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Ok...  quick change of topic..

I just wanted to remind everyone to put in their vote for SBA whatevers on Thurs, April 16 from 9 am - 4 pm.  You can do it on the Intranet.  :)

Thanks for that info! I seriously didn't know when the elections were being held, although I know who I'm voting for.

I also want to send a heads up to anyone who missed it today that the Environmental Law Journal is holding an informational session in the MPR at 12 on Thursday.

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I am not sure what "Dozo" is so I cannot respond to that.

But I can respond to GW and WashU, for example.  Both schools are ranked higher than Tulane in part b/c their students have higher ranked LSATs and they have different faculty.  If we transport Tulane to St. Louis, for example, our ranking will FALL, if anything, because some of us came to Tulane b/c it is in New Orleans.  I am not sure I would be a student at a Tulane in St. Louis.  And I am not sure our new dean or our faculty would all have come to Tulane if it were in St. Louis.

Woah! That's getting really close to talking smack on St. Louis. You'd better watch yourself.

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http://classschedule.tulane.edu/

Classes are up for Summer 2009 and Fall 2009.

So, which ones are easiest/have teachers that don't cold call?

Houck is Houck, but I loved Natural Resources. I'm here for environmental law, though.
Millan (Hazardous Waste) doesn't cold call and his exam is take home. His class is horribly, miserably boring, though. I surfed the Internet the entire time.
Shields (Historic Preservation) doesn't cold call, and if they are still offering it as a seminar, your entire grade is attendance, a paper, and a powerpoint presentation.

Anyone who as questions about the environmental law program, feel free to PM me.

I was interested in HP, but I heard today it is sucktastic. It was 3d hand though. Thoughts?

I wish I could take the professor and not the class, but I am crim to the bone. Business/ transactional stuff makes me get the hives. Metzger/ Hoeffel are about it.



Why do I feel like there is going to be yet another pile of poo I could care less about that i have to take before I can get to the good stuff?

even worse is my feeling that this pile of poo is the good stuff

...I've got some bad news for y'all...


ohhhh, boy. are we done yet?


Historic Preservation sucks when you're actually sitting there in class. He drones on and on and on about historic preservation in New Orleans only. I learned nothing from the class time. He sends out an attendance sheet, though, so you have to be there.

On the bright side, he rarely cold calls. I stopped doing my reading after the second class and it didn't make a difference. The paper wasn't bad to write. I used pretty much all internet sources. It was almost like writing a term paper for undergrad. The 15 minute presentation was also easy.

So, if you want two easy credits and you don't mind surfing the internet for two straight hours a week, then you should take the class.

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http://classschedule.tulane.edu/

Classes are up for Summer 2009 and Fall 2009.

So, which ones are easiest/have teachers that don't cold call?

Houck is Houck, but I loved Natural Resources. I'm here for environmental law, though.
Millan (Hazardous Waste) doesn't cold call and his exam is take home. His class is horribly, miserably boring, though. I surfed the Internet the entire time.
Shields (Historic Preservation) doesn't cold call, and if they are still offering it as a seminar, your entire grade is attendance, a paper, and a powerpoint presentation.

Anyone who as questions about the environmental law program, feel free to PM me.

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: "I'm on a Boat" Appreciation Thread
« on: February 16, 2009, 01:27:19 AM »
"I got a nautical themed pashmina afghan!"

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Yup. That's the laziness in me talking. LR publishes 6 times a year. That's an outrageous amount of work. 

You're the first person I know who has turned down LR.
Congrats.

Thank you, although I didn't turn it down. I did complete the packet, but I secretly hoped I wouldn't write on to LR. I suspect, though, if it had been offered me I would have accepted, no matter how lazy I am.

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Top 15% would be on the Moot Court board anyway. (Way sweeter gig than LR. You get to put it on your resume and you don't have to do much. IMO, the best spot in the class would be top 11-15%.)

You'd do Moot Court board instead of LR?

Yup. That's the laziness in me talking. LR publishes 6 times a year. That's an outrageous amount of work.

Of course, moot court board plus secondary journal membership would be better than moot court board alone, but my point is that someone in the top 11-15% still looks very appealing to employers and you can't compare it to someone in the top 30%.

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Writing on to LR gives a bump, but...

Top 15% no LR > Top 30% + LR in this cycle

Yeah, that's true, but its comparing apples to oranges. Top 15% would be on the Moot Court board anyway. (Way sweeter gig than LR. You get to put it on your resume and you don't have to do much. IMO, the best spot in the class would be top 11-15%.)

Top 30% + LR this cycle > Top 30% no LR.

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Million dollar question: Even if one happens to write-on to LR or moot court despite their grades, does that give him/her any kind of bump in the job search? Or will firms automatically see through someone who backdoor'd their way onto a more prestigious resume line?

Also, what are the more competitive journals? I know Maritime is one of them.

Also, I had no clue there were multiple varieties of moot court. Elaborate, please.

I might as well be paying for all of this information. Y'all will have to settle for a beer and a handshake.

I think if you write on to LR, it gives you a huge boost no matter what your grades look like. Plus, employers then know that you are actually a pretty good writer. That alone speaks volumes.

Not sure what the most competitive journals are. I do know someone who was rejected from sports law journal in both the summer and fall write on sessions, so I'm inclined to think that SLJ is pretty competitive. He could just be bad at writing a case note, though.

For Moot Court, there are trial and appellate level teams. There are also inter-school and intra-school. You'll need someone who is actually on Moot Court to tell you more, though, because that's about all I know about it.

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http://www.lawschooldiscussion.org/students/index.php/topic,4018063.0.html

<3

I'll bite, since it's clear that I will not be making LR or moot court next year. What are my other options besides a secondary journal? Sit around and study more? Externship? Killself?

Also, for those of us out there who are completely clueless about the process (read: me) - how does getting onto a secondary journal even work? Are they competitive to get onto?

Little more info: each journal, including law review has a write on packet that you can start working on as soon as your last final ends. If you complete the law review packet, you can submit it to LR and a secondary journal. If you feel up to it, each journal then has its own write on packet. For instance, you can do the LR packet, submit to to LR and the maritime journal. Then you can do the IP packet and the Sports Law Journal packet. You have the chance of writing onto 4 journals then. You could theoretically attempt to write onto all of the journals, but I have no idea who would do that to themselves.

To write on you have to write a case note. You'll get plenty of information about what that is as the semester winds down.

As far as competitiveness, it varies depending on all the quality of the other submissions. Someone told me that the overall number of submissions was down last year, so there was a better chance of getting on any journal. But I don't have actual confirmation of that information.

Honestly, I don't feel like the journal affected my grades last semester. I was done with all my journal work for the semester by October (I think), so it had no effect on my end of semester studying.

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