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Incoming 1Ls / Re: What was your undergraduate major?
« on: September 10, 2012, 04:20:45 AM »
I have majored in Computer Science Engineering. I am an undergraduate from UCLA. I am planning to get in a good law school now. Hopefully I will. :) Wish me luck!

Incoming 1Ls / Re: Baby Bar
« on: September 10, 2012, 04:15:26 AM »
While the baby bar is the hardest law school bar exam I know, it is true that some manage to actually pass it. I think the key is to study so hard and not give up no matter what. After 5-6 months of intensive studying you should pass, if you took everything seriously.

Current Law Students / Re: A Little Advice!
« on: September 08, 2012, 12:19:07 AM »
Like EchPsu said, visit them and then decide. See what each of them have to offer and then make a list of pros and cons. It sounds clichè but a list of pros and cons will help a lot in your decision making.

Current Law Students / Re: Going Back to Law School.
« on: September 08, 2012, 12:15:14 AM »
Like cooley said, why don't you go back to your old school ? Maybe you still have your credits and you won't need to start all over again ? Just asking, maybe you have your own reasons for choosing another school.

Current Law Students / Re: Best Option
« on: September 08, 2012, 12:11:25 AM »
I don't see why people would make fun of your question, it's a serious matter. In my experience I have found that it is best to go to a highly rated school for the least money you can get into. That being said, you just have to decide what you like best: paralegal work, criminal defense.. and see what your best options are. In the end it's you who has to decide, my advice is: try and visualize where you see yourself in the future.

I have heard of Walter C. Bansley, a lawyer who practices criminal defense and is quite good at it, but he's a man. His office is in New Haven. By any chance you are looking for a "he" and not for a "she"?

Current Law Students / Re: 1L Legal Writing Prep
« on: September 07, 2012, 11:58:11 PM »
I'd say CWFirm nailed the answer there, the best thing you can do is practice a lot and also, consulting "The Elements of Style" wouldn't hurt. You just have to get used to the special terms. You could do that during law school but it wouldn't hurt to know some things in advance.

Incoming 1Ls / Re: Transfers and Drop Outs
« on: September 07, 2012, 03:15:09 AM »
I think after you settle in at a school it's more likely to drop out rather than transfer. Transferring requires accommodation, lots of paperwork and it's not really something a law school student has time for.

Job Search / Re: What exactly are admission ceremonies
« on: September 07, 2012, 03:12:21 AM »
I also know that you can be sworn in later, even if you don't participate at the ceremony. Ceremonies are just something to feast the eyes. Congratulations on passing!

Job Search / Re: Emailing potential employees
« on: September 07, 2012, 03:04:21 AM »
The form I usually use is "Sincerely". You could also try "yours faithfully" but it doesn't sound very professional. The ending "Thank you" might also work.

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