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Current Law Students / Re: you top-5% people
« on: May 13, 2007, 03:48:37 PM »
I found that the act of writing out the black letter law in my answers earlier in the term helped me recall it later on the exam, especially if it was law that showed up on more than one practice question.

Second that.

Current Law Students / Re: Law School Life Savers
« on: May 06, 2007, 05:57:59 PM »
what does Tylenol
Tylenol taken just before every exam.
do fro ya right before and exam?

Ensures that in case I get a headache or something, I won't feel it.  Instead of waiting for one to start during the exam, being distracted and tired too soon, then waiting for the Tylenol to work, I figure it's worth it to take it pre-emptively.  Go figure, I've never had a headache during an exam (that I've noticed, anyway)!

Current Law Students / Re: Law School Life Savers
« on: May 05, 2007, 04:42:22 PM »
Tylenol taken just before every exam.

Current Law Students / Re: Note-taking software
« on: April 07, 2007, 08:08:16 PM »
OneNote 2007 sells for $45 at

Job Search / Re: SO...judicial internship or firm job?
« on: January 24, 2007, 07:40:47 PM »
And to the OP do the firm job for the summer. You'd be much better served if you did a Judicial EXTERNSHIP during the semester and actually get some class credit to go along with the experience. If you're going to work for free you might as well get something else out of it.

I agree.  I just externed with a judge this past semester, and it was a great experience.

Current Law Students / Re: Do Grade Mistakes Happen?
« on: January 21, 2007, 12:03:03 PM »
Definitely review your exams!  My Torts professor entirely skipped one of my answers.  On every question he had marked a point value with a red pen, but on one page he made no marks at all.  I explained this to our Dean of Academic Affairs and she had the professor review my exam.  (At my school, we're not supposed to contact our professors if we have a question about grading, so I went straight to the dean.)  A few days later, I checked my grades again -- and my grade had gone up two steps.  Thank goodness I looked at my exam, because my grade had been just at a spot on the curve where a few additional points made a world of difference!

Current Law Students / Re: Evidence questions
« on: December 06, 2006, 04:55:52 PM »
Have you tried the CALI exercises (if your school is signed up with them)?

Current Law Students / Re: One Note Experts
« on: December 06, 2006, 01:40:59 PM »
I already reprinted it, it was more the principal of the matter and trying to learn something about the program.  It is a definite weakness of the software. 

I think the print function is supposed to be improved in OneNote 2007.  It should be available soon . . . though maybe not in time for the start of next semester.

Job Search / Re: Callback, and I'm kind of desperate
« on: December 05, 2006, 07:55:59 PM »
I think interviewers can tell the difference between desperately wanting to work for their firm in particular and just desperately wanting a job.  You should use your genuine interest to your advantage -- it will help you be extra-personable and excited at the callback -- and they will respond to that.

Current Law Students / Re: OMG I hate future interests...
« on: December 05, 2006, 07:31:31 PM »
My property prof did a nice job of explaining the RAP last year. From my outline:

4 steps:
1) State the title
2) State the condition precedent (what will make interest vest?)
3) Find a tentative measuring life (person whose death resolves the contingency immediately or at least within 21 years)
   -if that person is a class, it must be closed
4) Is tentative measuring life in being at the time of grant?
   -if not, interest is void

I'm a fan of the create, kill, and count approach.  Easiest to remember!

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