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I had a lot of fun in Malaga, but it was too cold to go to the beach when I went. It was still really pretty and a lot of fun though


i LOVE LOVE LOVE Malaga. The whole costa de sol really. One of the most beautiful places on earth IMO. Beautiful women, nice clubs and bars. Great beaches. When I get some money sue a doctor for malpractice for an improper circumcision that renders some poor kid's penis useless, I'm buying a summer home there. Defintely go in the summer, the winters are surprisingly cold.

Did I mention that I heart Malaga?

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2 more weeks. Argh.

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General Board / Re: Trial Advocacy
« on: April 22, 2009, 11:18:25 AM »
Hey, I am taking Trial Advocacy class, and our lecturer is not very good. We are having a trial next week, I used all the info we got from lectures and skills portion of the class. But I feel like lost a bit, and I am not the only one who feels this way in the class. So I am wondering - does anyone know good web sources I can use? Like examples of opening statements, witness examinations, tips etc.
Thanks!


Try this

http://criminaldefense.homestead.com/

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This is because outlining is really boring.

TITCR

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General Board / Re: Law School Has Humbled Me
« on: April 10, 2009, 09:42:32 PM »
Wally. I know you can do better. Don't you want to do better? Why would you be okay with being a huge snob and blowhard? We only want you to be your best self, swear to god.

Yeah, I'm sorry.  I'm much better IRL, I swear.  A few posters will vouch for me.

My one advice to any 0Ls is please, please, please take some time off before law school, unless you're precociously mature.  And even then, I don't mean mature as in your grandma says you act like an adult.  I mean, mature as in you've supported yourself, you've had/have a long-term SO, you're old enough to realize that intelligence isn't everything in the workplace (as I learned last year).

Wally, this is one of the few non-toolish things you've said. I agree wholeheartedly.

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And the "AIA" acronym is my own, but the schools practicing it all have different names for it.

This was my favorite part of the thread so far. It basically renders the subject as "has anyone ever heard of this thing I made up and isn't based in reality?"

Kind of like how he creates his own definition of fraud, then asks if people who engage in the conduct that he labels fraud are committing fraud.

I haven't created my own definition of fraud. Did you follow the link I posted. Many so-called experts agreed with me. Any legal name has a doctrine behind it, and that doctrine can be expanded to include many acts. Fraud, for all intents and purposes, is the misleading of a party or parties with the intent of profiting financially. How can someone possible "make up their own definition" when the existing one is so broad/inclusive?

That's the difference between most of you and ME. I already know how to think about the law, you let the law tell you WHAT to think. I possess the type of mind that will set precedents and win many cases with individual thought. Others possess the type of legal minds that will be sick of the profession after five years.

But understand, I did not create my own definition, I expanded an existing concept to include the actions of law schools...and I stick by it.
Lawyers are born not made. 


The bolded was hilarious. And it's even more hilarious that you really believe this.

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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: Legal Writing
« on: April 08, 2009, 11:47:29 PM »
Maybe a good book on grammar or structure. legal writing is something you have to learn by doing. Not really able to prepare for it. But at least make sure your grammar is on point, eliminate the passive voice, etc. Please don't waste time trying to learn how to Bluebook or anything.

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General Board / Re: Where do you get E&Es?
« on: April 04, 2009, 11:21:26 PM »
for what it's worth, i'd recommend waiting until you start classes to spend money on E&Es.  i've found that some professors are just too particularized for the supplements to be of any help.  for example, i bought the civ pro one at the beginning of the year because it's supposed to be infamous, and i admit it's a solid book, but my civ pro professor is just to specific with his teaching methods for the E&E to be of any assistance.  i get everything i need for my professor's exam from his lectures and the assigned readings.  and now i've wasted $40 on a book that is collecting dust.

TITCR. Ditto for me with my Torts prof.

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Black Law Student Discussion Board / Re: Life As An Associate
« on: April 03, 2009, 10:29:33 AM »
Imagine how those in business school are faring. :-/

I have friends that have had internships in places that no longer exist!

I have friends that had jobs in places that no longer exist! :'( :o

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I know that technically schools cannot discriminate based on race, but do any of you Howard students or alumni know what the chances are that a "minority" like me will be given a fair shot at getting in?
-Byron

Byron,

This is a dumb ass question and since you have a 4.0 gpa then you KNOW that this is a dumb ass question. If you know that Law Schools can't discriminate based on race then why are you asking if Howard would discriminate against you because of your race?




Fixt.

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