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Current Law Students / Re: torts question
« on: May 12, 2009, 12:02:29 PM »
You would probably not be able to establish that strict liability applied in the situation, so they would have to sue for normal negligence. In other words, the activity that occurred was not one that strict liability applied to, however, that activity might still be negligent. Although it would be nice to win on a strict liability theory, its always good to include alternative theories of liability to protect the claim.

Current Law Students / Re: Kicking Myself
« on: May 12, 2009, 11:58:32 AM »
Ummm, i think it depends on what the teacher wants and what the question ask (ie, list all the possible claims and defenses for X). If it could possibly apply, i think its good to include it. But if you failed to include something that was only slightly related, its probably not worth that much so I don't think you should feel too bad.

Once you are in law school, a higher LSAT does not really help to transfer since you will have grades from your 1L year and the LSAT is really just suppose to correlate your score to your grades. Also, schools aren't as concerned about LSAT and UG-GPA because transfers do not affect ranking. Just something to consider

Only shot at law school? You make it sound like they blacklist you if you apply and don't go. I'm pretty sure that law school admissions do not act like that nor have the capacity to. Plus, if you improve your LSAT, they will want you even more. So unless, you are in your mid-50's, you probably aren't too old nor is it your last chance. And why there might be a slight fear factor in not wanting to go, I think you have a legitimate concern about money, school, and job.

If you have a job, didn't take the lsat seriously (recommend taking a class if you didn't), and want better job prospects, then retake. Unfortunately, LSAT means a lot to admissions, so if you do jump up enough, you can get into a better school with possibly the same or more in scholarship money. I think you would regret going to law school when you know you could do better on your LSAT to get in better schools. Plus, if you save money now, its less loans later.

I'm not sure how hard it is to get off the full time waitlist, but I know that some of my friends got in real late for the PT day program. Also, I"d recommend sending in any letters of interest if you strongly want to come here and your final grades/transcript (if its not better). Best of luck

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: UMiami or take off a year?
« on: May 01, 2009, 01:38:31 PM »
Dear MysteryE (Eric L.),

Here are the factors you need to calculate: where you want to work/live, what kind of legal job you want, and how much debt you want to have, and what you would do for a year if you took off. If you want to work and live in Miami after you graduate, you'd be better to go to UM regardless if you take a year off or not. Also, if you are looking to do public interest/government, then the heavy debt load will not be good. Finally, it might help if you do some kind of legal related job if you wait, because working at the mall isn't usually that attractive on a resume. Let me know what you decide.

Bryan A 

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: USNews rankings leaked 2010
« on: April 18, 2009, 09:56:10 PM »
The third link seemed legit. I sampled a few schools and the numbers match up. I second seeing page 2

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Hofstra or Touro
« on: April 16, 2009, 09:09:37 AM »
Second Hofstra

The Curve is between a 3.0 and 3.2 except for your small section which can't exceed a 3.3. See this website for more information.

As for prepping, I did not do anything over summer. I just came in with my basic legal information that i have gained through the years but nothing in particular. If you do not have a difficult time understanding concepts, then I don't think you need to prep. If it takes you a while, then you might want to get a head start. However, I will caution those that want to go ahead, that you do not know what your teacher will be covering in the class or which semester if it is a year long class, so you have the possibility of learning something that you will not need. If you are really bored, maybe read one of those general law school books like getting to maybe which my friend recommended but i did not read. I also do not wish I did, because I did very well without prepping.

Any other questions?

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