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General Board / Re: The Most Ridiculous Grade In My Academic Career....
« on: January 16, 2008, 05:50:43 PM »
It was a negotiations class. Maybe the test isn't over yet. He gave you all low passes and wants to see who can best negotiate a more reasonable grade.

1L job search / Re: HELP: Judge v. Firm
« on: January 15, 2008, 07:29:16 PM »
Easy. Judge. Clerking never limits your opportunities after clerking.

General Board / Re: Economy and legal hiring
« on: January 11, 2008, 04:08:04 PM »
Well, here's to the economy going in the shitter!!!

General Board / Re: Attire for Federal Court Externship
« on: January 02, 2008, 10:46:52 AM »
I always wore business casual dress, which was overdressed compared to my particular judge.

1L job search / Re: Summer Judicial Internships?
« on: December 28, 2007, 10:08:08 PM »
A judicial internship will almost certainly be arranged by one of your school's professors. Check your course catalog.

Studying and Exam Taking / Re: structure of answer
« on: December 28, 2007, 10:53:23 AM »
I am utterly dependent on word processing to give my exam answers some sort of structure. I generally "regurgitate" my answer in a stream of consciousness fashion, as others have said. Then, I go back and cut and paste the paragraphs in a logical order. This is one reason I am absolutely convinced that typing an exam provides a MAJOR advantage.

As far as outlining before writing goes, after five semesters of exams I must say that outlining before writing is a lost cause for me, and I'm not convinced that it is a good idea for most exams. You have a limited amount of time to gather points like easter eggs. I see no reason you can't chart your path while you're already on it, assuming you know the material reasonably well. Its like using GPS instead of a map. 

So, I just make notes in the margins of the fact patterns as I read it through twice, then start writing.

General Board / Re: Teaching with a law degree?
« on: December 27, 2007, 11:17:36 AM »
Community and technical colleges always need JDs to teach paralegal classes. I know someone who did this right out of law school. Sounds like fun to me.

General Board / Re: working more than 20 hours?
« on: December 21, 2007, 10:41:01 PM »
This is a "don't ask, don't tell" situation if I've ever seen one.

Studying and Exam Taking / Re: What to do when friends go crazy with exams?
« on: December 14, 2007, 03:42:21 PM »
Are you NUTS? Avoid other law students like the plague.

3L job search / Re: State clerkship salaries
« on: December 14, 2007, 10:27:40 AM »
Thank you. I just learned that intermediate appellate court salaries in my state start at 43-44k.

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