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General Board / Re: should be shut down!!
« on: September 22, 2008, 12:16:40 AM »

Actually, I do read and brief my own cases.  I try and find other briefs after I'm done to make sure that I didn't miss anything important.  Obviously, I could "just not go to the site" also but sometimes it is the only site I can find with a brief outside of westlaw.

Thanks for the awesome replys...I think I am still having a little difficulty articulating exactly what defines policy but the last couple of days, I have been spotting it while reading. 

General Board / should be shut down!!
« on: September 17, 2008, 03:39:54 PM »
That website is the most troublesome website I have ever encountered.  There are too many pop-ups and it frequently locks up my computer.  I think it has even infected my computer with some nasty virus...unfortunately, it is almost always, the top site on a search engine search for cases. 

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? 

General Board / $$$
« on: August 30, 2008, 09:55:46 AM »

General Board / Re: PArt-Time Programs
« on: August 27, 2008, 10:10:43 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?

General Board / Re: Do I need a laptop for law school?
« on: August 04, 2008, 02:33:56 PM »
ebay has some great refurbished computers. 

Where should I go next fall? / Re: SMU v. Baylor v. Tulane
« on: July 18, 2008, 01:02:41 PM »
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. 

Where should I go next fall? / Re: SMU v. Baylor v. Tulane
« on: July 18, 2008, 11:48:43 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! 

Studying for the LSAT / Buy New or Used 1L Books
« on: July 13, 2008, 11:53:51 PM »
Just curious on whether people thought it was advantageous to buy new books? 

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