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« on: January 23, 2007, 01:42:54 AM »
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
« on: January 22, 2007, 09:01:26 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?
« on: January 22, 2007, 08:58:41 AM »
I am starting to plan for my summer after 1L... was wondering if I could get some insight on what looks best for the good ol' resume...
I am debating between
A) A Judicial Externship with a Federal District Judge
B) Research Assistant position with professor at the Law School
C) Small to mid-size firm
I know my 2L summer I will attempt a big firm associatship, but I know the first summer is all about attaining experience. So what is my best route here. I have been told a federal externship is pretty impressive compared to a normal state superior court judge, but I still do not know which route is best to take...
Any info would be much appreciated!
« on: May 27, 2006, 11:36:42 PM »
This soon-to-be 1L could use some help from his peers and elders if possible... I will be moving into my new apartment starting June 1st with two other roomates. I would like to draw up a contract basically stating each person will have to pay his share of the rent ($1,550.00/3). One of the guys isnt so reliable, so I could really use an "air-tight" contract in case he decides a few months down the road he wants to skip out on the rent and bills. If someone could draft me up a thorough and legit contract for this... i would be so greatly appreciative. Seeing as how I have yet to start law school and have that wonderful contracts class, this could really help. Thanks again, and to clarify, each person would be responsible for 517.00 in rent plus 1/3 of the bills (gas, electric, cable, internet, phone). Thanks you so much to anyone who can help!
if more info is needed PM or post
« on: March 27, 2006, 07:34:37 PM »
I'm pretty sure I will be going to Duquesne this fall. The rest of the law schools I applied to seem to have decided to wait to send me my wonderful little rejection letters. But I am also going to live on campus. Coming from New Jersey, I know nothing about the Pittsburgh area and don't think I will be able to put the time in to finding a decent apartment and the status of my car is also up in the air as my lease expires in December.
I noticed that Duq doesnt offer graduate on campus housing strictly for law students and seeing as only 8 - 10 do live on campus I understand why. But, I live in a house now as an undergrad with a couple graduate students and I swear they have a lot less work and party a hell of a lot harder than I do. Was this a problem for you, as I'm sure law school is much more demanding on time than other graduate degrees?
heyy, im from new jersey too and also attending Duq in the fall... what part of jersey are you from? PM me we should talk...
« on: August 11, 2006, 06:42:48 PM »
Well since theres a thread for every other school out there... peer pressure prevailed and here is the official SHU Law Thread... so who here is ready to embark on the Hall?
« on: August 08, 2006, 07:30:40 PM »
Thanks for all the help!
Not sure if I'm going to do the walk yet - I'm on the schedule for work and need to make all the cash I can while possible. You going?
I think I am going to go... not much else to do that Monday so i figure why not... lol... so which section did you end up getting?
« on: August 07, 2006, 03:04:21 PM »
By the way... is anyone going on that downtown walking tour of Newark next Monday?
« on: August 07, 2006, 03:03:50 PM »
ok, I need help. I went online and am still having trouble finding my schedule and sections. I followed the directions you guys gave - could someone please explain it again? Thank you!
Ok there are two ways you can do this. Here's the first:
1) Go to http://myweb.shu.edu
(this should take you to Blackboard...will say My Web @ SHU at the top of the page)
(2) Username= your last name plus first two letters of your first name I believe
(3) Password= first four letters of your last name in CAPS + last four digits of your SSN + the # sign
(4) The page that opens should have a My Courses box listing everything for you...sections, etc. and you can click on the courses
If this doesn't work...try this
(1) Go to http://web4.shu.edu/ahomepg.htm
(2) Click on Login to Student Self Service (doesn't work on Sundays after 1 pm though...system down)
(3) Put in your Student ID and Pin. I wasn't sure what my Student ID was (guess I haven't received it yet cuz it's all numbers supposedly), but if you guess like twice, it will eventually just give you a new Student/Login ID. Your pin number should have been sent in the most recent packet sent by Seton Hall dated 7/31/06.
(4) I believe there is a Registration and Schedule option on the menu bar...click on the Detailed Schedule option...something like that (sorry i don't have the exact titles, but like i said, the site is down right now....if you still have trouble let me know, and i'll send you the exact stuff tomorrow). Seton Hall sent instructions but their titles for things are actually a little off...
Are you in the night division or day by the way?
heyy... for the web for students option, your login will be either your student ID number which is a 9 digit number that will be on your tuition bill when you recieve it...for now, you may want to try your social security number because I believe that will work as well. You must have your PIN however, which you should have recieved in a packet that went out this past weekend. Be delicate with your PIN, cause if you enter it wrong three times, it will lock your account and you will have to go to the registrars or bursars to get a new PIN assigned...
but if you are in the Day division... there are only 4 sections... AA, BB, CC, DD... all with somewhat similar schedules. For the most part, other then a few select classes, most of the first class assignments are not up, so I wouldnt worry as of yet... you should find out soon anyway. Hope that helps!
« on: August 04, 2006, 01:17:36 AM »
So as law school draws near, I am wondering what else i should buy to be completely ready for law school... i have the laptop, text books, but what about supplies? What should i get at office max? binders? how many higlighters? date book? anything you can think of cause my mind is going blank right now. Also, should I buy hornbooks and study guides right away, or wait till later on in the semester...
if anyone can list some essential materials and supplies for one L i would really appreciate it...
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