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1L job search / Re: Circuit Court Judge, Internship?
« on: March 03, 2008, 04:11:32 PM »
Thank you all very much for your responses. :)

Are you talking about an internship in a state court or in a Federal Court of Appeals? Both will be a great experience, but much of the above does not apply to a state court gig.

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General Board / Re: Unpublished Opinions
« on: March 03, 2008, 02:27:43 PM »
"Also make sure its an unpublished case and not a depublshed case. Depublication is often the result when a state case goes directly against a federal case, so the state cuase, rather than being appealed and overruled, just gets depublsihed by states highest court."

Yes, and also make sure that the opinion is "unpublished," as opposed to not YET published. This is easy to mess up when doing research on Westlaw or Lexis, since all written opinions are technically "published" by these services.

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General Board / Re: Unpublished Opinions
« on: March 03, 2008, 02:01:13 PM »
1. It depends on the state and the court, but generally opinions that add nothing new to the state's body of case law might not be published. I know the Kansas Court of Appeals publishes only about half of its opinions. Other courts publish just about everything.

2. This is up to the state's court of last resort. The states I'm familiar with say something like, "This opinion has not been selected for publication and should not be considered controlling precedent. It may be used as persuasive precedent for points of law not addressed by published cases or the legislature."

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General Board / Re: Law Students - Start Out Wrong, End Up Miserable?
« on: February 27, 2008, 06:33:37 PM »
"Is this true?"

You mean, is it true that the more you got, the more you want? Of course it is.

And there are a lot of miserable lawyers. I don't know who is to blame for that (although the lawyers themselves come to mind), but the blame should definitely not fall on law schools. They are in business. There is nothing wrong with luring people to buy your product by painting a flashy picture of what law graduates do. Blaming schools for the false perceptions of their student/customers is like blaming the phone company because you dialed the wrong number.

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Women enter with identical grades to their male counterparts but leave with lower ones; experience a greater negative shift in their desire to use their degrees in the public interest; and are especially alienated by the teaching methods, particularly Socratic teaching, at law school. What becomes apparent is a poignant story about the insidious effects of gendered stratification in law school "socialization" -- the educational strategies of law school sustain hierarchy, legitimate inequity in the name of merit, and yield serious, adverse consequences for many women. Legal education assaults you as a woman. Other women are assaulted but do not even know it, and there are still others, be they women law students or women legal academics, who actually help to bolster the battery of other women.

Please explain. Your intriguing hypothesis begs for support by means of example, or at least further rhetoric. I don't see how law school treats women differently than men.

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3L job search / Re: Trial level judicial clerkships
« on: February 19, 2008, 03:46:05 PM »
I think that approach would be fine, although not ideal. It would be better to have a professor introduce you to the judge, or at least recommend you. But my sense is that state trial courts are very grateful to have law students interested in clerking for them. It would be really great experience for anyone who intends to be a local litigator. Good luck.

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General Board / Re: Intramural team names
« on: February 18, 2008, 11:49:37 AM »
The Fiduciary Doodies

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General Board / Re: Quick Bluebook Question
« on: February 17, 2008, 07:31:36 PM »
In your example, yes. The only time you don't need a pincite is when you are citing the entire case, generally. It's rare that you would do that.

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General Board / Re: Quick Bluebook Question
« on: February 17, 2008, 07:08:46 PM »
If I cite a case name in a sentence, do I need to include the case name again when I do the full cite? 

IE
 In Cisarik v. Palos Community Hosp., the court noted that a comparison of video evidence to photographic evidence is not a fair comparison due to video evidence being a superior form of medium. CASE NAME AGAIN??? 144 Ill. 2d 339 (1991).     

Nope. Just "144 Ill. 2d 339 at ____ (1991)"

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General Board / Re: What have I done wrong? I studied 8 hours everday
« on: February 15, 2008, 07:07:50 PM »
To the OP:

Congratulations. Shut up.

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