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« on: April 29, 2010, 09:28:40 PM »

So I've read the book for immigration law (Legomsky) and I've gone to class. I just have NO freaking clue how to outline for this class. Our professor is a statutes heavy tester, and she told us the test is going to be pretty much like the hypos in the book, as in practically applying the statute to the situation. I really need an outline that does that. I'm usually a casebook heavy person and have been lost this whole semester regarding the immigration code. If someone could help me I would be forever grateful. Been trying to outline and I'm just flat out panicking. Never been so clueless about a subject before. Thanks in advance!

Current Law Students / Re: Alternative Civ Pro Supplements?
« on: May 02, 2009, 07:27:23 PM »
I highly HIGHLY recommend Acing Civil Procedures by Spencer. There's an invaluable checklist and the hypos are spot on. The only thing it doesn't cover is class actions, but other than that, it's gold. Helped me get through civ pro, and I never even cracked E&E or emmanuels. It's short too, and cheap. Small paperback at about 23 bucks. Check it out:

Current Law Students / What constitutes "good grades"?
« on: February 13, 2009, 10:50:04 AM »
My school hasn't ranked us yet as that won't happen until the end of the year, but I'm freaking out about staying in the top third of the class. I go to UNLV and they have a B curve. So in a B curve, what is considered a good grade/ very good grade? How much are B+ and A- really worth? It would be great if someone would tell me. I don't need specifics I just mean generally, if you were at a B curve school, what would grades mean to you? Also, what would be a very good GPA?

Current Law Students / Re: Torts: Trespass v case for 1L
« on: August 27, 2008, 08:17:06 AM »
Thanks so much for the help guys. You probably have a pretty good idea of how much I appreciate that clarification. :D

Current Law Students / Torts: Trespass v case for 1L
« on: August 20, 2008, 02:04:39 PM »
I am reading my torts case book right now and I am absolutely confounded by the differentiations it is trying to draw between trespass and Case. Anybody have suggestions that will help me understand this stuff better? I only just started law school yesterday and am already entirely lost.

Incoming 1Ls / Best Rental Places in Vegas
« on: August 06, 2008, 09:13:09 AM »
Hi guys,

I'll be going to UNLV in August and still have yet to find a place to live. Are there any suggestions out there that you guys can think of? Thanks!

Thanks for the info! Good to know the info about the asking for lower requirements.

How do you guys think I should be phrasing my email? I don't want to come off sounding like an arrogant prick. And I guess I'm just overly paranoid about bad impressions.

I was just wondering if anyone out there would be kind enough to explain how curves work in law schools. I keep hearing things like  3.3 vs 2.8 etc but I haven't a clue what any of it really means. If there are some kind souls wonderful enough to explain this I would be forever grateful.

Also, does anyone by chance know the curve structures of UNLV, UC Davis and Loyolla M?

Choosing the Right Law School / How to ask for better financial aide?
« on: March 10, 2008, 11:55:47 PM »
Hey guys,

I got into UC Davis, loyolla and UNLV for 08 and I was wondering if any of you guys would be willing to help me figure out how to ask them for money. Davis hasn't gotten back to me on the issue of money, and neither has Davis. UNLV is willing to give me a full scholarship but it's only renewable if I stay in the top third of the class my second and third years. How do you think I should ask these various schools for more money? I'm worried about being both delicate and absolutely serious at the same time. Help?

UNLV is a T2 school and Davis is T1, but their hiring rates all seem similar. So my question is still, what is the difference?

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