« on: February 27, 2008, 06:57:42 AM »
If he's a workaholic, distract him. If he's lazy, make sure he puts in effort.
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I'm wondering if anyone has had experience transferring to BC or BU as a part-time student. I was pretty much told that BC does not accept pt transfers until after 2L, but BU still hasn't responded to me.
do you think a 3.85 at a 15-20 school can get to HSY? I'd be content to bump up to Penn or Berkeley too, but I really like where I'm at and dont think it'd be worth switching for anything less than the big 3
How do you know it's not getting any points on a loose or nonexistent rubric?
I'm really tired of petty arguments on this board every time someone disagrees with me. I tell people what works for me, and I've done well while putting in relatively little effort. A lot of people on the board are giving advice on studying while they have terrible grades or middling grades.
We do not all go to the same school, and we do not all have the same professors. What I do know is that the number one complaint I've heard from law professors at my school is that students get the law right, but have weak analysis. I think my profs liked the analysis that showed I'd internalized the rule and could apply it to other situations and bring in relevant policy arguments. If yours don't, then follow my original advice and figure out what they want and give it to them.
Professors use different combinations of the following aspects:
1. Theory. If the professor includes law review articles and theory pieces from journals, there's a good chance you will be expected to incorporate it into at least one answer.
3. Complete "Issue Spotter". Identify every issue, argue both sides. Set up a "tree" diagram, and follow each branch to its conclusion.
4. Issue Spotter/Argument. Usually given a word or time limit -- argue only each sides best points and focus only on significant issues. Don't get tied up in pointing out things that professors don't really want (or didn't even mean to make an "issue" in the question!)
The best way to tell if a professor wants 1 and 2 are to look at your syllabus and listen in class. The best way to tell if a professor wants 3 and 4 is to work through a hypothetical and ask them to go over your answer with you. ("So you didn't really want us to go into this issue?")
Not sure how helpful that was, but it's the strategy I used.