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Job Search / Re: What are our options?
« on: July 28, 2004, 10:00:59 AM »
I start law school this fall (2004) and I received a call to join an invitation only family practice legal writing course from my university.  According to this professor it guarantees a summer job if I pass the class.  I went ahead and enrolled, but I wonder how they can guarantee a position this early?

Current Law Students / Chicago student roommate
« on: June 29, 2004, 04:05:40 PM »
I'm moving into a 2 bdr condo about 20min from DePaul law school in Chicago this fall.  I am looking for a good roommate.  I have a lot of requirments, but basically I want someone mature, who is serious about studying.  Here is part of my wish list.

clean and neat
honest (say what you mean and mean what you say and follow through!
financially stable (this will likely cost $7-800/mth)

I meet all these criteria and expect my roommate to do the same.

If you are interested please drop me a line.

Minority and Non-Traditional Law Students / Re: I have a dream...
« on: August 02, 2005, 08:07:55 AM »
Vinny .... life isn't

Incoming 1Ls / Re: Live like a student??
« on: July 20, 2005, 07:31:30 AM »
Ah, but it wasn't really a "deal" you just need to know where to look. There are pockets (a square mile or so) of safe areas surrounded by ghettos, the buses are safe. So as long as you know the area you can get a "deal" because so few know.

No, I meant outline your answer, i.e. draft how you intend to answer after you read the question.

Most of my profs did allow outline use on the exam.

Incoming 1Ls / Re: Live like a student??
« on: July 19, 2005, 03:56:53 PM »
Well after a year, I've decided that the commute is a good idea. I went in on a run down 2bdr (all mine) condo 1/2hr from the school. I renovated it with my Dad and sold it this spring. I had housing for free and my Dad pulled in a couple grand. Now I'm living in Bridgeport, still 1/2hr from school and paying $250/mth with 2 roommates in a 3bdr, 1 3/4 bth 2nd floor apt.


As I found out.

Now that I've actually taken exams both with a laptop and without I'll share my experience.

With a laptop - good to horrible, my laptop crashed 5 mins. into my Civ Pro Exam, and I'll never take an exam on a laptop again, call me paranoid, but I have more faith in my left hand. On the other, uh, hand, I type faster than I write and it's much easier to edit with a laptop.

By hand - If allowed I use a pencil to help with editing, and you must outline your answer, with a laptop like I said you can edit, enough in fact, that you might still pass if you don't outline your answer.

Incoming 1Ls / Re: Appearance
« on: July 11, 2004, 11:30:48 AM »
Ok, folks, thanks for the insight.  I've concluded I don't need to go shopping!!!!!! Wahoooooooooo!!!

Incoming 1Ls / Appearance
« on: July 10, 2004, 10:46:08 AM »
So I hear appearance is very important.  The question is how important is it in law school?  I don't intend to be the guy wearing a 3-piece suit to class, but then I don't want to have people thinking I'm a knob for wearing blue jeans and a t-shirt.  I suppose I could wait till class starts to decided how casual I can go, but then I won't have time to go out and buy clothes (ya I shop once a year if I really think it's necessary).

Incoming 1Ls / Re: Pre-school study plan
« on: June 15, 2004, 08:47:04 PM »
I was totally convinced I should spend many hours each day studying before law school.  Then I read the book "How to Ace your first year of law school."  It said to relax and gave a very good reason why.  Because of it's recommendation I have decided to simply do a few easy things like practice a few briefs, practice a few outlines, practice a few sample exams, and read about the law in non-technical format like the book the "Brethren" or "A Civil Action."  I will also study the U.S. Constitution, not actually recommended, but I enjoy reading it.  Maybe 10 hrs/wk, but probably less.

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