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Do you pick the judge's mind and talk about legal theory and PP a lot? 

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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: Moving/Loans
« on: June 09, 2009, 12:36:19 PM »
When I moved in my place, I just told the apartment office that I was a law student and I would be paying for rent out of my student loans.  They understand.  Chances are they have dealt with student tenants before.  Doubling of rent is quite drastic.  I would try harder to find a place close to the school with cheaper rent.  However, the 2 hours each way would definitely be detrimental to your studies.  Time is your most precious asset during your 1L year.  I barely had enough to sleep.  In addition, I'm sure the 4 hour drive each day is going to take its toll on you.  You do not need extra stress on top of what law school dishes out to you.  Plus, with gas prices being so volatile nowadays, you can't be sure that driving 4 hours each day is going to end up saving you money. 

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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: The Students' Board
« on: June 09, 2009, 12:25:04 PM »
the good ole expectation damages of the difference between a good hand and a hairy hand...classic! 

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Studying and Exam Taking / Re: Kicking Myself
« on: May 12, 2009, 02:03:36 PM »
Yea I think you're right. . . the question did ask for  a list the contractual claim and defenses.  I just hope the slightly related ones aren't worth that many points.  I devoted my time to analyzing the more relevant defenses in detail.  Hopefully that counts for something. 

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Studying and Exam Taking / Kicking Myself
« on: May 12, 2009, 01:22:57 PM »
I just took my contracts final, and I found out most of my classmates spotted frivolous contracts defenses and then explained why they didn't apply.  Ugh...I only brought up the relevant defenses where the party at least had a chance of winning with it in court and analyzed it from there.  For example, people were bringing up the defense that the contract might be unconscionable because a baseball player was broke so he had to sign a $66 million dollar contract.  Then they explained why the defense wouldn't work because $66 million dollars is not substantively unfair.  Captain obvious!  Was it even necessary to bring up such a frivolous defense just to strike it down?   

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Studying and Exam Taking / Re: torts question
« on: May 12, 2009, 01:09:55 PM »
They can but I have a hard time seeing their chance of winning on a fault based claim if they cannot win on their no-fault claim

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Minority Topics / Re: Law School Style
« on: May 14, 2008, 01:24:57 PM »
I am also pondering this question.  I was getting ready to donate all my "ghetto' clothes to the salvation army.  I'm from the southside of Chicago.   ;D

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Iím going to Faulkner University in Montgomery, Alabama, the cradle of the Confederacy.  Iím Chinese and the law school has no Asian males according to the 2008 ABA-LSAC Law School Guide (they do have 7 Asian females).  Naturally, I was nervous about the demographics of the school and city, especially since I would be moving down to Montgomery with my girlfriend who is white.  I just did not know how receptive the people down there would be to a Chinese-white interracial couple.  After I went down to visit the school and city however, my fears were relatively calmed.  The people there were very friendly, regardless of where I was.  I couldíve been in an upscale area in the city or I couldíve been in a blue-collar area.  People there were friendly.  The law school staff and students were also very friendly.  I guess itís the southern hospitality.  Iím sure racism occurs in Montgomery, probably a little more than your average city, but I am satisfied and I can live with it.  Itís not as bad as I thought.  Iím glad my fears were proven to be unwarranted. 

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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: When are you moving?
« on: May 12, 2008, 01:23:55 PM »
I'm moving into my new place this month (almost done!).  But I'm only moving 45 miles away and can commute to my current job until the beginning of August.

Ouch on the gas prices! 

I'll be moving from Chicago to Montgomery, AL around August 5th because that's when moving costs will be cheaper and I want to stay in Chicago for as long as possible but still leave a week or so to settle in before law school starts. 

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I don't feel like dishing $800 for a laptop computer if it's not a necessity.  I'm a cheapo  :-\  Is it really necessary?

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