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King Hall Law School FAQ



Frequently Asked Questions about King Hall Law School.

This FAQ about King Hall Law School was compiled and written by David F. Prenatt, Jr. NetEsq@dcn.davis.ca.us with numerous contributions by others.

(c) Copyright 1995 and 1996 by David F. Prenatt, Jr.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

My sincerest thanks to Computer Specialist Steve Langford at King Hall (sdlangford@ucdavis.edu) for his help with my computer needs during my tenure as a law student at King Hall. Thanks also to the many current students and alumni/alumnae of King Hall and the members of the *.answers team who gave me feedback on the substance and form of this FAQ. In addition, the following individuals helped make the King Hall USENET FAQ possible:

* Deirdre Lynn Leiner, undergraduate alumna of U.C. Davis, who helped me open my ez-account at U.C. Davis;

* Peter Nadan, my classmate at King Hall, who first told me about the ucd.* USENET newsgroups (even though he doesn't remember doing so);

* Joel Siegel(mailto:jdsiegel@ucdavis.edu), my "grand-sib" and colleague at King Hall, Class of 1997, who founded the USENET newsgroup ucd.king-hall (news:ucd.king-hall);

* Russ Hersch, author of FAQs about FAQs, who inspired me to write my own FAQs (even though he probably has no idea who I am);

* My father, David F. Prenatt (1931-1984), commonly known as Dave Prenatt (one of the most brilliant systems analysts of all time), and my mother, Shirley Prenatt, who helped both my father and me to cope with success and failure.

-1.1) Who wrote this FAQ and how can I reach him?[Rev] (ucd.king-hall)
This FAQ was written by me, David F. Prenatt, Jr., 1995 alumnus of ...
-1.2) What information is contained in this FAQ? (ucd.king-hall)
Anything that I, as the author of this FAQ, decided would be ...
-1.3) How is this FAQ organized? (ucd.king-hall)
This version of this FAQ may be arbitrarily divided into unequal ...
-1.4) How can I obtain this FAQ? (ucd.king-hall)
This FAQ is archived at rtfm.mit.edu in the pub/usenet/news....
-1.5) Are there any other FAQs available by the author of this FAQ? [Rev 7:01am Wednesday January 3, 1996] (ucd.king-hall)
Yes. I have published five other FAQS:...
-2.1) What should I do to prepare for law school?
There is no right way to prepare for law school, academically ...
-2.1.1) What sort of academic preparation is required for law school?
An undergraduate degree from a prestigious university is by far ...
-2.1.1.1) What undergraduate program should someone pursue if he or she plans to go to law school?
An unusual undergraduate major typically maximizes your chances ...
-2.1.1.2) Aren't political science majors better prepared for law school than other college graduates?
As a rule, no. Political science is a distinct and ...
-2.1.1.3) Wouldn't someone who studied a challenging undergraduate major be better qualified to study the law than someone who studied underwater basket weaving?
Not necessarily. No matter how challenging an undergraduate major is,...
-2.1.2) What else should I do to prepare for law school?
Whatever appeals to you. Some sort of work experience is usually ...
-2.2) How do I know if I'm ready for law school?
Objectively speaking, no one is ever ready for law school. No ...
-3) Applying to law school.
In the United States and elsewhere, the law school application ...
-3.1) To which law school(s) should I submit (an) application(s)?
You should submit applications to as many law schools as possible,...
-3.2) What do I need to do to apply to law school?
Every law school's application requirements are different, so ...
-3.2.1) Who should I get to give me references for law school?
The identity of the people that provide your references is not ...
-3.2.2) What should I include in my personal statement for my law school application?
Be as honest as possible. Explain why you want to go to law ...
-3.2.3) How does the LSDAS work?
The LSDAS collects and standardizes your academic records to make ...
-3.2.4) How do I increase my chances of doing well on the LSAT?
There are many commercial LSAT preparation courses on the market, ...
-3.2.5) How do I apply for financial aid in law school?
Every law school is different. Contact the financial aid office ...
-3.2.6) How do I decide upon which law school to attend if I am admitted to more than one?
UC Berkeley (Boalt; ) is ...
-3.3) How do I apply for admission to King Hall?
Contact Sharon Pinkney () at the ...
-3.4) How do I apply for financial aid at King Hall?
Contact Lu Bastian (), the Director ...
-3.5) Where can I get more information about law school?
Law School Services sponsors a number of Law School forums ...
-3.6) What sort of educational programs do law schools offer? [Rev]
Most law schools offer a Juris Doctor (JD) program. This is usually ...
-3.7) Can I transfer to King Hall from another law school?
Yes, and in recent years, an increasingly large number of ...
-4.1) The first year of law school at King Hall.
Shortly after the August 13, 1995 publication of this FAQ, a ...
-4.1.1) Where should I live during my first year at King Hall?
Your best bet is to live somewhere in Davis close to the law school....
-4.1.2) First year courses at King Hall.
For a complete and current list of first year courses, readers with ...
-4.1.2.1) What courses are offered during the first year of law school at King Hall?
One Ls at King Hall start classes a week earlier than second and ...
-4.1.2.2) How should I prepare for my classes? (King Hall Law School)
Even though law school courses are pretty standardized, the best ...
-4.1.2.3) Should I brief my cases to prepare for my classes? (King Hall Law School)
As a rule, no. But please note that my opinion on this subject ...
-4.1.2.4) Should I use commercial outlines and canned briefs? (King Hall Law School)
As a rule, yes. Since most law school courses are standardized, ...
-4.1.2.5) Should I use "Hornbooks" to prepare for class? (King Hall Law School)
Maybe. If your instructor is hard to comprehend, this is an ...
-4.1.2.6) Should I participate in class? (King Hall Law School)
Absolutely not, unless the instructor specifically requests that ...
-4.1.2.7) How important are final exams in law school? (King Hall Law School)
In most law school classes, final exams are your whole grade. Thus,...
-4.1.2.8) How important are first year grades in law school? (King Hall Law School)
First year grades in law school are *very* important, both to ...
-4.1.2.9) How important are the courses in Legal Research and Legal Writing? [Rev] (King Hall Law School)
You will probably not learn much in Legal Research (a one ...
-4.1.2.10) What if I decide that I don't want to go to law school anymore? (King Hall Law School)
After you've started law school, it's too late to decide that ...
-4.1.2.11) Can I repeat my courses? (King Hall Law School)
King Hall does have some provisions for students who want to repeat ...
-4.1.2.12) Should I complain if I am unhappy with my instructor? (King Hall Law School)
It depends upon why you are unhappy with your instructor. If ...
-4.1.3.1) Registration with the Committee of Bar Examiners. (King Hall Law School)
First year law students who intend to practice law in the state ...
-4.1.3.2) Where should I buy my books and supplies? (King Hall Law School)
You should be able to obtain all of your books and supplies at ...
-4.1.3.3.1) How do I find summer work? (King Hall Law School)
Send out resumes to firms, government agencies, etc. that ...
-4.1.3.4.1) Is it a bad idea to date other law students? (King Hall Law School)
Yes. Problems will arise even in the best relationships. When ...
-4.1.3.4.2) How do I avoid gossip at King Hall?
You can't, and you are foolish to try. People exchange a lot ...
-4.1.3.4.3) What do I do if people spread a vicious rumor about me that is untrue? (King Hall Law School)
There is very little that you can do about vicious rumors ...
-4.1.3.4.4) What should I do if I experience some form of harassment at King Hall, sexual or otherwise?
Depending upon the seriousness of the situation, you should file ...
-4.1.3.4.5) What do One Ls do for fun? (King Hall Law School)
There are a large number of social gatherings every month, if ...
-4.2.1.1) What is OCI? (King Hall Law School)
The term OCI refers to the longstanding practice of various law ...
-4.2.1.2) Should I participate in OCI? (King Hall Law School)
It depends upon what kind of job you want. OCI takes up a lot of ...
-4.2.1.3) What alternatives are there to OCI? [Rev] (King Hall Law School)
You can simply apply for the jobs that interest you. For one ...
-4.2.1.4) What are call-back interviews? (King Hall Law School)
Call-back interviews (call-backs) are pretty much what they ...
-4.2.3) Second and third year courses at King Hall.
For a complete and current list of second and third year courses,...
-4.2.3.1.2) What sort of demands upon my time should I expect from Law Review? (King Hall Law School)
The first semester (i.e., the Fall Semester) of Law Review ...
-4.2.3.1.3) What is Moot Court? (King Hall Law School)
When most people talk about Moot Court, they are talking about ...
-4.2.3.2) The advanced writing requirement.
Many people use Law Review or Moot Court to complete the ...
-4.2.3.3.1) Should I take a clinical? [Rev] (King Hall Law School)
Yes. It is an opportunity that few attorneys have for ...
-4.2.3.4.1) When should I take the required course in Professional Responsibility? (King Hall Law School)
Whenever it is convenient, but you need to pass this course ...
-4.2.3.5) Should I try to become a Course Tutor or Teacher's Assistant (TA)? (King Hall Law School)
Yes. It has tremendous resume value, and if you intend to teach law,...
-4.2.3.6) Other courses. (King Hall Law School)
The faculty presents a forum every year to help second and third ...
-4.2.3.7.1) Joint degree programs. (King Hall Law School)
You can work towards a graduate degree in another department of U.C....
-4.2.3.7.2.1) Can I take courses in other departments of U.C. Davis towards and get credit towards my law degree at King Hall?
Yes, but there are limitations on how many you can take (...
-4.2.4) Completing the requirements for admission to the bar.
Many requirements for admission to the California State Bar can ...
-4.3.1) Why is there a third year of law school? (King Hall Law School)
Apparently, to make sure that your second year is not your last year....
-4.3.2) What does one do during the third year of law school? (King Hall Law School)
Different people do different things, but most of the time the ...
-4.4) Law student organizations.
[Note: I have specifically decided against including a list ...
-4.5.1.1) Library services at King Hall.
Readers with a web browser may visit the King Hall Law Library ...
-4.5.1.2) Financial Aid. (King Hall Law School)
For information about Financial Aid, contact the King Hall ...
-4.5.1.3) Career Services. [Rev] (King Hall Law School)
For information about Career Services, contact the King Hall ...
-4.5.1.4) The Perfect Tender Infant Care Co-op. (King Hall Law School)
Student volunteers, some of them parents themselves, staff the ...
-4.5.1.5) Computer Services at King Hall.
For information about Computer Services at King Hall, contact ...
-4.5.1.6) Food at King Hall.
Between 9am and Noon during most school days, you stand about a 50/...
-4.5.2) Services available to law students through U.C. Davis.
See the U.C. Davis USENET FAQ for information about services ...
-4.6.1) Special events at King Hall. [rev]
Special events are constantly occurring at King Hall. The list ...
-4.6.2.1) The King Hall Counselor.
King Hall publishes the King Hall Counselor for the UC Davis ...
-4.6.2.2) The UC Davis Annual Fund/STUDENTS FIRST Campaign.
The two year STUDENTS FIRST Campaign, which is still in progress as ...
-4.6.2.3) King Hall Faculty on the World Wide Web.
For information on King Hall faculty, readers with a web browser ...
-4.6.2.4) King Hall Law Students on the World Wide Web.
A number of King Hall students maintain Home Pages on the World ...
-4.6.3) Law school student publications. (King Hall Law School)
There are several official law school publications run by King ...
-4.6.4) The order of the Coif. (King Hall Law School)
The Order of the Coif is an honor society whose membership ...
-4.6.5) Career planning resources on the internet. [rev] (King Hall Law School)
I have specifically omitted from this section any resources ...
-5) Frequently asked questions about life at U.C. Davis from members of the King Hall community.
I have included general information about life at U.C. Davis in ...
-5.1) Where can I get something to eat on or near the U.C. Davis campus?
There are two places to eat on campus that are within walking ...
-5.2) What sort of activities are there on the U.C. Davis campus?
Movies, plays, concerts, sporting events, etc. See the U.C. ...
-5.3.1) Picnic Day. (U.C. Davis)
Picnic Day is an annual day long festival that takes place at U.C....
-5.3.2) The Whole Earth Festival. (U.C. Davis)
The Whole Earth Festival, described by one ucd.life commentator as ...
-6) Frequently asked questions about life in Davis from the members of the King Hall community.
I have included general information about life in Davis that is ...
-6.1) How can I find a place to live in Davis?
There is no shortage of housing in Davis whatsoever. Just pick up ...
-6.2) Where can I get something to eat in Davis?
It depends upon what kind of food you want. Davis has a few ...
-6.3) What sort of entertainment is there in Davis?
Quite a bit for such a small town. Everything from pool halls/...
-6.4) What sort of transportation services are available in Davis?
The most popular form of transportation in Davis is the bicycle....
-6.4.1) How far is the airport from Davis and how do I get there?
The Sacramento Metropolitan Airport is about 20 miles from ...
-6.4.2) Are there any shuttle services for commuters from outlying areas? (Davis)
Yes. The UCD/UCDMC Shuttle runs hourly between U.C. Davis and ...
-6.4.3) Amtrak. [Rev]
Readers with a web browser may visit Amtrak's Home Page on the ...
-6.5.1) Is there an honest auto mechanic in Davis?
Check the Davis USENET FAQ for more information (see Section 1.5 ...
-6.5.2) What banks serve the Davis area?
In alphabetical order: Bank of America, Business & Professional Bank,...
-6.5.3) Where can I find a bike shop in Davis?
It is hard to avoid a bike shop in Davis. There are over 2.1 ...
-6.6.1) Davis, California = No smoking zone.
There is no smoking in Davis by city ordinance. Not in any ...
-6.7) Frequently asked questions about the small communities neighboring Davis from members of the King Hall community.
See the Davis USENET FAQ for information about the small ...
-7) Frequently asked questions about the Greater Sacramento area from members of the King Hall community.
I have provided general information in this section about the ...
-8) Frequently asked questions about Northern California from members of the King Hall community.
I have included general information in this section about ...
-8.1.1) What reasons would a member of the King Hall community have to visit Wine Country?
At least one member of the King Hall community lives in Wine Country,...
-8.1.2) How do I get to Wine Country from Davis?
Go West on I-80; exit at Route 12 West. After that, you will have ...
-8.2) Frequently asked questions about the San Francisco Bay area from members of the King Hall community.
I have provided information about the San Francisco Bay Area that ...
-8.3.1) What reasons would a member of the King Hall community have for visiting Lake Tahoe?
Lake Tahoe, which is situated on the border of California and ...
-8.4.1) Are there any other places of interest in Northern California besides the ones you have listed?
Yes. Northern California has many educational, commercial, ...
-9.1) How do I become a California resident?
See the current U.C. Davis General Catalog for information ...
-9.2) What places of interest are there in California?
See the California USENET FAQ [currently under construction] for ...
-10) Life after King Hall.
Hard on the heels of the King Hall graduation ceremony is ...
-10.1) Admission to the California State Bar.
Admission to the California State Bar for King Hall graduates ...
-10.1.1) The California Bar Exam.
The California Bar Exam (Bar Exam) is a three day exam that ...
-10.1.1.1) Qualifying for the Bar Exam (California Bar Exam)
Graduates of King Hall are qualified to take the Bar Exam based ...
-10.1.1.2) Submitting an Application to Take the Bar Exam (California Bar Exam)
You must submit an application towards the end of your last ...
-10.1.1.3) Preparing for the Bar Exam (California Bar Exam)
Preparing for the Bar Exam is much like taking another semester of ...
-10.1.1.4) Taking the Bar Exam (California Bar Exam)
Taking the Bar Exam is nowhere near as bad as most people expect it ...
-10.1.1.5) Waiting for Your Results from the California Bar Exam.
The worst part about taking the California Bar Exam is waiting ...
-10.1.1.6) Post Mortem on the Results of the California Bar Exam.
For 94.7% of the 1994 King Hall graduates who took the California ...
-10.1.1.7) Information for Unsuccessful Applicants (California Bar Exam)
For those Bar Examinees who do not appear on the published pass list,...
-10.1.2) The multistate professional responsibility exam (MPRE).
The MPRE is a multiple choice exam, and the course offered at ...
-10.1.3) The moral character evaluation.
The Moral Character Evaluation is probably the most ...
-10.2) Employment opportunities after law school.
The nice thing about being an attorney is that you can always ...
-10.3) Life as an attorney.
Lawyers are hated and feared by most people because lawyers are ...
-11) Frequently asked questions about computers and life on the internet from members of the King Hall community.
The best places to obtain information about computers and life on ...
-11.1.1) Why should I use a computer? (ucd.king-hall)
It is easier and faster to accomplish many tasks by using a computer....
-11.1.2) Do I need my own computer? (ucd.king-hall)
No. Computers are as ubiquitous as telephones. The only reason ...
-11.2) What computer facilities are available to law students at U.C. Davis?
U.C. Davis provides computer facilities for all registered students,...
-11.3) What is the Internet? (ucd.king-hall)
The Internet is the product of a worldwide computer network ...
-11.3.1) How can I obtain access to the Internet? (ucd.king-hall)
You can use your ez-account to telnet to one of the computers ...
-11.3.1.3) How do I obtain access to the Internet from my home computer? (ucd.king-hall)
You will need a modem and some sort of communications software. ...
-11.3.2) How do I communicate with other people on the Internet? (ucd.king-hall)
Communication between individuals on the Internet usually takes ...
-11.3.2.1) Are there any rules for e-mail and the USENET newsgroups? (ucd.king-hall)
Yes. U.C. Davis imposes regulations for e-mail and the USENET ...
-11.3.2.2) What is the difference between e-mail and the USENET newsgroups? (ucd.king-hall)
The primary difference between e-mail and the USENET is privacy....
-11.3.2.2.2.3) Which USENET newsgroups are of interest to members of the King Hall community? (ucd.king-hall)
It depends upon the individual, but at the very least members of ...
-11.3.2.3) How do I use the IRC? (ucd.king-hall)
To use the IRC, type in irc (without the quotes) at the Unix prompt....
-11.3.2.4) How do I access the World Wide Web? (ucd.king-hall)
You can access the World Wide Web by using a text-based program, ...
-11.3.3) What other resources are available over the Internet? (ucd.king-hall)
In addition to the communication and exchange of information ...
-11.3.3.2) What legal resources are available on the Internet?
There are too many legal resources available on the Internet for me ...
-11.4) Issues arising from the use of personal computers at King Hall.
The recent dramatic increase in the use of personal computers at ...









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