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Current Law Students / Re: How many people left after 1st semester?
« on: January 22, 2005, 04:46:17 PM »
15 failed out at my school

Current Law Students / Re: 1st Semester GPA
« on: January 20, 2005, 08:53:22 PM »
i guess thats good. i would think ur GPA doesn't matter if ur school gives out B's like they're going out of style. My school grades everyone on a C+ curve, so most people have a 2.3. ur GPA doesn't matter so much...ur class rank does.

Current Law Students / Re: Book Briefing
« on: January 19, 2005, 09:10:37 PM »
oh god - how the hell do u people still have time to actually brief??? i briefed for the first  week, then saw that margin notes saved madd time.

Current Law Students / Re: DOWNY is Bipolar - stay away from downy
« on: January 19, 2005, 06:06:26 PM »
u peops gotta take a chill pill and relax

Current Law Students / Re: How many hours a day do you study?
« on: January 19, 2005, 12:23:15 PM »
i thought i was gonna cut back until i read my first constitutional law case. The thing was like 15 pages - took an hour and a half to read/book brief and actually UNDERSTAND what the hell was going on for 15 pages. With con law im to about 4-5 hours a night. Without con law i would be doing an hour - 2 hours tops.

Current Law Students / Re: DWI
« on: January 06, 2005, 01:49:31 AM »
i got a DWI when i was 18. i am currently a 1L at a tier 3 school. My stats were tier-3 caliber. It didn't hurt me. Just give the date, the fine, the court, and what u actually plead guilty to. I was charged with a DWI (a misdemeanor), but plead guilty to a DWAI (a traffic infraction).

Its not a big deal.

Current Law Students / Re: Got Mnemonics?
« on: January 04, 2005, 08:49:39 PM »
I used this in undergrad for my con law class. Its for the exceptions to the 4th amendment right against unreasonable search and seizure. I forget what some of them stand for, but this is some of them.


Hot pursuit


Job Search / Re: How to address cover letters
« on: January 04, 2005, 08:47:00 PM »
Below the date, when you put the address of the person u are writing to, it goes like this:

John Doe, Esq.
Agency/Firm name

In the salutation line, it goes like this:

Dear John Doe:

If you do not know if the hiring person is a lawyer (some public agencies are like this), then include their name but no Esq., (obviously).

One side note, never never never never use "To Whom It May Concern". Your cover letter, resume, etc. will be thrown out. Do whatever you can to find out the name of the person doing the hiring. Call them, check NALP directory, anything, but never use that phrase.

Current Law Students / Re: How many have you lost?
« on: December 13, 2004, 09:15:34 PM »
leukemia and hodgkins disease.

yea - i know i spelled it wrong.

Current Law Students / Re: Done With Property!
« on: December 13, 2004, 05:41:50 PM »
i agree 100%. property was by far the hardest exam i ever took. i have property for a year also, so it was only up to the RAP but......we had one fact pattern that incorporated adverse possession of real property and chattels, bailments, acquisition by find and capture, gifts, and there were even a couple facts that made conveyances. It was 3 pages long and the worst fact pattern i have ever encountered - my repsonse was 12 pages. and that was only worth 25% of the test. The rest was on future interests. My prof is cited in the dukheimer book, as well as written the lexis-nexis review book on future interests. This was his area of expertise and i guess he wanted everyone and their mother to know it. Last year, the person who got an A on the exam got a 47. So, i completely empathize with ya sands.

p.s. my spelling sucks.

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