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Cleveland State / Apartment Available
« on: July 27, 2005, 03:16:17 PM »
Hey CSU folks.  I'm a 2L at Case and I still need a roommate for my place at The Triangle Apartments (corner of Mayfield and Euclid).  It's 2 bed / 2 bath / 1.5 kitchen / big living room / balcony / parking in a covered garage with security.  There's 2 laundromats and a gym in the building.  Everything but electricity and cable/internet is included.  The security deposit has even been covered.  Email me at khk4 AT case.edu if you have any other questions.

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Case Western Reserve / Re: Roommate needed
« on: July 26, 2005, 05:04:11 PM »
I'm sadly still looking for a roommate for my apartment in the Triangle.  Email me for more information.

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Case Western Reserve / Re: Roommate needed
« on: July 11, 2005, 09:42:11 AM »
or leave me a private message right on this site.  I forgot about that, and it may be even more convenient.  Whatever works.  ;)

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Case Western Reserve / Roommate needed
« on: July 11, 2005, 09:30:31 AM »
My roommate just told me he was transferring.  I'm on the hook for a great 2 bed/2 bath/1.5 kitchen/livingroom apartment in The Triangle (2 blocks from class).  It comes with a convenient parking space (although most things are easy walks) and has it's own gym on the second floor.  EMail me at khk4 AT case.edu or just ask here for more details.

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General Board / Re: ABA-certified school: Worth starting over?
« on: June 27, 2005, 09:59:39 AM »
Some are locally accredited.  There are two in Massachusetts and they can take the bar exam in both Massachusetts and Connecticut (or so I've heard).  I think the dozen or so in Cali are in a similar situation.

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Case Western Reserve / Re: Laptops
« on: June 16, 2005, 11:46:17 AM »
Great to know, kenxc... Thanks!   :D

I got the Powerbook instead of the iBook because I wanted something small (I got the 12 inch) and minimum recommended requirements for school were 1.5 Ghz.  The iBook 12 inch only has 1.2 Ghz.  (Same specifications at Case, btw.)  I don't actually know enough about computers to know if it makes a difference, but I figured why take a chance - may as well go with thier recommendation.   

I have to say that I'm embarassed by how clueless I am about this stuff though...I work in IT!  You would think I'd have picked something up hanging out with tech people all day.  ::)

No problem.  I actually don't know anything about computers either.  I actually bought the cheapest laptop I could last year, I paid no attention to its specs and it is basically a piece of garbage.  That said, it was perfectly acceptable for everything I needed to use it for at Case, so I can't imagine you having any problems.

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Case Western Reserve / Re: Laptops
« on: June 16, 2005, 10:16:44 AM »
Case uses SecureExam, which is completely compatible with both PC Laptops and Macs.  I know plenty of people who survived with either, so it is really up to your own personal preference at Case.

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L.L.M. Board / Re: Point to an LLM?
« on: June 09, 2005, 09:12:50 AM »
Hi all, im only going to be starting law school next year (at where else but Michigan, as my name implies), and I was just wondering what the point of an LLM was.  I certainly would like to do legal research stuff, as well as maybe somewhere down the line teach at a law school (though I guess my chances are slim, as I go to "lowly" Michigan and not harvard or yale).  Do I need an LLM to do this?  Or are LLM's generally used to "offset" lower ranked schools?  Is it worth it only to do a LLM at a more prestigious school, like HYS?  Any input would be great, I am indeed a puzzled 1L to be.   

Two examples I've seen where LLMs sound useful:
1) I met a guy who went to an unaccredited law school for his JD, but did well enough to get into an accredited school's (1st tier even) LLM program.  I believe that this allows him to practice anywhere now, instead of just the state where his unaccredited school had local accreditation (although, since he stayed in that state, I guess the only thing that mattered was the prestige boost).
2) They're big amongst international lawyers.  It seems to be common practice to get the LLM in a country other than the one you recieved your JD (or foreign equivalent) from, especially (but not always) if those are the countries you are primarily working between.  It gets you a degree from an institution recognizable to the foreign clients, eases your ability to join that bar (if necessary), and gives you a year of education which is structured (if not focused) on the point of view of ther legal system.

That said, I'm only a year into my JD... so what do I know? :D

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I refuse to have a dorky rolling backpack. No offense to anyone with one already, but that is something i will never have.

Trying to win the law school fashion award?  Writing off something functional because it isn't aesthicially pleasing is probably not a good mindset to have right before starting law school.  Your focus should be on making your life as easy as possible.  Besides, I have a hard time believing that people would give someone a hard time in law school because of their backpack.

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General Board / Re: HELP! st. johns vs. case western
« on: June 01, 2005, 01:23:45 PM »
I'm from New Hampshire and go to Case.  Fewer than 10% of the people I knew in NH had heard of Case at the time (although most have now, thanks to the VP debates and MTV aired commercials).  I had a 1L summer job in NH months ago.  Just go to the best school you can and do the best you can, and you'll be able to get back to whatever geographic area you choose.  It's the advice I was given, and I think there's alot of truth behind it.

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