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Law School Admissions / Re: Devry Grads
« on: September 01, 2009, 03:12:39 PM »
In my limited experience assisting for-profit graduates (Grand Canyon and Phoenix), they seem to perform slightly below what you would expect from their numbers.

Don't dwell on it, you can still go to law school.


Current Law Students / Re: Worth it/not too late to mass-mail law firms?
« on: August 15, 2009, 02:02:41 PM »

1) Assuming you can get the resumes out in week or two, you should still mass mail.
2) Nobody can really give you V100 odds (as you are aware).  You are definitely in play though.  If you want to provide school, I can be more specific.  (Fordham to DC will be tough ITE)

FWIW, I landed my job with a dark blue suit, light pink dress shirt, and bold pink tie.

Not that I recommend it.

This thread makes me so glad I don't have to wear a suit to work unless I'm in court. Yesterday I was over dressed becuase I had socks and tennis shoes on not sandles. Hippie lawyers = everyday is cuasual day

Mandatory jacket here.  Casual Friday means no tie.   ???

Current Law Students / Re: Law Review Topics?
« on: August 11, 2009, 03:32:01 PM »
Yeah - as noted, I primarily meant state issues for II.

Although there are a few issues that the USSC seems happy to let the circuits piddle with that might work for such an article.

Incoming 1Ls / Re: schedule and missing class
« on: August 11, 2009, 10:25:21 AM »
Yes, you can take a few days (or more) off.  It won't matter.

Current Law Students / Re: Law Review Topics?
« on: August 11, 2009, 09:29:36 AM »

1) Look at recent legislation.
2) Find legislation that changed something (anything).
3) Write about how the law has evolved over time and predict how the recent legislation has changed things.


1) Find issue where similarly ranked courts are in dispute that the SC has yet to consider. (works best on state level, academics work federal courts hard).
2) Write about how the issue is handled in other jurisdictions and how you think it will be handled by the SC.


1) Find federal legislation with a compliance requirement deadline approaching.  Do a state-by-state compliance analysis.


1) IP.  Still the easiest topic to find unresolved issues.  Get specific.

Current Law Students / Re: How many credits to take with Law Review?
« on: August 11, 2009, 09:16:52 AM »
LR + interview season = 4 classes.

Current Law Students / Re: took 3 years off, where to start
« on: July 29, 2009, 01:48:05 PM »
what i am most concerned about is that i have completely forgotten how to cite cases in legal writing, and write legally at all.  i still have 2 out of 4 writing classes to complete and they are the hardest of the 4

Just keep a bluebook by your side when you are writing until you get the hang of it.  You'll get right (write? :)) back into the flow once you start class.

Read some modern Supreme Court opinions if you are really as terrified as you let on.  This is an easy way to familiarize yourself with the basics of legal writing.

Current Law Students / Re: took 3 years off, where to start
« on: July 29, 2009, 10:35:07 AM »
I wouldn't do anything yet.  If you run across something in your class that you don't remember/understand, look it up then.

You'll be relearning everything for the bar anyways.

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