My advice: Don't go.
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Messages - Butters Stotch
« on: November 04, 2007, 01:11:43 AM »
id rather cut my own male private part than attempt to date anyone during 1L, much less date someone in the law schoolfo shizzle
There was a gunner in one of my classes today who had her hand up for almost ten minutes. The prof. just ignored her. It was great.
This is all too common in my torts class.
« on: November 04, 2007, 01:57:08 AM »
But, if political affiliation is the MAIN criterion you'd use to distinguish schools, my suggestion stands. Go to Liberty or Regent. HTFH.QFT
« on: November 04, 2007, 01:55:15 AM »
I question the wisdom of schools that grade legal writing assignments. Just too subjective.
Tell me about it! This is a f***ing state school, too.
« on: November 03, 2007, 11:35:32 AM »
The 1L class at my school had a midterm exam recently which covered primarily the structure of the state and federal court system and legal research. Both 1L day sections and the 1L evening section took the same exam. The Scan Trons haven't even been fed through their machines and drama is already afoot.
The administration received "word" that some of the 1L day students were "overheard" discussing the content of the exam with some of the evening students. My school's handbook has clear procedures laid out for instances of cheating. According to the handbook, all allegations of cheating will be investigated fully and those found in violation of the school's "honor code" will be punished accordingly. However, my school's deans, in their infinite wisdom, have decided not to follow their own policy. Instead of trying to discern who was cheating and confronting those people, they instead are THROWING OUT the midterm (which many of us spent long, long hours preparing for) and is going to give us a legal writing final instead.
Needless to say, those of us who didn't cheat and feel as though we did well on the exam are highly pissed. The whole 1L class in going into meltdown mode, myself included. Why the f*$% should I and the entire rest of the class be punished because of unsubstantiated allegations?
Many people are talking about mounting a massive protest, writing letters, etc. Does anyone have a similar experience to share? Is there really any point in fighting the administration on this?
« on: October 18, 2007, 09:36:41 AM »
I personally know a top 15%-er from UF who landed a Chicago biglaw gig doing litigation following two years as a clerk for a federal district court judge in Kansas.
Obviously, he is the exception to the rule.
« on: October 18, 2007, 12:18:18 AM »
--the cutoff for biglaw is about 10-15% b/c Birmingham is such a small market
You've just described every non-top 10 school in the country.