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Current Law Students / Re: reading notes for civ pro
« on: August 26, 2005, 05:00:34 AM »
I briefed each rule sort of like briefing a case.  Admittedly, this wasn't my own idea, because my professor made us do it and turn them in every so often.  I found it so helpful that I ended up doing it for most of the rules that we studied. 

Here's a example for Rule 68:

PARTIES: Defending parties
ACTION: Settlement
   If offer accepted, either party may file, clerk enters J
   If offer not accepted, it is withdrawn/inadmissible
   If final J is not more favorable than offer, offeree pays post-offer costs
   Subsequent offers OK
Pre-trial: More than 10 days before trial
Post-J: not less than 10 days before liability hearing
SANCTIONS: None specified

Diet Mountain Dew.  I usually don't have to hit it until the middle of the semester, but this year I'm already "using" at least once a day.   :D

Current Law Students / Re: are your classmates snobby a**holes?
« on: August 26, 2005, 04:51:17 AM »
it is difficult and saddening to think that these people will be in a very important position of power, if they graduate.

I think you hit the nail on the head right there. 

Current Law Students / Re: orientation questions
« on: August 23, 2005, 08:31:32 AM »
How about a suit with flip-flops?  That would be dope.

I do that all the time if I work and have class on the same day.  I just carry my stupid uncomfortable heels with me and put them on right before I go to work. 

It looks especially nice with a skirt suit.   :D

Current Law Students / Re: 1L-MCQ
« on: August 23, 2005, 08:28:01 AM »
I don't see the MCQs posted in the school's website. Only the essay Qs and model answers.

Most professors don't release their multiple choice questions because it's too much work to write them in the first place, much less write new ones every year. 

I really liked Chirelstein's Federal Income Tax.  The E&E for tax is decent as well.    For Evidence, the Roadmap is good, but don't buy the E&E.  It's terrible.  Hope this helps!

Current Law Students / Re: Which sport is best for lawerly schmoozing
« on: July 28, 2005, 07:26:03 AM »
Golf, golf, and more golf.  I used to work in a place where nothing got done if it didn't get done on the golf course.  I got tired of feeling left out, so I took lessons and now I can beat the boys.   ;)

Current Law Students / Re: full scholarship
« on: July 25, 2005, 06:20:44 AM »
When I was applying two years ago, Barry University was handing out money left and right.  I think they're even provisionally ABA-accredited now.   ;)

Current Law Students / Re: Legal Dictionary?
« on: July 23, 2005, 12:02:08 PM »
I never bought one and I never felt like I was missing anything.  Your school library will undoubtedly have a giant Black's LD, and is useful for the less obscure stuff. 

Current Law Students / Re: "Law In A Flash" Cards
« on: July 23, 2005, 12:00:24 PM »
Do not buy the old set.  Wait for a new set to show up on Ebay after state bar exams are over, which is when a lot of people sell them.  I got mine in August for $175 (15 subjects, I think). 

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