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Current Law Students / Summer Plans? What is best...?
« on: January 22, 2007, 05:58:41 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!

Thanks guys!

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

Incoming 1Ls / The Official Seton Hall Law 09 Thread...
« on: August 11, 2006, 03:42:48 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?

Incoming 1Ls / Re: Seton Hall- byuing laptop through school
« on: August 08, 2006, 04:30:40 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?

Incoming 1Ls / Re: Seton Hall- byuing laptop through school
« on: August 07, 2006, 12:04:21 PM »
By the way... is anyone going on that downtown walking tour of Newark next Monday?

Incoming 1Ls / Re: Seton Hall- byuing laptop through school
« on: August 07, 2006, 12:03:50 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
    (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

(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 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...

Good luck. :)

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!

Incoming 1Ls / What else should I buy for One L
« on: August 03, 2006, 10:17:36 PM »
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...


Incoming 1Ls / Re: Seton Hall- byuing laptop through school
« on: July 29, 2006, 06:10:17 AM »
your right i completely forgot what i was doing lol...

you can also find out exactly who is in your class...

click on the class... go to the links on the left, go down to communication, then cluck roster, then list all... you will find out everyone in your section...

anyone in the BB sections?

Incoming 1Ls / Re: Seton Hall- byuing laptop through school
« on: July 28, 2006, 11:01:22 AM »
k sounds good...

i was on myweb just now and didnt say anything about my section nor schedules... whereabouts do i look?

Incoming 1Ls / Re: Seton Hall- byuing laptop through school
« on: July 27, 2006, 10:00:00 PM »
im from south orange... went to shu undergrad as well and will be in the day division...

i havent started the legal research and writing homework... has anyone completed it yet? Is it a quick an easy assignment or do i have some work ahead of me... ive been on vacation so I havent been home yet to get the mail and get the assignment, although I know its due the 5th...

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