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Studying and Exam Taking / Torts: Trespass v case for 1L
« on: August 20, 2008, 05:04:39 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.

General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Best Rental Places in Vegas
« on: August 06, 2008, 12:13:09 PM »
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.

Law School Rankings / Curves at law schools and how do they work?
« on: March 11, 2008, 03:09:24 AM »
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?

Where should I go next fall? / How to ask for better financial aide?
« on: March 11, 2008, 02:55:47 AM »
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?

UNLV has an 87.5% hire rate 9 months out of law school.
# employed in law firms 49 47.1
# employed in business and industry 17 16.3
# employed in government 12 11.5
# employed in public interest 8 7.7
# employed as judicial clerks 18 17.3
# employed in academia 0 0.0

Is that a good statistic?

vs Davis
87.8 employed 9 months out of law school
Pursuing graduate degrees 1 0.6
Unemployed seeking employment 3 1.7
Unemployed not seeking employment 12 7.0
Unemployed and studying for the bar 5 2.9
# employed in law firms 95 62.9
# employed in business and industry 12 7.9
# employed in government 14 9.3
# employed in public interest 13 8.6
# employed as judicial clerks 12 7.9
# employed in academia 5 3.3

Actually it's not illegal downloading dude. You don't get the full exam from someone who's taken it, but LSAC releases to their test takers a PDF version of the test they took. People have already paid for the material and it is not illegal to see it.

Studying for the LSAT / Re: Teaching for Kaplan
« on: March 02, 2008, 01:48:35 AM »
Does anyone know how much Kaplan pays in LA?

I don't understand the discussion about the in-state tuition of Davis. Is there a particular perk I'm not aware of to have in-state at Davis vs going to UNLV? As stated before, monetary wise UNLV will cost me 19500 for out of state, which for the second year gets lowered to 9800 a year after you change residency.  Whereas UC Davis costs 25000 in state. All of these figures are raw, without weighing in the scholarship I would be getting.

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