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General Board / Re: transfer question
« on: October 21, 2008, 01:47:22 PM »
hello...

i am at the relatively new law school, Elon University.  needless to say, there is no reputation as the school's first graduation won't take place until next year.  it's a good school, though, good people.

i am in the middle of my second semester of my first year.  i have a 3.1 gpa, putting me in the top 25%.  i have already passed the patent bar. 

i am just looking for some thoughts about my transfer potential.  first, do i have a shot at a place like DePaul or Kent?  second, do i even have a shot at a place like John Marshall Chicago or maybe Stetson?  third, would it even be better for me at John Marshall? 

really, i'll work anywhere.  location isn't the most important thing. 

the most important thing is putting myself in the best POSSIBLE position for success.

thoughts?


With the patent bar behind you I would not worry about suceeding.  You will be fine coming from any school.

Are you kidding me?

Patent bar or not, I hate to break it to you but Biglaw doesn't do much recruiting from Elon or the other above mentioned schools.

Thinking long term instead of like the typical law student, whether BigLaw does or doesn't recruit from Elon is not that significant. 

The rules are changing.  But nobody's telling that to the kids.   

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General Board / Re: Petition for readmission - help?
« on: October 21, 2008, 01:43:52 PM »
Finally, I'll be honest.  A lawyer is a powerful profession and I don't think that people should be represented by failures.  You had your chance and blew it.  Move on.  Any school that lets you back is a joke anyway.

There are 1 million lawyers in the US.  The law of supply and demand negates your point about power. 

By power I mean the ability to screw up a person's life.  Lawyers are entrusted with that power.

That is not much power.  If you screw up someone else's life you will be sued for malpractice.  Unless you are interested in career suicide the power is mostly myth.  

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General Board / Re: transfer question
« on: October 21, 2008, 01:40:35 PM »
hello...

i am at the relatively new law school, Elon University.  needless to say, there is no reputation as the school's first graduation won't take place until next year.  it's a good school, though, good people.

i am in the middle of my second semester of my first year.  i have a 3.1 gpa, putting me in the top 25%.  i have already passed the patent bar. 

i am just looking for some thoughts about my transfer potential.  first, do i have a shot at a place like DePaul or Kent?  second, do i even have a shot at a place like John Marshall Chicago or maybe Stetson?  third, would it even be better for me at John Marshall? 

really, i'll work anywhere.  location isn't the most important thing. 

the most important thing is putting myself in the best POSSIBLE position for success.

thoughts?


With the patent bar behind you I would not worry about suceeding.  You will be fine coming from any school.

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General Board / Re: Petition for readmission - help?
« on: October 21, 2008, 01:39:04 PM »
Finally, I'll be honest.  A lawyer is a powerful profession and I don't think that people should be represented by failures.  You had your chance and blew it.  Move on.  Any school that lets you back is a joke anyway.

There are 1 million lawyers in the US.  The law of supply and demand negates your point about power. 



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Would an attorney ask his client to just forget about a legal claim to save himself the trouble of addressing it? 

All the time.  Who wants the excess work unless you have an equity stake in the firm.

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General board for soon-to-be 1Ls / Everybody Applying Should Read This
« on: October 21, 2008, 01:32:41 PM »
There's a book out called "Happy Hour is For Amateurs" about law school and being in litigation.  I just got one from Amazon and it is totally everything they never tell you about law school or what kind of people you run into in the job.  The book is humor and can offend a lot of people but the stuff inside about practicing is like everything every college student should know before going to law school.

I don't know ho to link or I would link it here.  You can find it on google or Amazon. 

Do not apply without reading this.  Serious.

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