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Messages - kilroy55

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Get over it.  It sucks, and I'm sorry but professors do this all the time.  There isn't much you can.  It really isn't a copyright violation on his part since it would probably fall under fair use.  If the question was fair and you studied for the exam, you should have been able to answer it.  This is no different than a professor telling the class what questions will be on the exam on a day when several students were missing from class.  Those students missing, unless someone was kind enough to tell them, are at a disadvantage.  You can complain all you want.  I doubt anything will come of it.  Suck it and move on.

Current Law Students / Re: Dormant Commerce Clause
« on: May 06, 2008, 07:25:37 AM »
Don't forget the defense, homeslice. Maine v. Taylor.

Ah yes, the outlier case.  Forgive, it has been a few years.

Current Law Students / Re: Dormant Commerce Clause
« on: May 05, 2008, 10:25:25 AM »
Its simple.  Facially discriminatory -- thrown out.  Facially neutral -- Pike Balancing test (local benefit vs. burdent on interstate commerce).  Enjoy.

Current Law Students / Re: Clerkship chances?
« on: May 01, 2008, 08:36:37 AM »
You don't say---a whole FOUR!

Well surely your T2 is representative of ALL T2's. After all there are only fifty of them (at least--arguably there are 75).

I am aware of 6 now.  I don't exactly go around asking people.  But, 6 from my T2, and the other poster mentioned Richmond at 10 from last between my school last (6) and Richmond (10), 16 between two T2.  I wonder if the other 50 ever place any.  Your earlier post said someone had "no shot" unless they knew someone.  It just isn't true.  Stop making blanket statements about things you no little about.  I understand if you feel slighted by legal education.  Perhaps, you should have gone somewhere else.  But, to everyone who wants one -- apply.  Aim for some of those far off places like North and South Dakota.  Try for areas people might now want to live.  Best of luck!

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Wayne State v. Michigan State
« on: April 18, 2008, 04:26:12 AM »
Wayne State's new dean is coming from my law school.  He is a pompous, arrogant man.  I would avoid going anywhere where is he located. 

Current Law Students / Re: Failed MPRE. Help!!
« on: April 07, 2008, 04:30:51 PM »
No one cares.  Take it again.  I failed it the first time because I didn't study.  I took it a second time and passed with no problems.  Your firm will not care.  Hell, they don't even need to know.  Take it in November or August right after the bar exam, and study this time.

Current Law Students / Re: Doing criminal background checks on westlaw
« on: April 06, 2008, 02:59:59 PM »
Students have only unlimited access as long as it is used for educational purposes.  The criminal background check on westlaw comes in handy when you are filling out your Bar applications, especially if you are going to practice in VA where they want to know every little ticket you have ever gotten and the case number for it.

Current Law Students / Re: GSU v. Emory
« on: March 18, 2008, 09:49:38 AM »
Or you can go to Emory and graduate in the middle or bottom of your class with 120K of debt.  Either way, base it on what you want.  If you want prestige and the shot at BIGLAW, go to Emory.  But be ready for the disappointment if you don't get what you want and have a plan to get rid of the massive debt.

Current Law Students / Re: Clerkship chances?
« on: March 17, 2008, 11:55:58 AM »
I am trying to figure out if I have any shot at a federal district court clerkship. Is there a board or blog like the transfer students page with numbers and school rank ect?

I am in the top 8% at a low T2. Secondary journal, no chances at publication, extern for a federal district court during 2L year, nothing too special.

Any thoughts? Is anyone else thinking about applying? It seems like a lot of work!

Without a connection, you have almost no shot whatsoever.

Wow, I love people who have no idea what the are talking about.

Wow, I love people who think they know everything. Landing a federal clerkship of any kind coming from a T2 is nearly impossible. Kudos to those who did it, but it is extremely uncommon. And, at least, in the 7th Circuit, you WILL NOT even be considered for a COA position. Your app will be tossed in the garbage.

Hmmm...I have a federal clerkship (as do 4 other classmates) and I (we) went to a Tier 2 law school, but I am sure you know more than I (we) do.  Sorry for ever doubting you.

Current Law Students / Re: Federal Clerkship letters of reccomendation
« on: March 06, 2008, 06:02:32 PM »
Judges don't give a rats ass about the name of the professor unless it is someone they personally know.  Hell, most federal judges ignore academia and academic scholarship in general.  You should read some of the articles written by judges on how little law reviews/journals are cited now in judicial opinions.  You find a professor who knows you, your work and your character.  This is what a federal judge cares about. 

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