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Incoming 1Ls / Re: In Defense of Briefing
« on: June 02, 2009, 12:18:04 PM »
Where is a good place to get cases to read without access to a law library?

Incoming 1Ls / Re: What can you tell me about Mercer?
« on: May 06, 2009, 06:25:10 AM »
I was a prospective student at the time (well actually I already sent in my deposit) and I got the invite from the admissions office. It was at the K&S highrise in Midtown Atlanta. We talked with current and former partners and actually heard from a former partner who was hired by Griffen Bell. He was really old, but it was cool hearing about the history and relationship between the school and the firm.

Incoming 1Ls / Re: What can you tell me about Mercer?
« on: May 06, 2009, 05:57:33 AM »
Mercer is a good school. I will be attending this fall. Mercer has great connections in Atlanta. I have spoken to several students who have SA in Atlanta this summer and who are working for big firms after graduation. The employment stats are impressive as are the bar passage rates.

We had a meet and great at King and Spalding about a month ago. We wined and dined with K&S partners and associates, current students and prospective students. Mercer and K&S have a long history because of Griffin Bell, the former Attorney General and partner at K&S. He went to Mercer. They have a good OCI program with most of the big Atlanta firms coming to campus.

The faculty is outstanding. They are very accomodating and helpful. They want to see you succeed and this shows in the way they act and treat students. I met several student who chose Mercer over GSU because of the way they were treated during campus tours.

Mercer also has the second best legal writting program in the country. They have been first in 6 out of the last 7 years. This aspect does carry national recognition and is impressive to employers. You have to take legal writting courses all three years and then you will end up with a certificate.

I think as long as you want to stay in GA, Mercer is a good choice. If you venture outside of the state, you might have a harder time because Mercer does not carry national name recognition.

Incoming 1Ls / Re: How difficult can it really be... seriously?
« on: April 30, 2009, 04:44:14 PM »
Why do you think this person feels the need to capitalize W in white?

Incoming 1Ls / Re: PREPPING FOR 1L -- HELP
« on: April 23, 2009, 09:03:34 AM »
Just getting ready for next summer. Proactive, I like to think and besides from what I am learning, I will not have time to do this Nov. Dec.

Incoming 1Ls / Re: PREPPING FOR 1L -- HELP
« on: April 23, 2009, 08:32:56 AM »
I have a question. I am an 0L as well and I am compiling a list of employers. On NALP Directory, do you send your resume and cover letter to the recruiting contact listed or whoever they put down as the contact? For judges I guess you send the items directly to chambers, right?

Incoming 1Ls / Re: Commuting..
« on: April 23, 2009, 08:15:53 AM »
Listen to NIN.  Things Falling Apart, All That Could Have Been, The Fragile, and With Teeth are all excellent albums.  Great for a combination of blaring and meditation.

Not my cup of tea.....

Incoming 1Ls / Re: Commuting..
« on: April 21, 2009, 09:51:02 AM »
My car is not the greatest on gas, which is another factor in deciding if it is worth it to just rent a room during the weekdays.

Would it just confuse me to listen to random law lectures in the middle of the semester?

Incoming 1Ls / Re: Commuting..
« on: April 21, 2009, 04:31:21 AM »
Well that's refreshing. I was getting worried that it was near impossible to commute your first year. I guess I want something to listen to law related because I will be losing 3 hours of studying time a day because of the drive. I do have great time management skills, so hopefully everything will work out.

Thanks for all the audio tips!

Incoming 1Ls / Commuting..
« on: April 20, 2009, 08:46:19 AM »
So, my LS is about an hour and fifteen away from my house. I am going to commute for a while and see how that goes. Does anyone have any recommendations for relevant listening material for the ride? Can I record the lectures and then play them back in the car? Are there any law school books on tape?

Trust me, I do not want to commute but I have a wife and a mortgage, so I cannot just get up and move. If it becomes too much I will have to rent a room during school. However, how many people do we know who commute an hour to work everyday? What's the difference? [rationalization]

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