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Where should I go next fall? / Re: Tough Decisions : Which Law School?
« on: March 10, 2009, 09:33:19 AM »
Oh, I get it.  I just find it remarkably juvenile.

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: Tough Decisions : Which Law School?
« on: March 09, 2009, 05:10:07 PM »
I see, so I can be most helpful to the OP's request for advice by not giving any advice?

Perhaps so, but what I see is someone who, from where I sit, is seriously considering a course of action that is foolish in the extreme, based on the crazy notion that she will have "better options" graduating from Fordham than from Tulane.  That's just nuts, and furthermore sounds like someone who does not realize how much strain she is about to put herself under as a law student, irrespective of which school she chooses.

There's nothing particularly unusual about what I've seen and experienced.  Unsurprisingly, most of my best law school friends are other married folks, and if there is anyone who is happier to see graduation coming than the students, it's the spouses.  It's been hard on everyone.  Fortunately it appears that everyone's marriages are going to survive, unlike many if not most of the "serious" relationships that my classmates had when we entered as 1L's.  Most of those didn't make it.


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Where should I go next fall? / Re: Tough Decisions : Which Law School?
« on: March 09, 2009, 04:36:39 PM »
I'd bet money that their marriage cannot survive three years of being apart, while they are both involved in incredibly intense and pressure-packed professional school programs.  Hell, even if they both go to the same school, it's gonna be rough.



You never know. In fact, no one knows but them, and even they can't be 100% that it's going to work or going to crumble. Which doesn't do a whole lot to explain why she's asking the internet. Maybe she's just looking for reassurance that it can work, validation that her gut is telling her the right thing, whatever.

Well, speaking as someone who is twice-married, once-divorced, and who can see law school graduation on the horizon, I strongly, strongly suggest that trying to do three years of law school and four years of medical school half a country apart is a recipe for marital suicide.  Tulane is a perfectly good school - particularly if the other option is Fordham -so it's not like she is throwing away a T-14 school to go to a TTT.

In the unlikely event that the OP gets off the CLS wait list, I agree it would be a tougher decision, but I think that's a long shot.

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: Tough Decisions : Which Law School?
« on: March 09, 2009, 03:14:10 PM »
I'd bet money that their marriage cannot survive three years of being apart, while they are both involved in incredibly intense and pressure-packed professional school programs.  Hell, even if they both go to the same school, it's gonna be rough.


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Where should I go next fall? / Re: Tough Decisions : Which Law School?
« on: March 09, 2009, 01:56:48 PM »
Well, if your husband is going to Tulane and you're not, then you are probably giving up your marriage.  So I guess it depends on how important that is to you.

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Non-Traditional Students / Re: New Non-Trad here
« on: March 09, 2009, 01:32:52 PM »
For crying out loud, you should never never never even consider going to a non-ABA accredited law school.

I mean seriously, what are you people thinking???

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Biglaw will not be an option coming from any of these schools.  You should check the attrition rates of these schools before you decide - I know Cooley in particular is notorious for deliberately flunking out a massive number of students (who shouldn't have been there in the first place) after collecting their tuition for a year or two. 

Honestly, if those are your choices, you should consider a different career.  Now is not the time to be graduating from a horrible law school and looking for a job.

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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Re: Emory Class of 2011
« on: May 27, 2008, 11:12:48 PM »
I hardly ever go without being plugged in somewhere... basically only for convenience if I just have to look up something really quick and can't be bothered to plug in.  You won't have any problem, every classroom has power at basically every seat, and there are outlets everywhere in the library too, as well as around the buildings.

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And if you do all that (instead of building a birch bark canoe, or something useful, like holding down a job so you won't have to borrow quite as much), you know what grades you'll probably get?  Pretty much the same grades you would have gotten if you hadn't done all that crap over the summer, before you had any idea what you actually needed to learn.

I particularly love the folks who casually say you should read the E&E's - presumably cover to cover.  How freaking retarded.  At least a third of what's in every E&E will never be taught in your class.  Even worse, some of what's in there is just simply wrong (at least as far as your professor is concerned.)

But whatever, feel free to kill yourself if you think it will help you.  Maybe it will.  It probably won't, at least not enough to matter.  By the time the exam rolls around, pretty much everybody's going to know it backwards and forwards, and all those hours you spent reading the E&E will have been wasted.


You continue to bash prepping and people who prep when you yourself didn't prep and probably didn't even read PLS. You are entitled to your opinion and I appreciate that you are trying to help 0Ls, but your view is no more valid than that of vercingetorix. In fact, I think V's argument makes more sense than yours.

Actually, I did read it (I confess that I skimmed some of the longer rants).  I actually went so far as to read the Civ Pro E&E before starting school, as well as the first Delaney book.  Civ Pro wound up being my worst grade as a 1L, but whatever.  Also took LEEWS from Wentworth Miller personally.  IMHO, none of that particularly helped.  Your mileage may vary.  Ask enough people, and you can find an example to prove pretty much anything you like.

Just because my advice/experience doesn't conform to the way you want things to be doesn't mean that I'm "bashing" anything.  Just giving my advice based on what I have personally seen.  Feel free to do whatever you like.  Doesn't matter to me, I'm graduating next spring.  Hell, I'd love to tell you that prepping makes all the difference in the world, but from what I've seen, it just ain't so.

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And if you do all that (instead of building a birch bark canoe, or something useful, like holding down a job so you won't have to borrow quite as much), you know what grades you'll probably get?  Pretty much the same grades you would have gotten if you hadn't done all that crap over the summer, before you had any idea what you actually needed to learn.

I particularly love the folks who casually say you should read the E&E's - presumably cover to cover.  How freaking retarded.  At least a third of what's in every E&E will never be taught in your class.  Even worse, some of what's in there is just simply wrong (at least as far as your professor is concerned.)

But whatever, feel free to kill yourself if you think it will help you.  Maybe it will.  It probably won't, at least not enough to matter.  By the time the exam rolls around, pretty much everybody's going to know it backwards and forwards, and all those hours you spent reading the E&E will have been wasted.

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