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Current Law Students / how to study for family law exam??
« on: April 25, 2010, 07:17:39 PM »
My family law exam is coming up, and although I've read every assignment and gone to class most of the times (although I failed to listen very attentively), I have no idea on how to prepare for the exam!  It seems to me like unlike other classes, family law is mostly based on state laws and do not have a comprehensive, consistent black letter law system.

For those who had taken family law before, could you please give me some advice?  I would much appreciate it!!

Job Search / how do SMU students fare in the Austin market?
« on: October 16, 2008, 10:36:03 AM »
I'm a current SMU 2L looking for a summer internship.  I only rank in the middle of class since I didn't do so well in my first year.  I've been applying to firms in Dallas but so far have gotten few interviews...

I know a campaign manager in Austin and he's introducing me to a biglaw partner.  Dallas gives huge advantages to SMU students.  Does Austin have the same strong preference for UT students?  Also, how much do you think the fact that the campaign manager knows the partner (I don't know how well though) will help me in securing a summer job in Austin?

Guys, please give me some feedback...I'm kind of desperate for this summer!

Choosing the Right Law School / Columbia or U. Texas (w/ full-ride)?
« on: March 21, 2008, 06:06:41 AM »
I'm very glad that I have this quality problem.  However, it's a hard decision nevertheless...

Should I take CLS (still waiting for Fin. aid, don't know how much I"ll get) or should I take full scholarship and stipend to attend U. Texas?

Facts about myself:

1. I attended UT undergrad
2. Combined family income for this year is pretty low (what's CLS gonna give me?)
2. Aspire to work in BigLaw
3. Likes the idea of living in new york, but cost of living there turns me off
4. Likes the idea of cheap living in TX
5. Ideally, I'd want work in a Chinese branch of an US big firm, as I want to work in China.

UT deadline is Apr 15, so I gotta make this decision quickly!  Iím thinking about asking UT for an extension on my deposit deadline, do you think this is feasible?

Please have some inputs for me, as this would help me greatly.  Thank you!

on a side note: I'm still waiting for Harvard (if accepted, I'd give up both UT and CLS)

Guys, I've actually taken the LSAT 3 times- 160, 162, and 175.  I've already written an addendum for such a huge discrepancy. 

I'm a bit worried b/c DeLoggio said that many law school disregard the 3rd score, I'm dead if this was the case

I'm already applying to U. Virginia, Chicago, and Berkeley, and U. Texas.

Should i apply to the other top 12 schools such as Columbia, Stanford, Yale, etc?  I really want to go to these schools.

PS my GPA is a solid 4.0, what do you think my chances are?  Should I apply?

I remember people trying to reconstruct the september 2007 test on wiki.  Is it going to happen again this time?  I thought it was pretty useful.

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