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What did you do with the post-case questions in your casebook?
« Reply #260 on: June 17, 2008, 06:59:41 PM »
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I was looking through a loaned family law casebook, and he answered most of the questions.  They're usually of the "why did Judge X decide this way?  what Texas rule is most relevant to blank?" variety.

More importantly, what did you usually take out of your cases?  I plan to take five or six sentences of notes for each, without briefing.

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leveraging for scholarship money - public vs. private
« Reply #261 on: June 20, 2008, 12:21:08 PM »
In at two similarly ranked schools pretty close in proximity.  The public school is about 19K cheaper than the private, but the location and other factors I like better at the private.  My numbers are not great for the private (I am about to be offered part-time off the waitlist), but I was wondering if anyone was successful getting money in this circumstance.  I plan on going to the private in person to talk with them and see what they can do to help guarantee my enrollment.

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BOD Round 1 Results
« Reply #262 on: June 20, 2008, 04:46:27 PM »
I'll be using this thread to track results. I'll break the schools into those moving on and those eliminated and post each school with its vote count.

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Group 1:

Moving On:

Boston University School of Law - 36
University of Illinois College of Law - 27
Baylor University School of Law - 18
The Florida State University College of Law - 18

Eliminated:

Northern Illinois University College of Law - 4
Texas Southern University—Thurgood Marshall School of Law - 4
Barry University Dwayne O. Andreas School of Law - 1

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Group 2:

Moving On:

The University of Alabama School of Law - 25
Lewis & Clark Law School - 21
The University of New Mexico School of Law - 14
Cleveland State University—Cleveland-Marshall College of Law - 12

Eliminated:

The University of Toledo College of Law - 8
Quinnipiac University School of Law - 6
Washburn University School of Law - 5

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Group 3:

Moving On:

Rutgers—The State University of New Jersey—School of Law—Camden - 28
University of Denver Sturm College of Law - 25
University of Missouri—Columbia School of Law - 24
Suffolk University Law School - 12

Eliminated:

Stetson University College of Law - 5
University of Baltimore School of Law - 5
Texas Wesleyan University School of Law - 4

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Group 4:

Moving On:

The University of Texas School of Law - 34
The George Washington University Law School - 33
University of Georgia School of Law - 25
Marquette University Law School - 8

Eliminated:

Mercer University—Walter F. George School of Law - 4
The John Marshall Law School - 4
University of Detroit Mercy School of Law - 4

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Group 5:

Moving On:

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Group 14:

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I'mma stay bumpin' till I bump my head on my tomb.

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Environmental Law - Where to Go?
« Reply #263 on: June 21, 2008, 07:32:39 PM »
I'm applying for fall '09 interested in environmental law. I just took the LSAT in June and graduated with just above a 3.8. Any recommendations for schools that offer a comprehensive set of environmental law classes?

I am aware of Vermont and L&C. Any others? Thanks

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Rank ObaMcCain on the Socialist - Facist Scale
« Reply #264 on: June 24, 2008, 01:14:35 PM »
Socialist                           1
Left Wing                         2
Very Liberal                     3
Liberal                            4
Left Leaning Moderate   5
Right Leaning Moderate 6
Conservative                    7
Very Conservative         8
Right Wing                        9
Facist                              10

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16 yo wants a job, please review my letter!
« Reply #265 on: June 24, 2008, 11:22:45 PM »
Hey,

I am 16 years old, but I graduated early and I currently going to ARC (a CC in Sacramento) and I will be transferring in one year to UCB, and majoring in rhetorics, then applying to Boalt Hall.

I am very determined and I do not care about my age, since I have proven before that I have outwitted mature people in the law field, so I believe that I am a great person to apply for a job at a law firm, just as a file clerk or something of that level. Below is my resume. It is VERY weak, lacking something I cannot figure out, and just not convincing at all. Please read it and give me some criticism!

The letter:

                          “My Address”
                        “My cell number”
                          "My e-mail"
                       
Date
Mr. Goralka
"should I put his position? B/c I don't know what to put, maybe just plain Attorney?"
Goralka Law Firm
2115 J Street, Suite 201
Sacramento, CA 95816

Dear Mr. Goralka:

I am a 16 year old sophomore at American River College, currently working towards my rhetoric major, and I plan to attend UC Berkeley in one year, and then apply for UCB’s Boalt Hall. I am seeking a job for this summer situated in a legal environment, and while researching for law firms in my area, I found that your law firm was exactly what I was looking for. Of the many specialties your law firm practices, I was very interested in the area of business and corporate law, which is what I plan to specialize in.

I am able to work anytime after 1 PM on Monday thru Thursday, and full-time on Fridays. After August 1st, 2008, I am able to work full-time throughout the week for your firm.

It would seem in our mutual interests to further discuss the knowledge, experience and demonstrated results I can bring to your firm. Thank you for your consideration. I look forward to a personal meeting to discuss this opportunity further.

Thank you for your consideration.
Sincerely,


Sahand Akbari

Encl.


Now....I write Encl. b/c I have a letter of recommendation from a bookstore in downtown, which held Baby Bar reviews in their store on weekends, in which I had the privileged to attend to for free. It was there when I found out how much studying is required, but it has not discouraged me.

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Pace v. Touro
« Reply #266 on: June 25, 2008, 05:06:10 PM »
Hi...So I am making a decision within the next day or two to go to Pace or Touro.  I know Touro is a tier 4 and Pace is tier 3 but, is there really that much of a difference and do you think either one will jump up into a tier higher?  I know many people going to Touro and absolutely no one going to Pace, good thing or bad thing?  I am not sure.   Anyway, I am completely torn and need as much advice/insight as possible.  Thank you so much!!

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Need to buy books for Int'l Trade, Evidence, Estates, Sales
« Reply #267 on: June 26, 2008, 12:35:20 PM »
I need these books, let me know if you have them!

Title:       CASES,MATERIALS,TEXTS ON LEGAL PROBLEMS OF INTL EC
Author:      JACKSON, DAVEY AND SYKES
Publisher:      WEST
Edition:      5TH 
ISBN:      Not provided
THE DOCUMENTS SUPPLEMENT Problems of International Economic Relations, 5th ed (2008) isbn 9780314160331
 
Title:      EVIDENCE UNDER THE RULES 
Author:      MUELLER & KIRKPATRICK
Publisher:      ASPEN
Edition:      2008, 6TH
ISBN:      0735568332

Title:      FEDERAL RULES OF EVIDENCE - SUPP 
Author:      MUELLER & KIRKPATRICK
Publisher:      ASPEN
Edition:      2008
ISBN:      0735572100


Title:      WILLS, TRUSTS & ESTATES 
Author:      DUKEMINIER JOHANSON LINDGREN &
Publisher:      ASPEN
Edition:      LATEST        

Title:      UNIFORM TRUST & ESTATE STATUTES 
Author:      LANGBEIN & WAGGONERS
Publisher:      FOUNDATION
Edition:      2007-08
ISBN:      9781599410937
 

Title:      UNITED STATES & INTERNAT’L SALES, LEASE, & LIC LAW
Author:      HULL
Publisher:      ASPEN
Edition:      2007
ISBN:      9780735562530
 
Title:      COMPREHENSIVE COMMERCIAL LAW 
Author:      MANN, WARREN, & WESTBROOK
Publisher:      WOLTERS KLUWER
Edition:      2008
ISBN:      0735572089

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Transfer advice!
« Reply #268 on: June 27, 2008, 10:26:17 AM »
Are transfers typically allowed to participate in law review?  This is something I am really looking forward to, as crazy as that might sound.

Also, I am not sure WHEN I should transfer.  My target school wants 30 credits, but will consider students with fewer credits on a case-by-case basis.  Furthermore, they only let you transfer in 30 credits.  I have 24 credits.  If I wait and apply in the fall, I'll have 33 credits.  That will mean I lose 3 credits and will have to take an extra class.

Is it better to apply now, and hope that they make an exception for me?  Or is it better to wait until the fall and just suck it up and take an extra class later?   

Applying later means that I'll take 1/2 of Con Law at one school and the other half at another school.  Should that change my decision?

Any advice is appreciated. ;)

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Serious question about disclosure - help!
« Reply #269 on: June 28, 2008, 02:35:57 PM »
Hey all,

I have run into a dilemma--here is a quick description:

I'm a 0L and have been accepted to a T25 and awarded a full-tuition merit scholarship.  I was looking through my old application files today for an unrelated reason, and noticed that on the application for my school I failed to disclose an incident that occurred my sophomore year of college.  One of the questions in the disclosure section of the application asked whether I had ever been reprimanded or subject to any disciplinary action by any college or university, and if so, it instructed me to write a brief description (pretty standard stuff).  I have indeed been the subject of disciplinary action--in the fall of my sophomore year (fall '05), I was written up by my RA for having an open bottle of wine in my room, and I had to pay a $100 fine and take an online alcohol.edu course.  I don't think that this is a big deal at all, and I disclosed this incident on literally every application I sent out except for the one to the school which I plan on attending--I don't know why this is the case, other than it was one of the very first apps I filled out and I just genuinely forgot or didn't read the question carefully enough.

I just realized my mistake this morning, and I don't know how to proceed.  My UG institution destroyed my personal file upon my graduation, but they keep an electronic record of disclinary stuff indefinitely.  I'm afraid that disclosing this information might cause a huge hassle for the admissions and financial aid people--i.e. they might have to go and revise my app and scholarship or something, all for a very tiny and seemingly inconsequential incident.  At the same time, I was clearly instructed to disclose ANY discpline I'd recieved as an UG, and I failed to do so.  What would you do?   
 
*I realize that I made this exact same post on the students/graduates side of the board.  I'm not trying to be a d-bag or anything--I'd just like as much input as possible, and it's pretty dead over there right now.