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Current Law Students / Contracts II/ Sales Flow Charts
« on: May 06, 2007, 08:44:56 PM »

I have scoured the internet and I cannot find flow charts that apply specifically to a Contracts II class that is dealing with the UCC only.  Anyone have a set they could share?  If they are your personal ones, I will give a small reward!



Job Search / Clerkship not in career field
« on: March 28, 2007, 03:49:20 PM »

I was offered a clerkship for my 2L year with a local judge.  The judge handles cases in an area of law that is very different from my area of interest (international law).  Would this type of experience still look good on a resume?  Is this something you would consider during your 2L year?


Job Search / US Attorney
« on: February 27, 2007, 07:26:49 AM »
What do you guys think of the US Attorneys office for first year summer?

Current Law Students / Re: crazy personal jurisdiction question
« on: December 12, 2006, 09:26:15 PM »
We have contracts first and second semester.
We have civ-pro first and second semester.

Job Search / Grades and Summer Job
« on: December 11, 2006, 02:44:48 PM »
Hey everyone,

I am pretty sure that I won't be finishing at the top of my class (we are already almost done with finals).  What do people who finish at the bottom of the class (or under 50%) do during the first year summer?  I always read about the top of the class leaving for the summer to big law firms.  Also, does it make a huge difference if you get a 3.0 or a 2.6 (on a 2.8 curve)?

Current Law Students / Re: Stop reading your outlines and do QUESTIONS
« on: December 11, 2006, 02:38:08 PM »
I tend to agree so far (I'm only through a few finals).  From my experiences, I recommend outlining and understanding your outline, but making sure not to write too much.  Know it like the back of your hand.  Second, I recommend making a checklist for things to touch on for each type of question (keep this to one page).  Third, tons of practice problems and practice exams!  You don't even have to do the whole exam yourself always, I thought it helped me a lot just to skim through the answers to get an idea of what a good answer would include.

Current Law Students / Re: crazy personal jurisdiction question
« on: December 11, 2006, 02:35:35 PM »
Oh how I love civ pro.  I will throw in my best answer, I just took this half of Civ Pro as well.  I think that the earlier posters were right that you wouldn't want to just go and grant general PJ.  Specific jurisdiction would only be applicable if the events arose out of the contacts (the stores).  Fairness would play a huge part in this analysis too I think.  Even if there are a ton of contacts, being that the corporation is based outside of the US, it could be a huge burden so you would want to do the fair play and substantial justice analysis to see if that tips the balance either way.

Good topic, I need a place to vent.  I took a Civ Pro final today and I don't even know how to describe the experience.  I am not a nervous person, and I usually handle pressure well.  I left the test feeling like I had just been jumped.  It wasn't that I didn't know the material (I had done lots of hypos and had a good outline).  This was my first law school final.  Here was what killed me for anyone else who is looking for some exam advice.

1. If this teacher gives time advice for questions, follow it.  I must have taken a wrong turn or not ended my analysis at the right spot at a few points because I ended up typing entirely too much for some questions, and then strapping myself for others.

2.  If you freak out during the test, I don't think stopping helps.  I recommend skipping the question and coming back.  Stopping just makes you think about how screwing up will screw up your grade.

3.  Keep your outlines short and to the point.  Time was my biggest enemy, so the last thing I had time to do was to page through an outline.

Anyone else who had their first exam today, did you make any of the same mistakes that I did?

It sucks because although it is only my first exam, and I don't know what kind of grade I will get, it really crushed my desire to get great grades.  Now instead of thinking about what jobs I may get, I am thinking about what kind of jobs I will have to take (I know it is stupid to think about this after the first test).


Job Search / Environmental / Energy Law Job
« on: November 20, 2006, 09:36:04 AM »
Hey everyone,

This is a vague question because I cannot find much information out there.  Has anyone heard of a job opportunity with a renewable energy company?  I have always been very interested in wind/solar/nuclear (non-renewable I know) companies, and I have been thinking of working in the field.  If you do know of a company or an agency that deals with renewable energy, do they hire 1L's, and what type of work?


Current Law Students / Re: The battle against everything I have been taught
« on: November 06, 2006, 07:42:54 PM »
Good point.  Maybe I just need to avoid the copy/paste temptation altogether.

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