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July 2011 California Bar Exam Pass Rate by Law School

Here is a list of the if the California law schools and the corresponding bar pass rates for each school for the July 2011 Bar Exam. To make it interesting, I also added the current (2011) USNWR rankings for each school and the July 2010 bar pass rate for each school for comparison. First, congratulation [...]

This Reflects Poorly on Society (Funny/Sad Google Search)

Really? When typing in “what’s the best way to ___________,” I came up with this gem. While I’m not going to divulge what I was looking for the best way to do, this was seriously disturbing. Quite honestly the most disturbing part was “how to kill a dragon in Skyirm.” I think the photo speaks [...]

Working with Senior Attorneys: Striking the Balance between Assertiveness and Deference

as·sertive·ness n. : a form of behavior characterized by a confident declaration or affirmation of a statement without need of proof; this affirms the person’s rights or point of view without either aggressively threatening the rights of another (assuming a position of dominance) or submissively permitting another to ignore or deny one’s rights or point [...]

What Do Employers Prefer? Moot Court/Mock Trial or Law Review?

This is a debate that is relatively new to me so I’m looking for a little feedback (unlikely I know). To me, before a few weeks ago, there was a clear answer; Law Review was the premier achievement one could gain in law school. However, a meeting last week got me thinking that maybe it’s [...]

How Grades Ruin My Christmas

Grades are the worst best thing since high school. The ups and downs they can bring are monumental and quite honestly, not good for my health. This time of year I find myself checking for my grades online more than any reasonable person should. The below image is my Christmas Break in a nutshell.

Sample Thank You Note

So, you just had a meeting with a law firm and you think it went well. If you think you’re the only one they met with and you stood out enough to make a lasting impression, you may be right. But why risk it? It’s time to go a little old fashion: Handwritten thank you [...]

What I SHOULD Have Done vs. What I DID

As newly minted 1L’s are finishing their first semester of law school and veteran 3L’s are finishing their second to last semester, there is no doubt there are mixed feelings about the decision to go to law school with the current state of the legal job market. We recently got a slightly humorous, slightly dark [...]

Arise, students. Finals are over (for some). Now go hibernate

As many students awaken from their finals week malaise (some will trade this in for a drunken stupor), Law Riot would like to know what are some of our reader’s best finals moments. Everybody has experienced those awkward library moments, and heck who hasn’t been disturbed by a laptop start up sound? Note to self: breathing loudly could endanger [...]

Roll Sheet….You Elusive Bastard

This has gone on far too long. The ABA has these silly little requirements about attendance at ABA approved law schools. As a student, you’re required to attend 80% of every class during the semester. So, how do these professors keep track? Oh, that handy little roll sheet with your name—and sometimes even that horrible [...]

How a 3L Spends Their Class Time

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