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General Board / Re: Citation Impact on Bar Admission?
« on: June 08, 2008, 08:38:51 PM »
You should disclose everything on your bar app. that could possibly be found in a background check.  A marijuana citation fits into that category.  It almost certainly won't affect your chances of admission to the bar as long as it is an isolated incident and you own up to it.  However, if you fail to disclose and they find out, then that's when you are really in trouble. 

Part 2 is purely up to you. 

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General Board / Re: A or B
« on: May 29, 2008, 11:03:17 PM »
C - don't go to Tier 4 law school and graduate with 6 figure debt.

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I made a 150 on the MPRE and got a B+ in the class.  There is no way to correlate between the two.  Some PR classes don't even focus all that heavily on the rules and certainly most of them don't test a lot of the obscure rules that are fair game for the MPRE.  For example, my class covered nothing about the judicial code of conduct but that accounted for 5-10 questions on the MPRE. 


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General Board / Re: Gearing up for the bar exam
« on: May 20, 2008, 10:03:05 PM »
Is everybody doing barbri? 

My school has a bar program that I am doing.  The profs at the school just teach their subject again. I think the professors all made their own outlines.  We also got a lot of material from PMBR including two outlines for each class and a lot of practice problems. I was torn on choosing between BarBri and my school's program, but out of loyalty I went with my school.

I wouldn't choose my school's program out of loyalty.  I would make sure that the profs are teaching for the bar exam and not teaching for a law school exam as there is a difference.  I was hesitant to choose barbri at first as well but in the end I decided to go with the trusted name to ensure the best shot of passing the first time. 

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Large and medium sized firms can make a lot of money because they have big corporate clients with deep pockets.

Most family law cases do not involve people with deep pockets. Hence, it is not an area to get into if you are concerned about earning potential. 

I'm guessing the vast majority of family law practitioners are solos or work for public interest groups.

So wealthy people never get divorced?  There are plenty of family lawyers who make a very comfortable living.  The hard part of family law isn't the money, it's the stress of dealing with deteriorating family relationships and extreme conflicts between spouses fighting over money and kids. 

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General Board / Re: I'm still trying not to study - answer me this?
« on: April 28, 2008, 06:40:00 PM »
How many hours, on average, do you study for an in class final exam, counting from when your outline is complete?

- do not include wasting time, like posting to stupid threads


me:  30-60

30-60 AFTER the outline?  When do you complete your outlines, October?

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General Board / Re: Oral Arguments question
« on: April 28, 2008, 02:29:55 PM »
No, it's completely irrelevant to the issues in your oral argument.  Like Jacy said, in making your point it is sufficient to show that the weight of the authority in other circuits points to the opposite conclusion.  There is no need to make a strawman attack on the 9th circuit.  If anything, it might hurt more than it would help.

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General Board / Re: And Done.
« on: April 26, 2008, 01:33:00 AM »
Done with LS for good next Wednesday. 

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The first response sounds better to me and doesn't seem too time consuming or detailed.  In fact, it looks like how a law school final is supposed to be answered.  The second response reads like it assumes too much without explaning your conclusions.  Assumption of knowlege isn't good on a law school final because the professor can't give you points unless you actually write out what you are thinking. 

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General Board / Re: 60 mile commute to LS. Am I nuts?
« on: April 23, 2008, 09:59:21 AM »
I hope you have a fuel efficient car or a lot of money because gas prices aren't going down any time soon. 

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