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Transferring / Re: Transferring from Boalt or UofM to Yale or Harvard
« on: March 05, 2008, 08:28:30 AM »
Probably easier from Michigan because you'll have a GPA.

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General Board / Re: Advice on how to be a good S.O. to a law student!
« on: February 27, 2008, 08:57:42 AM »
If he's a workaholic, distract him.  If he's lazy, make sure he puts in effort.

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Transferring / Re: Reality Check please...
« on: February 24, 2008, 07:50:48 PM »
You'll have to actually share you numbers.

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Studying and Exam Taking / Re: Civil Procedure
« on: February 21, 2008, 02:46:05 AM »
Newer editions will include newer SCOTUS opinions.  Never buy an old edition.

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Transferring / Re: Beginner's questions
« on: February 21, 2008, 02:43:14 AM »
Don't go somewhere planning to transfer.

I will tell you that you will probably not need as good of a class rank coming from GW as you will from OSU.  GW is a peer school to Vandy and lateral transfers are held to lower standards.

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Transferring / Re: Starting at Michigan State
« on: February 19, 2008, 11:49:05 PM »
It's possible, but if you don't want to be at MSU, then don't go.  It takes a lot less effort to study your ass off for a higher LSAT score than it takes to beat 90+% of a 1L class.

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Transferring / Re: Transferring BC/BU
« on: February 19, 2008, 11:47:21 PM »
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.

I have the raw transfer numbers for most of the top 30, and BU is probably the most difficult to transfer to out of all of them.  13 students transferred out and only 6 came in.  Very transfer unfriendly.  You better have a damn good reason for wanting to be in Boston combined with phenomenal grades.

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Transferring / Re: Transfer FAQ
« on: February 19, 2008, 11:43:30 PM »
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

Depends on the class rank, but you probably have a shot.  It doesn't hurt to spend $200 and find out.

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General Board / Re: What have I done wrong? I studied 8 hours everday
« on: February 19, 2008, 11:40:24 PM »
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.

I do not have terrible grades.  I think you're exactly right that what most people do wrong is fail to apply all of the black letter stuff and other policy considerations to the actual problem.  They just talk about the law and forget that application of the law is never obvious and clear cut.

However, using Law Review articles seems way too over the top.  I can understand how some of them could help you understand the law, or additional policy considerations, but I think it's going way too far.  Whatever.

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General Board / Re: Obtaining a job in DUI law?
« on: February 19, 2008, 01:34:28 AM »
As long as you put up signs above urinals at bars, you're on your way.

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