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Current Law Students / Re: What is second semester like?
« on: January 16, 2007, 10:32:57 AM »
So tough to know how to gauge oneself without getting feedback (i.e. grades) from first semester.

Still waiting on the grade from my heaviest-weighted class -- then can figure out if I'm in the right ballpark, or if I need to seriously crank it up a notch...

But I have noticed people taking it a bit easier the first couple of weeks. Everyone is a bit burnt out, so starting the engines really slowly.

Current Law Students / Re: Contracts question
« on: November 27, 2006, 02:19:11 PM »
On a contracts exam (depending on your professor), you might want to run through all the theories and show whether or not they apply -- in this case, as mentioned, there is probably no issue of consideration anyway, as the change in terms acts as a counteroffer and rejection.

Ask yourself: was there a meeting of the minds? No. One party wants performance, the other wants to give a promise. No meeting of minds = no contract. Use common law (restatements 39 -- counteroffer) and UCC, if applicable (2-204(1) -- nothing showing agreement).

Because the original contract was Unilateral ("I will give you X if you do Y," it can only be accepted by performance, or the beginning of performance in a reasonable manner. 

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Loyola/Pepperdine vs Brooklyn/Cardozo
« on: October 11, 2007, 09:56:56 PM »
If you are interested in working in NYC, then top 10% at any New York School will get you a good shot at the 160K biglaw range, if that's your style...

Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / Re: Brooklyn Law
« on: June 09, 2006, 10:04:08 AM »
I'm sure there are some bad apples.

I've had no trouble with the admissions office -- actually, they've always answered their phones quickly, been nice (or at least not rude), and got the information I needed, etc.

Anyway, hopefully nobody makes their decision about where to go to school based on whether the admissions staff was nice or not.

I know -- an organization should represent well top to bottom, but this is too big a choice to base on one or two brief telephone interactions.

Incoming 1Ls / Re: How old is too old to begin law school?
« on: May 31, 2006, 08:28:23 AM »
My $.02:

The age curve is changing as people are living longer, working into later age, getting married later, etc.

I read one article recommending that people take time off in their 20s and explore, given that our generation can (and often will) work later in life than any other. May as well enjoy the world when you are young enough to climb all those mountains, etc.

I'm turning 30 three days before my first class and one thing I agree with is that 3 years doesn't seem that long anymore -- time flies by as we get older! Big mental advantage.

Well, I expressed my interest in attending BLS.

I attached my updated resume and talked about my current job and why it was relevant to the legal profession.

And finally I reiterated that BLS was my first choice (true).

Hope that helps.


I faxed, emailed and called them with an updated resume and stated my continuing interest as Brooklyn was my first choice. And I got a call in less than 24 hours inviting me into the part-time evening program.

This was a few weeks ago...

Incoming 1Ls / Re: 1L Advice
« on: May 16, 2006, 10:02:07 AM »

Incoming 1Ls / Re: Hopefully helpful advice for 1L-to-bes
« on: May 16, 2006, 08:18:08 AM »
Thank you the advice -- all good.

Anyone you know who is or has considered taking classes over the Summer? (after first year)

Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / Re: Deferred at Fordham
« on: May 02, 2006, 08:50:01 PM »
Denied. Phew. Bklyn in the evenin', here I come!

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