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Haha, thanks guys :)

As for LRW, I wish I had it!
You didn't have LRW?!  :o :o :o

Where do you go to Lawl Schools?

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Bearly, take Lila's quote out of your post. DNQ stands for Do Not Quote.
Whoopsy. Sorry for my breach of netiquette protocol.  :-[ I D-dubbed.

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Underlining the period? LOL how anal.
You have no idea. Wait until you do your Law Review write-on competition. You have been duly warned.

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Bearly: Thanks. I'm not sure how SLS is going to do LRW -- whether it will be two quarters or three. They haven't told us how the first year curriculum is going to work under the new quarter system.

Supposedly, we'll have a "legal fellow" teaching our section (30 students). Apparently, this person is a full-time employee who only teaches LRW, and only teaches one section of the class. The rest of the time they engage in legal scholarship for the teaching market. Hopefully this will result in a pretty engaging class.
Yeah, LRW is a bit different in different schools, but the basic principle is the same: Learn to write concisely in some specific formulaic format (IRAC, CLEC, etc.); Learn to use Lexis and/or Westlaw; and most importantly, learn that id. is correct, while id. will leave you homeless and destitute.

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The question presented by this thread is whether MAS is still going strong.  LSD has declined to adopt a per se test for the strength of threads, preferring to construe threads' strength in light of the "totality of the circumstances."  Because many LSD posters, such as "Reezy," do not adequately post on the OTB, they are not judicially qualified, under the abuse of discretion standard, to find abuse in prior judgments of what constitutes thread strength.

AFFIRMED, Pardon Johnny Cash's factual determination that this thread is not going strong. 
Is it humanly possible to both hate and love other people at the same time as much as I both hate and love Wally, or am I an abberation?

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Meh, I don't really care if I am outed. I am working at Mass. AG.

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I'm interning at big state AG's office and not getting paid for it, but honestly, I'm loving this job. I never thought I'd be grateful to my legal writing teacher.

What is the substance of a legal research and writing class? That is, what do you do in that class?
Ok, so you get a bunch of assignments:

First, you get a blue-booking assignment, (if you don't know, blue-book is the legal citation system). You are given a bunch of cases, quotes, etc. and you have to properly cite them.

Next, you are given a legal memo to write, with pre-researched caselaw.

Then, you are given a research assignment to research a specific legal issue.

Then, you get an assignment that puts it all together - a legal memo that you have to research and bluebook on your own.

Then, you get a couple more of these, until your first semester final memo.

Second semester, legal research kind of blends into moot court. First, you have to do some legal research and write a memo about it. Next, you use that research to write a long moot-court brief. You spend the rest of the semester doing various other writing-related tasks, such as drafting contracts, etc.

It's a HUGE pain in the butt while you are in law school, because it's an immense amount of work for very few credits; but once you start your summer gig, and are given your first memo to research, you realize that it was all totally worth it, because you actually kind of know what to do.

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Good morning LSD, Bears reporting for duty! ::Salute::

What's shaking, Bearly? You getting much of a break before school starts?
I'm interning at big state AG's office and not getting paid for it, but honestly, I'm loving this job. I never thought I'd be grateful to my legal writing teacher.

I actually hear that about legal writing teachers a lot. That sounds like a very plush gig, even though you're not getting paid for it.
Ya it' true. I am going to milk it for all it's worth come OCI. What's shaking with you?

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Good morning LSD, Bears reporting for duty! ::Salute::

What's shaking, Bearly? You getting much of a break before school starts?
I'm interning at big state AG's office and not getting paid for it, but honestly, I'm loving this job. I never thought I'd be grateful to my legal writing teacher.

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Good morning LSD, Bears reporting for duty! ::Salute::

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