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Transferring / Re: 3.33 GPA on a B curve to GULC from WCL (American)?
« on: January 26, 2008, 12:22:52 AM »
A 3.3 is likely too low for GULC EA. If you get high grades at the end of this semester, like 3.7 or so, you might have a shot. Just like in regular law school apps, ECs don't mean a whole lot. It's mostly about the grades.

Go through the transferapps database.

To the other posters, a 3.45 probably isn't going to cut it either.

I'm a moderator at transferapps ;) I wanted to get the opinion of here though. Yeah, I can tell that the 3.3 isn't going to cut it; I didn't have illusions that it was that great in the first place, but after learning that it is a B+ curve instead of a B curve, I'm definitely not going to make the cut (good of AU to tell us these things huh?)

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Transferring / Re: 3.33 GPA on a B curve to GULC from WCL (American)?
« on: January 21, 2008, 11:59:17 PM »
Not sure about GULC, but possibly GW.

I imagine you have some reason for not mentioning GW in your post, but you should consider it as there are a lot more firms that recruit GW grads than recruit at WCL.
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GULC was closer, GW isn't bad, but I have to transfer lines twice to get there which in the morning traffic negates much of the time advantage.


You are judging where you are going to go to law school based on transferring metro lines?  When you don't get a job out of WCL you may wish you had dealt with that minor inconvenience lol.

Also, according to that link you are smack in the middle of your class which pretty much rules out transferring to GW or GULC at this point.  Squeeze a few A-'s or A's this semester then try.

Not only judging it based on that, it's just a major concern. Either GW or GULC would be better.

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Transferring / Re: 3.33 GPA on a B curve to GULC from WCL (American)?
« on: January 21, 2008, 12:14:18 PM »
Not sure about GULC, but possibly GW.

I imagine you have some reason for not mentioning GW in your post, but you should consider it as there are a lot more firms that recruit GW grads than recruit at WCL.
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GULC was closer, GW isn't bad, but I have to transfer lines twice to get there which in the morning traffic negates much of the time advantage.

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Transferring / Re: 3.33 GPA on a B curve to GULC from WCL (American)?
« on: January 21, 2008, 12:11:09 PM »
Huh, I was told differently, but the site seems to say otherwise.

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Transferring / Re: Visiting UofM or NOVA HELLLP!!
« on: January 20, 2008, 02:40:36 PM »
UF has very favorable visiting student policies, and Dean Jerry is a very helpful guy if you just email him and ask him.

I'd personally recommend UM over Nova if you're visiting. Not that either one is all that great, but UM has a marginally better alumni network.

I'd honestly consider divesting yourself of the need to be in south florida. I lived there for 20 years. it sucks. You'll grow to hate it just like everyone who lives down there does. If you're going to be in Florida consider central or northern florida: you'll get better schools (FSU, UF), and  you're closer to Atlanta for job opportunities there too.

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Transferring / 3.33 GPA on a B curve to GULC from WCL (American)?
« on: January 20, 2008, 02:37:04 PM »
Possible? Not worried about dollars, I've got straight B+'s and am doing pretty well so far. Competed in Mock Trial 1L competition, and I have pretty great EC's and leadership skills.

 I'd really prefer to transfer to GULC because I live about 10 minutes away from there compared to about 60 minutes away from WCL. It's getting unbearably stressful having to schlep out so far, so much time out of my day, having to wait around for shuttles from the metro, or having to walk 35 minutes to Dupont Circle so I can skip being crushed to death on the Green Line going through Gallery Place.


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Studying and Exam Taking / Re: structure of answer
« on: December 17, 2007, 03:47:59 PM »
I brain vomit the first 15 mintes, then scroll down below that, and then outline format it, and then start moving my brain vomit into the outline and building on it.

Similarly, on bluebook (instead of examsoft) I brain vomit on my scratch paper, and do my outlining there, spend a little more time on it, then start moving it to bluebook.

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Studying and Exam Taking / Re: Contracts... Where to Begin?
« on: December 17, 2007, 03:46:21 PM »
My contracts was closed book, by a prof who wrote parts of the UCC and two chapters in our book. I was not pleased at all. Hardest f-ing exam ever. Even my torts prof, who saw it while it was being written, said it was one of the most brutal exams he'd read. I really feel like I failed K, which is a shame because I feel like I aced civ pro and torts.

We had 50 MC's most with multiple answer possibilities (i.e. A, B, C, D, B and C, All of Above, None of above), and then a 70 minute essay which I did well on, and a 50 minute essay which I couldn't even figure out where to begin.

I can summarize the essays for you:

70 min (this is the one I did well on): Company A manufactures MDI, a product made from petroleum. It's toxic, so they need respirator masks. Their buying agent calls Company B, tells them that they need masks, can you make one that works for MDI? B says "oh sure, but it will be expensive" and quotes a price. A says "that's fine, cause it's the same as what we already pay. I'll send an order. B says "Okay". A sends an order form for 500 respirators, in batches of 100, sent every month, at the price that was quoted. On the back of the order form is a statement that says "Seller hereby warrants that products will be fit for the purpose ordered" (or something close to that effect). Company B sends back an invoice with the first batch of respirators, which contains the words "Company B hereby disclaims all implied warranties of merchantability and fitness", and it contains the first 100, slightly later than Company A would have liked, but no shipping date was specified in the order. Company A promptly pays. Company B ships batch 2, gets paid. Company B ships batch 3, gets paid. Sometime after Batch 3 arrives, all the workers start getting sick with MDI poisoning. Discuss the situation, and weigh Company A's options.

50 min (this is the one I did bad on): Company A is a builder outside Washington DC (p.s. I go to WCL at American, in DC). Company A does real estate speculation. They bought a bunch of land for $15 million, that they plan to strip down, build roads, and make usable for real estate. The market goes south, and costs rise, and now the land is only worth $12 million (it will be worth $12.2 after the roads are built). Company B is a real estate contractor service. A contracts with B to  have B strip all the topsoil and gravel off of the land, and then pave roads, in exchange for $1.4 million dollars (something close to that) payment to B, and B gets to keep the "valuable" topsoil and gravel (no dollar value listed). B strips off all the topsoil and gravel, but in the process the labor costs start rising, and the price of oil (used in making the asphalt for the roads) skyrockets. They estimate it will now cost them $4 million to build the road, and cease work (keeping the topsoil and gravel). A sues B. B tries to defend, citing frustration and impracticability. You are a bench clerk for the trial judge hearing the case. She wants you to write a memo for her decision. There is no controlling case law on the topic. Your memo will be the substance of the decision. Include remedies and damages, defenses, and all other questions necessary, and (emphasis added) CITE YOUR AUTHORITIES AND DISCUSS THEIR FACTS.

That part was the female dog. Nobody studied for case names and facts, only applicable rules of law. I'm pretty sure I got 25% or less of the possible points for that question.


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General Board / Re: Thomas Cooley vs. Nova Southeastern
« on: August 25, 2007, 11:04:23 PM »
Neither school will give you great options for employment.  As long as you know this when you go in, work hard and you'll be okay.  It's a lot of money to spend and a huge opportunity cost when the chances are you won't be able to land a solid job to pay it back.

Nova has good employment opportunities in boutique firms in South Florida. Personal injury firms particularly like to hire out of there, and PI is big bucks in south florida

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General Board / Re: Having a 17 inch laptop for law school?
« on: August 07, 2007, 02:23:01 PM »
bus?? that might be a problem, actually. right now my car is my locker. i can't imagine having to take the bus with 2/3 case books and a 17" notebook. that would probably get old kinda quick.


My 15 in my attache barely fits through the metro turnstiles unless I use the handicap one. 17 might be even more of a problem, especially since the weight necessitates a bigger bag.

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