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Watch it. That link that was provided said that if you are a current student and consolidate now, you will lose your 6 month grace period. It made it sound like you will have to start paying as soon as school ends instead of giving you 6 months after graduation. That could be a big deal depending on your situation.

Current Law Students / Re: Binders-size???
« on: May 23, 2005, 04:23:24 PM »
No, it's not excess especially if you are just going to use them at home and not carry them to school. I can easily use that size just for one class.

Current Law Students / Re: Binders-size???
« on: May 23, 2005, 12:53:56 PM »
I always have a large binder for each class, but I keep it at home and use it to organize my class notes, handouts and outlines. I use thin folders and only take what I need for class on that particular day. The larger binders are just too much to lug around along with the books and laptop.

Current Law Students / Re: Need Advice- Character and Fitness Q's
« on: May 17, 2005, 10:38:15 AM »
Talk to a rep from your state bar association and call an attorney specializing in this area.

Current Law Students / Re: Laptops for exams?
« on: May 16, 2005, 09:41:28 AM »
We can do both and I would prefer to do the exam on laptop, but I haven't been able to bring myself to do it yet. I have this fear of something going wrong during the exam and losing everything in the middle of it.

Current Law Students / Re: Should I file Bankruptcy...
« on: May 16, 2005, 09:39:45 AM »
Bankruptcy and financial problems are a huge red flag for the character and fitness review. You need to talk to your state bar and an attorney.

Current Law Students / Re: Active, engaged learner or gunner?
« on: May 15, 2005, 05:56:53 PM »
It is really just a fine line. The gunners are the ones who like to hear themselves talk and basically just take over the class for no reason other than to hear themselves talk. If you honestly don't understand a concept, ask a question. If you feel you have something good to contribute, answer a question. People don't normally have a problem with that. It is the other end of the extreme that causes the problems.

Current Law Students / Re: ROOMATES OR NOT?
« on: May 03, 2005, 09:52:56 AM »
I agree. I think it really depends on your needs. I have a house to myself and I love it. I do better alone and I think getting things done in law school is much easier for me that way. However, there are people who like it better if they live with others.

Current Law Students / Re: Third Party Beneficiaries
« on: May 03, 2005, 09:48:49 AM »
Basically, yes. The Restatement (2d, section 311) says that the power "modify the contract terminates when the beneficiary, before he receives notification of the discharge or modification, either: (1) materially changes his position in justifiable reliance on the promise, or (2) brings suit on the promise, or (3) manifests assent to it at the request of the promisor or promisee."

Passage taken from Emmanuels (page 427)

Current Law Students / Re: Answers to all newbie questions
« on: May 02, 2005, 01:10:46 PM »
I understand what you are saying, but to me, that is a decision that is really up to Andrew.

Ok, what is up with all the newbie bashing?

Andrew created this part of LSD to be a forum for law students. A forum to ask questions about topics that we may be having trouble with, to post success stories, to vent about things we dislike about law school, and to socialize with other law students.

This was never intended to be an extension of the pre-law forum. That is what it has turned out to be. As soon as pre-laws get accepted, they move right over here and begin bothering us with innane questions. Yes, some questions are easy to answer and important to incoming 1L's. However, the same questions are asked on a daily basis. Identical threads clog up the boards. And then when someone gives an opinion that the testy pre-laws don't like, they become hostile. This is what I am bashing.

There are plenty of forums on the pre-law side of the house for these pre-laws to go after they have been accepted and ask any questions they may have. And there are plenty of law students who browse those boards looking to lend a helping hand to them. However, this board is for LAW STUDENTS, not soon to be law student. There is already a forum for them on the pre-law side. My point is, the pre-laws need to go back where they belong. Stop flooding our board and driving out regulars away.

Though many offended pre-laws have been loud in their opposition to me, I have received even more private e-mails from other law students who lurk and post frequently on this site.

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