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Reviews, Visits, and Rankings / Re: Sports Law Programs
« on: April 19, 2009, 12:20:15 PM »
Family Law.

Athletes and Entertainers are always screwing up their marriages.  Become a well known family law attorney in a strong market and you can often pick up "celeb" clients. 

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General Board / Re: Switching from mac to windows - please help
« on: April 19, 2009, 12:05:24 PM »
Don't switch.

If you really feel the need to conform that badly, get BootCamp.

The only advantage is taking the exam on ExamSoft... and again, BootCamp.

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General Board / Re: Usefulness of print legal dictionaries?
« on: April 18, 2009, 09:16:47 PM »
Haldo,
  I was just wondering - for those of you who are current law students, how important do you feel that print legal dictionaries are?  Should they be brought to class or left at home if they are used?  Is a pocket or abridged version sufficient, or is the huge version necessary, in your opinion?  Any thoughts?  Any other tools that you could mention that were useful to you?

-Netopalis

Haldo to you as well,  Go left, examine the wall.

Print materials offer two benefits, you can flip through them faster than you can navigate online, and they look better on your bookshelf. 

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The Federal Government can be your best friend for moving around the Several States.
If you can land a judicial externship and go through to a judicial clerkship, you got some mobility!

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General Board / Re: Note Taking
« on: April 15, 2009, 05:03:41 PM »
Handwrite.  This isn't transcription school, it's law school.
Laptops are so convenient in class.... for facebook, or scrabble, or solitaire.

Don't give yourself the temptation.  Just write, don't worry about getting down every word, just the important points.

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: San Diego Living?
« on: April 15, 2009, 04:02:49 PM »
Hey, I live in P.B. bro!  It's pretty tight.  Lots of stuff to do, and places to play.... oh wait, you're starting law school.

Live in Mission Hills.  Close enough to Hillcrest, North Park and Downtown to have a decent nightlife, far enough away that you can study and not be bombarded with noise and partying.

I lived in Mission Hills for years and loved it.  Look around Albatross and Washington for great prices.

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General Board / Re: Question about morals in a career in law
« on: April 15, 2009, 04:30:11 AM »
You spelled it right.

but you're wrong about the ambulance chasers.  Some of them do quite well.  Just remember that number is dos dos dos dos dos dos dos.

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General Board / Re: Anyone Else Worried about OCI?
« on: April 15, 2009, 04:28:29 AM »
In order:  LL.M, S.J.D., Ph.D., and then if the job market hasn't recovered.... second B.A. in Puppetry.

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Hate to disappoint ya, but afraid it is so.  Long story short: In my situation I can't justify taking two years to go back and finish my undergrad degree, so a non-ABA school it is.

Totally off topic now, but did you consider Thomas Jefferson in San Diego?  Last I heard they still accept "exceptional non-B.A. candidates".  With a 170+.... you probably fit that bill.

(I was waitlisted there with a 167 before I finished my B.A., but I decided to take the extra year and finish up my degree.)

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Lewis and Clark.  9th Cir. for the win.

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