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so tomorrow I will go to TARGET!

I need some kind of backpack type thing for the school year.

On a typical day at law school, what are you carrying to and from classes?  Should I get an all out back pack or one of those over your shoulder glorified laptop cases?


You will definitely need a bookbag. I used a book bag and an over the shoulder bag. I don't like packing a ton of books on top of my computer. 
You shouldn't have to resort to wheeling around on of those wanna be suitcases, but some people do  that. Hell, some guys.
We all developed a slight curvature of our spines after 1L. My back is still recovering.

One question for the incoming 1L's.  First, I know you must be chomping at the bit for it to get here. I feel ya.

SO,  have any of you set any goals for law school? 

1. I want to make law review
2. I want to keep my scholarship
3. I don't want to get below a B
4. I want to get drunk often and well.
5. I want to be that guy; alternatively, I don't want to be "that guy"

Just curious. I know I had delusions when I got here and said I wanted to be top 10%. Well, that didn't happen, but I also was honest with myself and had a back up goal. That did happen. Just wondering what yall are thinking.

LSU places in baton rouge and laffy, its not given much respect in New Orleans and certainly anywhere outside of La. Rightfully so, its alumni are dumbasses and obnoxious as hell.   Loyola places the best, even better than Tulane in La. Tulane ( i graduated undergrad and law there, i'm from La) has earned a reputation as being fantastic but could care less about their own backyard and thus can have difficulty getting jobs in engineering and law in the state. In fact, tulanes environmental law clinic had so many 2L's filing frivolous lawsuits against local industry that there is an unspoken rule about not recruiting or hiring at tulane. I thought this wasnt true, but my undergrad department chair confirmed the battle between the engineering and law dean about the fact the law school has trashed jobs for tulane grads in La.

Anyway,  I believe Tulane is academically superior, but Loyola is an awesome school with normal people that know how to have a good time and work hard. I can honestly say many of my best law school friends were not from tulane but were from Loyola. They got great jobs in N.O (many in the 75-85 K range) and their alumni take care of their own. Tulane, not so much.

loyola new orleans has a beautiful campus across from audubon park.  highly recommend the school if you are going to stay in new orleans or work in lousiana.  supposedly it places better than lsu in new orleans.  tulane kids all flee the state for the northeast after their last exam 3L.  i've met nice students at both schools and almost was a first year at loyola new orleans in '05.  the admissions staff at loyno was great since they got me in within weeks of orientation.  unfortunately, i had to bail and then of course the hurricane came.
You must be a 3L to file "frivolous" suits.

Visits, Admit Days, and Open Houses / Re: Tulane... Best School Ever?
« on: July 23, 2007, 01:59:36 PM »
He was led to think that he would be able to get NYC BIGLAW.  He ended up not even able to get midlaw.

He was a huge networker and member of two journals.  Nepotism doesn't help nearly as much as people think.  With his school/grades, he couldn't even get an interview with 95% of firms (which is a shame because he has one of those great interviewee charming personalities).

As for why he didn't get better grades: he finished above the median.

If your friend is an amazing networker, and has a winning social personality, why did he decide against starting his own solo practice?

ummm, despite what the TTTulane literature might say, it's incredibly hard to get clients as a 24 year old newly minted TTT grad in a city with nearly 1mm lawyers.
You are a true friend. I hope I have someone to despair over my future of temp-law and stale coffee for me on meaningless message boards. Maybe they didn't teach your friend the secret handshake. I could be wrong. I'm sure you'll tell me why.

Studying for the LSAT / Re: AH! 158 to a 172 in two days?!
« on: June 18, 2007, 03:06:12 PM »
Did you convert to scientology?

Incoming 1Ls / Advice on getting the most out of your tablet?
« on: June 15, 2007, 12:28:06 PM »

Visits, Admit Days, and Open Houses / Re: LSU v. Tulane
« on: June 13, 2007, 11:45:02 AM »
I saw your Ann Coulter post. I'd have to say go to LSU.

Law School Admissions / Anyone ever been Dinged T4 after T1 $$$ ?
« on: April 21, 2007, 12:34:12 PM »

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