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Studying and Exam Taking / Re: in class exams v. take home exams
« on: May 21, 2008, 02:35:36 PM »
Update: the blog is now RickLax

General Board / Re: Negotiations In the Real World
« on: May 21, 2008, 02:34:08 PM » of you...


Pointless Arguments / Re: Benniganís Test Question
« on: May 21, 2008, 02:33:14 PM »
y'all fail.


General Board / Re: Chicago v. New York
« on: May 21, 2008, 02:32:37 PM »
Update: Picked Chicago.  Done.


3L job search / Re: memoir on the resume
« on: May 21, 2008, 02:23:06 PM »
You've all convinced me; I'm keeping it off.


Socratic Method / Re: When You DON'T Do Your Reading
« on: May 21, 2008, 02:20:45 PM »
P.S., my new website is RickLax

Studying and Exam Taking / Re: Why You Shouldn't Join a Study Group
« on: May 21, 2008, 02:19:09 PM »
P.S., the new website is RickLax

Studying and Exam Taking / Re: Year 3 Ain't Easy
« on: May 21, 2008, 02:17:11 PM »
I'm posting because I've gone through the whole law school experience and am now a practicing attorney with a lot of insights about the journey. I've worked for the state and worked in BigLaw so I have that experience as well. I believe I have something valuable to offer, and I'm doing it mostly because I enjoy helping law students succeed in law school. But yes, I also have written a short e-book and am selling it on my website. But that shouldn't take away from the advice I give on this discussion board and my blog. I certainly don't need the tiny bit of money I earn from the Google ads on my blog or my e-book. I'm here because I think I can help and I enjoy offering advice about law school and law careers.

And it looks like I already have a negative reputation score. Not sure what the criteria is for negatively ranking somebody on this site. Anyway, hope to help on any other questions people have. Will be looking around on the board for anything I can help with.

Guess that's what you get for trying to help!


Pointless Arguments / Re: Benniganís Test Question
« on: March 04, 2008, 01:39:36 AM »
I would say fraud.

And damages...?

Studying and Exam Taking / Re: Year 3 Ain't Easy
« on: March 24, 2008, 07:23:18 PM »
Wow, pretty harsh responses for a fair question. I completely agree that while you are much more law school savvy in your third year, motivation is harder and the course material is often harder as well. Also, at least at my school, we were still graded on a curve. So while I was much better at performing in exams, so was everybody else. I think the biggest reason why third year gets the reputation that it does is because while it may not be that much easier, your grades count WAY less than they did in your first year. Most students at the top schools already have jobs lined up and I'm betting it would take pretty bad grades for an employer to revoke an offer (any stories?). But for students that don't have an offer lined up, I would not get complacent in their third year.

Just my two cents.

I'd be curious to hear any stories too.  THey said in high school that if you got poor grades your senior year, colleges would revoke...but I dont' know of anybody that actually happend to...

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