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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: What E&E books schould I get?
« on: July 29, 2005, 03:57:24 PM »
Are there any subjects you already know you dislike/don't understand?

I'm currently reading the Torts E&E because I've already taken two torts class and found them boring and confusing at the same time. I figure any heads up I can get will help.

The E&E primers have helped me to confirm that I hate Civil Procedure and am am not too crazy about Criminal Law either.

Contracts and Torts are okay, and Property is a bit tricky, but more or less enjoyable.

For those of you who haven't learned to hate Civ Pro yet, I hope you feel the same way after chap 11.
 

Civ. Pro put me to sleep. I wish I was planning on having children-instead of sending them to their rooms I'd make them read Civ. Pro. cases.

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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: What E&E books schould I get?
« on: July 21, 2005, 08:51:01 AM »
I have read several chapters of E&E's Contract and they all seem common sense.  Offer, consideration, acceptance, bilateral, unilateral contracts, etc... oh.. com'on..didn't we learn those in some cheesy class at grade school?   

The E&E books really break the issues down. Even Civ. Pro seems fairly simple. :-)

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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: Dell Laptop Coupon Codes
« on: July 14, 2005, 10:53:47 AM »
Bump.

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(edit: One last question:  I had 2 alcohol violations my freshman year and got kicked out of my (alcohol free) dorm on the second one.  This will show up when I get the Dean's certification thing sent over.  Will it matter at all, or is the main purpose to make sure you didn't say cheat in a class or something?)

Just disclose them. It's been two years, as long as you come up with a half way decent excuse no one will care. If you lie either the school or the character and fitness part of the bar will catch you. Then you're screwed.

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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: TO ARMS! Florida's New Law.
« on: July 07, 2005, 03:23:23 PM »
USF isn't a TTT, at least I don't think so.  A fair amount of the top students from my hs went there that did not want to/could not go to UF/FSU.  I was just curious because you mentioned on another post that if your Econ classes are easy, then the dept is pretty weak.  Well UF's Econ classes are very easy, I can vouch for that!

Yeah, USF is fairly selective. Besides,where you go to undergrad doesn't matter that much.

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One *month* to go. God damn it.

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Toledo would probably give you a full ride.

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Law School Applications / Re: 149, URM.... chances??
« on: July 01, 2005, 02:21:18 PM »
vix, outliers



149, URM...chances??


I say, not good.  And I havent stated ANY opinions, whatever, about affirmative action, period!

I said, for the last time, that 149 + URM is probably not sufficient. 


OP, you want a good shot at T2?  Retake.  Do not expect your URM status to recover for that LSAT score.  That would be like treating the admission process like a lottery.

And they're all URMs.

 Besides, it doesn't look like this girl's profile is some sort of anti-AA statement: http://www.lawschoolnumbers.com/display.php?cycle=0405&user=juliana8402
There's a million other URM profiles like her's(ie, http://www.lawschoolnumbers.com/display.php?cycle=0405&user=tmk). Heck, search this site and you'll find more than a few URM with below average numbers.


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Law School Applications / Re: 149, URM.... chances??
« on: July 01, 2005, 02:09:16 PM »


I understand URM bonus points and yes, Ill be attending this fall.  Thank you very much.


149+URM still = not a good chance

URM shouldnt ultimately factor in in any significant way when stacked against his LSAT score.  Its pretty clear from the way this was setup that URM is supposed to compensate for something.  I dont think its enough.     

He didn't create the system. Just because he acknowledges it doesn't mean he's justifying it.


 While 149 won't get him into Harvard, I'd be really shocked if it didn't get him into a lower tier 2. I just looked at UConn on LSN and there's a girl with a 146 attending.

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Law School Applications / Re: 149, URM.... chances??
« on: July 01, 2005, 01:44:13 PM »
Stanford gives him a leg up for sure but the URM thing has nothing to do with what area of law one wants to practice in.  Minority status is irrelavent at that point. 


Sounds more like he wants URM status to help his app out.

I take it you haven't applied yet.

Being an URM gives you a major leg up at many schools. Since URMs make up a small percentage of the number of people applying, schools are more likely to forgive a weaker than average LSAT and/or GPA for diversity's sake.

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