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General Off-Topic Board / Re: Exile LSD: The Law School Years
« on: May 03, 2010, 04:16:47 PM »
I can just imagine the conversations going on right now:

Student: BUT DEAN WHOEVER, I lost all my books, computers, and clothes when my house floated down the highway!!!

Dean: Attorneys have to deal with adverse conditions as they come up. Think of it as a learning experience. On the plus side, The desks in your exam room haven't floated away!

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: Exile LSD: The Law School Years
« on: May 03, 2010, 12:12:01 PM »
Have you read your bluebook cover to cover?
Did you pass college writing?
Will you finish the writing packet?

If your answer to any one of these is yes, odds are you'll get on to a journal :D

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: Exile LSD: The Law School Years
« on: May 02, 2010, 02:04:48 PM »
Maybe you all aren't thinking about this yet but...is there a strategy for ranking journals when you have to submit your choices for which ones you would like to be on? 

Up here they rank the journals for us. If we get on law review that's it, the other two journals have to fight (to the death) over the rest.


thanks! At least the rain is keeping me from being distracted by the beautiful weather we have been having lately.

The problem with beautiful weather in Ithaca is that it comes with swamp-air. ::yuck::

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: Exile LSD: The Law School Years
« on: May 01, 2010, 05:19:24 PM »
YAY MATTHIES!!! Congratulations!!!

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: Exile LSD: The Law School Years
« on: April 29, 2010, 04:51:58 PM »
can someone remind me why I _should_ be outlining? I have this property outline from a 3L, and it's better than any commercial outline I've ever seen. I'm basically just reinventing the wheel right?

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: Exile LSD: The Law School Years
« on: April 28, 2010, 07:45:45 PM »
Guess who's done with 1L!?!?!


 :)

Yay!!! Party at blue's house!

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: Exile LSD: The Law School Years
« on: April 26, 2010, 04:36:33 PM »
I dread the thought of a take-home exam. There's just no way to convince yourself you've done your best. I know I'd spend every minute I was trying to sleep or eat worrying that I should be working.

ICK.

This is why I am dreading it.

And the real reason I do outlines is because I find it the best way to go over my notes to study. I never really have time to use it.

Exactly why I do it.

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: Exile LSD: The Law School Years
« on: April 26, 2010, 04:21:42 PM »
Spotting the issues alone is time consuming, then explaining how to apply six variations on a single rule to the facts at hand, plus coming up with reasonable policy arguments to change the law so the case comes out "better," when are you supposed to have time to even look at your notes in an exam?

I found that having notes was almost a liability last semester, I kept thinking that I would have time to find something I forgot, but I never did.

The only exception was single question in a multiple choice section that wanted to know who said what in a ALI argument over a restatement rule. :P


I dread the thought of a take-home exam. There's just no way to convince yourself you've done your best. I know I'd spend every minute I was trying to sleep or eat worrying that I should be working.

ICK.

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2L job search / Re: Summer 2011 Outlook
« on: April 25, 2010, 06:01:24 PM »
Everything I've heard says it should be at least a little bit better. Remember, they're hiring for 2012 this fall, and we're already starting to see associates lateral away from firms. It's not going to be a party like it's 2006 by any means, but it just wouldn't make sense for it to be as bad as last year.

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You might even want to consider baccalaureate classes to try to raise your GPA. although if you averaged 2.04 from a 2.0 and a 3.3, that might not work out too well.

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