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Where should I go next fall? / Re: Cost of living in New York
« on: March 28, 2005, 11:46:20 PM »
 i do not agree with MGOBLUe as far as the living aspects. NYC is great. i have lived here my whole life. if u come here, it will take adjusting, but you'll learn to love it. As far as living goes, i believe cardozo has a housing office that will help u. you will no doubt need a roomie, maybe 2 or 3. my friends and I (there were 3 of us) payed 1000/month including utilities on the upper west side. like mgoblue said, u may want to look into getting an apt. in hoboken, nj or in brooklyn (park slope, brooklyn heights, the eastern part of brooklyn) to curb expenses.

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: Loyola NO vs Albany
« on: March 28, 2005, 08:56:55 PM »
i believe Loyola focuses on french common law, whereas most law schools focus on english common law. the reason being louisiana's law is derived from france, whereas the other 49 states' law is derived from england. i think somebeody told me this.

the reason i say this, is if u want to take another state's bar exam, u may be at a disadvantage only having studied french, and not english.

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Acceptances / Re: Albany
« on: March 28, 2005, 08:52:28 PM »
Congrats Lane!

Feel free to PM me; i'm a 1L at albany and really like it here. Yes, the curve is brutal, being a 2.5. But that changes after first year, the curve then is around a 3.0. Also, to dispel notions that albany is only well regarded upstate; myself, as well as numerous of my friends have landed summer 1L jobs in NYC at various DA offices, firms, clerkships. so u won't be confined to upstate NY if u dont want to be; which seems to be a common misconception about albany.

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by the time u get through ur first semester of law school, u will know how to state an issue and why it is an issue. you will also know how to state the rule of law applicable to that issue. furthermore, u will also know how to apply the law to a given set of facts to come up with a conclusion. HOW? because this is the exact analysis courts use when writing opinions. and believe me, u will read over 100 cases for each class, so u will have plenty of practice seeing this form.

LEEWS plays on the fears of future 1Ls and current 1Ls.

If u were to buy commercial supplements for law school, i suggest ones that are geared toward your class, and if u can, your specific case book. These are priceless in providing clarrification on topics covered in class.

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Curves are brutal but fair.  If you're the best in your class, you'll be rewarded for it.  I like it because it separates the procrastinators from those who study multiple hours a day.

this is not true in law school. Most, if not all people in law school study multiple hours a day. The main difference between people who get great grades in law school, and those who do not, is WHAT they study.

as far as LEEWS goes, its a crock. use IRAC and present both sides of the issue, with both arguments.

IRAC is:
Issue
Rule
Application (apply rule to facts)
Conclusion

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Black Law Student Discussion Board / Re: 1L's
« on: March 27, 2005, 08:57:41 PM »
Page 11.  Almost there.


BTW, its 4:20am...do you know where your 1L is?

rollin a phat philly

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If you didn't take a course, how do you know it is a waste of time?

Different things work for different people. Some people prepped for the LSAT and some didn't and still did well. It all depends on the individual. I myself have been out of school for 9 years and I think it will be helpful to get my mind in the right place BEFORE it counts. I'm sure it would be helpful for other non-traditional students as well.

That being said, I also plan to leave work a month earlier and do some of the other fun stuff mentioned. ;)

because nothing can prepare u for law school. it requires learning as u go along. BarBri is playing on the fears of future 1Ls - i repeat, NOTHING CAN PREPARE U FOR LAW SCHOOL!

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Law School Applications / Re: LAW REVIEW
« on: March 26, 2005, 12:04:12 AM »
membership on a law review requires a commitment of 2 years (4 semesters).


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yo my man - take the advice everyone has been telling you. ENJOY life now. geeze, ur not even in HS yet. relax. get great grades. honestly, thats all u can do at this point. sure, u can go and join all the clubs in the world in HS, but thats only going to affect your college admissions. the only thing law schools take into account are college GPA and LSAT score. sure, u have other "soft" factors like a personal statement, reccomendations, etc. But it all starts with your grades and LSAT. and since there is no way u can prepare for the LSAT now, focusing on getting great grades is the only thing you can do right now.

on another note, when i was beginning high school, my adult career was the last thing on my mind. relax and put things in perspective. im sure u dont want to look back on ur HS years as only a "molding" stage for college and law school. u want to be able to look back and laugh at all the funny/crazy/drunk/idiotic things u did, girls u slept with, how man classes u cut, that great hockey game u played - not just a means to getting to where u want to get to.

I'm a 1L now, and trust me, once u get here, your life is over. Live it before u get here, cause once u do get here, there is nothing else in your life.

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Reviews, Visits, and Rankings / Re: Vermont vs. Albany...
« on: March 24, 2005, 05:32:33 PM »
weather in albany sucks. it just snowed last night and we got 4 inches of snow. there was also a period in february where it was like 5 below zero for 2 weeks - yeah that REALLY sucked. i wouldn't sell ur stang. i drive a mazda mx6 - they are pretty good with plowing the streets around here, geeze, they get enough practice.

as for the part-time program, yeah, thats how it is. either u go in the morning or in the afternoon. the reason is u take ur 1L classes, along with full-time 1L's, and all of our classes are during the day. the last class gets out at 4. i knew a couple people that were in the part-time program. 1 dropped out (why, i dont know) and the other did really well first semester, ranked something like 50/250. Also, i might be wrong but, i have a vague recollection that part-timers take 3 classes and then the legal writing class, whcih makes 4 total. we take 4 and the legal writing class, so honestly, going part-time doesn't really ease the work up at all. i may be wrong and its 2 and the legal writing class, although even then, i cant imagine holding down a full-time job with that schedule either.

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