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Hey guys, my crim law exam is tomorrow.  I'm just trying to clear something up.  Are there situations where you can aid and abet a crime but not be liable under conspiracy?  The professor asked the question in class when we were discussing it, but we never resolved it.  Its clear that it can work the other way, but I can't think of a way that there would be aiding and abetting without an agreement to engage in a criminal enterprise as well?

Thanks for your help!

Hey guys.  I hate this case a lot.  Can anyone help me out?  Is the court applying a criminal negligence standard to a mistake as to consent?  A jury would have to decide whether their belief that the victim consented was reasonable?  Thanks any help would be much appreciated!

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Temple vs. Villanova
« on: July 07, 2008, 01:09:50 PM »
For what its worth to you in last years USNews rankings Temple and Villanova were tied at #60 I believe.  Now Temple is #59 and Villanova is #68.  My final decision was Temple after narrowing it down to 3 PA options in Penn State Dickinson, Temple and Villanova.  Temple's cost was a big consideration( I get in-state) plus I realized that it would be silly to bother with Penn State when I would want to practice in southeastern PA anyway. 

Buildings are largely irrelevant to me although Temple's building seemed lacking in windows when I was there.  Villanova's new building is supposed to be a modern version of the existing building I believe with essentially the same layout.  The current building had a very 50's high school feel.  I think either school is a good option for law school and you really can't go wrong.  I'll echo what others have said and point out that the rankings difference is pretty much irrelevant and cost should be the largest factor in making your decision.

Wow thats pretty crazy.  I don't know why a school like Temple wouldn't choose to be more honest.  As an in-stater even if they posted more modest and probably more realistic salary figures I would still choose Temple.  The low cost of a legal education there still makes it reasonable to take one of those lower paying jobs that stateofbeasley referenced. 


Out of curiosity, what kind of class rank did you have coming out of school?

Incoming 1Ls / Re: Money Management
« on: June 25, 2008, 09:36:38 AM »
I plan on using an online savings account to store my COL loan money.  That way you can at least make a little bit of money on your loan with no risk.  As amusing as it seems speculating on oil futures is probably not the best idea, but to each their own.  I did get a good laugh out of that though.

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Thread for potential T2 Students
« on: March 25, 2008, 02:38:21 PM »
How much stock should I put on the average starting salaries that are reported to US news?

Probably not a lot.  Always make sure to find out the response rate to the survey.  If it isnt a good majority of the class then it is likely the statistics are skewed. 

Hey Franker, did you receive your scholarship with your acceptance letter or shortly after?

I have heard that Villanova is tight with scholarship money so I am just curious.  Thanks.

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Financial Aid Appeal
« on: March 19, 2008, 08:44:09 PM »
If you dont mind, what schools are they getting these grants from?

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: What is provisional accredition?
« on: March 19, 2008, 02:10:03 PM »
Isn't Drexel provisionally accredited?  It is supposedly doing pretty well for a new school.  Provisional accreditation and going to a newer school does have drawbacks but I do not know if it is just a blanket rejection to ignore the school without further investigation of its accreditation process.  Just my two cents based on what I know about a school like Drexel.

Choosing the Right Law School / Financial Aid Appeal
« on: March 19, 2008, 02:06:15 PM »
Hey everyone,

I received my financial aid award letter from Temple the other day and was surprised at how little they are helping out given my EFC was 0.  I was honestly hoping for significantly more grant money.  My numbers do not really put me in line for a merit based scholarship since my LSAT is around their 25% level of their class but I feel that there may be some extenuating economic circumstances, basically economic background/history in my family that may warrant further need-based consideration. 

Is this common or should I just wait to see what other schools say first since I have not received any other financial aid awards yet so maybe I don't have much leverage. 

Any thoughts or advice would be greatly appreciated.  Thanks.

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