New Year and final semester at Duke

By savannah in LLM Duke 2008 Fall Experience on Jan 26, 2008

It has been a lovely christmas and new year at Duke. The exams were aflame and all of the LLMs agreed that the teaching and examining methods are all different from where we are from. I mean, whoever heard of multiple choice like law exams? I never. Also in intellectual property rights we had to find "substantially true" and "substantially false" statements from a number. Then for any wrong answers there were points taken off. It was a lot of guess work, if you ask me. I wonder what the results will be like.

 my other paper, structured financial and commercial transactions, it was all true or false multiple choice. there was also an " i dont know" or " i am not sure" choice. it was all crazy. of course all the exams were open book, so that should be comforting to a lot of the LLMs!

 my other two papers Business Association and Distintive aspects of US law were all essay open books and i would say there were both ok. all the LLMs had an extra hour to complete the exams unlike their JD counterparts. that was ok.

Right now, it is the final semester and most of us have already settled with the new classes and stuff. the other issue is the New York Job Fair which almost half of the LLMs are interested in. Indeed, this weekend the college is half empty because most people have interviews in New York. I have none, partly because I didnt apply and partly because I am not looking for a New York law firm job. Guys from Europe and Asia all seem to have their hands full. They seem to have so many opportunities in the law firms here in the states. this is mostly because most of these law firms have branches in European and Asian cities. South America too. But woe unto you if you are from Africa! Just kidding! But it is somewhat true.

 

Comments

yasha, Jun 04, 2009 16:28

i liked the way you wrote about the exams you took!! when are you expecting your results? furthermore, are indian students studying at DUKE?
reply me
ciao

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