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General Board / Re: Who else is STILL waiting on bar results?
« on: October 06, 2008, 01:53:24 PM »
There are ton of jurisdictions that have not released yet. NY and CA are not till mid to late November.

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General Board / Re: JAG - Info wanted!
« on: October 06, 2008, 12:33:58 AM »
I'm not rifling through all of these posts but I am a recent grad and heading into active duty with Air Force JAG in January. I also spent my 2L in the civilian internship program, am happy to answer questions.

Do you do OCS?

Assuming you are going into law school as a civilian, there are three ways to commission as a JAG. The Graduate Law Program (GLP), One Year College Program (OYCP), and Direct Appointment (DA). DA is the most common for AF and Army, least common for Navy.

There is no OCS for Air Force. One attends a 4 week watered down version of the Basic Officer's Training (BOT) Course called Commissioned Officer's Training (COT). It's just a crash course in AF/military custom and culture. The Navy has a similar type of training. Army now requires its DAs to go through all three phases of the Basic Officer's Leadership Course (BOLC), which is the same training that ROTC and OCS graduates attend.

The only service branch that requires OCS is the Marine Corps but you will find they run against the grain for all things JAG.


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General Board / Re: JAG - Info wanted!
« on: October 04, 2008, 01:11:44 AM »
I'm not rifling through all of these posts but I am a recent grad and heading into active duty with Air Force JAG in January. I also spent my 2L in the civilian internship program, am happy to answer questions.

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General Board / Re: RIP the best Bar/Bri lecturer of all time
« on: September 20, 2008, 12:44:51 AM »
I'm going to disagree with you and say Michael Kaufman was hands down the best lecturer. I'm not sure anyone not taking Illinois had him though.

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Bar Exam / Re: Bar Exam - Day #1
« on: July 29, 2008, 11:24:37 PM »
I'm sitting for IL. The IL Essays were a complete walk in the park, as was the MPT. The MEE in the afternoon was a bit difficult. I got killed on that FRCP Joinder question.

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General Board / Re: The worst part of the bar exam....
« on: July 25, 2008, 08:38:17 PM »
Perhaps it is in your state (but note that, in the unlikely event you see an admin law question next week, "agencies," by and large, tend to be part of the executive branch).  In my state, the board of bar examiners (a non-governmental organization) "recommends" (to the court) the admission of applicants. 

Good thing it's not a federal court or they might be rendering an advisory opinion and we all now know that advisory opinions are a major no-no.

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General Board / Re: Anyone read "Lawyer Boy" -- worth reading?
« on: July 25, 2008, 08:37:18 PM »
I considered reading it but based on his blog and LSD trolling, I decided an examination of the undigested Craisins in my most recent stool was a better use of my time.

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General Board / Re: Bar/Bri MPQ-2 Full Day MBE
« on: July 24, 2008, 07:25:53 PM »
I've been going through threads on JDUnderground and XO in regard to this exam, as well as going through all the answers, and this seems universally a difficult MBE.

Some of the answers for these Full Day questions are BS in my opinion.

This has been just a body blow for my non-existent self-esteem. As you put it, the bottom floor. I just had a total breakdown going through stuff on enforcement of Covenants because I'm in such a "tizzy" from this goddamn test. Thankfully there is a table of biddies next to me at library so I had to keep it together.

I really should have just gone to Wisconsin Law and been waved in. I'm sitting for IL, which is 88%-90% pass in the past 3 years, and I'm still a mess. What a screwed up way to determine minimum competency for the profession.

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General Board / Re: Prayers for the Bar Exam
« on: July 24, 2008, 01:36:58 PM »
Tax? What god awful state are you in??

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General Board / Re: Bar/Bri MPQ-2 Full Day MBE
« on: July 23, 2008, 08:10:20 PM »
I did the 1/2 day, and sucked.  I did much worse on it than I did percentage-wise on the practice MBE and any of the released question sets in the MPQ2 book.

I wouldn't panic - I think it's the usual Bar/Bri strategy.  They don't want people to slack, they want you to study harder, and they know we're all hitting the MPQ2 book late in the game, so they put a concentration of hard questions in these sets.  It will make the real thing seem easier (I think), and make us all praise Bar/Bri's praises after the fact.

I considered that theory on my walk home. I sure hope you are right and I can see the logic in that, but making us more panicked this close to the test seems more counterproductive than anything. 

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