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Current Law Students / Re: Research Help
« on: January 19, 2006, 09:03:30 PM »
Jacy's post of how to know when you are finished is on point. Although, the "its really not that bad" part i HIGHLY disagree. legal research sucks - its boring and VERY time consuming. why do u think profs always get students to do it for them?

Current Law Students / Re: Notable alumni of lower-tier law schools?
« on: January 19, 2006, 03:17:58 PM »
President William McKinley, CEO of AOL Time Warner (i forget his name), Westchester District Attorney Janine Pirro, they all went to Albany Law.

although when McKinley went, Albany was one of the best law schools in the nation - ya know, in like 1870, ha.

Current Law Students / Re: Research Help
« on: January 19, 2006, 03:13:23 PM »
doesn't really matter if u find a leading case. just try to find the highest authority, court of appeals, for the rule that you want to use. After that, u try to find cases with similar facts and state that same rule, so u can show how ur case is analgous to those. this is the tough part.

Current Law Students / Re: LSD Reputation points?
« on: January 18, 2006, 04:58:13 AM »
what wild jack posted will be next to every name on a thread.

i agree with lincoln. grow up chris.

thats a little nuts. the proctors at my school are very nice.

Current Law Students / Re: Financial Aid/Law School Admissions Chances
« on: January 15, 2006, 10:08:17 PM »
I wasn't replying to zemog...I was replying to the OP.  ::)

No, it doesn't.  I think most,if not all, law school separate their admissions and financial aid depts.  You're application for admission is considered separately from your app for financial aid.  The only time the two sort of mingle is in offering scholarship, or if a needy applicant asks for more, and the school has a particular interest in that candidate.  Then the admissions committee might make a couple phone calls, to see if they can make their school more attractive to the applicant.

I believe its called sarcasm Jacy.

my bad.

Current Law Students / Re: Getting legal advice from professors?
« on: January 14, 2006, 11:49:17 PM »
true story:

My prof told us about a time, one of the law professors at the school was stopped for speeding, turned out he had an expired license and some other junk was wrong with his record (unpaid tickets i believe), so they arrest him. Once in jail, he calls one of the other professors at the school and asks the guy to come down and straighten this out. The other law prof. replied "how the hell should i know, im not a lawyer".

u cant make this up.

Current Law Students / Re: What to Do with a 1.71 GPA at a <T4
« on: January 13, 2006, 11:39:40 PM »
yeah - u gotta do something about your drinking. now, you are only affecting yourself. but when u start practicing, if u drop the ball with a client (dont timely file something with the court, write horrendous motions, etc), theres more at stake. its malpractice, and you will be paying madd $$$.

Current Law Students / Re: Do BIGLAW firms recruit outside T14 schools?
« on: January 13, 2006, 11:34:31 PM »
yes. i go to a tier 3 in NY, and the top grads here get offers at big law firms in NYC.

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