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Bar Exam / Re: Taking Two Bar Exams
« on: April 25, 2007, 12:54:19 PM »
lbrooke, I am also considering taking the VA and Mass bars.  Are you taking them this summer?

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3L job search / Applying to the FBI
« on: April 02, 2007, 03:56:30 PM »
I am considering applying to the FBI for a special agent position, but am unsure how this will affect my ability to practice law in the future.  I wonder whether spend ing 3-5 years in the FBI as a special agent will hurt or help me if I decide to practice law after those 3-5 years.  Working as a special agent isn't exactly practicing law, but it is a very prestigious position and is law related.  Any thoughts?

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3L job search / Army JAG
« on: December 14, 2006, 11:24:50 AM »
I grew up an Army brat and am interested in applying to the Army's JAG Corps upon graduation.  Just a quick question for anyone who may know, does the Army allow JAGs to go to Airborne and Ranger school?  If so, how hard is it to get that opportunity for a JAG?  Thanks for the help.

Brad

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3L job search / World Law Direct
« on: November 09, 2006, 02:06:33 PM »
Has anyone heard anything about working for World Law Direct, LegalZoom, or VISANOW?  I am interested in any info you all have.  Thanks in advance.

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L.L.M. Board / Re: LL.M. advice needed
« on: October 21, 2006, 12:28:41 PM »
I have heard the same about Harvard's LL.M. program being a "cash cow."  However, Yale actually loses money with their LL.M. program.  That could explain why Yale has much higher standards when it come to admittance.  Several people, reputable people, have told me that Harvard is more than willing to "sell" you an LL.M. and therefore it is pretty easy to get in.  Not sure what is meant by "easy", but if a lot of people think this it doesn't seem like a Harvard LL.M. would open as many doors as other programs.

I am also considering applying to some international (outisde of the U.S. for me) programs.  Masters programs in international affairs are at the top of my list right now.  I am considering LSE (London School of Economics) and King's College in London.  I know this is a "law school" discussion baord, but does anyone have any knowledge of these programs?  Thanks again guys.

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L.L.M. Board / LL.M. advice needed
« on: October 19, 2006, 09:06:50 AM »
Well, the moment I have feared has finally come to pass.  Let me explain via a brief history.  I graduated undergrad magna cum laude.  I took the LSAT without studying (I know, very stupid) and scored a 158.  Instead of taking it again I decided to just go to school where I could get in (again, not so smart).  I am currently a 3L at Suffulk University Law in Boston and desire to pursue a career as a constitutional scholar and hopefully law professor.  Considering Suffolk Law is not a top 15 I am very aware that I will need a LL.M. from one of the top schools in order to make myself marketable.  So, with my academic history in mind, are Yale and Harvard pretty much out of the question?  I do know Professor Akhil Amar of Yale fame and might be able to get a good rec from him.  Could this possibly counteract my lack of an Ivy J.D.?  Finally, I would prefer to go straight from law school to an LL.M. program, but am willing to work first; would my chances of admission be higher if I worked for a few years and then applied?  As far as the schools I am interested in, it seems to me that only the top LL.M. programs would serve the dual purpose of education and upgrading my pedigree, but if I a wrong in this assumption let me know.  Thanks for the help and any advice you can throw my way.

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Studying and Exam Taking / Crunch Time
« on: October 25, 2004, 12:55:15 PM »
I am a first year law student and while I have briefed all of the assigned cases via hilighters, I have not yet begun my outlines.  I typically spend 3-4 hours a day on course work.  I feel like I should be getting ready for exams in the near future.  When should I begin outlining?  Does anyone have any other advice?  Thanks for the help.

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