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I've heard that my Civ Pro professor thinks that good answers on his exams will have a lot of policy issues.  Would someone clarify what is meant by this?  Perhaps with an explanation in the context of Civ Pro? 

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Current Law Students / $$$
« on: August 30, 2008, 07:55:46 AM »
$$$

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Current Law Students / Re: PArt-Time Programs
« on: August 27, 2008, 08:10:43 AM »
Isn't it true that most firms will not look at your transcripts, just your resume?  How would they necessarily know that you were part-time, especially if you waited to apply for the SA position during your 2nd PT year?

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Current Law Students / Re: Do I need a laptop for law school?
« on: August 04, 2008, 12:33:56 PM »
ebay has some great refurbished computers. 

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Choosing the Right Law School / Re: SMU v. Baylor v. Tulane
« on: July 18, 2008, 11:02:41 AM »
Baylor should be thrown out of this group.

For fear of sounding like a noob, what's wrong with Baylor?  It's not too far back from Tulane/SMU in the rankings.
If you want to practice litigation in Texas, Baylor is your 2nd choice after UT. (UT trumps all other law schools for Texas hiring) It's just that if you're not sure you want to be a litigator, or practice in a market other than Texas, well, you went to Baylor, you're going to be a litigator in Texas anyway, or your degree loses a lot of its value.

Now Baylor has a fantastic litigation reputation, but they do not enjoy any hiring bump over SMU or UH in BIGLAW litigation.  It would be a mistake to want to be a corporate litigator and attend Baylor over SMU or UH.

I'm not so sure about that...Last year about this time, I had a similar conversation with lawyers from Haynes and Thompson & Knight and they actually had a preference for Baylor grads.  Baylor's bar passage rates is also comforting for many firms. 

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Choosing the Right Law School / Re: SMU v. Baylor v. Tulane
« on: July 18, 2008, 09:48:43 AM »
Baylor is actually very well regarded in the entire state of Texas.  You will not be limited in the DFW market by going to Baylor rather than SMU.  Baylor has an emphasis on practical law versus the almost complete theoretical approach offered at SMU or Tulane.  While keeping that in mind, consider the fact that Waco, TX sucks.  Dallas or New Orleans would be much better for your sanity.  I am a Dallas native and so the SMU v. Baylor v. Tulane debate was a no brainer.  I'll be a 1L at SMU this fall.  Good luck! 

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Current Law Students / Summer Study Abroad
« on: July 12, 2008, 10:53:25 PM »
I'm considering doing a law school study abroad program but am not sure of the benefits.  I've got a lot of foreign experience already from having lived, studied and worked in Russia and Argentina for a couple of years total.  If I'm interested in practicing some type of intl. law, is it worth it to do the law school study abroad?    Also, it looks like in many cases you have to be ready to spring the total amount for the cost of the trip expenses up front and early on. Anyone have any personal experience?

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: Study Abroad Programs
« on: July 12, 2008, 09:53:01 PM »
I'm sure this OP has been to Hong Kong and back by now but I think this is a good question.  I'm considering doing a law school study abroad program but am not sure of the benefits.  I've got a lot of foreign experience already from having lived, studied and worked in Russia and Argentina for a couple of years total.  If I'm interested in practicing some type of intl. law, is it worth it to do the law school study abroad?    Also, it looks like in many cases you have to be ready to spring the total amount for the cost of the trip expenses up front and early on. Anyone have any personal experience?

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Incoming 1Ls / Re: My take on the first year of law school
« on: June 30, 2008, 06:22:20 AM »
Despite the fact that I would no doubt be labeled a "tool" by my classmates, can anyone tell me if it could possibly be beneficial to tape record lectures? 

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Incoming 1Ls / Re: My take on the first year of law school
« on: June 22, 2008, 10:35:33 AM »
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