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Current Law Students / Re: Chances at a federal judicial internship?
« on: November 28, 2009, 12:30:20 PM »
Are you talking about during the school year, or over the summer?

I got one during the school year through my school's externship application program.  Though only one of the seven district judges in the city took applications, so-- I'd imagine it's rare.

If you're looking for a summer internship, focus on your home market in a big way; mail.

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: Exile LSD: The Law School Years
« on: November 23, 2009, 12:19:30 PM »
DONE!

Congratulations--  now for the hard part  ;)

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: Exile LSD: The Law School Years
« on: November 20, 2009, 04:49:35 PM »
Bulleit

I've got a buddy who works for Diageo in NYC.  He swims in this stuff.  It's pretty good.

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Choosing the Right Law School / Re: 3.50/166
« on: November 10, 2009, 07:55:35 AM »
Forgot to mention that GULC was ED.

Not by a mile.

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: Exile LSD: The Law School Years
« on: November 08, 2009, 07:59:19 PM »
Ah, figured it out.

Why, exactly, are you stressed?

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: Exile LSD: The Law School Years
« on: November 08, 2009, 07:52:26 PM »
Where do you go?  Never did hear.

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: Exile LSD: The Law School Years
« on: November 08, 2009, 07:37:23 PM »
Already covered. We did Twombly and Iqbal both. I definitely spaced out in Iqbal because my notes say as much. "Missed a shitload; get this from someone else."

They're the same thing (i.e., nothing, because plausibility is meaningless).  Only thing to know from Iqbal:

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Two working principles underlie our decision in Twombly. First, the tenet that a court must accept as true all of the allegations contained in a complaint is inapplicable to legal conclusions . . . . Rule 8 marks a notable and generous departure from the hyper-technical, code-pleading regime of a prior era, but it does not unlock the doors of discovery for a plaintiff armed with nothing more than conclusions. Second, only a complaint that states a plausible claim for relief survives a motion to dismiss . . . . Determining whether a complaint states a plausible claim for relief will . . . be a context-specific task that requires the reviewing court to draw on its judicial experience and common sense . . . . But where the well-pleaded facts do not permit the court to infer more than the mere possibility of misconduct, the complaint has alleged--but it has not “show[n]”--“that the pleader is entitled to relief.”

Basically, it's a two-pronged approach.  Drop all the complaint's legal conclusions, then judge the leftover allegations under the plausibility standard (with the "common sense"/"judicial experience" gloss).

This is a low point for me, just so we're clear.

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: Exile LSD: The Law School Years
« on: November 08, 2009, 07:26:17 PM »
I would make some sort of IIED joke about you mentioning Iqbal in my presence, but I lack the energy after completing a draft of the open memo today.

Also because I need to be the change I wish to see in this world.

I've been doing this, and it is not going well.

PM me the topic?  I hope/assume it's something like clergy privilege in Arkansas.

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: Exile LSD: The Law School Years
« on: November 08, 2009, 07:21:40 PM »
I would make some sort of IIED joke about you mentioning Iqbal in my presence, but I lack the energy after completing a draft of the open memo today.

Also because I need to be the change I wish to see in this world.

You're covering Iqbal in Civ Pro?

Glad to hear my legal education is already obsolete.  I was a 1L in the heady, innocent days of Conley, when Twombly was just a sui generis hiccup in antitrust practice.  We had to plead uphill both ways and so forth.

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: Exile LSD: The Law School Years
« on: November 08, 2009, 03:43:19 PM »
I like how much smaller "defendant" is than "See"

That's the whole problem, right?  I could write a page of insightful, coherent and pretty-looking sentences in half an hour.  Not so much, though, when I have to spend twenty minutes on West every time I put a noun next to a verb.

I guess I'm preaching to the choir on this one.  Seriously, lawyers should be able to make *&^% up.

That looks miserable.

I hate Civ Pro.

I love Civ Pro, and still find this completely miserable.  Protip: when you pick a topic, make it random as @#!* ("The Effects of the Patriot Act on Informed Consent for HPV Vaccinations in the Global Warming Context: An International Comparative Perspective").  Living in fear of surprise preemption is a bad way to go through life.

(As an alternative: refuse to develop a discernible thesis.  All things considered, I'm probably safe--there's nothing to preempt.)

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