"A student's guide to estates in land and future interests" - published by lexis nexis. This is what I was referring to. It's the only supplement I'll really endorse so far...
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For real estate conveyances there was a paperback book by lexis publishing that people affectionately refer to as "the coloring book" -- it simplifies things really effectively --- has lots of drawn out conveyance examples, charts, etc...
« on: January 16, 2008, 06:41:01 PM »
I didn't flunk out of law school after all!!!!!
From now on, my goal is to earn a big law associate position right out of law school so I can make 6 figures.
honestly though, I think I've learned a lot about school (and life, hehe) in the process.
« on: January 16, 2008, 06:38:41 PM »
I'm doing a program the school "assigns" to people with low gpas re: answering exam questions. I figure it will help. I should be right in the middle of my class, but b/c I was soooo desperate over break and thought I failed out, I made some appointments, and learned about this. I think it will help enormously.
« on: January 12, 2008, 01:22:22 AM »
I am at one of the better tier 2's in terms of numbers, for whatever that's worth. As of right now my cumulative GPA is a 2.8 with 10 out of 14 hours having been submitted--- the curve is flexible... I'm guessing the median tends to be a B --- I'm expecting to fall into the bottom quarter.
I will just have to find a way to utilize my aptitude, either in the career field or outside of law school. I've always looked at scenarios (e.g. hypos) a little *differently* than the norm -- I don't have a great reaction speed or the most common sense, but sometimes I'll come up with a piece to the puzzle that not everyone sees.
I don't think law exams give out too many subjectivity points, and rightfully so. But it doesn't mean I'm a dumbass.
I'm thinking of looking into a science degree (another 2 years at least, yippie!!!) and seeing if that would open the door for IP so I could WORRY LESS about law school grades (so counter-productive anyways)
... anyone have any leads / ideas in this direction??
first of all, schools will want to know if you left your prior school in good academic standing, you can get a letter verifying this from your old registrar. i would just add an addendum in you apps stating you compelling interest to withdraw. i would not retake the lsat unless 1) you are not satisfied with you score, or 2)your score is no longer valid (5 yrs i think?)
I'm wondering if you can withdraw after taking finals, before the 1st semester actually ends?
I've only gotten 2 grades back, and nothing totally devastating yet... but I think I messed up a couple exams pretty badly.
I think I understood the material fairly better than my test-taking demonstrated. Also, I think I just had the wrong approach to start off with (e.g. worrying so much about grades / class rank well before they were relevant concerns and letting that mentality alter my studying).
I still want to practice law. I wish I could just re-do the semester. I would phase out the hype and treat it like anything else I'm genuinely dedicated to.
Would a school allow someone in my position a clean slate?
2 pages blank? Does "doctrinal" = LLM?
got it, sry...
see I should know things like that ...
Yeah that's why I feel like my A in legal writing is meaningless -- no curve and only 2 credits
Well I sure as hell better get my A there next semester too.
2 pages blank? Does "doctrinal" = LLM?
I'm trying a worst-case scenario analysis on what I have left to come through...
I'm still thinking that if the curve was this "tough" for my C+ class, where I didn't adequately finish about 20% of the exam although I thought I knew it inside and out...
...then, for the other bad one I'm waiting on (the one I felt really bad about), where I didn't adequately finish one essay worth 25% --- I probably did even worse than a C+.
["didn't adequately finish" = made a haphazard "outline" and probably recieved little or no credit.]
That being said it was likely just a matter of lack of discipline and bad nerves (worrying about my stupid exam number during the test, forgetting all about the strategy that I had gone over several times before, worrying about other people when all I needed to do was take the exam for myself, etc.) creating a disastrous result. Not like it counts for anything, but I worked very diligently all semester, and at least had some classmates sold on thinking I understood the materially rather thoroughly and asking me a lot of questions (cringes at the thought of being the "humbled gunner" next semester).
Okay, I believe I will perform better than last semsester - I think there's even a good amount of factual info that supports the liklihood of that aspiration. But I don't know if I can go on with 2 very low grades already on the record. I would much rather start all over again if I had the chance...
OMG I've lost it now...