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General Board / Re: Curve? What does that end up meaning?
« on: March 22, 2008, 12:02:13 AM »
I wonder if 2Lman will pass the ethics test-  i mean, im just a poor kid from a  trailer park who didn't have the money to attend a "premier" law school, even tho i was accepted to one top 25 and two top 100's.  My application fee was waived cause i made 9K last year after taxes workign at target making $750 an hour because the economy in my town sucked and my Business degree couldnt get me a job.  So i took an offer from "a third tier toilet" that pays for my school

now excuse me while i wonder off with the rest of the pheasants....

i don't know how many apps, but i know there were like at least 4 at my school.  So if that is any indication, maybe 5-10 from each school, 300 law schools, probably at least a few thousand id guess.  They take 75 2L's and will hire a few hundred 3L's for actual JAG.  I'm still crossing my fingers that im picked!!

hey man congratulations.  They called me a couple weeks ago to let me know my packet was incomplete so i had to send in the rest of the *&^% which im sure they won't get till next week (my undergrad transcripts is what is taking forever).  Anyways, keep me posted on how it goes, i highly doubt ill get a spot since there are only 25 and they seem to have already chosen them.  oh well ill try again next year.

General Board / Re: Curve? What does that end up meaning?
« on: March 20, 2008, 01:00:56 AM »
what a "curve" means is that you have precisely a 90 percent chance at being at the bottom of ur class since only the top 10 really matter.  do the odds, they aren't in your favor my friend. just like casino's the house always wins.

General Board / Re: Legal Writing Horror Stories
« on: March 20, 2008, 12:57:53 AM »
yes, we definitely all go to the same school, mine is just f-ing terrible- in fact, all 4 of them are from what i hear and i have the "Best" one...

Studying and Exam Taking / Re: rant
« on: March 17, 2008, 11:58:00 PM »
1Lchica, what school do u go to? your schedule seems way out of line with mine and all my friends (uva, georgtown, washington and lee, usc, respectively)

we don't have exams for at least another 8 weeks...

Studying and Exam Taking / Re: Why You Shouldn't Join a Study Group
« on: March 16, 2008, 12:16:42 AM »
I think it is purely subjective and speculation, but everyone has their own experience.  In my school, most of the top of the class were in study groups.  I see them as a way to fill in the holes of your arguments and what not.  There are a lot of "independents" who get to the library at 0800 hours and are doing terrible.  i know this, not because i go to the library at 0800 (my gf does and she's top 2) but she tells me about 3 people in general who always claim they are studying (independently) and every time she sees them and i see them, they are on facebook, playing bejeweled, thinking about studying, writing away messages about studying, but then not having any time to actually study.  I feel like study groups are good once a week- we meet once a week and do E&E and hypos, so if you are talking about every day study groups, then no, i can't see the benefit and i see your point.  but general, one, two time a week study groups, then well, i think they can work wonders. 

that's just my nickel. 
"keep the change"

Studying and Exam Taking / Re: Why You Shouldn't Join a Study Group
« on: March 14, 2008, 01:14:26 PM »
my my have you gotten desperate.  this "don't join a study group" theory you have created is ridiculous.  In my study group (1L), 3/4 of us are on dean's list and in the top 7.  The other one is number 10 and barely missed dean's list.  So, study groups dont work?  We talk, bs a bit, gossip and criticize.  but we also study.  independent study can be just as distracting.  your writing sucks and you aren't funny.

thanks for playing, please try again. 

General Board / Army JAG Internship- Interview/Application - Anyone?
« on: February 21, 2008, 02:52:26 PM »
I am a 1L with ok grades and I just had an interview with an ARMY JAG captain- i guess it went ok.  
My question is to anyone who has either interviewed or applied to JAG summer internship- and has been accepted or rejected.  I am curious as to the weight of "soft" factors they look at.  I went to military college (suspended my commission for later date), have little work experience and some volunteer- im involved in a few clubs and organizations here at school- street law, CLS and moot court.  Just want to touch base with anyone with experience


Florida Coastal / Re: Jacksonville, Florida Coastal and general info
« on: February 18, 2008, 12:23:59 AM »
I never considered going, but here's what ive heard so far.
One friend from high school went and he liked it ok.  He's actually doing very well, but i have no idea if he graduated top class or whatever.  i know he went on to get his llm in tax law.  he doesnt live or practice in florida.  the drawback is FC is one of the lower ranked schools in florida- you are competing with u of m and florida state and florida, plus like 6 other schools. 
ive heard through others that it was far as facilities go and what not.  but its by the beach. 
my only draw is that it is for - profit and i love the university scene since i didnt have that "normal" college experience (went to military acad) and the sorority girls are bangin.  its good to have other people to associate with other than law schoolers, you will get sick of them real quick like.  on the other hand, undergrads are just that and they can be annoying as all hell.  but the girls are bangin.  what other schools are u lookin at?

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