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by bvest
Tue May 18, 2021 3:46 pm
Forum: Bar Study
Topic: As you start Bar Prep -- Be sure to have other (non-study) things to do
Replies: 10
Views: 420

Re: As you start Bar Prep -- Be sure to have other (non-study) things to do

ymmv wrote:
Tue May 18, 2021 2:07 pm
I’m just out of touch enough not to have realized Texas went UBE this year.
They started accepting it last year but only offering it this year, so I feel like a lot if it got missed in the total clusterfuck that was 2020.
by bvest
Tue May 18, 2021 1:25 pm
Forum: Bar Study
Topic: As you start Bar Prep -- Be sure to have other (non-study) things to do
Replies: 10
Views: 420

Re: As you start Bar Prep -- Be sure to have other (non-study) things to do

also obligatory figure out if you're in an auto pass state/even if you're not dedicate 90%+ of your time to the multiple choice question prep/remember that you can score passing points on essays by entirely making up the law so long as you apply the made up law. the efficacy of this strategy cannot...
by bvest
Tue May 18, 2021 12:08 pm
Forum: Bar Study
Topic: As you start Bar Prep -- Be sure to have other (non-study) things to do
Replies: 10
Views: 420

As you start Bar Prep -- Be sure to have other (non-study) things to do

Bar prep takes a long time in days but not in hours/day. You'll start out with like 3-5 hours of study and then increase as you go along, but once you get to 6-8 hours, you're probably about maxed out. On top of that, a significant part of bar prep is just nervous dread. Have something you can do to...
by bvest
Sat Jan 30, 2021 11:19 am
Forum: Legal News and Law Firm Gossip
Topic: Interesting Decisions
Replies: 28
Views: 11509

Re: Interesting Decisions

https://twitter.com/RMFifthCircuit/status/1355318023863873537?s=20 The Circuit Court shows remarkable restraint not naming the judge, particularly given who the judge is (Lynn Hughes). They don't even mention that he was the same judge at issue in McCoy : We have a sense of déjá vu. The district cou...
by bvest
Tue Dec 08, 2020 5:20 pm
Forum: Legal Academic Discussion
Topic: legal podcasts
Replies: 10
Views: 6221

Re: legal podcasts

Tagging in.

From a practical, local standpoint, the Texas Appellate Law podcast is a good one. But it is both very practical and very local (a recent one was on getting supersedeas bonds in Texas).
by bvest
Mon Aug 17, 2020 10:02 pm
Forum: Bar Study
Topic: Bar Prep - What to do in Last Two+ Weeks
Replies: 4
Views: 6189

Re: Bar Prep - What to do in Last Two+ Weeks

Bump for September examinees.
by bvest
Fri Jul 12, 2019 10:30 am
Forum: Bar Study
Topic: Bar Prep - What to do in Last Two+ Weeks
Replies: 4
Views: 6189

Re: Bar Prep - What to do in Last Two+ Weeks

Bump.
by bvest
Mon Jul 08, 2019 2:08 am
Forum: Law School Classes
Topic: 8L of a Ride [LSL Class of 2015]
Replies: 16
Views: 9146

Re: 7L of a Ride [LSL Class of 2015]

This is not a 0L thread.
by bvest
Fri May 03, 2019 3:51 pm
Forum: Bar Study
Topic: 2019 July Texas Bar Thread
Replies: 0
Views: 7229

2019 July Texas Bar Thread

Until Texas moves over to the UBE (Feb 2021), it's still doing its own thing. I'll try to build out this OP a little more later with additional resources, but here's a start. Resources Texas Bar Exam (BLE Page) -- Old questions and selected answers. BVest's MPT Guide What's on the Texas Bar? Tuesday...
by bvest
Fri May 03, 2019 3:23 pm
Forum: Bar Study
Topic: Bvest's MPT Guide
Replies: 7
Views: 7837

Re: Bvest's MPT Guide

Updated to include 2019 Feb topics.
by bvest
Tue Apr 30, 2019 8:51 pm
Forum: Legal News and Law Firm Gossip
Topic: Interesting Decisions
Replies: 28
Views: 11509

Re: Interesting Decisions

If anyone's looking for a circuit split case that could get them up to SCOTUS, be on the lookout for the next David Carradine/Michael Hutchence.

https://news.bloomberglaw.com/employee- ... n-coverage
by bvest
Tue Jan 22, 2019 1:42 pm
Forum: Technical Support and Feedback
Topic: Bug Report Thread
Replies: 83
Views: 24026

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: 97
Views: 70548

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: 3716

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: 3184

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: 3734

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: 3716

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: 11123

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: 1908

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: 28
Views: 11509

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: 5719

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 - Not quite how we drew it up
Replies: 69
Views: 31039

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: 2537

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: 11156

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

Tagging in case the thread gets active with questions again.