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Current Law Students / Re: Anyone still looking for summer jobs?
« on: January 08, 2006, 10:33:52 PM »
I thought I was being helpful. Oh well.

Transferring / Re: LSAT scores in regard to transferring
« on: January 08, 2006, 02:19:01 PM »
All of this talk about you people with below average LSAT scores getting into T1 and T2 schools really pisses me off. I had a 160 with a 3.7 GPA from a good school. Then I went to work doing international tax law for a Big 5 accounting firm for 5 years. When I applied to schools I received a steady stream of rejections, waitlist to SMU and UT, and then a full ride to a T4. I guess it's not always a good thing being just another white guy in the South.

Or maybe your lameness came through in your personal statement, and nobody wanted to hear your whining for three years.

Transferring / Re: Transferring: Class Rank
« on: January 08, 2006, 02:09:19 PM »
I'm a 1L at Santa Clara right now, and even though I have no specific insight into the admissions office, I agree that top third of T3, top 15% or so of T4 would give you a fighting chance at transferring. If you're lucky, you'll get my spot when I transfer lol.(hopefully).

Current Law Students / Re: Let's discuss Law Review
« on: January 06, 2006, 08:20:50 PM »
I also want to get on LR. My school does not allow any grade ons, so it is gonna be tough as hell. I have never heard of the Volokh book, but I think i'll go find it. I was a very solid writer before, but i'm sure that that has nothing to do with whether i'll make law review.

good luck all.

For a clueless soon to be 1L, are there any subjects where it is unimportant to have the most up-to-date suppliment?  For example, would an E&E for Civil Procedures from the mid to late 90's be as good as the most recent edition? 

For some reason, my Civ Pro prof was anal about having up to date materials, including Glannon's Civ Pro. I got the impression from him that rules change and comments are added, but I really don't think that it matters, because Glannon focuses on the basics/fundamentals, not the Advisory committee comments and all that crap.

In short, I think you could be all right with study guides that are a year/two/three old, I wouldn't go with the 90s though.

To tell the truth, i'm not sure, i'm just looking at the grading grid that they give out.
                               Top 10%    15%      20%   25%     30%     33%      40%    50%     
First Year Full-Time   233   3.932   3.666   3.567   3.468   3.432   3.334   3.298   3.200      

First Year Part-Time   75   4.093   3.573   3.476   3.333   3.286   3.236   3.141   3.044      
It looks like 3.5 puts you at top 25, 3.6 puts you at top15%, oh well.

I've only gotten 2 grades so far (B, B+). I am not so worried because if I can come out of this semester with a 3.5 average, I know i can definitely pull it up by the end of next semester. A 3.5 at my school puts you about top 15%. That B was in a class that I thought I would absolutely get a C in, no question. It turned out I was wrong. I went in thinking that If I was not sitting near the top of the class, I would cry my eyes out. But now i'm not so worried if I end up in the top _% of the class. I would prefer top 10% though so that I can transfer.

good luck all

Transferring / Re: Transfer to NYU or Columbia?
« on: January 05, 2006, 07:26:39 PM » know what, I get it. Thanks fellas.

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