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I would kill for average scores. I dont think I did terrible on the finals, but everyone feels the same so its all on comparison. Crim Law, Contracts, and Civ Pro are scaring the hell out of me. What really sucks is that we dont get our grades until the end of Feb!!!! >:( SMU wont release any scores even though I know Civ Pro and Legal Writing have already been graded.

Yours is one of my favorite "Cinderella" stories. I bet you'll surprise yourself again and do exceptionally well.


Thanks, I hope you're right! Being in the top half would be great but I really I hope I get a good rank to show the adcom that even though I had a low LSAT, I was still a good choice.

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I would kill for average scores. I dont think I did terrible on the finals, but everyone feels the same so its all on comparison. Crim Law, Contracts, and Civ Pro are scaring the hell out of me. What really sucks is that we dont get our grades until the end of Feb!!!! >:( SMU wont release any scores even though I know Civ Pro and Legal Writing have already been graded.

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Job Search / What did y'all do during your 1L summer?
« on: December 28, 2005, 08:41:56 PM »
I know I am not getting a paid internship this summer (listened to career services and didnt apply yet so I guess Im screwed). How did y'all get stuff paid for during the summer months? I didnt get any scholarships at all and the school is very expensive. Additionally, my rent is not cheap. What are the best loan options out there for the summer months? I wanted to do summer abroad but i dont have $10K lying around or rich parents.

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Transferring / Threatening to Transfer for Scholarship $$$?
« on: December 22, 2005, 12:34:04 PM »
I know that I have no shot at this, but has anyone tried to transfer from their school and ended up getting scholarship money? I really dont want to leave my current school but I have 0 scholarships here and the debt is starting to scare me. Any sucess stories?

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Current Law Students / Re: Now the waiting begins
« on: December 22, 2005, 12:27:35 PM »
Y'all Suck  >:( (just kidding)

We dont get our grades until the END of February!!! We got our last memo back right after finals (so I know that grade is already ready). And Civ Pro was all multiple choice. Profs here are bad about getting grades back on time....last year they gave out fines to Profs who didnt turn in grades on time.

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Current Law Students / Section Placement - Who Else Got Shafted?
« on: December 19, 2005, 12:12:51 PM »
I don't know what the folks at my school were smoking when they divided us into sections, but my section got screwed. The only winners of the top scholarship at our school is in our section, we have the only Fullbright scholar in our section, and it seems like all the gunners belong to our section as well. Additionally, we have the harder professors, all of our professors covered twice as much material as the other section, and the other professors seemed to have easier exam. For example, we had an a 2.5 hour exam that should have been for 3 hours in contracts; the other professor gave them a 2 hour exam for 4 hours. Their professor even acknowledged the huge time difference and said "I don't want you to stress out."

I know it will eventually equal out when our sections merge, but the first year grades matter more. The other section is known as the "party" section and we never see their section in the library. Sorry for the rant....just felt like a female dog fest. Anyone else in the same boat?

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Current Law Students / Re: Study Abroad
« on: December 16, 2005, 12:39:26 PM »
I think I am going to do a summer in Oxford. At first, it seemed pointless and expensive, but a lot of students go and get a major GPA boost b/c they don't curve. Worth checking out for that purpose alone IMO.

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Current Law Students / Re: Best Professor Lines This Year
« on: October 23, 2005, 04:28:42 AM »
Not so much as a oneliner, but it was a funny incident. I sit in the back so I can see everyone's screens and this was the day after memos were due (most of the class was hung over from the night before and from lunch). A third of the class is in one AIM chatroom (including myself) and not paying attention in class at all. The professor calls on a guy in the very back and asks a question he doesn't answer. She looked pissed before class, and after he didn't give the right answer, she started walking toward the guy to see what kinda notes he had. I have never seen so many computer screens minimize at once! :D At first, no one knew what the heck was going on, but I think everyone in the chatroom was about to crap themselves.

Earlier in the week, some started playing tetris and the sound was on max. He couldn't shut it off and it kept going even after he shut down his laptop. After it stop, he opened it up again and it continued. Luckily the professor was answering a question in the front of the class and ignored the incident.

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Current Law Students / Re: Best Professor Lines This Year
« on: October 19, 2005, 11:25:01 AM »
Criminal:
“If you are going to rape a woman, rape her carefully”

Contracts:
Prof: "Mr. Zarzo[mispronounces his]...."
Student: [Tries to correct him]
Prof: “When you start coming to class on time, I’ll get your name right”

Civ Pro:
"You can stick the opinion of that case in the shitcan"

"Ladies, a lot about winning in front of a judge is based on good looks and appearences. [Points to a female student] You would probably win your case. [Points to another female student] You...well you should spend more time preparing."

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Current Law Students / Re: Harriet Miers - Is it a good thing for SMU?
« on: October 17, 2005, 09:36:54 AM »
Well I think the big problem that many of these conservatives seem to overlook is the time at which Miers went to law school. Being a female and going to SMU NOW may not be an extrodinary feat, but when Miers went to school, it is something to be impressed at (only 9 females graduated in the same class as Miers). Now I know Ginsberg and O'Connor have her beat regarding prestige and going through any struggles as a female, but saying that her school choice should tar her as unqualified seems a bit harsh (I agree with you that someone with judging experience would be better, but I am only talking about her law school since that seems to be the crux of many conservatives I am pissed at). I realize that Ann Coulter went to Michigan, but she went to law school at a time when being a female wasn't a major hurtle in it of itself. Though struggle is not a credential that should be emphasized when looking for a Supreme Court Justice, I just don't think someone should discount her law degree because she didn't attend an Ivy.

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