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Any ideas or opinions?

Ever heard of anyone doing this?  Can you start over at another law school if this happens?

Current Law Students / Exam Tips
« on: March 18, 2006, 09:13:28 AM »
Let's demystify the exam process a bit and help out the newbies with some of our own personal exam taking strategies.


IRAC doesn't always equal success and some professors actually HATE it because they want your answer in more of a narrative form.  Plus you infuse pretty much 0 creativity to set you apart.

Always separate your issues and parties before you even begin.  For example you have 5 parties doing all separate things... make sure you put A v B and B v C in nice neat little paragraphs and then start writing about the respective issues.

Time management time management time management.  Have all the BLL and rules set in your head before you sit for your exam.  That way when you recognize an issue it will trigger the information you need to include and you'll have it written down in no time.

I would have posted this under exam taking strategies but honestly no one reads that board.

Take Care~~ don't forget to add your input. 

Transferring / University of Michigan
« on: February 28, 2006, 12:39:27 PM »
I know U of M takes a lot of transfer apps.  Anyone successfully transfer there?  Also please tell me your stats and LSAT score and what personal statements or essays you wrote.


Current Law Students / Private Loans for Law School?
« on: February 22, 2006, 07:27:59 PM »
Hey guys just wanted to get a general consensus if there was one, on what private loan has been the best and most hassle free loan company to deal with.  I'm pretty much like everyone else here.  Will most likely need to have a creditworthy co-signer since I'm not apart of the working world yet. 

I ultimately would just like one 50k loan that would last over a 2 year stretched out period of time.  I don't know if anyone has gotten this amount or from whom I guess it is kinda on the high side.  Having said that...

Any suggestions?

Current Law Students / Summer Employment does it really matter?
« on: February 09, 2006, 10:47:14 AM »
Summer employment at a firm is nice and the money is hard to turn away.  But there is no real guarantee that you'll end up with that firm after graduating.  Does doing the summer at a firm actually increase your chances of landing a full time job after law school?

If so, then why are there so many firms interviewing on campus?  They must still be looking for candidates... candidates who's positions were formerly held by "summer associates."

So my question is... for those that perhaps started in say the spring or winter... those who won't have a chance to hold those coveted summer associate positions... will it really matter when all is said and done?   

Current Law Students / CLASSMATES...
« on: January 22, 2006, 11:10:59 PM »
Ok this is the deal... I'm serious about law school... really serious... and possibly too serious.  The thing is I'm not antisocial but I really can't stand superficial people that goof around and inadvertently drag me down with them.  Concentration wise and grade wise.  See, I don't want to be a jerk and overall I do want to be "liked" within my class because it makes law school a little more bearable knowing that if you miss a class the person sitting next to you won't give you the wrong notes on the wrong topic.  But I just don't know how to draw the line between wanting to be friendly and cordial to you but not wanting to be your best friend and confidante... without hurting your feelings.  For instance it sucks when you're friendly to everyone in class... they like you and you like them.  But then there comes the all-encompassing "what'cha doin Friday night" that I will have to say no to... which without me wanting it to... begins to burn bridges.  As we all know us law students are a sensitive bunch  ;) 

I'm not a nerd and I don't study 24/7 but I find deep personal friendships and "cliques" during law school, are especially taxing and take away from what you should be doing.  So how can I stay friendly with everyone without having to be a huge part of your life and without looking like a total jerk?

What should I do?  Anyone else feel my pain? 

and he didn't put that he was kicked out of his former law school or that he even attended it on his new law school's application... I told him this could have serious consequences but he won't listen.  And as of a year now they still haven't caught on...

I told him he's seriously playing with fire but he still believes no one will find him out... help...

Online Law Schools / How does This Work?
« on: January 18, 2006, 03:15:58 AM »
Ok please no one take offense I am purely curious.  I didn't know that you could get your law degree online... and further that it won't be honored by the American Bar Association.  That being said, how the heck do you practice law if the ABA which is the governing institution for allowing an individual to legally practice law... does not honor your school?


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