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Re: Columbia EIP 2017  
  by: Anonymous User   on: July 26, at 5:31:42 am   in: Legal Employment
Couple EIP questions 1. What do we do if we have like a 3 or 4 hour break between interviews? It hardly seems worth heading back to Morningside Heights (it will be SO HOT and we are in suits/dresses) but I also don't want to just sit in the double tree all day... 2. How does the "day of" lottery work? 1. You'll be in Times Square. There are things you can do near there. It will be hot a...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=278460

Re: Chicago C/O 2020 Applicants (2016-2017)  
  by: Plimptonzissou   on: July 26, at 5:25:03 am   in: Law School Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists
First time poster. There is still movement just in case anyone is out there hoping. Was accepted last week!
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=267048

Re: July 2017 NY Bar Hangout Thread - Good Luck, Everyone!  
  by: Slytherpuff   on: July 26, at 5:20:41 am   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
We probably shouldn't discuss details in here, especially for anyone who was granted double-time (maybe they didn't do all the essays today? I don't know how that would work). Topics are fine, specific issues and facts are probably taboo. Good luck tomorrow, everyone! If you didn't feel so hot about today, remember that AUTOPASS is still a thing. http://weknowyourdreams.com/images/rainbow/rainbow...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=41&t=275930

Re: Thank you ExamSoft  
  by: Pneumonia   on: July 26, at 5:14:23 am   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
ExamSoft is Easy. Secure. Reliable. so I'm not sure what y'all are complaining about.
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=41&t=280072

Re: 1L summer preparation for 0Ls  
  by: A. Nony Mouse   on: July 26, at 4:58:04 am   in: Ask a Law Student / Graduate
If you're applying for real clerkships (post-grad jobs) via Oscar, you type all that into a webpage. If you're applying for a summer internship with a judge (or sending a paper app to a real clerkship) you'll need to provide copies of transcripts, sometimes undergrad.
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=280026

Re: Thank you ExamSoft  
  by: hockeyman969   on: July 26, at 4:53:21 am   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
Tablemate in Florida got screwed. They also verified the version and if you were on creator's edition you had to use the old pen and paper.
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=41&t=280072

Re: 2018-2019 Clerkship Application Thread  
  by: A. Nony Mouse   on: July 26, at 4:51:58 am   in: Judicial Clerkships
I think just apply is pretty good advice, actually.
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=34&t=263798

Re: Exam Bank Exchange  
  by: A. Nony Mouse   on: July 26, at 4:48:31 am   in: Forum for Law School Students

jsmith345 wrote:I know what my professors will teach already from outline depot.
That's not how you know what your professors will teach, but good luck, I guess.
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=280035

Re: Exam Bank Exchange  
  by: cavalier1138   on: July 26, at 4:16:31 am   in: Forum for Law School Students
I wasn't being patronizing, sorry if you thought that. Quite confident I will end up okay. I know what my professors will teach already from outline depot, at most it will be a little different. Later. I hope it works out (as in, I hope you're just wasting your time and that this doesn't hurt your grades). Either way, please come back after you get your first round of grades with an update. This ...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=280035

Re: TLS c/o 2021 Applicants Thread  
  by: principalagent   on: July 26, at 4:07:25 am   in: Law School Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists
Has anyone else been checking LSAC just to see which schools have updated their applications to show that the Fall 2018 JD apps are posted (but still not open). I have and it's starting to get a bit too real
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=279406

Score Improvements  
  by: kiklavan   on: July 26, at 3:58:38 am   in: LSAT Prep and Discussion Forum
Hi all, I started studying for the Sep. LSAT on June 1st. My diagnostic score was initially 154 and I hit 159 on the subsequent PT I took at the end of June. I've been putting ~40 hours in a week (not even including the prep class I'm taking). My last score had me at 35/51 in LR, 17/23 in LG, and 20/27 in RC just to give some context. Is it likely that I will hit 170 by September? Am I improving a...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=280079

Re: Should I postpone? Feeling discouraged  
  by: kiklavan   on: July 26, at 3:47:52 am   in: LSAT Prep and Discussion Forum
You probably should wait until December, but not because you are doing poorly, but because it takes time to learn the LSAT, and then even more time to consistently answer questions correctly. My diagnostic PT was 153 and I got a 171 on the real thing, but only after 4.5 months of hard studying. The first thing you need to do is stop taking PTs, doing them at this stage isn't helping you at all an...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=280055

Re: Swapping personal statements  
  by: jih233   on: July 26, at 3:24:36 am   in: Law School Personal Statements
Looking for someone who is willing to critique my PS. Would do my best for yours too!

PM me if interested!
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=18&t=42969

Re: 2017 July California Bar  
  by: elijah54594   on: July 26, at 2:08:41 am   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum

hatethelaw wrote:Did anyone else completely miss the library? As in just use the file and then realize there was a library after........


Oh baby nooo! WHAT is you doing?!
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=41&t=274836

LSAC and LSDAS GPA question  
  by: DolnaRay   on: July 26, at 2:01:44 am   in: Law School Admissions Forum
How exactly does LSAC and LSDAS calculate UK/Indian grades? Do they consider the WES? I know that a 60% or a 2:1 will be considered as 3.0 and above... but what about a 2:2 or 2nd class? Will LSDAS calculate it as 2.0 or even lower? Has anyone from UK or India here applied to US Law schools with a 2nd class or 2:2? If so were your LSDAS GPA a nightmare? I ask, because I myself have a shitty 2nd cl...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=280077

Re: Sticky Request: Tanicius's Guide for Bullshitting Essay Topics  
  by: elcee1987   on: July 26, at 1:58:58 am   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
Damn. I wish I saw this last night. Would have saved me from some desperately wrong essay answers today. Eh well. At least this made me laugh, you're a god among men.
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=41&t=249162

Re: 2017 July California Bar  
  by: netrag   on: July 26, at 1:42:51 am   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
Did anyone else mention on the Community Property essay that the attempted transfer from sole title to joint tenancy would have failed without a strawman, because joint tenancy requires unity of time? wait I said the transfer of title into JT made was a collateral agreement to rebut the SP gift presumption since the condo was a gift to him during marriage That's pretty much where I went with it t...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=41&t=274836

Re: Resume Template  
  by: roselly10   on: July 26, at 1:39:41 am   in: Law School Admissions Forum
There are many online resume templates are available. You can prepare your one.
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=175503

Re: 2018-2019 Clerkship Application Thread  
  by: hdunlop   on: July 26, at 1:31:54 am   in: Judicial Clerkships
Always love that advice. Like there's no cost to it in terms of favors from recommenders, hours on perfecting shit, endless #snowflake heartache. Unless that was a really subtle good luck follow your dreams gag. I have no idea the answer to the question but know just apply is never it.
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=34&t=263798

International In-House/Non-Big Law Positions  
  by: Anonymous User   on: July 26, at 12:59:47 am   in: Legal Employment
I'm a big law corporate junior associate in a major US market (not NY). I'm doing a mix of M&A, securities (both deal work and filings), and start-up financings. Originally, I planned on lateraling to London next year. However, I am very unhappy with big law and have begun considering in-house positions. I've read plenty of threads about the best time to leave a firm and go in house. My questi...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=280076

Re: Spivey Consulting Q&A with Adcoms from Yale, Harvard, Penn, Chicago etc.  
  by: WooGirl4Spivey   on: July 26, at 12:54:57 am   in: Free Help and Advice from Professionals
on many WL and strongly considering reapplying

ive seen some posters with last minute acceptances from contacting schools basically on orientation

if one isn't concerned with the financial or logistical issues, what would be the correct and appropriate way to employ this strategy

really appreciate all help
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=43&t=197451

Re: Improving for the September Test  
  by: YAPAlex   on: July 26, at 12:54:23 am   in: LSAT Prep and Discussion Forum
10+ points might be a tall order for September, but congrats on the progress so far. A 165+ is definitely within reach with enough time. For LG: I highly recommend 7 sage videos. Personally, I think they are more intuitive for grouping games, and really help visualize a good set up https://www.youtube.com/user/7sagelsat For LR: The key is to keep drilling. I would probably stop doing timed sectio...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=280070

Re: TLS c/o 2021 Applicants Thread  
  by: Jack_Kelly   on: July 26, at 12:51:53 am   in: Law School Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists
FYI UVA, WUSTL, Vandy, UCLA and reportedly GULC are giving out solicited fee waivers already. Also have my WUSTL skype interview tomorrow, any tips from people who have done it? Should I dress in a full suit or more business casual? I interviewed last cycle with them, and I wore what I had worn to work that day. It was business casual (collared shirt and vest). Mary Ann was dressed similarly (for...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=279406

Re: TLS c/o 2021 Applicants Thread  
  by: rowdy   on: July 26, at 12:51:03 am   in: Law School Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists
FYI UVA, WUSTL, Vandy, UCLA and reportedly GULC are giving out solicited fee waivers already. Also have my WUSTL skype interview tomorrow, any tips from people who have done it? Should I dress in a full suit or more business casual? I interviewed last cycle with them, and I wore what I had worn to work that day. It was business casual (collared shirt and vest). Mary Ann was dressed similarly (for...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=279406

Re: TLS c/o 2021 Applicants Thread  
  by: Future Ex-Engineer   on: July 26, at 12:47:02 am   in: Law School Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists
FYI UVA, WUSTL, Vandy, UCLA and reportedly GULC are giving out solicited fee waivers already. Also have my WUSTL skype interview tomorrow, any tips from people who have done it? Should I dress in a full suit or more business casual? I interviewed last cycle with them, and I wore what I had worn to work that day. It was business casual (collared shirt and vest). Mary Ann was dressed similarly (for...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=279406

Re: Vandy 2L Taking Question  
  by: AlexandraHope   on: July 26, at 12:42:39 am   in: Ask a Law Student / Graduate
How can you tell if your class has an exam vs a paper?
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=189961

Re: Florida Bar Exam - Official Thread  
  by: hockeyman969   on: July 26, at 12:37:44 am   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
These are just things I mentioned at random.. Essay 1- Dependency: I got into adoption rules (employed, live in Fla, etc) parental rights rules, they are supposed to be given notice of court proceedings. The baby daddy was interesting because he is supposed to do the father register thingy but they specifically mentioned to avoid that. Essentially they were appealing the circuit courts decision. ...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=41&t=248152

Re: Thank you ExamSoft  
  by: Got'eem   on: July 26, at 12:31:30 am   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum

mimim8 wrote:Happened to the guy sitting in front of me in Ontario. I was feeling for him

Hope I didn't make too much of a scene if I was the guy in front of you. Hahaha
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Re: Thank you ExamSoft  
  by: mimim8   on: July 26, at 12:27:05 am   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
Happened to the guy sitting in front of me in Ontario. I was feeling for him
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=41&t=280072

Re: Florida Bar Exam - Official Thread  
  by: Teamesq   on: July 26, at 12:23:12 am   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
The essays were horrible in my opinion. I passed the mbe in February and studied exclusively for Florida over the past 2 months. I STILL felt unprepared. It seems like the bar has shifted from its goal in testing minimum competence to deliberately trying to keep people out. There was absolutely nothing predictable about the Florida portion of the exam. They made it a point to test areas that were ...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=41&t=248152

Re: Florida Law Schools 101 Guide  
  by: fonzeee   on: July 26, at 12:11:31 am   in: Choosing a Law School
Appreciate the responses guys, very informative!
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=280041

Re: Reading Recommendations?  
  by: caramelizedgod   on: July 26, at 12:03:31 am   in: LSAT Prep and Discussion Forum
How is infinite jest? I've seen it come up a lot on TLS for great denser-than-LSAT reading... The summary seemed interesting, but I wasn't 100% sold About 200 pages in and I'm really enjoying it. It's dense, and I think purposefully so. It never really tells you everything you should know to completely follow the story, while simultaneously telling you too much about things that don't matter that...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=276199

Re: 1L summer preparation for 0Ls  
  by: Giro423   on: July 26, at 12:02:40 am   in: Ask a Law Student / Graduate
As an aside, I've been reading about judges/firms wanting copies of unofficial undergrad transcripts. Is this still the case, and if so, from all schools if I transferred? Some (not many) do. Unless something has changed, for clerkships with judges you're required to type all of your classes and grades into a webpage and it generates an unofficial transcript for you. But anyone else who wants an ...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=280026

Re: 2017 July California Bar  
  by: nsv   on: July 25, at 11:56:44 pm   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum

RoccoPan wrote:
scubasteve2 wrote:when are we supposed to be there tomorrow? stranded in ontario at a hotel where everyone is taking the exam yet nobody is around

Did you find out the answer to this?
http://www.calbar.ca.gov/Admissions/Exa ... xamination

8:20
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=41&t=274836

Re: TLS c/o 2021 Applicants Thread  
  by: Slippin' Jimmy   on: July 25, at 11:50:48 pm   in: Law School Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists
FYI UVA, WUSTL, Vandy, UCLA and reportedly GULC are giving out solicited fee waivers already. Also have my WUSTL skype interview tomorrow, any tips from people who have done it? Should I dress in a full suit or more business casual? I interviewed last cycle with them, and I wore what I had worn to work that day. It was business casual (collared shirt and vest). Mary Ann was dressed similarly (for...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=279406

Re: July 2017 NY Bar Hangout Thread - Good Luck, Everyone!  
  by: Sprout   on: July 25, at 11:45:13 pm   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum

Yugihoe wrote:Damn my bad everyone.

Yea I IRAC'ed the shit out of my questions, despite writing basic ass nonsensical stuff where I just copied the facts.
the wills one FUCKED me but such is life I should be asleep. Gl everyone on here (you won't need it)

<3
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=41&t=275930

Re: July 2017 NY Bar Hangout Thread - Good Luck, Everyone!  
  by: Sprout   on: July 25, at 11:43:37 pm   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
We probably shouldn't discuss details in here, especially for anyone who was granted double-time (maybe they didn't do all the essays today? I don't know how that would work). Topics are fine, specific issues and facts are probably taboo. Good luck tomorrow, everyone! If you didn't feel so hot about today, remember that AUTOPASS is still a thing. http://weknowyourdreams.com/images/rainbow/rainbow...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=41&t=275930

Re: 1L summer preparation for 0Ls  
  by: ml0606148   on: July 25, at 11:37:33 pm   in: Ask a Law Student / Graduate

thisiswater wrote:
ml0606148 wrote:
aspire2esquire wrote:You might want to go suit shopping if you do not have one already.

how many suits would we need....

one. if you end up in a job that expects a suit daily then you'll have to buy more but wait till that's necessary. And honestly you may not need any. I already had a suit but I didn't need one until interviews.

got it~ thanks
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Re: TLS c/o 2021 Applicants Thread  
  by: Future Ex-Engineer   on: July 25, at 11:30:30 pm   in: Law School Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists
FYI UVA, WUSTL, Vandy, UCLA and reportedly GULC are giving out solicited fee waivers already. Also have my WUSTL skype interview tomorrow, any tips from people who have done it? Should I dress in a full suit or more business casual? I interviewed last cycle with them, and I wore what I had worn to work that day. It was business casual (collared shirt and vest). Mary Ann was dressed similarly (for...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=279406

Re: Should I postpone? Feeling discouraged  
  by: Future Ex-Engineer   on: July 25, at 11:26:38 pm   in: LSAT Prep and Discussion Forum
Reflecting on my previous posts - they weren't super helpful. So, a bit of helpfulness (hopefully). You'll get as many opinions on LSAT prep companies as there are posters on this site - my personal preference is Powerscore LG Bible for LG and The LSAT Trainer (by Mike Kim) for LR and RC. I think the amount of drilling/prep you need to do from early tests is entirely dependent on how fast you pick...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=280055

Re: 2017 July California Bar  
  by: AcidaliaPlanitia   on: July 25, at 11:24:29 pm   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
Did anyone else mention on the Community Property essay that the attempted transfer from sole title to joint tenancy would have failed without a strawman, because joint tenancy requires unity of time? wait I said the transfer of title into JT made was a collateral agreement to rebut the SP gift presumption since the condo was a gift to him during marriage That's pretty much where I went with it t...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=41&t=274836

Re: UG MATTERS! Don't believe the hype  
  by: Future Ex-Engineer   on: July 25, at 11:22:03 pm   in: Law School Admissions Forum
The idea that class rank in regards to the entire college/university matters is hilariously laughable. Just use a little bit of brain here - why in the world would a communication studies major with a 4.0 (aka top of the class) be looked at more favorably than a bio/chem/electrical engineer with a 3.8 (which could easily be the best engineering GPA for a given graduation class)? This is all aside...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=119327

Re: 2017 July California Bar  
  by: Sunny1211   on: July 25, at 11:16:24 pm   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum

AcidaliaPlanitia wrote:Did anyone else mention on the Community Property essay that the attempted transfer from sole title to joint tenancy would have failed without a strawman, because joint tenancy requires unity of time?


wait I said the transfer of title into JT made was a collateral agreement to rebut the SP gift presumption since the condo was a gift to him during marriage
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=41&t=274836

Re: 2017 July California Bar  
  by: RoccoPan   on: July 25, at 11:14:33 pm   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum

scubasteve2 wrote:when are we supposed to be there tomorrow? stranded in ontario at a hotel where everyone is taking the exam yet nobody is around

Did you find out the answer to this?
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=41&t=274836

Re: 2017 July California Bar  
  by: Sunny1211   on: July 25, at 11:10:48 pm   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
I swear the CP problem was ridiculous..... got me completely off guard....nothing really fit into a category.... mostly talked about commingled funds and tracing
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=41&t=274836

Re: The Official September 2017 Study Group  
  by: mmart207   on: July 25, at 11:09:43 pm   in: LSAT Prep and Discussion Forum
How long did it take you guys to read each of the Manhattan guides? I'm hoping now until the test date is enough time to read all 3? With time for practice tests as well? Shouldn't be a problem to get through all three, but I don't necessarily endorse trying to rush through them. The only ones that I will probably read all the way through are the LG and RC guides. For LR, the questions I typicall...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=275537

Re: Florida Bar Exam - Official Thread  
  by: not guilty   on: July 25, at 11:09:33 pm   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum

DWS07224 wrote:Also, the caveat answer was creditors. Sorry man.
Don't be sorry, I got that right. They worded those very poorly.
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Re: Exam Bank Exchange  
  by: yyyuppp   on: July 25, at 11:09:26 pm   in: Forum for Law School Students
trying to teach yourself a course load's worth of material from old outlines just so you can use some other professor's tests to learn how to "issue spot", which isn't even hard to do, is such a waste of time. what are you going to do? read each sentence and then read every section of the outline to try to figure how the facts in that sentence relate to the entire doctrine, of which you ...
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Re: Florida Bar Exam - Official Thread  
  by: not guilty   on: July 25, at 11:07:27 pm   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
I mean, was it mainly A9 or A3? A9 until the last two paragraphs. Damn dude how many times have you taken the bar? That's rough. Passed Georgia first try. Florida has been a major issue, but luckily I only need Part A now. In February my computer rejected exam soft and I hand wrote a disaster, but I passed MBE. I'm going to sit for MBE tom. just as a back up. Although I've only studied maybe 12 h...
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Re: University of Illinois Class of 2020  
  by: law444   on: July 25, at 11:05:02 pm   in: TLS Class of 2020 Forum
You guys know when the loan get disbursed? The email says beginning of the Fall semester but any idea if we get it beforehand like a week or two before the first day of class? I need the money to buy the textbooks and it seems silly that they wont disburse the money until after the term starts so that cannot be right. I don't know about Illinois specifically, but I know that is how many schools w...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=47&t=275497

Re: 2017 July California Bar  
  by: justanotheruser   on: July 25, at 11:02:54 pm   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
i know everyone wants to compare how they did but don't let it bring you down for tomorrow. MBEs are worth 50%, you can make a lot of loss ground tomorrow. i'm in the same boat as all of you, I still think i missed something on the first call of the civ pro question...and probably did. If it makes you feel better, my answer was super short. Basically: plaintiff can join as many claims as he has a...
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Re: Score jumped wildly on one of my P.T.'s, fluke or did things just click because of the circumstances?  
  by: Slippin' Jimmy   on: July 25, at 11:02:20 pm   in: LSAT Prep and Discussion Forum
Could be a real breakthrough or could be a total fluke. Or that particular test just played really well to your personal strengths and didn't exploit your weaknesses as much as other tests. This is why practicing blind review for every PT is so important, it makes you understand why you got questions wrong/right.
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=280066

Re: The Official September 2017 Study Group  
  by: jagerbom79   on: July 25, at 11:01:15 pm   in: LSAT Prep and Discussion Forum
How long did it take you guys to read each of the Manhattan guides? I'm hoping now until the test date is enough time to read all 3? With time for practice tests as well? Shouldn't be a problem to get through all three, but I don't necessarily endorse trying to rush through them. The only ones that I will probably read all the way through are the LG and RC guides. For LR, the questions I typicall...
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=275537

Re: 2017 July California Bar  
  by: mcmand   on: July 25, at 11:00:48 pm   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum

ManoftheHour wrote:Edit: Aight I'm gonna stop reading this stuff. I left the exam feeling pretty good and now I'm starting to have doubts. Need to focus on the MBE tomorrow.

Good plan. This rapidly became an unhealthy thread.
http://www.top-law-schools.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=41&t=274836

Re: Columbia EIP 2017  
  by: Anonymous User   on: July 25, at 10:58:39 pm   in: Legal Employment
Couple EIP questions

1. What do we do if we have like a 3 or 4 hour break between interviews? It hardly seems worth heading back to Morningside Heights (it will be SO HOT and we are in suits/dresses) but I also don't want to just sit in the double tree all day...

2. How does the "day of" lottery work?
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Re: 2017 July California Bar  
  by: Sunny1211   on: July 25, at 10:57:14 pm   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum

nsv wrote:i know everyone wants to compare how they did but don't let it bring you down for tomorrow. MBEs are worth 50%, you can make a lot of loss ground tomorrow. i'm in the same boat as all of you, I still think i missed something on the first call of the civ pro question...and probably did.


I got screwed on the Joinder of Claims too.... I talked about Compulsory Joinder and Permissive FML
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Re: Should I postpone? Feeling discouraged  
  by: Slippin' Jimmy   on: July 25, at 10:56:35 pm   in: LSAT Prep and Discussion Forum
I didn't really use anything from before PT29 except for a few really weird games that popped up in the really old PTs, I found the LR and RC significantly different. As far as general advice, I'm going to disagree slightly with Plato. I personally hated the powerscore materials, and am a big fan of using the Trainer for LR and RC and 7sage for LG (free videos should be sufficient but their full c...
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Re: 2017 July California Bar  
  by: scubasteve2   on: July 25, at 10:55:42 pm   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
when are we supposed to be there tomorrow? stranded in ontario at a hotel where everyone is taking the exam yet nobody is around
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Re: 2017 July California Bar  
  by: yost   on: July 25, at 10:54:24 pm   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
i know everyone wants to compare how they did but don't let it bring you down for tomorrow. MBEs are worth 50%, you can make a lot of loss ground tomorrow. i'm in the same boat as all of you, I still think i missed something on the first call of the civ pro question...and probably did. If it makes you feel better, my answer was super short. Basically: plaintiff can join as many claims as he has a...
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Re: 2017 July California Bar  
  by: AcidaliaPlanitia   on: July 25, at 10:52:39 pm   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
Did anyone else mention on the Community Property essay that the attempted transfer from sole title to joint tenancy would have failed without a strawman, because joint tenancy requires unity of time?
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Re: Exam Bank Exchange  
  by: jsmith345   on: July 25, at 10:51:47 pm   in: Forum for Law School Students
I wasn't being patronizing, sorry if you thought that. Quite confident I will end up okay. I know what my professors will teach already from outline depot, at most it will be a little different. Later.
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Re: The Official September 2017 Study Group  
  by: mmart207   on: July 25, at 10:50:49 pm   in: LSAT Prep and Discussion Forum
How long did it take you guys to read each of the Manhattan guides? I'm hoping now until the test date is enough time to read all 3? With time for practice tests as well? Shouldn't be a problem to get through all three, but I don't necessarily endorse trying to rush through them. The only ones that I will probably read all the way through are the LG and RC guides. For LR, the questions I typicall...
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Re: 2017 July California Bar  
  by: RoccoPan   on: July 25, at 10:49:46 pm   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
Does tomorrow start at the same time as today did (be there by 8:30)?
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Re: 2017 July California Bar  
  by: AcidaliaPlanitia   on: July 25, at 10:48:44 pm   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum

CAnow wrote:Received this orange card at the end of the exam:

"You must upload all four (4) exam answer files by 12:00 noon Thursday July 27, 2017"

Four???

In SD they mentioned that this was a mistake because there used to be 2 days of essays, therefore 4 exam files
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Re: Improving for the September Test  
  by: Platopus   on: July 25, at 10:47:38 pm   in: LSAT Prep and Discussion Forum
10+ points might be a tall order for September, but congrats on the progress so far. A 165+ is definitely within reach with enough time. For LG: I highly recommend 7 sage videos. Personally, I think they are more intuitive for grouping games, and really help visualize a good set up https://www.youtube.com/user/7sagelsat For LR: The key is to keep drilling. I would probably stop doing timed section...
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Re: 2017 July California Bar  
  by: Sunny1211   on: July 25, at 10:46:17 pm   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
I spent way too much time on the per se aspect knowing Harry knew damn well he wasn't part of the class intended to be protected nor the the type of harm intented to prevent Also can someone tell me if trying to avoid Probate raised an issue for Comm prop I just said it goes to show the intent for the collateral agreement - JT title - to change the condo from SP to CP since they didn't have an ex...
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Re: 2017 July California Bar  
  by: nsv   on: July 25, at 10:44:21 pm   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
i know everyone wants to compare how they did but don't let it bring you down for tomorrow. MBEs are worth 50%, you can make a lot of loss ground tomorrow. i'm in the same boat as all of you, I still think i missed something on the first call of the civ pro question...and probably did.
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Re: Columbia EIP 2017  
  by: GoneSouth   on: July 25, at 10:43:42 pm   in: Legal Employment
When will it all end? I really want to get out of the city at the end of August, is that possible? Obviously it depends. Some people finish the week after EIP, some people will need the whole month of August, some people will be doing recruiting into the Fall semester. That said, I think 3-4 weeks is a safe bet. Which week is our EIP "call back week" exactly. Told my s/o I'd be able to ...
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Re: 1L summer preparation for 0Ls  
  by: thisiswater   on: July 25, at 10:43:39 pm   in: Ask a Law Student / Graduate

ml0606148 wrote:
aspire2esquire wrote:You might want to go suit shopping if you do not have one already.

how many suits would we need....

one. if you end up in a job that expects a suit daily then you'll have to buy more but wait till that's necessary. And honestly you may not need any. I already had a suit but I didn't need one until interviews.
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Re: 2017 July California Bar  
  by: Dee099   on: July 25, at 10:42:33 pm   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
I spent way too much time on the per se aspect knowing Harry knew damn well he wasn't part of the class intended to be protected nor the the type of harm intented to prevent

Also can someone tell me if trying to avoid Probate raised an issue for Comm prop
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Re: 2017 July California Bar  
  by: Sunny1211   on: July 25, at 10:42:01 pm   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
Anahiem sucked balls today, there were atleast a 1000+ test takers and only 1 escalator.... took almost two hours from lunch break to get seated and the Proctors need more training for sure
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Re: Columbia EIP 2017  
  by: GoneSouth   on: July 25, at 10:41:59 pm   in: Legal Employment
Need some advice on a bid list Transferring into CLS from T40 w/ ~3.7 GPA, no news on LR/journal yet, non-URM, 4 years work experience. Looking at NY, TX (have ties) & LA (no ties) mostly for corporate but also included some lit options. Any help would be massively appreciated! 1 White & Case – NY (5) 2 Morrison & Foerster – NY (5) 3 Milbank Tweed – NY (6) 4 Paul Weiss – NY (9) 5 Skad...
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Re: The Official September 2017 Study Group  
  by: Platopus   on: July 25, at 10:39:47 pm   in: LSAT Prep and Discussion Forum

mmart207 wrote:How long did it take you guys to read each of the Manhattan guides? I'm hoping now until the test date is enough time to read all 3? With time for practice tests as well?

Shouldn't be a problem to get through all three, but I don't necessarily endorse trying to rush through them.
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Re: Thank you ExamSoft  
  by: runinthefront   on: July 25, at 10:38:09 pm   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum

crumb cake wrote:Happened to me too. Examsoft locked up right in the middle of the MPT.

Luckily I just had to restart.
Same exact story for me.
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Re: Essay Topics for the UBE July 17?  
  by: michelle3908   on: July 25, at 10:37:55 pm   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum

blaze1306 wrote:Ok I gotta give excellence in law school props they nailed predictions for MEE in my state...


https://www.excellenceinlawschool.com/j ... edictions/

Same here, I opened the booklet, and flipped through quickly and was in awe of how it lined up with their predictions... Then I stopped being in awe and decided to write some essays
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Re: 2017 July California Bar  
  by: yost   on: July 25, at 10:37:52 pm   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum

CAnow wrote:Received this orange card at the end of the exam:

"You must upload all four (4) exam answer files by 12:00 noon Thursday July 27, 2017"

Four???

In Santa Clara at least they acknowledged that this was a mistake. Only two.
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Re: Immigration Law course helpful for employment?  
  by: GoneSouth   on: July 25, at 10:37:29 pm   in: Legal Employment
Not sure what you're referring to about BigLaw/Midlaw referencing immigration work, this certainly isn't a significant focus of most big firms. That said, many firms have pro bono immigration opportunities, so taking a class might help you with that at a practical level. Also, personally, I found immigration law interesting since it's such a salient political issue these days.
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Re: 2017 July California Bar  
  by: CAnow   on: July 25, at 10:36:36 pm   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
Received this orange card at the end of the exam:

"You must upload all four (4) exam answer files by 12:00 noon Thursday July 27, 2017"

Four???
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Re: SEMJF 2017  
  by: Anonymous User   on: July 25, at 10:35:07 pm   in: Legal Employment
Same. Maybe tomorrow ... I hope
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Re: 2017 July California Bar  
  by: yost   on: July 25, at 10:34:56 pm   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
I could be wrong here, but to me that was totally a negligence question. Lots of proximate cause to discuss. The stuff about the alternative product was used to talk extensively about breach/duty/standard of care (B<LP shit). Custom and alt product are factors but not determinant. Idk like I said I could be wrong... Edit: Aight I'm gonna stop reading this stuff. I left the exam feeling pretty goo...
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Re: 2017 July California Bar  
  by: CAnow   on: July 25, at 10:33:27 pm   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
Did anyone talk about about the Negligence Per Se? F Also I didn't think the Light pole was an abnormally dangerous.... I applied the negligent product liability---- balance the alternative safer design? For the damages to be apportioned I said substantial fa actor test since they both were the but for causes IF they were both liable and shift the burden to both Ds As far as the PR question, I on...
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Re: Should I postpone? Feeling discouraged  
  by: Atomvseve   on: July 25, at 10:32:11 pm   in: LSAT Prep and Discussion Forum
thanks so much for linking these. I will def buy them. So just to confirm, there's no way to get my hands on PT tests 1-20 themselves? Not really sure, but not necessary in my opinion. The Powerscore materials I linked were perfect for just getting a start on drilling. If you buy them as PT's you need to do all the work of separating and sorting them. Right, that's what I was trying to avoid. Reg...
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Re: Penn Law c/o 2020 - WAITLIST  
  by: mcmviii   on: July 25, at 10:32:02 pm   in: Law School Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists

lawlife64 wrote:
mcmviii wrote:ding wave alert

Would you mind sharing if you sent it any LOCI or indicated that you wanted to remain on the waitlist?

I sent 2 pretty detailed LOCI (one in early May and one in June) and then a shorter one just to indicate that I still had the ability to attend if admitted earlier this month.
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Re: Should I postpone? Feeling discouraged  
  by: Platopus   on: July 25, at 10:28:05 pm   in: LSAT Prep and Discussion Forum

Atomvseve wrote:
thanks so much for linking these. I will def buy them.
So just to confirm, there's no way to get my hands on PT tests 1-20 themselves?

Not really sure, but not necessary in my opinion. The Powerscore materials I linked were perfect for just getting a start on drilling. If you buy them as PT's you need to do all the work of separating and sorting them.
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Re: Should I postpone? Feeling discouraged  
  by: Atomvseve   on: July 25, at 10:26:13 pm   in: LSAT Prep and Discussion Forum
I couldn't find them anywhere. It seems that people get certain books for certain topics. Example: a book has all LR questions from 1-20, but doesn't contain RC or LG. I'm simply looking for the full PT 1-20. I made a Google doc with my specific LSAT study schedule. I already went through the LG bible, so this wasn't included. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1sPVirhTjyIXEtrsniPpI3QoqxtvCehuRKG...
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Re: 2017 July California Bar  
  by: Slickrick90   on: July 25, at 10:25:45 pm   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
Did anyone talk about about the Negligence Per Se? F Also I didn't think the Light pole was an abnormally dangerous.... I applied the negligent product liability---- balance the alternative safer design? For the damages to be apportioned I said substantial fa actor test since they both were the but for causes IF they were both liable and shift the burden to both Ds As far as the PR question, I on...
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Re: 2017 July California Bar  
  by: Squintz805   on: July 25, at 10:25:08 pm   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
I could be wrong here, but to me that was totally a negligence question. Lots of proximate cause to discuss. The stuff about the alternative product was used to talk extensively about breach/duty/standard of care (B<LP shit). Custom and alt product are factors but not determinant. Idk like I said I could be wrong... Edit: Aight I'm gonna stop reading this stuff. I left the exam feeling pretty goo...
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Re: Exam Bank Exchange  
  by: UVA2B   on: July 25, at 10:23:00 pm   in: Forum for Law School Students
Good luck. I hope it works out well for you. ETA: I'm sorry, but because this sort of thing bothers me, I don't think you actually appreciate what literally everyone here has told you. You're holding none of the cards of experience and dismissing what people with experience are trying to tell you. We have literally zero dog in the fight and we're just trying to help others navigate law school in a...
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Re: 2017 July California Bar  
  by: Sunny1211   on: July 25, at 10:22:33 pm   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
Did anyone talk about about the Negligence Per Se? F Also I didn't think the Light pole was an abnormally dangerous.... I applied the negligent product liability---- balance the alternative safer design? For the damages to be apportioned I said substantial fa actor test since they both were the but for causes IF they were both liable and shift the burden to both Ds As far as the PR question, I on...
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Re: 2017 July California Bar  
  by: wentmat   on: July 25, at 10:22:02 pm   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
Thank god I took the 1 day exam. How many words are you writing? I wrote about 1400 for the PT and about 1100-1300 for the rest of the essays. I totally got destroyed on the civ pro. was strict liability part of the essay for torts? I didn't think it applied because it wasn't consumer. I think it probably strictly involved negligence and strict product liability (electricity as a product, think t...
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Re: The Official September 2017 Study Group  
  by: jagerbom79   on: July 25, at 10:21:38 pm   in: LSAT Prep and Discussion Forum

Barry grandpapy wrote:
jagerbom79 wrote:Haha you're a monster.and I love the salt.

So do you lick the salt and then take a sip or sip with the salt and rotate your glass? These are the important questions.
Sip with the salt, for sure. Get a good lick
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Re: 2017 July California Bar  
  by: Sunny1211   on: July 25, at 10:21:06 pm   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
Also how did you guys analyze the transfer of Title of the condo into JT in the first question ?

I felt my analysis was super short each property
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Re: Exam Bank Exchange  
  by: jsmith345   on: July 25, at 10:20:32 pm   in: Forum for Law School Students
I appreciate everyone's input. Will stick to my guns however. If anyone is interested in exchanging exam bank info and your school doesn't have a policy prohibiting it, let me know.
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Re: 2017 July California Bar  
  by: Slickrick90   on: July 25, at 10:20:22 pm   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
Did anyone talk about about the Negligence Per Se? F Also I didn't think the Light pole was an abnormally dangerous.... I applied the negligent product liability---- balance the alternative safer design? For the damages to be apportioned I said substantial fa actor test since they both were the but for causes IF they were both liable and shift the burden to both Ds As far as the PR question, I on...
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Re: 2017 July California Bar  
  by: twenty   on: July 25, at 10:19:03 pm   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum

Dee099 wrote:Our proctor is beyond slow, our break was 45 min

fellow anaheim taker? or is this just a CA thing?
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Re: 2017 July California Bar  
  by: Sunny1211   on: July 25, at 10:18:36 pm   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
Did anyone talk about about the Negligence Per Se? F Also I didn't think the Light pole was an abnormally dangerous.... I applied the negligent product liability---- balance the alternative safer design? For the damages to be apportioned I said substantial fa actor test since they both were the but for causes IF they were both liable and shift the burden to both Ds As far as the PR question, I onl...
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Re: 2017 July California Bar  
  by: Dee099   on: July 25, at 10:16:43 pm   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
Our proctor is beyond slow, our break was 45 min We were dismissed at 6:50pm. To top it off the parking lot was a mess to get out (30 min to get out, just got home at 8:00pm Definitely have to say the Evidence Q was the toughest for me, hed to re read it twice. Also blanked out on weather you can bring a fraud and breach of K in same suit.(literally just blanked) don't know why. Spent way too much...
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Re: 2017 July California Bar  
  by: nsv   on: July 25, at 10:14:00 pm   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
The first call to that civ pro threw me off. I talked about joinder of claims in a sentence and didn't know what else to put... Literally sat for a few minutes trying to determine if I'm blanking
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Re: 2017 July California Bar  
  by: Slickrick90   on: July 25, at 10:13:27 pm   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
Thank god I took the 1 day exam.

How many words are you writing? I wrote about 1400 for the PT and about 1100-1300 for the rest of the essays.

I totally got destroyed on the civ pro. I did not remember anything about erie just the very basics. It was bad.

was strict liability part of the essay for torts? I didn't think it applied because it wasn't consumer.
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Re: 2017 July California Bar  
  by: justanotheruser   on: July 25, at 10:12:35 pm   in: Bar Exam Prep and Discussion Forum
How many practice MBE questions, if at all, are y'all doing to stay sharp? 20-30?
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