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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: UNC Waitlist - Any chances?
« on: September 10, 2012, 06:23:56 AM »
Well, you know for sure you have met their admissions standards, that should count for a celebration, don't you think? Did you get an answer from them in the end?

General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: What was your undergraduate major?
« on: September 10, 2012, 06:20:45 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!

General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: Baby Bar
« on: September 10, 2012, 06:15:26 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.

General Board / Re: A Little Advice!
« on: September 08, 2012, 02:19:07 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.

General Board / Re: Going Back to Law School.
« on: September 08, 2012, 02:15:14 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.

General Board / Re: Best Option
« on: September 08, 2012, 02:11:25 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"?

General Board / Re: 1L Legal Writing Prep
« on: September 08, 2012, 01:58:11 AM »
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.

General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: Transfers and Drop Outs
« on: September 07, 2012, 05:15:09 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.

Law Firms / Re: What exactly are admission ceremonies
« on: September 07, 2012, 05:12:21 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!

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