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Current Law Students / Re: If I fail the bar....
« on: July 18, 2008, 09:04:02 AM »
I hit that wall about 10 days ago.  I took two days mostly off (only 2 hrs of studying each day) in order to recuperate.  Take that day off and then dive back into studying.

We can do it -- there's not much longer left!

Current Law Students / Re: Health Insurance
« on: July 17, 2008, 12:30:12 PM »
Depends on your school.

Unlike OConnorScribe, my school offers good coverage through Aetna that takes care of everything except for dental and vision.

Of course as a myopic with bad teeth I find myself falling in the rather large gap left..... but, healthwise I am covered quite well by my school.

Ditto to what PaleForce said... Look into dental schools.  My university had a dental school, and though the student health plan didn't technically cover dental, any university student could get two free cleanings a year at the dental school.  (You had to pay the dental school for any work other than cleanings, but it was a significantly reduced cost -- basically the cost of the anesthetic and the material to fill your cavity or whatever.)

So, if your university has a dental school, ask about free or reduced cost dental care.  Or, if your university doesn't, look for nearby dental schools or dental hygienist training programs.  For basic care, they do just fine, and they're typically free or cheap!


OConnorScribe, I have to tell you that your student health plan sounds horrible.  I think I could have had better as an undergrad (though I was on my parents' insurance at the time -- those were the days!). 

My student health plan during law school wasn't fantastic, but it was quite respectable.  Free healthcare at the university clinic (though sometimes this was inconvenient).  It was a PPO, no referral required.  No deductible, and 20% or 30% copays on everything in network depending on the service.  We did get prescription drug coverage.  Most name-brand drugs were $30 or $40 a month.  Not fantastic, but certainly nothing to scoff at either.  Plus, if you can take generics, Wal-Mart, Target and I think a few chain pharmacies now will all fill many generics for $4 a month.  (Wal-Mart started it and now other places have followed suit.)

Out of curiosity, I wondered how many drugs Wal-Mart sells at $4 a month.  So I went to their website and downloaded the four-page PDF.  The list is quite impressive and includes everything from albuterol (asthma) to Metformin (diabetes).  Even tamoxifen (breast cancer).  I don't usually praise Wal-Mart, but wow.

Either UCC Article 3, or Article 9, or both, are guaranteed to appear on every single Ohio exam.   :o

(Judging by how many questions on the bar deal with it.)   

You clearly have no idea what you're talking about (not that we needed any proof before now).  Of the 33 property questions, there are, at most, 2 questions on the RAP on each exam.  And most of the time you're seeing the RAP mentioned, it's a red herring, a distraction, that is completely irrelevant to the problem.  If you're doing MBE practice questions, I suspect you need to spend more time reading the answers/explanations.

The MBE doesn't involve many true RAP questions, you're right.  But the RAP issues in essay questions might depend on the state.  I've noticed a disturbingly large number of past property essays in my state that involve grants that seem to call for analysis of the state's version of the RAP.  (Thankfully, the state version of the rule is more sensible than the traditional common law version -- and I think the examiners want us to know that.)  Your state may vary, of course.

My section in property class during 1L didn't cover the RAP, either, because our property professor said it's just a confusing common law rule that nearly all states have abolished or modified.  :)

I am not using any Gilbert's or Emanuel's, but I have referred to my E&E several times for two topics -- Evidence and Secured Transactions.  I have used them to review certain topics that are emphasized in my bar review materials that I don't understand well. I also have the "Law in a Flash" flashcards for those same two topics (meant to sell them, but never got around to it) and also have been using them occasionally for quick reviews of troublesome topics.

That said, I agree with Jacy85 that the emphasis of your state's bar exam is probably going to be very different than your law school courses were, so your supplements may be near useless in bar studying.  I haven't referred to any of my supplements in any other topic except the two I mentioned, for instance.  But in those two topics at least, they seem to be somewhat helpful.

Current Law Students / Re: Bar Exam Study Thread
« on: June 30, 2008, 08:04:11 AM »
I do about 8 hours if you include the lecture time.  But I still feel like I am not learning enough!

Current Law Students / Re: False Confidence on the Bar
« on: June 30, 2008, 05:15:43 AM »
Passing the bar is, in some ways, a fluke.  Some people pass who barely study at all, and others fail who studied their hearts out.  But one of the surest ways to improve one's chances of passing is by working hard...

(At least this is what I keep telling myself to motivate myself.)

Current Law Students / Re: RickLaxing on the barkin lounger
« on: June 26, 2008, 07:49:02 AM »
With all due respect, Luziana, I do not appreciate you mocking my occasional misspells as I continue to express my views on these boards. If I happen to overlook my grammar errors in my posts, I suggest that everyone just take it easy and RickLax instead of jumping to the opportunity to take advantage of my mishaps.

Kind Rickards, ouffha.

P.S. You are right about one thing. I am clever.

I'm not mocking the misspellings.  It's a fine enough play on words.  What I am doing is asking you, politely, to act like an adult.

Current Law Students / Re: RickLaxing on the barkin lounger
« on: June 26, 2008, 04:46:12 AM »
I'm sure you think you're quite clever for creating that wordplay.

Look, there are plenty of us on these message boards who get somewhat annoyed that RickLax crossposts from his blog often.  But he's a decent writer, occasionally witty, and he's never abusive or insulting. 

You, on the other hand, seem to have done nothing but insult RickLax since you first started posting.  He may annoy you, but he doesn't deserve constant insults and mockery from you.  If you don't like him, just ignore him. Please save the message board for posts that actually pertain to law school or legal topics.

It depends - different classes and different locations are all different.  The morning/live lecture in Atlanta ends the the Monday after the 4th of July, and this seems to be a very early end.  The evening and afternoon lectures in Atlanta all started later by a week or so, so I think they end later.  And based on comments from people in other cities, it seems like some end as close as the week before the bar exam.

Wow, a week before the bar exam??  I'm done with class on Monday (June 30).  I can't imagine another three weeks of class...  I need that time after class ends to do some serious essay work.

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