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Current Law Students / Re: Studying
« on: February 23, 2009, 08:39:04 PM »
First semester, I probably studied about 5-6 hours a day, a bit less on Sundays. Second semester not as much. After transferring for my second year, I lived about 3 hours from my wife (then girlfriend). We made seeing each other a priority, and one of us made the trip almost every weekend. I can't be positive how it would have been had we lived apart first year; honestly, it would have been difficult. For me, it was harder to deal with the stress than the time commitment, and that stress definitely affected our relationship.

My one piece of advice would be to make sure expectations are laid on the table before you start law school.

Current Law Students / Re: Post bar exam doldrums
« on: August 05, 2008, 11:18:38 AM »
Moving to Chicago this week, getting married on Saturday, leaving for Greece a few days later. Don't have to start work until the end of September!

Still stressing a bit about passing!

Transferring / Re: Odds of a T4 to a T1
« on: August 05, 2008, 10:03:07 AM »
I transferred from UDM to Notre Dame. Others in my first year class transferred to Loyola Chicago, University of Michigan, Depaul, SUNY Buffalo, one of the Utah schools.

Current Law Students / Re: Why is Cooley Law so despised?
« on: August 03, 2008, 08:59:29 AM »
138 is likely her IQ. The 155 was probably the raw score she received on the first practice MBE she took, before law school.

First, don't think I'm not catching your sarcasm smart ass. Second, you've proved your ignorance once again. There's no way she took a practice MBE--that would be a waste of time. Geniuses from Cooley don't even have to take the bar, they just go right from graduation to the swearing in ceremony. Idiot.

Current Law Students / Re: Why is Cooley Law so despised?
« on: August 03, 2008, 08:51:32 AM »
Oh, and to the above poster who pointed out the discrepancy between the IQ scores, maybe you should pay attention to the dates. CLEARLY the extra semester at Cooley was enough to bump her IQ score 17 points. By the time she graduates and faces you in the court room, her IQ should be at least 390--then you'll be sorry for implying that Cooley isn't an awesome school. Cooley grads are known to get their revenge in the court room, where they excel far beyong the grads of any other school, not on some stupid website.

Current Law Students / Re: Why is Cooley Law so despised?
« on: August 03, 2008, 08:45:45 AM »

You all can disrespect Cooley all you want but here in Michigan, Cooley grads are a force to be reckoned with. Recent bar passage scores were damn close to University of Michigan's and Cooley grads are known throughout the state to be fierce inside and outside the courtroom. If you are going to make it here, you better be tough and be passionate about the won't surive otherwise.

University of Michigan doesn't even hold a candle to Cooley. I don't even know why you would compare the two. We have a Cooley grad at out firm and he's worth at least 20 lawyers. He's already arguing appeals in the Sixth Circuit, and he's only been at the firm for a month. Most of the time he just walks into the court room, announces that he's from Cooley, and the opposing counsel bows out.

Current Law Students / NCBEX Bar Passage Rates
« on: July 17, 2008, 01:47:23 PM »
Hi all, probably old news for most of you, but I found these passage rates on the National Conference of Bar Examiners' web page, and the passage rates are much higher than I expected. My state, for instance, consistently passes about 85-90% of first time takers in July.

Anyway, it made me feel a little bit better. Good luck everyone.

why would you go to ND (where most students pay way too much for an overrated education and end up in debt for years) if you want to live in WI (no bar), and you can get a JD from a T1 school for free?  besides Madison consistently ranks as one of the best places to live in the certainly kills miserable Indiana, and the winters here are not as bad as they are in Chicago.  besides by this time next year WI will outrank ND, and not just as a university (which it already does) but as a law school. cheers.

Sorry bud, maybe next year.

Current Law Students / Re: MPRE EXAM THIS SATURDAY!
« on: March 10, 2008, 04:31:26 PM »
well,well, how I did?.... I don't know's always the same was my 3th time to take the MPRE...I guess I'm ultra unethical ))))))hopefully this time I did better.First time I got a score of 76 for California the passing score was 79.Second time 67 passing score 79.Know the score is 86????? will see..
I read the statistics for 2005 MPRE, is the % you have mention out of 60 or 50 questions.Did actualy somebody knows how they choose dose 10 question that are not taken into account? Randomly or the questions are initially estableshed? What about if you answer dose 10 question right and they don't count ......I guess you are in trouble.....
I went to Long Beach to take the exam.
p.s. As usual the questions on the real exam were more difficult than dose from the BarBri book sample tests.....

Haha, nice try.

Current Law Students / Re: Help on deciding what to do this summer
« on: February 01, 2008, 09:36:50 PM »
The answer depends on whether you're a 1L or a 2L.

If you're a 1L, you should just take summer school (to include your clinic).  Get ahead with your hours.  Don't worry about "getting experience".  It is not necessary to work as a 1L to get employment offers as a 2L, nor does it help.  Moreover, employers only give permanent employment offers to 2L's.  Anything you do your 1L summer is generally a one-time deal.

If you're a 2L, and you want any shot of having a job lined up at graduation, you need to go to work...with whomever will hire you. 

Lots of 1Ls work at firms their first summer and get full-time offers. We had 3 1Ls out of 15 SAs in my summer class. All 3 got offers conditioned on spending 2 weeks at the firm their 2L summer. Also, from my experience and observation, working at a firm your 1L summer will help you to get a job at a firm your 2L summer.

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