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Job Search / Re: I got an offer from Wachtell, prestigious?
« on: September 19, 2007, 11:29:51 AM »
I would pick you as the #1 tool on this discussion board.

Transferring / Re: Should I Accept a Transfer to Fordham?
« on: August 17, 2007, 12:29:07 PM »
FWIW, I've decided not to transfer to Fordham. They only gave me a couple days to pull the trigger, and Fordham over SJU just doesn't seem like enough of a prestige jump to justofy it. It may reduce my chances of clerking (significantly), but the most important thing is that I avoid the golden handcuffs.

So, I appreciate your thoughts, climbing, and hope that someone else who still really wants to transfer into Fordham gets my spot. (And before anyone asks: yes, I am withdrawing today, so the spot should open up shortly).

Transferring / Should I Accept a Transfer to Fordham?
« on: August 16, 2007, 03:30:54 PM »
So, a few days before classes start, I get a call from Fordham that they accepted me for transfer. Here's the situation: I am currently at St. John's, where I am on the 2nd best journal (i.e., not law review), moot court, and am in the top 10%. I also get a very good scholarship.

At Fordham I would get no money, of course, and would have to do another writing competition, and try to get on moot court there. The plus is, it would be another shot at law review. The downside is who the hell wants to go through another writing competition.

Career-wise, I just did SJU's earlier interview week, and would be left with the second and third interview weeks at Fordham.

Part of the reason I am torn is that I want to be a public defender, so debt it a big factor. At the same time, I would like to clerk, which would definitely be easier out of fordham than St. John's.

Too bad NYU & Columbia scoffed at my transfer apps. That would have been an easy decision. This one is quite a bit tougher.


Current Law Students / Re: Question on Supplemental Jurisdiction
« on: February 10, 2007, 10:10:37 AM »
While you're doing your research on your memo, you might also want to research on your school's honor code.  I'm pretty sure that receiving outside help on a major research assignment would be grounds for serious disciplinary actions, assuming your school has any integrity whatsoever.


Dear NoMore3Putts: The reason you can't golf is that God hates you for being such a tool.

Current Law Students / Re: Do u get called on once or more than once???
« on: August 31, 2006, 10:08:18 PM »
our profs singled out one guy and put him on call for every single class within the first week. When we protested, they denied conspiracy. Bull. Their purpose was to put everone on notice.  :-X

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