Winning law school prizes

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azntwice
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Winning law school prizes

Postby azntwice » Tue Jan 10, 2012 3:06 am

Has anyone on this forum ever won a law school prize? If so, what for and how did you do it? Just curious to see if it comes from hard work or from good connections with the prof. Probably both.

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Re: Winning law school prizes

Postby random5483 » Tue Jan 10, 2012 4:55 am

Law school prize? Not sure what you mean.


Are you talking about CALI awards or something like that?

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Re: Winning law school prizes

Postby LeDique » Tue Jan 10, 2012 5:25 am

what on earth is this thread about?

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Re: Winning law school prizes

Postby BeenDidThat » Tue Jan 10, 2012 10:02 am

azntwice wrote:Has anyone on this forum ever won a law school prize? If so, what for and how did you do it? Just curious to see if it comes from hard work or from good connections with the prof. Probably both.


Yes.

For my grades. No professorial connections.

I got a job that pays 6 figures.

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Re: Winning law school prizes

Postby azntwice » Tue Jan 10, 2012 10:58 am

e.g. some kind of named prize at graduation, or a prize for best essay in X subject area or something.

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Re: Winning law school prizes

Postby viking138 » Tue Jan 10, 2012 11:05 am

Columbia gives out several prizes, largely to the "best exam" in a given subject in a year. There are also a few for upper level exams, and there are some more general ones such as "student interested in international law and world peace" (yes, it's for real). You can get an idea here: http://www.law.columbia.edu/academics/r ... ecognition

I don't know how the best exam is selected from among the different sections, but I'd imagine a professor chooses the best exam from his section and they're submitted into a pool?

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Re: Winning law school prizes

Postby azntwice » Tue Jan 10, 2012 11:53 am

hm, yes i knew about the CLS prizes; i guess i'm wondering how the "general" prizes get awarded. like... how do they determine who's contributed the most to world peace? :shock:

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Re: Winning law school prizes

Postby traehekat » Tue Jan 10, 2012 12:09 pm

lol

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Re: Winning law school prizes

Postby westbayguy » Tue Jan 10, 2012 6:18 pm

viking138 wrote:Columbia gives out several prizes, largely to the "best exam" in a given subject in a year. There are also a few for upper level exams, and there are some more general ones such as "student interested in international law and world peace" (yes, it's for real). You can get an idea here: http://www.law.columbia.edu/academics/r ... ecognition

I don't know how the best exam is selected from among the different sections, but I'd imagine a professor chooses the best exam from his section and they're submitted into a pool?


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