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Most doctors I know are, on average, smarter than most lawyers I know in terms of pure intelligence. My husband is a doctor, and is ridiculously smart. He took one look at my LSAT prep books and could get almost perfect scores right off the bat (very irritating BTW). Just looking at his work makes my head spin.

But I think lawyers tend to be more street smart, and may think more quickly on the fly. I am not sure that being more intelligent at the margins buys you much, since both lawyers and doctors tend to be very smart. And of course, this is all generalizations. I've met dumb doctors and brilliant lawyers, and vice versa.

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I used the Glannon Guide to Bankruptcy and found it helpful to review the concepts.

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I don't regret it at all. Now, I do have a job offer (so far not postponed or anything), so I may have a rosier view than other people. I also went to a lower-ranked school on a large scholarship, so even if I didn't have a job, my debt is pretty minimal so I don't have that heavy burden to worry about. But I'm about 10 years out of undergrad, and I really enjoyed going back to school. I wouldn't trade it for anything.

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General Board / Re: Laptops in Law School: Experience
« on: March 17, 2009, 08:06:36 AM »
About 30-40% of my class uses Macs, with no issues. I have a white MacBook too (also 2.5 years old), and it has been fine. I don't use them for notes in class, but most of my classmates do. I prefer Macs over PCs in general, so I wouldn't consider a PC anyway, but I see plenty of people use them successfully in law school.

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General Board / Re: Best time to get married while in law school
« on: February 28, 2009, 08:01:31 PM »
I think after graduation/bar exam is a good time. I have several classmates who are getting married this August after we take the bar. They are planning their weddings now, when there is less stress. But I can understand not wanting to wait another year. Of your choices, I think August before your 2L year is a good time too. My Summer Associate job ended August 8 last year, and I think most of them are over by mid-August.

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General Board / Re: Preparing for Law Review Competition ?
« on: February 22, 2009, 12:31:01 PM »
Wow, I guess I am a confused 1L!

Can someone explain to me how the write-on comp usually works? I thought that everyone just sort of wrote a brief/memo on a common topic and the best ones were chosen. That isn't even from any information I was actually given, I guess I just assumed that.

Can someone explain!?


When I did the competition, we did just write a short note on a common topic, using only the materials provided. It had to be in Bluebook format. We've since added an editing/Bluebook test as well. Of course, I go to a *shudder* T3 school, so maybe other schools do it differently. You can always ask, or maybe the Law Review will hold an info session. We usually do one around March for the 1Ls who want to do the competition.

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General Board / Re: Can someone tell me how RA gigs work?
« on: February 03, 2009, 10:45:25 PM »
I was an RA my first summer, I applied to a professor who sent out an email asking for RAs. But I think if there is someone you are interested in working with, there is no harm in contacting him and asking if he is looking for someone. Or if he isn't, does he know anyone who is? I think it's a decent summer job for a 1L and I think it was a positive on my resume for 2L summer employment.

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Bar Exam / Re: BarBri for multistate prep?
« on: January 31, 2009, 08:55:04 AM »
Thanks for the insight, everyone. I think I'll cancel PMBR.   :)

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Bar Exam / BarBri for multistate prep?
« on: January 30, 2009, 12:54:47 PM »
BarBri seems to be offering a product very comparable to the PMBR workshops, which is included in the cost of the whole program. Has anyoe done this before, instead of PMBR? Or is it still better to do both? In my state, I will not be allowed to multistate out as of this year (sucks to be me). If BarBri is reasonably good, I'd love to cancel PMBR. Even if I forfeit my deposit, I save money and time.

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General Board / Re: Hey Ladies . . . Where do you buy your suits?
« on: January 28, 2009, 09:09:40 PM »
I tend to hit Nordstrom in order to get a wide selection of brands. Once I find a brand and size I like, I go over to Nordstrom Rack and see what sales I can find.

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