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Transferring / Re: Where Should I Transfer - Harvard/Stanford?
« on: August 10, 2006, 10:45:54 AM »
Go to Harvard, Stanford is nice, but Harvard is Harvard. You can "drop the H-bomb."

Transferring / Re: T4 or T3?
« on: August 10, 2006, 10:43:44 AM »
Go to the highest ranked school you can get into.

General Board / Re: Help - Must miss class during first week...
« on: August 10, 2006, 10:37:58 AM »

I think it depends on the class.

If it is a regular class, like torts or property then I wouldn't sweat it, as long as you do the reading and get the notes from someone. The class is most likely fairly large and no one will notice. Missing one class is not that bad unless its civ pro, which is kind of confusing in the beginning, but even so its not fatal. People are going to miss class all the time, just wait until the classes right before and after your legal writing memo is due...

On the other hand, if it is your legal research/writing class I would approach it differently. Those classes are usually small and intense in the beginning. Some schools have small assignments due earlier in the semester, like the first couple weeks. If itís a legal writing class I would definitely approach the teacher before hand, at least a week before class. The Prof. will definitely know if you missed class, you will probably miss something important, there may be an assignment due that class, or you may be getting one that class. Since grading in anonymous at many schools, turning in an assignment that is due that class may be tricky.

If you tell the legal research prof. far enough in advance, you may be able to make up the class with a different section that meets on a different day of the week, possibly even with the same prof. Even if itís a different prof., the first week of Legal Research is probably pretty standard for the whole school.


General Board / Re: Traffic ticket in NJ
« on: August 07, 2006, 10:10:47 AM »
Bummer man, that sucks.

1L job search / Re: most coveted 1L summer jobs?
« on: August 03, 2006, 10:27:51 AM »

Why not clerk for a year and start as a 2nd year associate (besides the extra %60k in salary)?

Where on Earth did you hear that your 1L summer, 2L summer, or 3L externship would be sufficient to classify you as a 2nd year associate once you hit a firm?  For some reason that doesn't exactly pass the smell test, though I'll admit I don't really have the best sniffer.

I think the poster was talking about clerking after law school. If you clerk for a year after law school, most firms will start you off at 2nd year associate pay.

General Board / Re: Traffic ticket in NJ
« on: August 03, 2006, 09:35:59 AM »
I don't know if this works everywhere but this worked for me once, in New Hampshire or New York or Connecticut, I forget which:

The points do not go onto your license until the ticket is closed, and the ticket is not closed until all funds are paid. So I paid $5 over what the amount the ticket was, and the state mailed back a refund check, which I never cashed. Since the check did not clear, the ticket never closed and I never got points. I don't know if this was just a coincidence, but it worked for me. I would suggest doing it if you do not have any defense or, as in my case, you got a ticket in a state you didn't live in.

Studying and Exam Taking / Re: Studying 1 year Ahead
« on: July 28, 2006, 09:01:06 AM »
Definitely read Atlas Shrugged...

I am not a lawyer, but...

If you go to court you'll have to tell your insurance company. All Insurance companies require you to notify them if you are in an accident. Most people don't for minor accidents, but if you decide to go to Court you'll then have to explain to your insurance company why you didn't tell them right away.

Take the market value of the, thatís all probably all you'll get from an insurance agency assuming there were no injuries. If cost of repair is greater then value, the car is totaled. Sentiment aside, unfortunately, that is really all your dad would deserve, since buying the same car would make him whole again.

Trespass to chattel is a tort. Since damages would be sufficient here, equitable relief is unnecessary. 

General Board / Re: Why do doc review
« on: July 20, 2006, 03:33:21 PM »
This is the dumbest thread I have ever seen. Everybody here needs to get a job.

General Board / Re: Time off before law school??
« on: July 18, 2006, 03:31:38 PM »
You can apply now and see what you get into and what type of finacial aid you get, then make a decision. You can always defer you enrollment if you get a job and want to work for a year before enrolling.

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