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General Board / Re: New to law studies
« on: July 24, 2009, 10:50:51 AM »
Yeah, you're not being very clear.  Are you even in law school?

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I know some people who go to Washburn and a lot of them live in Lawrence and commute to Topeka.  It's not TOO far, and since there seems to be a good number of students who do it you could probably get a carpool going pretty easily if you wanted to.  Also, if you are thinking of doing a summer job in KC, living in Lawrence would put you basically in the middle of the two cities instead of having to go all the way from Topeka to KC in the summer.  Also, keep in mind that you can be a bit more flexible with your schedule during 2&3L years... 1L you will likely have to have class every day, but in later years you can set up a schedule where you only go 3 days per week or something, so driving from Lawrence wouldn't be that bad.

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1L job search / Re: Summer abroad or work/externship?
« on: June 20, 2009, 12:24:24 AM »
At my school, study abroad was often for the people who couldn't get any other kind of summer employment.  However, some people do work 1/2 of the summer and then study abroad the other half.  If you really want to go abroad, I'd suggest doing that.  Most of the study abroad programs are only about 6 weeks anyway.

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Studying and Exam Taking / Re: Evidence - Need MBE-type Questions!
« on: June 11, 2009, 10:28:48 PM »
Check in your school's library to see if they have any bar prep books on reserve.

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Transferring / Re: Transfer Resume
« on: June 11, 2009, 10:23:24 PM »
I didn't transfer so I'm not totally sure, but I don't think I'd include your 1L school.  I took classes at a couple community colleges during undergrad, but I only listed the school I got my degree from on my resume.  If you received any awards at your 1L school that you want to list on your resume, maybe you could put something like "Joe Smith Award for Academic Excellence, conferred by [1L school's name]." 

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2L job search / Re: Loyola patent program
« on: June 02, 2009, 11:02:13 PM »
You might have better luck posting this on the Loyola board.

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Studying and Exam Taking / Re: Are study groups worth the trouble?
« on: May 30, 2009, 12:26:32 AM »
Some people like to meet up with a study group to see if they're "getting" the class.  Personally, I hate doing that because if a friend starts talking about something I don't remember/understand, I start freaking out and thinking I'm totally clueless, when in reality I'm doing fine.  So it does more harm than good for me.  Kind of the same thing as talking about exams afterwards -- some people like to so they know they put the same answers as other people, but for some people it just scares them if a friend brings up an issue they totally forgot to write about.

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Personally, I would not start outlining the first day of class.  It just won't make sense, and you'd probably have to go back and re-do it anyway at the end of the semester when you got more of a clue what was going on.

During my first semester, I did all my outlines over Thanksgiving Break.  We got a week off, and I just knocked out one outline a day (not on Thanksgiving, obviously).  Then, we had another week of class, so I updated all the outlines that weekend.  This worked fine for me because all the material was relatively fresh in my head when it came time to really study for finals because I had just outlined it a couple weeks prior.

But, some of my classmates starting outlining from Day 1, and more did about a month in.  It just depends on what works for you.  Another way some people do it is outlining every time you finish a chapter in a class.

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General Board / Re: LSAC GPA
« on: April 29, 2009, 10:53:36 PM »
What is a WD?  Does that just stand for WithDrawal?  Or does it mean like Withdrew while earning a D in the class (like WF means withdrew while failing)?  I guess either way it would probably be calculated as a W because even if you withdrew while earning a D you weren't failing so they couldn't count it as a WF.  Not that there's really anything you can do at this point since you've already withdrew from the class so you probably don't need to bother worrying about it.

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1L job search / Re: must make a choice--need advice
« on: March 29, 2009, 12:39:17 AM »
Does applying for the funding lock you into the PD job?  Could you just turn in an application for the funding, then if you find out on Thursday that you are able to work for the bankruptcy firm, just tell them to take you out of consideration for the funding?  Surely they wouldn't have made a decision on the funding that quickly.

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