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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / yes or no to facebook
« on: June 25, 2007, 01:27:31 PM »
i had a facebook account in UG, but deleted it the day i found out an employer looked at my page. my page was relatively tame, so facebook may or may not have had anything to do with their decision. (i didn't get the job)

for those of you that have or used to have a facebook/myspace/whatever: yes or no for LS networking? i've noticed several 0Ls joining groups but am reluctant to plunge into online social networking world again.

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Oh yeaah...I'm sure it must be different in law school. Isn't it random grading in law school? In undergrad philosophy, and other humanities majors at my school, the grading is soo subjective when professors grade it. Quality of work obviously matters, but I would definitely agree that it is very dependent on how much the prof likes you.

Hah, I can't tell if you're being sarcastic or not. Don't be upset -- sarcasm doesn't come too well on the internet.

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Aaaand I hate it when people say that in philosophy you have to transcribe your professor's view. Stupid, seriously, not to be a female dog but it probably means you just can't come up with a reasonable argument or view on your own unless it mimics the professor's, which of course should be a quality argument/view.

I'm wondering if this is affected by who actually grades the paper. I've taken philosophy courses at two UC's, and I noticed that in the class where the professor grades it, I've done much better after meeting with him/her and agreeing with their opinion, as opposed to objecting to it. In the larger classes where teaching assistants grade papers, this isn't necessarily true.

But I'm inclined to agree with santaclara -- in law school, the professors grade the papers themselves, right?

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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: free time
« on: April 06, 2007, 12:57:15 PM »
some schools let you take classes for credit outside the law school, so it's not technically cutting into your free time to do that.

when you say "classes for credit," you don't mean coursework that counts toward the law degree, right? i'd say your "free time" is anything not law-related, so any coursework outside of the law program would be cutting into the free time.

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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / free time
« on: April 05, 2007, 10:23:31 PM »
Anyone have an idea of how much "free time" we'll have as an 1L, if at all? Many LS pamphlets I've seen say something about how awesome it is that you can "enrich your education by indulging in our course offerings at other departments," or something to that effect, and I'm wondering if this is actually possible. Not necessarily because I'd like to take another class, but I'm just wondering how much free time I'll have to do stuff.

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: UCD vs. UW
« on: March 25, 2007, 04:50:37 PM »
if you have a preference to stay in California, you should choose Davis.  The campus is pretty laid back and the cost of housing is definitely cheaper.  I would say that the only thing University of Washington/Seattle could offer, which Davis can't, is better music. 

You don't think the relative rankings of UW > Davis plays much of a factor? I read in another thread that UW places surprisingly well in Northern California, but I'm not sure how true this is.

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Where should I go next fall? / UCD vs. UW
« on: March 25, 2007, 02:25:28 PM »
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Where should I go next fall? / Re: Hastings vs. Notre Dame
« on: March 08, 2007, 11:24:27 AM »
reputation while, on the other side of the spectrum, ND doesn't even rank students and lets the students pick which firms they

hey,

does the fact that ND doesn't rank their students affect employers making their choices? it seems that this would take away one of their methods for judging one student's performance over another.

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