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General Board / Re: Hypothetical Divorce
« on: April 17, 2008, 06:49:43 PM »
You can also ask the judge for an extension; if you put a call in to the judge's clerk, ask if filing for an extension so that your lawyer can respond is a possibility.

While some judges will give an extra hand to a pro se litigant, it's not something you can count on. Sometimes it just speeds up the process of winning for the represented party.

Tennessee, btw, not a community property state.

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General Board / Re: University of Kansas Job Prospects
« on: April 16, 2008, 01:45:21 PM »
I'd suggest contacting admissions and ask if they can give you the email addys or phone #'s for some 3Ls.

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General Board / Re: Best Supplement for Con Law
« on: April 13, 2008, 07:40:04 PM »
I agree that there's nothing concise, especially in the area of Con Law.

I haven't looked at the Con Law version, but Blond's Guides tend to be some of the more concise while still being useful. Another thing I'd suggest is to try to find someone's bar ourline. That'll be a briefer version of the big issues.

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If you want intellectual gratification, it's a lot cheaper to read books. But if you want to acquire the debt, go for it.

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The first person told you yes. No one else disputed. You could do something odd such as your own research. (hint: NCBEX.org)

As to will anyone stop you? As long as you meet the requirements to sit for the test (MPRE, JD from ABA school) you should be fine. Character and fitness is always fun, regardless of when or where.

From a studying standpoint, I think you make it more difficult for yourself by waiting. Then again, if you don't care about practicing law, why take a bar at all?

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General Board / Re: Bar review courses
« on: April 11, 2008, 12:44:25 AM »
There's also the people who make sure they get a tan so they can give the impression of how little they're studying. Or go out drinking. Or whatever.

Personally, it didn't bother me in law school, and it didn't bother me in law prep.

I did appreciate the value of the day's crossword puzzle or sudoku, however. Sometimes the lectures were a little rambly.

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I've also heard that employers get weird if you don't go immediately into law after graduation...but I don't have any way to substantiate this one.

Just out of curiousity, why not go to Europe for a few years, then go to law school? Especially if you're not going to use the law degree right away.

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General Board / Re: Bar review courses
« on: April 10, 2008, 04:30:43 PM »
For PMBR, as long as you get the red book and blue book, it's probably pretty current. I wouldn't be too concerned beyond that.

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General Board / Re: Bar review courses
« on: April 10, 2008, 01:50:29 PM »
I've heard the NV bar has a lot of horse racing questions. That almost sounds amusing enough to take the bar.

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General Board / Re: Safe to Put FedSoc on Resume?
« on: April 10, 2008, 01:48:19 PM »
I wouldn't worry about putting it on, in general. If someone's going to have that sort of reaction to the organization, is that really where you want to work?

However, I do agree with the others that merely being a member doesn't necessarily merit resume space. Did you do anything other than join? Serve as officer? Manage any events? If this is the case, then you have something to talk about. Just joining is a pretty low bar unless you just want to appeal to those who'd give you points for membership.

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