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Current Law Students / Re: Long exams
« on: May 10, 2007, 09:29:09 PM »

is thomas cooley or some other diploma mill offering a one-year J.D. program or something...

i don't get it

they do, but that's not where I go. As it turns out, I go to a higher ranked school than Seton Hall.

maybe you should stop worrying about the time and length of your exams at your "premier institution" and actually do it... you're in law school buddy... 18-24 pages is a walk in the park... well maybe not at your school, but to each his own  ;)

Current Law Students / Re: Property / Future Interest Q
« on: May 10, 2007, 09:23:05 PM »
A= Life Estate, B= Vested remainder subject to divestment, 0= reversion... and it does not violate the rules against perpituities

So i need to take a 3 credit summer course and there are only 4 classes available... here are my choices...

Copyright Law; Employment Law; Remedies; and Conflict of Laws...

None of these really jump out at me or for that matter really interest me, however I must take one. Any suggestions or recomendations on which class might help me the best in my future legal career? Anything that would be helpful to the bar or look favorable on my transcripts?

Keep in mind I am still not sure as to what type of law I want to do, because I know that information would help make my decision a little clearer...

So yea, any input would be much appreciated... thanks guys!

Current Law Students / Re: p/t - Day or Evening
« on: March 28, 2007, 10:59:27 AM »
tortfeasor... im also an SHU student... what section are you in?

Current Law Students / Re: If this doesn't work...I give up
« on: February 03, 2007, 07:30:41 PM »
1L or 2L?

Current Law Students / Re: How much free time do you have as a 1L?
« on: February 03, 2007, 07:29:14 PM »
its really not about the amount of time put in or the amount of time going out... if you get the concepts you get the concepts plain and simple... sometimes i will study one hour if I understand what im learning... sometimes ill study all night if I dont...

i do feel however that I have a lot of free time, sometimes too much. I always do my LRW a week before or so, and i will read the night before class and take sparce notes during class. I review probably ever month and fit everything together.

While this may work for me, im sure it may not for others, so to each his own. If you can find free time, thats great, if you cant, well thats law school. Obvisouly you have some free time to relax and blaze which is cool if that is your thing, im not here to pass judgment, but if youre worried about free time, use that time to go out and chill with friends instead of smoking... but thats all your decision...

free time is what you make of it anyway

Current Law Students / Re: Re-thinking summer plans... help...
« on: February 03, 2007, 07:21:20 PM »
when I "grow up" lol i would like to go into big law, at least at the onset. As you said, a summer with a federal judge is a great way to spend the summer, which is why I am in such a bind. I know many of my fellow classmates would love to have an internship with a feeral judge, and by no means am I not gracious to that fact. I am just wondering if this will look better come fall OCI to the big firms out there (im not talking the "big" big firms) over a summer at a firm. Logically it would make sense that working for a firm 1L would be desirable for a 2L associateship... however, the job i would probably get as a 1L probably wouldnt be anything too impressive, which is why I think the judge may work a little better. You guys gave me some good avice, but I am still left pondering exactly what I should do. Am I wasting this good luck (with my grades) just to go work for a judge (which many other students do) or should I some how use it to my advantage early and get a step up on the competition...

Current Law Students / Re-thinking summer plans... help...
« on: February 03, 2007, 01:03:34 PM »
So I just got my class rank and I made it to top 15% (reall close to top 10) and i have a 3.5 gpa at shu law...

I was all set on taking a judicial internship this summer with a federal district judge... but now I am wondering if I should try for a firm...

with these stats do you think its wise to try to land a summer job with a firm or go the route of a judicial internship. The reason I was going to do the internship was so it looks better at fall OCI so I could get a great 2L summer position... but should I try for it now as well?

What do you think my best bet would be? would the federal internship be the best way to a great 2L associateship or should I try for something now and pass on the internship?

Any advice would be must appreciated guys!


Current Law Students / Re: research positions w/ profs
« on: January 22, 2007, 10:42:54 PM »
Well this is how it works at my school...

An R/A position (research assistant) is a paid position (12 an hour) for no credit.

It looks great on a resume, although experience in the trial setting looks much better (i was curious at first as well, but this is the overall impression I am receiving)

The R/A positions arent really listed anywhere online, you must go to a professor, preferably face to face, and ask if he or she is seeking an R/A and then give them your resume. Its all about who you know. Many 1Ls will attempt to R/A for a first year professor, so it is very hard, so i was told to check with upper level professors.

Usually you help them with their publications, cite check, create reading plans for classes, etc...

Its a great way to gain a strong recommendation and friend in the legal world, but I would go with the judge...

hope all this helps!!!

let us know what u decide

Current Law Students / Constitutional Law and Property study Guides?
« on: January 22, 2007, 06:01:26 AM »
Can anyone recommend the best study guide/supplements for...

Constitutional Law (using Sullivan text if that matters)

Property (using Dukeminiers text)

E & E? Gilberts? Emanuels? etc?

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