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by bvest
Tue Jan 22, 2019 1:42 pm
Forum: Technical Support and Feedback
Topic: Bug Report Thread
Replies: 79
Views: 4326

Re: Bug Report Thread

Not sure this is a site problem or my version of Chrome being weird, but on Chrome/Mac, when I right-click a link to a non-LSL website, I both have a new webpage pop up and the current page (i.e. the forum page where the link was) also redirects to the link. Then when I press back, I get whatever p...
by bvest
Fri Jan 04, 2019 6:14 pm
Forum: Transfer Admissions
Topic: Guide for Transferring to Another Law School
Replies: 87
Views: 10148

Re: Guide for Transferring to Another Law School

I can't imagine that would be taken well, and they won't tell you anything anyway. GPA ranges generally (but not perfectly) follow quality of the school, so if your GPA is at 75%ile for a school's transfers, you're probably quite competitive, assuming your school isn't big on grade inflation. And yo...
by bvest
Tue Dec 25, 2018 12:30 pm
Forum: Bar Study
Topic: Texas task force recommends Texas adopt UBE (but rejects diploma privilege)
Replies: 5
Views: 481

Re: Texas task force recommends Texas adopt UBE (but rejects diploma privilege)

haus wrote:
Tue Dec 25, 2018 12:13 pm
Maybe this will be enough to nudge Virgina to make the leap
If they haven't bailed on coat and tie yet, why would they make any substantive changes?
by bvest
Mon Dec 24, 2018 4:21 am
Forum: Legal Academic Discussion
Topic: Closed Book Exams
Replies: 3
Views: 668

Re: Closed Book Exams

I used to remember 3-4 mnemonics that I had to have written down -- for example in Property it was my privity chart, AN ECHO (for adverse possession) and a couple other things I don't remember now.
by bvest
Mon Dec 24, 2018 4:15 am
Forum: Clerkships
Topic: Entering Class Year
Replies: 5
Views: 918

Re: Entering Class Year

By then it won't matter.
by bvest
Mon Dec 24, 2018 4:12 am
Forum: Bar Study
Topic: Texas task force recommends Texas adopt UBE (but rejects diploma privilege)
Replies: 5
Views: 481

Re: Texas task force recommends Texas adopt UBE (but rejects diploma privilege)

BTW, the Court accepted the recommendation, and seek to begin UBE administration in February 2021.
by bvest
Mon Dec 24, 2018 4:09 am
Forum: Transfer Admissions
Topic: Outcomes for people who have transferred
Replies: 27
Views: 3036

Re: Outcomes for people who have transferred

I transferred for personal reasons from T50 (~6%) to T20 and graduated in top 10% but outside top 6%. My outcomes were probably worse after transferring, but that may be more market based than anything. I stayed in a tight market where my graduating school is, whereas my 1L school was in a much larg...
by bvest
Mon Dec 24, 2018 4:02 am
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: UH over STCL?
Replies: 4
Views: 463

Re: UH over STCL?

Ditto on retake. Don't pay $70k to go to STCL or $140k to go to UH. Get that down.
by bvest
Mon Dec 24, 2018 3:56 am
Forum: Legal News and Law Firm Gossip
Topic: Interesting Decisions
Replies: 20
Views: 1800

Re: Interesting Decisions

Texas's mandatory reporting law for child abuse does not have an exception for clergy/confession. I'm not sure about for things like suicide.
by bvest
Mon Dec 24, 2018 3:42 am
Forum: Law School Classes
Topic: snarf's emails to her mentees
Replies: 10
Views: 1021

Re: snarf's emails to her mentees

tagging.
by bvest
Mon Dec 24, 2018 3:41 am
Forum: Law School Classes
Topic: Class of 2020 - [Under Construction]
Replies: 50
Views: 3814

Re: Class of 2020 - [Under Construction]

Some of us have taken that before back on another forum.
by bvest
Mon Dec 24, 2018 3:39 am
Forum: Legal Academic Discussion
Topic: Tutoring?
Replies: 2
Views: 364

Re: Tutoring?

Schools often have 1L tutoring programs, but they generally identify students (at the beginning of 1L by UGPA or LSAT; after first semester, by GPA) who would most benefit from it and I know at least one guy who was borderline for it and talked his way in. I know some folks who found it beneficial. ...
by bvest
Mon Dec 24, 2018 3:35 am
Forum: Law School Classes
Topic: Texas Law C/O 2021 (Admitted Students thread)
Replies: 27
Views: 2381

Re: Texas Law C/O 2021 (Admitted Students thread)

Tagging in case the thread gets active with questions again.
by bvest
Mon Dec 24, 2018 3:33 am
Forum: Legal Academic Discussion
Topic: Pre-writing exam answers
Replies: 16
Views: 1070

Re: Pre-writing exam answers

I pre-wrote the intros to some civ pro questions like personal jurisdiction, supplemental jurisdiction, and venue. It was very little in terms of my total answer, but I could start typing it from my printed outline while I thought a little more about the question. I started to do some for torts, but...
by bvest
Mon Dec 24, 2018 3:26 am
Forum: Bar Study
Topic: Bar Exam Burnout?
Replies: 5
Views: 748

Re: Bar Exam Burnout?

I built a deck during the first six weeks of bar prep -- started out with about 4 hours a day of bar prep and worked on the deck in the afternoon. As I went through, less and less of my time was spent on the deck as I transitioned that time to bar study. And until the last couple weeks, I would use ...
by bvest
Mon Dec 24, 2018 3:21 am
Forum: Bar Study
Topic: Bvest's MPT Guide
Replies: 5
Views: 1074

Re: Bvest's MPT Guide

2018 MPT Topics:

February - Objective Memorandum -- Argument for Brief
July - Argument for Brief -- Articles of Association
by bvest
Mon Dec 24, 2018 3:15 am
Forum: Bar Study
Topic: Bvest's MPT Guide
Replies: 5
Views: 1074

Re: Bvest's MPT Guide

Washington State MPT Grading Rubric: Score of 6 A 6 answer is a very good answer. A 6 answer indicates that the applicant has a thorough comprehension of the task, the relevant factual and legal materials, and uses them to write a legally supported, well-written responsive product in the time allott...
by bvest
Mon Dec 24, 2018 3:08 am
Forum: Law School Classes
Topic: 6L of a Ride [LSL Class of 2015]
Replies: 14
Views: 1503

Re: 6L of a Ride [LSL Class of 2015]

Bump.
by bvest
Mon Jul 23, 2018 9:30 pm
Forum: Bar Study
Topic: July 2018 Texas Bar
Replies: 25
Views: 1557

Re: July 2018 Texas Bar

. To expand on that, TIW, the scaled score for each of the four Texas sections (MBE, Essay, P&E, MPT) is based on the scale from the MBE. Overall you only need a 135 per section to pass, right. The median for each section will be right around a 141-143 and all the other scores, no matter how bad or...
by bvest
Mon Jul 23, 2018 9:19 pm
Forum: Bar Study
Topic: July 2018 Texas Bar
Replies: 25
Views: 1557

Re: July 2018 Texas Bar

Thisiswater wrote:
Mon Jul 23, 2018 6:53 pm
Ok I kind of need someone to tell me that even if I get like a 30% on the P&E section I can still pass the bar with good-ish MBE and pretty decent essays
Yeah, you'll be good.
by bvest
Fri Jul 06, 2018 3:58 pm
Forum: Choosing a Law School
Topic: Univ of Texas School of Law students / grads taking questions
Replies: 165
Views: 10053

Re: Univ of Texas School of Law students / grads taking questions

No, they are not. Pass fail is only available for upper level classes (but not if the prof doesn't allow it).

See second paragraph here: https://law.utexas.edu/student-affairs/ ... ail-basis/
by bvest
Wed Jun 13, 2018 9:00 pm
Forum: Bar Study
Topic: July 2018 Texas Bar
Replies: 25
Views: 1557

Re: July 2018 Texas Bar

I didn't work on short sheets until the last two weeks, and only in the subjects I wasn't getting at that point. 8% isn't very far behind. Also I barely did essays until July, focusing on MBE instead.
by bvest
Tue Jun 12, 2018 11:11 am
Forum: Bar Study
Topic: July 2018 Texas Bar
Replies: 25
Views: 1557

Re: July 2018 Texas Bar

This. Or make yourself a short sheet. And if you want to read something (other than the bar prep outline and old answers), read the Family Code. Section 3 isn't that long and is plain language covering community property/liabilities and management thereof. And the general rule stated in the first tw...
by bvest
Tue Jun 05, 2018 2:16 pm
Forum: Bar Study
Topic: July 2018 Texas Bar
Replies: 25
Views: 1557

Re: July 2018 Texas Bar

Big Red wrote:
Tue Jun 05, 2018 2:14 pm
Checking in. Should I be getting these flashcard things in addition to Barbri?
Probably unnecessary.