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Current Law Students / Re: Super Narrow Curves...
« on: January 23, 2009, 03:09:32 PM »
We don't get our ranks/breakdowns until 2/1. Which is really starting to piss me off... >:(

The breakdown at my school is:

Top 50% = 3.2
Top 30% = 3.4
Top 20% = 3.5
Top 10% = 3.6

Anyone else have a curve this narrow or narrower?  I just think it is strange that the difference between top half and top 10% is only a little more than a third of a grade.


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Current Law Students / 1L Summer Interview Offers
« on: January 20, 2009, 03:16:47 PM »
What is the most usual way that a firm will respond to your mailed cover letter and resume with an interview offer? WIll they do this in a return letter, phone call, e-mail?

What is the norm when it comes to this?

Also, how long does it normally take to hear back with positive news as opposed to the "We've already filled out summer spots" or "We don't have a summer program for 1Ls" that seem to come back quite quickly?

Thanks!

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Current Law Students / Re: Law Preview, does it work?
« on: January 17, 2009, 07:06:02 AM »
I agree with Jacy. I've only got a semester under my belt but a year ago I was asking the same question and I feel like I definitely know the answer now.

Law School is not rocket science. It's not even close. Just make sure you stay up with all the assignments and find time to review it in between and you will be right where you need to be in regards to the substantive knowledge. Then just make sure you understand to the best of your abilities what each prof is looking for on their exam. (Content & structure)

If you do that and then put in the effort in your LRW class and work on practice exams to polish your writing skills you should ge in great shape. I just really don't see what taking those prep classes or reading law before you start is going to do to help you.

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Current Law Students / Is there any method...
« on: January 15, 2009, 04:10:58 PM »
to accurately guess-timate (kind of an oxy-moron I know) your class rank while passing the time during the freaking month or so it will take to get them?

For example... a 3.1 at a school with a B-/2.67 curve...I've heard from classmates everything from that being a sure fire Top 20% (I don't think I buy it) to probably being Top 1/3. Is there any way to mathematically make a solid prediction?

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Current Law Students / Re: Need good supplement for contracts
« on: January 05, 2009, 07:51:31 PM »
That sounds like a pretty standard contracts class. I would suggest the E&E personally...

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Current Law Students / Re: Should I be really worried?
« on: January 05, 2009, 01:20:34 PM »
I'd go ahead and say hilarious.

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Current Law Students / Should I be really worried?
« on: December 31, 2008, 09:17:28 AM »
My school grades in a B- curve. I just got my first grade from my 1L Fall Semester and it is a C+.

It definitely was one of two classes where I thought a of C was "possible" but I am still kind of worried about it's impact on my class rank. If that is my only C of any kind and the rest of my four classes turn out with Bs and an A should I be in decent shape? I know it seems like people say the better you feel about the test the worse you did, but I did not feel outstanding about this one and there are three classes in which I really think I may get an A....

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Incoming 1Ls / Just finished 1st Semester...taking questions...
« on: December 18, 2008, 07:29:12 PM »
nm

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Jack so does that mean you ARE studying 12-16 hours per day? Serious question...just wondering.

Ks - The material is pretty interesting. My prof is good but probably my least favorite, which probably plays into me having a "meh" outlook towards it.

Property - I have the greatest prof for this class! I agree with the poster above that the super old cases were kind of annoying the first coule weeks but I definitely like this subject.

Civ Pro - I agree with everyone. Kind of a foriegn language. I feel like I am contstantly changing my mind on whether it is simple or difficult.

Crim Law - Again, I have an amazing prof for this class and the material is probably the most interesting of all the classes. Lots of very recent SCOTUS cases and it all seems very relevant. It is kind of disturbing at times reading what some of the sickos out there get locked up for though.

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Current Law Students / Re: Universal First Year Cases (In any class)
« on: July 22, 2008, 01:27:52 PM »
No, they're all free.  Just go to the iTunes Store through your iTunes, click on Podcasts, and browse around.  You'll find 'em.

One thing to note: the sound quality isn't that great, but if you can get past that, there's some good info.  I deliver pizzas on the weekends, so I just listen to them in my car.  I'm about 2/3rds of the way through Torts, Con Law I, and Crim Law.

Sweet thanks for the help!

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