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Transferring / Re: Can GULC Revoke EA Accpetance?
« on: June 16, 2009, 04:15:14 PM »
OK, thanks.  Just paranoid and angry I dropped that much. 

Although I can understand how you feel with OCI on the horizon and possibly dashed hopes at transferring even further up the food chain, you should at least be psyched you made the right decision to go the EA route. 

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Transferring / Re: class ranking
« on: June 15, 2009, 02:08:43 PM »
my registrar informed me that the school does not provide class rankings to 3rd parties. I need that class ranking to transfer school. Does anyone know what I should do?

What the f!ck are they for if they don't provide them to 3rd parties?  What a dumb policy.  I'd ask them for a letter stating that they don't provide class rankings to 3rd parties and then ask them to send a copy of your transcripts (w/out the rankings) to the schools you're trying to transfer to.  And then get official transcripts showing your class ranking and send them out with your transfer applications and the letter explaining this ridiculous policy.  And then send a letter to the ABA. 

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Know it cold?  I say you have to know it well enough so that when it comes up in a question you can recall it and at least say something that sounds like it.  You only have to pass the bar.

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General Board / Re: law firm interview in early august ...
« on: June 10, 2009, 09:45:48 PM »
Ask them at your interview.

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I'm not so sure this is a great idea.  Studying for the Bar is a huge time commitment and it starts pretty much right after you graduate.  I guess if you set the date for August and get all your planning done well before finals, it's doable, but planning a wedding can be more of a pain in the arse than you realize.  There can be a lot of last minute issues that pop up.  Maybe you should schedule it for late August.

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General Board / Re: Anyone Kinda Wish They Could Do 1L Again?
« on: June 06, 2009, 05:27:55 PM »
  If I could do it all over again, I would retain so much more and enjoy it.

Its called BarBri. Minus the enjoying.

It's also called 2L, and then 3L, and then you don't wish you could do any of it over again because you're just glad you're done.  And then it's called BarBri, which actually is a hell of a lot more like you thought law school was going to be like when you were an 0L.

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General Board / Re: Bar/doctrinal classes?
« on: June 05, 2009, 01:53:06 PM »
Every law student should take Evidence.  It's just a unique subject that I think would be hard to learn in a bar review class.  It's also pretty interesting.  The rest of the stuff could be learned, but you should probably take at least some of those subjects anyway to gain a fundamental understanding of the law. 

I took Land Transactions, Art. 9, Trusts/Estates, Fed. Tax, Admin. Law, Evidence, Corp and a bunch of other random and/or clinical courses.  You could probably get away without taking Art. 9, Fed. Tax, and Land Transactions but I took those courses because I was interested in those subjects. I'd suggest taking Trusts/Estates the final semester of your 3L year because it requires you review future interests and all that crap, which helps a lot when it comes time to study for the bar.

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Reviews, Visits, and Rankings / Re: Best T3 and T4 Law Schools
« on: May 22, 2009, 11:52:44 AM »
Fair shot, but no.

For what it's worth, the only decent city that I've been through in Oklahoma is OKC, and it's not anything to write home about in my opinion. I applied to OU and would have strongly considered it had they admitted me (waitlisted... for some reason), but FSU would have easily won.

Ninja is from Utah.   ;D

I would shoot myself in the f-ing head if I was from Utah. :)

I got it. It's Colorado.  Why didn't you go to school at your home state? 

I goot into DU and probably would have received a ride (I withdrew real early, like Feb. or something), but I had little desire to go to DU. Denver is a cool city and all, but DU is kind of meh as far as law schools go.

FSU was always my #1 school (I've wanted to go there ever since I was a kid) and honestly, I thought I'd get rejected from there. But, by the grace of our Southern god, I got picked up and I never looked back. Suffice to say, I couldn't be happier.

You should have gone to DU, I could have gotten you a job by now. Besides you can ski vail and go to class all in the same day

Completely off topic, but I haven't been out to CO for a while.  Did you get a chance to ski the new terrain at A-Basin?  How was it?

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General Board / Re: Overall most important post-1L course?
« on: May 22, 2009, 11:49:37 AM »
Literature and the Law - Because it reminded me of how useless my undergrad liberal arts education was.

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General Board / Re: Blowing off Write-on?
« on: May 21, 2009, 08:15:11 AM »
I loved and hated being on a journal.  The work sucks and most of the crap in journals is useless, but I enjoyed getting to know the other people on the journal.  These are usually the smarter people at your school and I think that makes them more interesting.  They are also the people you probably want to know later on in your career when you're looking for a new job.  I agree with what everyone said above.  Just suck it up and get it done.

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