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Peacock

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Law School Wiki
« on: October 22, 2008, 06:49:04 PM »
So. What's a law school wiki? I created a wikipedia like database for law school briefs, outlines, etc. Basically, I see dozens of sites out there with free briefs, most of which are quite crappy. The sites are also covered in ads, which can get really f'ing annoying. Enter the wiki. Anyone can post, edit, or just read case briefs, outlines, etc. You see an error? Fix it. You want to share your briefs? Please do. We've all had those days where we just couldn't crack Learned Hand's language or understand what the hell a Parol Evidence rule entailed. Now students can help each other. Best of all, its FREE, NONPROFIT, etc. However, it'll only be what the people make it. I've started listing the casebooks I use and I'm slowly listing all of the cases in each book as links. I also posted a sample case brief under Hawkins v. McGee. Let's see how awesome we can make this site.

http://lawschool.wikispot.org/
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Re: Law School Wiki
« Reply #1 on: October 23, 2008, 09:47:06 AM »
What do you all think?
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Re: Law School Wiki
« Reply #2 on: October 23, 2008, 09:48:41 AM »
Where are you going to law school peacock?  It says entering Fall of 08, where did you end up my friend?

I think the wiki won't ever catch on, but its a nice thought.

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Re: Law School Wiki
« Reply #3 on: October 23, 2008, 10:41:13 AM »
Washington and Lee. I hope it will. I figure if 4lawschool can catch on (despite the loads of annoying ads) then this site can. It just needs a handful of dedicated people to start posting briefs.
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Re: Law School Wiki
« Reply #4 on: October 23, 2008, 10:44:12 AM »
Won't happen lol.

You scored a 171 on your LSAT and ended up at W&L?

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Re: Law School Wiki
« Reply #5 on: October 23, 2008, 03:20:26 PM »
No need for gloomy predictions. Optimism only.

W&L is great. I'm here on a nearly full ride and the faculty, facilities, and ranking are all excellent. I couldn't be happier elsewhere.
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Re: Law School Wiki
« Reply #6 on: October 23, 2008, 03:38:50 PM »
Yeah, a full-ride is nice but you likely could have gotten a full ride at a top 25 or so as well.  You may love it there, but if you don't end up in the top of your class, then what?


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Re: Law School Wiki
« Reply #7 on: October 23, 2008, 03:41:24 PM »
Yeah, I mean even if biglaw isn't your goal, from W&L you will need to be substantially near the top of your class for even the good PI stuff.

Debt free is always nice though.

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Re: Law School Wiki
« Reply #8 on: October 23, 2008, 07:19:28 PM »
W&L is top 25. It has been for some time. I also didn't get in anywhere higher ranked, though the scholarship would have been hard to pass up either way.

And I won't be debt free... Undergrad debt was nearly $100k (no fin. aid) and I'm still paying books/cost of living/etc. out here to the tune of $20k per year.
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Re: Law School Wiki
« Reply #9 on: October 23, 2008, 11:27:11 PM »
We got our first act of vandalism today! Some idiot from Drexel, calling it a site for "TTTs" And yet, he is at Drexel. Are they even accredited yet?
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