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There are BLS alums in SF...House of Blues is owned by one, I believe.

Current Law Students / Re: How do you think like a lawyer?
« on: June 09, 2010, 09:01:59 PM »
try this.

Look at first case in the chapter...what principle did it teach/illustrate?
How did notes /comments afterwards change/refine that rule?
What did next case in chapter do to add/refine your thinking...etc.

The cases are there for a reason, and edited with some logic.
Your prof may skip or substitute other cases...for a reason (new approach/time constraints etc.)

 Try to take a universal view before getting bogged down in the miasma.
And use the casebook's Table of Contents to get you started in laying out the rules/principles/elements

Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / wait list movement?
« on: May 26, 2010, 12:39:59 PM »
Has the WL at Cornell or Georgetown moved lately?
What about Fordham?

Has the WL at Cornell or Georgetown moved lately?
Anyone hearing this week from Fordham?

Current Law Students / Re: Law schools are starting to get the picture
« on: October 05, 2009, 09:41:01 AM »
Not really what the article said.
The U Miami Dean was saying, "gee, our faculty overadmitted the class and we need some breathing room. Please go away for a year. And, btw, if you're not realy serious about practicing law, stay away; No harm, no foul."

Until that school--and others--drastically cut entering class sizes, AND, until people such as those on this board stop applying in record numbers to law schools, there'll be no indication that ANYONE is 'getting the picture'.

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: BLS Grad taking questions
« on: April 06, 2009, 07:33:29 AM »
I checked with Student Accounts at Brooklyn. You don't pay extra--you just accelerate your payments so that you and FT students are now even up on tuition payments. Basically, except for personal expenses, and the time off the job market, a PT student and a FT student pay the same ammount for their degree. PT's do it over 4 years, FT's in 3. If you switch, up or down, Brooklyn adjusts the payments to maintain parity.

Law School Admissions / Re: What is Dean's Certification?
« on: February 05, 2009, 01:56:34 PM »
it provides a clearance regarding academic and non academic behavior/records at your college. It has nothing to do with whether or not you graduated, or your grades themselves. Lots of schools used to ask for it. Many that still do only ask for it  when you enroll. Maybe Brooklyn uses it for Bar Assn Character Committee.
Did you ask them?

Current Law Students / Re: Super Narrow Curves...
« on: January 27, 2009, 10:49:30 AM »
I think of it as the Olympics--a few tenths of a point (seconds) and you finish with no medals...

Law School Admissions / Re: Asking For Fee Waivers
« on: December 04, 2008, 03:17:55 PM »
Brooklyn Law has no application fee at all...

Not at all in poor tasdte. They understand that you are probably not wealthy and that you could use the money--even if only to maximize your application choices. An email cannot hurt, a phone call (to an admissions officer, not a staff member) is better.

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