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U of Texas - Austin / Re: Advice Needed
« on: April 18, 2007, 12:07:59 AM »
Actually, working for a law firm is a great way to get a job at a law firm. 

And some people get a leg-up on law school.  Some spend their time making noise about how dreary law school is.  If you really want to be a lawyer, it should be a pleasure to pick up some Examples & Explanations for each of the 1L classes.  You'll need most of them anyway, so it's a no-lose investment.   Just to browse through, and if you're inclined, to study ahead with.  You won't understand everything, but you'll be surprised just how much of this stuff is self-taught. 

Law school is absolutely crammed full of people who hate law school.  If you cannot stand reading this material, or if you eventually find law school so bad that you can't touch law books when you are between semesters, try something else and have fun with it!

But if you really want that leg-up, it's important to note that most law-classes are taught in arbitrary order though everything interrelates.  Knowing the basics of a class before the professor ever enters the room will save you a lot of hassle.  This is unconventional advice, but I had an easy time my first year thanks to this idea.  Also, do whatever you can to obtain outlines for your professors once class begins.  Get them early and edit them throughout the year.

Oh, and consider Houston.  It's right up there with SMU and light-years ahead of Baylor academically (not trying to be provocative here).  You get any VA benefits you'd get at Tech, so why go to the lesser school?  Houston is a terrific town to start working in.

Thanks for your service, btw.

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