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Current Law Students / How do most law schools do their grading?
« on: January 06, 2009, 09:58:16 AM »
I go to McGeorge, and here a class will take up an entire year.

Therefore, I do not get a grade for any of my classes until the end of next semester.  However, I heard that some schools will divide a class into two courses (i.e. instead of having Civil Procedure, you have Civil Procedure I and Civil Procedure II).

How do most law schools operate?  I only ask because I am considering a transfer.

Current Law Students / Re: Civ Pro Question
« on: November 13, 2008, 05:12:21 PM »
First off, hbb's first case involves the SEVENTH CIRCUIT decision saying that the P alien would be a citizen of the state where he is domiciled AND an alien.  However, 9 F.3d 303 involves a THIRD CIRCUIT decision which found another interpretation of 1332 in that the P alien is deemed a citizen of the the state of where he is domiciled and NOT an alien.

So again, the answer to your question depends on the circuit you are filing in because the Supreme Court never gave an answer to this...

Also EVERY plaintiff and EVERY Defendant MUST be diverse from one another in order to invoke diversity under 1332, and alien v. alien does not invoke diversity (baring a statute that grants a special exception) no matter what countries the respective parties come from.

Finaly, a civil action of interpleader can be brought under 1397.

Current Law Students / Re: Civ Pro Question
« on: November 12, 2008, 10:00:06 PM »
It depends on the circuit you are in and exactly what you are pleading.

If you read 1332, an alien permanently residing in the U.S. is deemed a citizen where his domicile is located. 

Some circuit courts have held that the alien perminantly residing in the US retains his alien citizenship and some circuit courts say that the alien is only considered a citizen of the state of where he is domiciled and loses his alien citizenship. (Supreme Court never adressed this discrepency)

Because alien v. alien can NOT invoke diversity under 1332, your answer depends on what circuit you are filing in.

The cause of action you are pleading ALSO matters because some actions (i.e. interpleader) allow minimal diversity which would be established with the different state citizen defendant.

Current Law Students / Re: What is your typical weekly schedule?
« on: October 19, 2008, 01:29:47 PM »
wow res, you seem like a "do everything at the last minute" type of guy.

That doesn't wear you down much?

Current Law Students / What is your typical weekly schedule?
« on: October 18, 2008, 09:32:53 PM »
Here is mine...

Satuday:Bang out Monday's work

Sunday:Bang out Tuesday's work

Monday:Bang out half of Weds.

Tuesday:Bang out other half of Weds. (Weds. is my worst day of the week with 3 classes. Every other weekday has 2 classes except Friday which has only ONE class)

Wednesday:Bang out Thurs.

Thursday:Bang out FRIDAY, which is only one class.  I spend the rest of the day relaxing.

Friday: After class is over at 12:00, I do ABSOLUTELY NOTHING law related.

Am I relaxing too much? How often do you guys usually relax altogether on the weekends and on weekdays?

Does anybody think that it is an offer worth taking up?

Choosing the Right Law School / Pacific McGeorge 1L taking questions
« on: October 07, 2008, 08:02:15 PM »

As of right now, I go to Pacific McGeorge, which in itself is a decent law school.  However, Buffalo sent me an interesting letter pretty recently.

It said that although they could not accept me off the waitlist (I was previously waitlisted) they said that if I make it in the top half of my class after my first year grades I should re-apply to transfer.

Is this serious?  Or is this a fairly common thing to get once you are waitlisted.  Thanks in advanced.


I figured as much, but I thought maybe that it meant something different concerning law school.

Current Law Students / So everyone in law school uses a laptop during class?
« on: September 06, 2008, 08:19:16 PM »
I am serious when I say that about 98% of the people in my classes use laptops to take notes.

I always use the pen and paper when I take notes.  What do you guys usually do?

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