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Law School Admissions / Re: American U. acceptance email
« on: April 27, 2004, 03:07:02 PM »
I'm hoping I am accepted, but I feel like it I will be lucky if I get waitlisted since it is so late now.

I've heard nothing but great things about the school. From the campus to their clinics, they seem to have a well-designed atmosphere for legal study.

Keeping my fingers crossed!

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Law School Admissions / Re: American U. acceptance email
« on: April 27, 2004, 12:33:38 PM »
Has anyone recently heard anything from American? It took them forever to complete my application, which has got me a little nervous about my chances.

Any part-timers out there? My stats are near the 2003 75% range for the American PT program, but it's so late in the process and such a difficult year that I am worried.

Also, what are your opinions about this school? The more I talk with others about the school, the more and more I like it ...

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Law School Admissions / Re: U of Pittsburgh
« on: April 27, 2004, 12:26:14 PM »
My brother-in-law recently graduated from there. He was an average student -- there was nothing stellar about his law school years. Now he has a 6 figure salary and is working for a large corporation that is also paying his mortgage. I wouldn't underestimate UPitt.

Anyone apply at Pittsburgh?  I'm a while away from law school, but i'm just trying to gauge how tough some of these places are to get into.


Thanks


I recommend that you apply to another school. I talked with a student that got her degree from there and she says students are not finding jobs.

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I am not attending, but my brother-in-law did. He is doing very, very well now, so I think the school must be pretty great. Seriously, he was an average student, and he landed a dream job without connections or anything. UPitt and the city itself are a great place to start out.

I have been to the area, and it is definitely an interesting place. There are the different ethnic neighborhoods that add to the culture of the city and provide wonderful attractions for your "downtime," if you are lucky enough to have any.

Oh, and let's not forget the fact that Mister Rogers actually lived there.

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Incoming 1Ls / Re: Briefing cases for class
« on: April 26, 2004, 12:14:25 PM »
LS Confidential seems to advocate full-briefing at first, and then just making brief-like notations in your reading as soon as you think you're ready, doesn't it? Isn't that the highlighting method?

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Law School Admissions / American U. decisions
« on: April 26, 2004, 12:11:23 PM »
Just curious about their notification policy ...

Thanks!

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Incoming 1Ls / Re: Briefing cases for class
« on: April 26, 2004, 12:04:28 PM »
list price seems to be $23 which seems like a lot, it's only like 130 pages, but I can't find it anywhere for cheaper than that.

barristerbooks.com has it for around $23, and I haven't found it cheaper than that. However, you might want to see if you can check it out from your law library over the summer. I don't know if they will let you, but it is worth a shot.

I guess I am just a little excited and can't wait to start school. I've heard the horror stories, but I'm still anxious ...

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Incoming 1Ls / Re: Briefing cases for class
« on: April 26, 2004, 10:52:38 AM »
The book "learning legal reasoning" by Delaney is GREAT for learning to brief cases. I'm almost done working through it and found it very useful.

I just ordered it. Glad to hear the recommendation ...

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Incoming 1Ls / Re: Briefing cases for class
« on: April 26, 2004, 10:26:27 AM »
Well, even if it is only for use in classes, I guess we will still have to learn to play the game so we can survive being 1L's.

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Incoming 1Ls / Re: Briefing cases for class
« on: April 26, 2004, 10:16:47 AM »
Maybe we could set up a thread or subject that's like the LSAT studying one? That way, we could post briefs for help from others, or maybe even have a few of the current law students present some hypotheticals to us ... Or am I making this way too much work for the summer?

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