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General Board / Re: Anon LS Dean here taking questions...
« on: January 25, 2006, 09:03:36 AM »
Every single class at my law school has an attendence policy where on the 5 absence, the student is withdrawn from the class. They say it is in line with ABA policy. What do you think of this?
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I liked the emmanuels A LOT for civ pro and contracts.

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U of Toledo / Re: Toledo- Crim Law
« on: January 16, 2006, 09:07:40 PM »
Im in it right now. Good teacher, good dresser haha. Probably is a little pompous given his credentials make him the best or one of the best credentialed profs at the school. Im not a big fan of his beliefs on racial profiling which is his big thing so I probably won't like the class much.

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As someone that just finished this, Ill drop in.

For me, it was a giant waste. For others, it was very beneficial. I know of people that got straight Cs with only the 3 classes so if they had taken the full load they would be on their way out. At least now they can make some changes and have another stab at it. Im really pissed off though that I have to stay here for 2 months out of the summer. I really wanted to study abroad my first summer, but I can't find a single program with non-conflicting dates. As far as employment goes, that isn't really a big deal. I havent heard anyone complain about how the transitional program hurt them with employment prospects. Also it isnt like we will be in school all summer. There is a 6 week break where you could easily volunteer somewhere and get enough experience to at least be able to bull a little in the fall interviews.

I'd go ahead and ask them to reconsider you for full time. I know the people in the office and they are very nice. It won't hurt you in any way by asking. Also ask if maybe you could take 4 classes if they won't let you take all 5. That way your summer term would give you much more free time to work if that is what you really are wanting to do.

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General Board / Getting legal advice from professors?
« on: January 14, 2006, 04:28:34 PM »
Are there any problems with asking a professor for legal advice? My parents are getting sued over pure garbage relating to some property issues and a shoddy contract. The lady suing them is a complete moron and is basing her entire complaint off of a contract that directly involved my dad, but was signed without his knowledge by somebody else who certainly wasnt an agent of his. He has some procedural type questions that could easily be answered by a prof with little familiarity with the situation. I just don't want to commit some big no-no if in fact it is wrong to ask.

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General Board / Re: Billable hours question
« on: December 31, 2005, 03:42:47 PM »
Isnt the simple answer to this question just that lawyers don't work all billable hours? Work a 12 hour day and bill 6 or something like that???

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General Board / Re: Financial Services v. Lawyers
« on: November 16, 2005, 07:22:56 AM »
Getting a job with Goldman is tougher than getting into Harvard or Yale law FYI...

It shouldn't surprise you then that they are paid so well, so quickly. Your average biz grad will get a financial services job in sales and hate their life because it is just one big hustle...

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General Board / Re: What can you do to push and motivate yourself?
« on: November 08, 2005, 06:30:37 PM »
hahah

My xanax intake has probably doubled, coffee tripled, alcohol doubled, benadryl to sleep ten times, excercise tripled.

f**ck law school.

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General Board / Re: Missing 60%-75% of class. Chance to do well on exams?
« on: November 07, 2005, 12:11:38 AM »
I think mising a class every now and then doesnt hurt at all and may actually help a little bit, but missing as much as you claim to be missing seems pretty dangerous. Id say that you are screwed since you are even questioning how it will affect you. If you were stone cold positive that it was better for you to miss and not asking what others think, Id say youre fine. However since you state that you might be wrong, Id say you are wrong.

I really have a hard time understanding anyone that thinks 90 minutes outside of class is more beneficial than inside of class.

I know that if I missed 70% of my classes it would be directly linked to laziness and I would be screwed for finals. I never went to class in undergrad and it hurt me more than Id like to admit.

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Panic attacks are no joke. I doubt you had one because your first response was to come on the computer and talk about it. For some reason, I was getting BAD ones over the summer while studying for the LSAT, finishing my degree (12 hours of class a week), and studying for the LSAT. I would get heart palpitations and crazy *&^% like that and had to start taking Xanax. HAHA, but yea it was the worst feeling I have ever had. I thought I was going to die or something.

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