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General Board / Re: Not a Good Day!
« on: January 08, 2008, 07:32:17 PM »
I wouldn't, however, get my hopes up.

why not? i thought he was offered an internship for the summer and accepted it already and that only the details were to be worked out later.  why would the judge now tell you no becuase of a spelling error? wouldn't that would be pretty unethical on the judge's part?

also i think the top 30% after the first semester doesn't really lock you into anything.  you could easily improve over the next three semesters to the point that you could be near the top of your class.  it may just be bad luck..may not even be bad study habits.

thirdly-there is nothing wrong with government work especially if your loans are manageable wither through government programs or otherwise..studies show the work more meaningful and that practitioners are generally happier.

I'm pretty sure this kid is bottom 30%, not top 30%, but I could be wrong. And that may be bad enough for a judge to reconsider an informal discussion to work there over the summer. But then again, I'm not a judge.

oh. yeah he meant bottom 30% probably.  my bad.

and it could very well have been a non committal type conversation.  but if the judge was non committal than i would suggest the OP not throw around the word "offer."-as we know from basic contracts...that means an acceptance would bind the deal..and while judges have absolute immunity from suit in their capacity as judges..they may not be as employers...so its probably not a good idea to talk that way unless you mean it was an offer...particularly when asking for advice about the situation.

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General Board / Re: Not a Good Day!
« on: January 08, 2008, 05:11:27 PM »
I wouldn't, however, get my hopes up.

why not? i thought he was offered an internship for the summer and accepted it already and that only the details were to be worked out later.  why would the judge now tell you no becuase of a spelling error? wouldn't that would be pretty unethical on the judge's part?

also i think the top 30% after the first semester doesn't really lock you into anything.  you could easily improve over the next three semesters to the point that you could be near the top of your class.  it may just be bad luck..may not even be bad study habits.

thirdly-there is nothing wrong with government work especially if your loans are manageable wither through government programs or otherwise..studies show the work more meaningful and that practitioners are generally happier.

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General Board / Re: YouTube - Student Tasered For Hat In Court
« on: January 06, 2008, 07:26:30 AM »
its a city counsel meeting..not a courtroom.  and there was a rule in that city counsel against wearing the hat and he refused to take it off after being warned.

i dont know how bad he resisted or if a taser was really necessary but

not the result of a crazy judge.

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General Board / Re: Bad grade
« on: December 31, 2007, 01:24:15 PM »
gotcha. also i already got a 1l summer clerkship with an appellate state court judge...so that might help

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General Board / Re: Bad grade
« on: December 31, 2007, 12:45:43 AM »
well..who knows i may still grade on..dont have any other grades back (lwr is only 2 credits of 14 ) and its only 1 of 2 semesters..and the second semester is worth 16 credits not 14. (not that im counting on this or expecting it)

and yes there is write on for law review for those who dont grade on..and for those who dont make that there are other journals..other journals may not be prestigious themselves..but would help explain a low lwr grade if grade are good but lwr is unusually low in one semester

whats FRP?


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General Board / Re: Bad grade
« on: December 30, 2007, 08:04:30 PM »
A in legal writing=golden.  All that is important in being a lawyer is legal writing (over generalization I know) so I honestly think employers love that *&^%. 


yeah part of why my grade is so annoying.  i only got the c+ because of the fiasco and a paper where i had typos (not structural or content type errors..but things like typing "sing" when it should be "sign") and he took off a letter grade for it...i easily would have had an average grade in that class...and the teacher and my former employers know im a good researcher (also really important in both appellate and trail level practice..your ability to argue doesn't matter if you cant spot the decided cases and statues and admin regs in your jurisdiction on the issue.)


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General Board / Re: Bad grade
« on: December 29, 2007, 05:47:40 PM »
2 pages blank? Does "doctrinal" = LLM?

no my man..just means about substantial legal stuff instead of something like legal rhetoric-(which had the test worth 15% of the grade where i didnt see the last two pages)


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General Board / Re: Bad grade
« on: December 28, 2007, 03:11:01 PM »
I have 2 of 4 back.

I lied btw -- I actually got my C+ on a B curve.  Still, I'm an idiot... especially for looking right before Christmas. 

i got a bad grade on a major legal rhetoric paper and looked at the grade a few hours before my torts final...yeah bad idea.

yes..my legal rhetoric grade came back terrible..worst in the section (also partially due to a quiz in that class worth 15% of my grade in which i didnt see the last two pages of the quiz for some  reason and thus left them blank..got 100% on other part of th quiz..which was designed to RAISE our grades...sheesh)

no grades back for doctrinal classes which are worth 4 credits each to the 2 of legal rhetoric..so i want too upset...yet

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General Board / Re: Bad grade
« on: December 28, 2007, 03:23:39 AM »
sounds fishy to me.  i dont go to school with you and 2L man but i wouldnt let a law school prof who gets paid zillios get away with violation of school policy (if indeed you can show that).

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General Board / Re: Bad grade
« on: December 27, 2007, 03:01:54 PM »
You have grades already?  I don't have *&^%.

They always post at night, pain in my a@@

hahaha, i know, you can have this grade if you want it, lol, it blew.  the jerk said that my participation during the one day I was on call was the reason my grade dropped from an A to a B+ meanwhile I had sick briefs prepped for class and answered every question he asked me (he didnt like my stance on the government though, but whatever).  I hate professors at our school. Some of them are such narrow minded pricks.
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if your prof really just admitted he lowred your grade two thirds of a letter grade (a through a- to b+) becuase of a less than 5 min oral quiz which was unannounced and you answered all his questions..then id not let him get away with that without an argument as to the sanity of that.

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