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Public highschool. Public University.

A little off topic but interesting:
There have actually been studies that show it doesn't matter whether you go public or private. In a study of people who got into private but went to public instead, median salary after graduation (from either university or lawschool) remained the same. Conclusion was that the kind of school didn't actually matter. The level of education and faculty remained generally the same. The private/higher prestige school simply graduate more successful individuals because they were initially more selective than public schools.

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Current Law Students / Re: Funding for the Bar Exam
« on: December 08, 2010, 09:38:47 AM »
Thanks for the weigh in guys. I guess I was just hoping to find some sort of grant out there for this type of stuff. I'm definitely taking BarBri as I don't want to chance not passing. I have a Kaplan free bar course thanks to being a Kaplan Rep, but I don't want to use it until I'm taking the CA bar. Kaplan doesn't have a full bar course in my first state so I wanna get the most bang for my buck and cash in my free course for a state that does have a full course in.

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Current Law Students / Stipulation Letter Sample?
« on: December 07, 2010, 03:26:47 PM »
Does anyone know or have a sample letter requesting a stipulation? Preferably addressing the DA but not necessary. I've been given a task of drafting one but our office doesn't have a sample form for it. I already have the fact section, I'm just having trouble phrasing it cordially as I'm too used to writing demand letters. Any help would be much appreciated.

Thanks! ;D

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Job Search / Re: best websites for finding a job
« on: October 20, 2010, 02:12:29 PM »
This is going to be an incredibly stupid question I'm sure, but what's an Inn and how does one get an invite?

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Current Law Students / Re: Computers in the classroom
« on: October 20, 2010, 02:02:55 PM »
Yes, there is a correlation between those who type and those who write. Granted, there are exceptions but most people tend to be kinesthetic learners. This means they remember things better when they physically write it down.

As for class that depends on the professor. If you can get good grades, bully for you. However, if you have a very specific professor who gives you lots of material not covered in the book, you'll be SOL if you don't listen in class. That's my two cents anyways.

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Current Law Students / Funding for the Bar Exam
« on: October 20, 2010, 02:00:19 PM »
So I'm a 3L graduating in Spring and have no job prospects lined up at all. In light of that, paying for the bar exam is going to suuuuck. So here's my question: Are there any other sources of funding out there besides loans and firms that will possibly pay for Barbri and the Bar process? Any suggestions on where I should start to look?

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Current Law Students / Re: Advice for open book?
« on: May 04, 2010, 06:59:51 PM »
I'd make a table of contents if you have a large outline. Also, write out a model answer if you can beforehand. This is helpful just to have on hand in case you stall and need to remind  yourself of the general issues to talk about. Also, if you have a really long outline I suggest you make an attack outline. This will be helpful to you for short quick reference without having to flip through a huge outline. I always take two outlines into an exam if it is open book.

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Current Law Students / Real Estate Finance Hypos?
« on: May 04, 2010, 06:57:29 PM »
Hi everyone,

I'm taking Real Estate Finance this semester with Prof. Douglas Grant. Does anyone have any hypos available for that class or the topic in general?

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Current Law Students / Re: What does a model answer look like?
« on: April 30, 2010, 11:19:21 PM »
Personally, I found THE best way to figure out how to write an exam was to read a model answer beforehand. That way I know how to analyze the fact pattern the professor has given me. This method hasn't failed me yet. And as someone else said earlier, Headings are your friend. The easier you make it to read for the professor, the more likely they will be able to find the points you have buried in a 25 page exam.

I should also add that by "model answer" I don't mean the crap in the supplements or what a professor writes. I mean a real model answer from a student written under time pressure. They're usually hard to find via google but definitely worth the glance.

I've found the commercial model answers always suck and bring up too much crap that is rule heavy and not analysis heavy. Bad way to write an exam.

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Thanks so much! I will email you.

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