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General Board / Summer Associate Apartment Living
« on: January 07, 2006, 02:46:41 AM »
It would be nice to have a page where we can list our apartments or rooms during the summer. For example, if someone at Georgetown got a clerkship in LA and someone at UCLA got a clerkship in DC during the same time frame, a way to trade off apartments would be helpful. This would probably be best as a separate website or something on Craigslist, but something small here might be helpful. Just my 2 cents.

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Talk to the Dean or whoever deals with academic probabtion stuff and see what you can do. Unless you go to a tier 3/4, law schools HATE bad attrition rates. Plus your law school probably doesnt want to lose your tuition money either. Usually they will strike a deal with you or give you assistance by enrolling you in an assisted law school learning program or even let you take a reduced load.

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General Board / Re: Barbri... Worth Joining your First year?
« on: January 07, 2006, 02:09:30 AM »
What really are the benefits to joining Barbri your first year of law school?  The massive book of an outline they give you?  If it is worth it I'll sign up for it if someone recommends it.  But if it's anything other than a godsend for first years it's way out of my price range.

1) The price lock. You pay 50 bucks down for the first year and (i think) $300 next year. Every year it gets more and more expensive so its best that you lock your price in now.

2) You are going to have to buy it anyways. Trying to cram all that Bar material is going to be a real female dog, even if you aced the LSAT with no prep course.

3) Some of the outlines were very helpful for me during finals. I really like the outlines for torts and contracts but it will be different for different professors and different students.

4) There are online lectures that you only have access to if you purchased Bar/Bri. Personally, the lectures in Civ Pro saved my ass during finals and gave a great overview on most major topics. I didnt have time to review the other lectures, but I bet some others are just as helpful.

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General Board / Re: Anybody else really glad to get an "average" grade?
« on: January 07, 2006, 02:02:40 AM »
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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General Board / Re: Anybody else really glad to get an "average" grade?
« on: January 06, 2006, 04:40:44 AM »
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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2L job search / What did y'all do during your 1L summer?
« on: December 28, 2005, 10:41:56 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, 02:34:04 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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Studying and Exam Taking / Re: Now the waiting begins
« on: December 22, 2005, 02:27:35 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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General Board / Section Placement - Who Else Got Shafted?
« on: December 19, 2005, 02:12:51 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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General Board / Re: Study Abroad
« on: December 16, 2005, 02:39:26 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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