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Well, my legal writing and analysis professor recommended 'Legal Writing in Plain English".... that should help you out regarding the use of the word rudimentary.

Current Law Students / Interesting
« on: June 24, 2010, 06:57:09 PM »

how would someone do an analysis of this?

Current Law Students / Re: False Imprisonment
« on: February 15, 2010, 07:04:15 AM »
I would argue its not false imprisonment. At the time she entered the box, she thought it was a short job interview and she didn't know the fake magician got a thrill from this until afterwards.

Current Law Students / How bad of trouble am I in?
« on: February 08, 2010, 07:55:39 PM »
If a student gets a bench warrant for contempt of court- can he get kicked out of school? This was over a real estate deal that I had failed to show up to a Subpoena back in november.  I recently got jailed for 2 days and had to get bonded out. I am planning on filing for bankrupcy within the next week or 2.

How serious is this and should I disclose this?

Incoming 1Ls / Re: Grading curves and academic dismissals at Tier 4's
« on: July 02, 2009, 07:18:31 PM »
My numbers weren't good.  2.6 LSDAS GPA   143, 150 lsat.  I feel I could improve my lsat another 5 to 10 points because I never figured out logic games. I just didn't want to put this off another year. Already been serious about this for 3 years.

Incoming 1Ls / Re: Grading curves and academic dismissals at Tier 4's
« on: July 02, 2009, 09:11:58 AM »
I did send an email and this is what they said:

"The curve is based on 2.7-2.8.  It is not necessarily the same for every class as it depends on the size of the class and whether it is a required class or not. A student must maintain a 2.0 cumulative GPA to not be dismissed. In terms of the class of Fall 2008; approximately 9% of students were dismissed.  Though historically its anywhere between 5-12%."

Can you break this down for me Ninja1? If the curve is 2.75 is that the 'median' grade or the average. Seems like a typical grading system doesn't it?

Incoming 1Ls / Grading curves and academic dismissals at Tier 4's
« on: July 01, 2009, 02:30:14 PM »
Just wondering what kind of questions I should ask the school (detroit mercy) about the grading system used and on what basis a student can get dismissed. Do they give you a second chance typically?

Is there forced attrition? I've seen various numbers on there 1L attrition from 13% to 21%. Where are the true numbers at?

Choosing the Right Law School / Attrition rates...
« on: March 14, 2009, 09:19:43 PM »
Why do all the 'bad' schools have double digit attrition rates if the degree is less prestigious than the Tier 1 schools. You'd think if the Tier 1 standards were that much better they would kick out much more students than a bad school. Or is a more prestigious school 'prestigious' because of the entrance requirements, but the degree is not more difficult to obtain than a lower ranked school?

Financial Aid / FAFSA scam :(
« on: March 12, 2009, 08:46:24 PM »
Damn I was in a rush to do my fafsa online and accidently went to  instead of the official goverment website. Well, long story short. I paid them 80 bucks for them to do the application over the phone.

Is this a reputable company? I have no plans on ever using them again, but will they do a good job? Will they hit me up with recurring charges?

Should I cancel them or demand my cash back? Damn i went to a law school admissions office and I found out i was scammed because Fafsa should cost nothing!

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