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Transferring / Re: Yet ANOTHER possible transfer questions
« on: October 30, 2006, 08:09:39 PM »
Thanks.
After talking to a professor today, whom I am close with, and who is writing a LOR for me for this, suggested I go wider, so after that (and seeing on here I had a shot) I applied at GULC as well. I am looking at a few more, possibly but we'll see.


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Transferring / Re: Yet ANOTHER possible transfer questions
« on: October 30, 2006, 02:02:19 PM »
I ended up not mentioning it (the husbands possible transfer) Instead I focused on my acheivments and why I wanted them instead... so we'll see what happens!

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Transferring / Re: Yet ANOTHER possible transfer questions
« on: October 29, 2006, 09:13:37 PM »
another question.. do I even mention my husband's possible transfer as a reason why I want to be there? I can play it up or not mention it at all, as it is compltely flexible to us

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Transferring / Re: Yet ANOTHER possible transfer questions
« on: October 29, 2006, 08:55:43 PM »
My husband can swing just about anything with a transfer. He has the most options in DC though so GULC is great. Unfortunately they are private so cost is a factor, plus cost of living in DC (I used to live there). I would love to go to Georgetown though. Plus, their spring deadline is Nov 1, and they require LSDAS crap. FSU has a deadline of Nov 1 but has a completion deadline of Dec 1 with no LSDAS so I have a little bit of time to get the transcripts and whatnot in.
crap. I wish I thought about this earlier.

what should I do? (as I write my PS)

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Transferring / Re: Yet ANOTHER possible transfer questions
« on: October 29, 2006, 06:33:26 PM »
No, I don't LOVE the region. Well, I do like it a lot, but I'm not married to it for the law school. I applied to where I am at because it was the only one in the area and we were here. But now that my husband has more flexibility, we can move, I am looking at FSU. How important is the personal statement? Will they even care after they see my grades?

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Transferring / Yet ANOTHER possible transfer questions
« on: October 29, 2006, 05:04:35 PM »
I am currently in a T4 school. Ranked top 1% (at least until the end of the semester). High enough GPA that I shouldn't have any issues grading onto Law Review at the end of the semester  (i was a spring admit so don't have enough units to be eligible for LR until the end of this fall semester). I made the Moot Court team this summer. I am also a TA for legal writing and would be again next semester.

I am thinking about trying to transfer out (to Florida State) in spring (they indicate tehy do accept transfers in the spring). Am I crazy? I know I know.. T4 vs T1 should be a no brainer. I am just hoping I am not shooting myself in the foot by giving up Moot Court and my current class rank (and law review) by transfering out.

I just went through OCI and it sucked. We had very few firms, and while I did get callbacks at all three (top) firms I applied with, I didn't get any offers. I think my school name is a big hinderance. Oh, plus FSU is state tuition so financially MUCH better for me...

any thoughts? Overall and/or advice?

thanks in advance

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Transferring / Re: What NOT to say when transferring
« on: October 29, 2006, 04:54:43 PM »
Related question (on saying why the location is important)...

My husband may be transfered to the area (military). Is that considered a 'valid' reason for wanting to attend? I mean obviously its a consideration... But I don't want them to think I am only wanting to transfer because its the only law school in that area. Its a T1 school, and I've done great academically at my T4. My husband's potential transfer is part of the equation but not the only thing. (ie, he could get transferred many places, but this is one he would want and we can kind of pick and choose that.. so we are specifically looking at going to this area becasue of the law school there)

does that make sense?

thanks for any help

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Studying and Exam Taking / Re: Different Editions of E&E's
« on: September 26, 2006, 11:18:17 PM »
The difference is in how much the law has changed since the last edition. Like a Con Law older edition is worthless (speaking from experience) because the law in that area changes all the time.
On the other hand, in Contracts, if they are currently on the 4th edition, and you have the 3rd, and it was published a year or so ago? Probably not too many changes...

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General Board / Re: Most egregious request for free legal advice?
« on: September 26, 2006, 11:04:47 PM »
Friend called and asked what she could do about the company that didn't install her siding correctly (with drains) and subseqnently her basement flooded, and the siding company refused to pay for the cost the flood clean up, even though the receptionist admitted the siding was installed wrong.

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Equitable estoppel has to do with unjust enrichment and a benefit conferred where it wouldn't be just to allow them to reap the benefit without paying for it.

Promissory estoppel is more based on someone being induced to do something based on reliance on a promise

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