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Current Law Students / Re: Pre-Exam Music
« on: December 14, 2008, 10:34:58 AM »
I always listen to 1812 Overture. If you don't feel like kicking ass after listening to that, I don't know what would motivate people.

Even without the GPA requirement removed, the scholarship requirements here are much easier to meet than a lot of schools that require top 15%, etc. to keep them.  Plus, if you fall below 3.0 here you lose half of it, but if you raise above can get it all back the next semester. The schollys here are really pretty legit! Hoorah!

Sent out some resume + cover letters today in Texas to NALP firms; but not expecting much luck there at all.  Any recommendation on finding mid-size firms in Dallas/Houston? Also, did you snail mail them as opposed to email like NALP?

Job Search / Re: Not interested in BigLaw..How competitive are nonprofits?
« on: November 28, 2008, 05:35:08 PM »
As long as you know you're seriously committed to public service (10 years of your life at LEAST), go to the best school you can and ONLY use federal loans. Your payments will be manageable and better schools will afford you more opportunity to pursue the jobs you want. If you're not 100% set on public interest and you are debt averse, then go somewhere cheap.

No matter how stone cold memorized those outlines are, you can always improve your issue spotting/exam writing skills.....because everyone will have their outline memorized. So, keep taking p exams to work those issues so you don't find out you weren't so quick afterall...

Current Law Students / Re: Consideration For $1 = Valid Consideration?
« on: November 24, 2008, 06:52:03 PM »
Courts generally do not look into the adequacy of consideration; but in a case like #1 where the value is grossly indifferent they will.  It means that the consideration might really just be an attempt to make a gift promise which will not be enforced.

Current Law Students / Re: contracts. i want to scratch my eyes out.
« on: November 19, 2008, 10:05:22 PM »
I used the Emmanuel's outline and the Cali Lessons and both have been really helpful. 

Oh legal writing.  So, how legit is this theory that the median score is the B+?  Do the LRW combine both of their classes or just your individual class as the averages were a bit different for my prof's 2 classes.

Probably because of the closed memo drafts due tmrw/wed.  I didn't really think of that when RSVPing, but would definitely be glad to reschedule it whenever you have time. 

Current Law Students / Re: How Do I Begin Preparing for Exams?
« on: October 31, 2008, 06:54:04 AM »
Chicago, I agree with outlining.  Even if you were able to acquire outlines from other students, I still think creating your own is key.  I've done them for 2/4 of my classes and in those courses I definitely feel stronger than in the ones where I've merely been reading another student's outline. 

I've been outlining and using the E&E or the other supp. and trying to review those sections when be begin and when we complete a subject area. Needless to say, I still feel I am nowhere nowhere near ready for exams, so I feel your stress still.

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