdiction, venue etc.  So much so that I was able to carry on an intelligent conversation regarding the topic with a legal professional regarding the topic and other related subjects.

In sum, any reading materials suggestions that would be beneficial for practical application for law school would be greatly appreciated.

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I have recently found myself in a conundrum of sorts.  I was all set to go to law school (T4) in a few months with half of my tuition paid.  When school began, I planned to simply reduce my hours of employment to about 10-15 hours per week to pay for gas (commuting to school) and living expenses.   However, today, my current employer offered me a management position at the college based research facility I work at with a 40K per year (with benefits) compensation package. 

Now, I still want to go to law school and my intent is to be in the top 10% of my class-not just a straggler.  That being said, is there any way I could realistically accomplish this with a 40 hour work week?  I understand the part-time division is an option, but that also may jeopardize my financial aid and scholarship package if I were to switch from full-time day division to evening division.  However, assuming the switch doesn't impact my aid, is it realistic to stay within the top 10% of my class working a 40 hour per week job?

Also, if I were to go to law school in the full-time day division and just keep my part-time (20 hours) job as a researcher for the college, would even this amount of time committed to work allow me the time needed to be succesful in school (top 10% in my class being the goal)?

Any thoughtful responses, experiences, and other pertinent information is greatly appreciated.   

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What would be the major differences between a clerkship and an internship at a firm?  Meaning, is there any particular route one takes you versus the other or is the clerkship, depending on who you complete it with, provide you a recommendation holding higher clout when searching for a job? 

Also, are there any particular fields of law that are better suited for a clerkship versus a regular internship and vice versa?  Any pertinent information is appreciated.  Thanks.

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