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Current Law Students / Re: How big is the alumni factor?
« on: March 25, 2006, 11:14:59 AM »
I think if you have the numbers for Marquette and they're choosing between you and another applicant with the same numbers then having alumni to the law school helps ( I don't think undergrad helps at all, but I coudl be wrong).  from what i understand, l.s. alumni gives you a bit of an extra boost, but you won't get you in a certain law school just on alumni. good luck

Current Law Students / Re: syracuse
« on: January 07, 2006, 06:46:43 AM »
The courseload was just as I expected it to be in law school. It was challenging, but manageable. It depends on your background too. I am 25 and have a masters degree so I am used to work.. some people coming right out of college had more trouble adjusting..but that's law school in general I would think. Not specifically the 'cuse.  I did not have much leisure time once the memos started. You WILL spend 2 whole weekends and the weeks in between working on the memos in addition to your other assignments because they take that long.. but once again same in other law schools. Once one memo is done, they other is assigned that day.  There are bar nights every Friday sponsored by different clubs at the school.  Everyone seems to go to those up until the end of the semester.  I have heard though that as a 2L and 3L there is more time to relax.

Current Law Students / Re: patent bar study aides
« on: January 06, 2006, 11:52:44 AM »
Thanks for the advice :)  That definitly seems helpful!!

Current Law Students / Re: syracuse
« on: January 06, 2006, 09:43:12 AM »
Hi. I just finished my first semester at Syracuse Law.  the grading curve is actualy on another post (it is titled "grading curve at a particular school", but it can also be found on the website.  I have not gotten any grades back yet.. it's frustrating they take a long time.. so i cannot tell you my personal experience with the curve. However, I have found the students to not be ultra competitive. In fact, I love the school because of the students and their willingness to help each other out and not be ultra competitive.  I had a friend whos computer crashed and he lost all his briefs right before finals.  He was offered briefs from alot of students as well as outlines if necessary.  This is not to say that if you do no work you can get everytihn gfrom other people. They'll know if you are slacking and won't be willing to help. Trust me I hvae had a couple people not come to any classes and then try to get my outlines. The faculty and profs are sort of hit and miss.  Some are good, some are bad.  I had a few I hated this semester and a few I liked.  From talking to the 3l's it seems to be about the same.  The location and weather of the school is a downer, but overall I am pretty happy there for a law school experience.  HTH!

Current Law Students / patent bar study aides
« on: January 04, 2006, 10:54:23 AM »
Hi. I have seen some posts about this when I searched, but there was no answer. I am planning on taking the patent bar this summer. Which home study kit is reccomended.  The prices for them seem out of control. Any advice please?  I'd like to do the cheapest which is 750.00 compared to the 2395 of BarBri, but I am worried that I won't be as prepared. Thanks

Current Law Students / Re: Is Professional Really Necessary?
« on: May 26, 2005, 07:29:24 AM »
i was acutally told that some of the law and exam software will not run correctly on the home edition.  who knows tho.

Current Law Students / Re: Drexel University School of Law
« on: May 11, 2005, 05:26:59 AM »
haha. i'll reply so your post isn't so lonely. I"m a grad student at Drexel. It sucks. They're really disorganized and I think having a law school and no building is ridiculous.  good luck to them tho.

what if you don't have time or experience yet to take the patent bar before 1L. CAn you still take it during or after 1L? When is it offered?

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Still Waiting...
« on: March 06, 2006, 06:53:23 PM »
I know it's scary since it seems like it's getting late.. but I am currently a 1L at Syracuse and my acceptance letter was dated April 11th last year... so it doesn't necessarily mean bad news. Good luck!! Keep calling the schools to check too... I remember doing that last year.

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Where would you go?
« on: January 08, 2006, 09:46:41 AM »
I def. agree with the other posters. Widener because of the accredidation thing. I might just add that I got a masters degree at Drexel and overall there is alot of red tape and promises that are broken. Not that i'm saying anything bad about Drexel, but I am a tad skeptical at how long it will take them to get accredidation. I think it will take them longer than they estimate just because they are very unorganized and have alot on their plate.  Just my 2 cents tho.

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