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Law school for the rest of us: Advice/questions for/from T2/3/4 students:

Thistle

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This is full of good advice.  I am still waiting to hear from two schools, both T2.  I was beginning to lose hope, but hey maybe it will still work out.  What are some ways you would advise for being more proactive about finding out their decisions?

Send them a letter of continuing intrest saying you really want to attend X school.


call and speak to the admissions dean.  they are actually pretty nice people, and unless you curse at them or something, they will give you a fair evaluation of their chances.

best time to call:  first thing in the morning.  before the meetings and other labors of the day wear them done and make them grouchy  :D

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So if you are waitlisted you can call and ask to speak with the Dean of Admissions and they might actually tell you about your chances to attend the school?

I am in like an fritz. I NEED to go to UHLC!!! I want to do anything I can to get in off of this waitlist.

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Is anyone thinking of borrowing money and "hanging out a shingle" after law school?  I've heard tales of yore that allege this *actually* happens, but I have yet to speak with anyone who's done it, or planning to do it.

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I've thought about this.  There is a good thread on the students board about this:

http://www.lawschooldiscussion.org/students/index.php/topic,6338.45.html

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I've thought about this.  There is a good thread on the students board about this:

http://www.lawschooldiscussion.org/students/index.php/topic,6338.45.html


OH GOD!!!  BLUEBOY HAS AN ACCOUNT ON THE STUDENTS BOARD ALREADY?!! 

::hangs self::

Is anyone thinking of borrowing money and "hanging out a shingle" after law school?  I've heard tales of yore that allege this *actually* happens, but I have yet to speak with anyone who's done it, or planning to do it.

Yeah, I'm going to.  With technology being the way it is, you don't even need to borrow that much if any to hang out a shingle.  The shingle being hung it probably on the internet, you can do anything from a home office.  You can then rent office space per hour from a firm to meet with clients. I am planning on starting by doing contract work and working more towards the areas of law which really interest me.  It takes some balls, I think, to start up a practice right out of school.  And lawyers are traditionally risk-adverse so you don't see that same entrepenurial spirit pervading the newly minted classes of lawyers.  If you are risk tolerant, it can be a great way to put your life in your own hands and make some damn good money doing it too.  If you would like, I can point you to some good sources of info.  There is so much out there on opening a practice.  PM me if you want to,

You should see the rates for advertising on google for most kinds of solo practitioner law (small PI, etc). It's like $80 per click in some cities.

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Or...you could create your own site, and set it up properly so it comes up in the top 10 hits on most search engines, its easier to do than you think. Now I know how google gets such an insane amount of revenue.

Thistle

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You should see the rates for advertising on google for most kinds of solo practitioner law (small PI, etc). It's like $80 per click in some cities.


hmmm..... (thinking that you could easily put your competitors out of business by hiring some kid to click on their site like 800 times a day"   ;D

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Or...you could create your own site, and set it up properly so it comes up in the top 10 hits on most search engines, its easier to do than you think. Now I know how google gets such an insane amount of revenue.


This is way tougher than you think.