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3L job search / Re: firstlawjob.com a godsend or a gimmick
« on: March 20, 2010, 11:06:45 AM »
I do! I do! Colleen, who is against the website also has one post though...

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General Board / Re: Recent UVa Law Grad Taking Questions
« on: March 14, 2010, 12:57:33 PM »
got a job?

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: Wisconsin v. John Marshall
« on: March 09, 2010, 02:28:41 PM »
WI does not require going to law school I beleive - why pay then?

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Reviews, Visits, and Rankings / Re: Liberty Law School
« on: March 08, 2010, 09:34:23 PM »
Big,  no I did not get into a super law school yet - I was only able to get into T30 only with a 25% schollie, which is why I am seriously debating whether going to law school is worth it at all for me this year.  I still have a shot at T10 and working on that...  No matter how many cases you win - and workign for any self respecting law firm you will not be allowed in court room for the first 5-10 years with the firm - you will always be a T6, T10, T14, TT, TTT, TTTT or TTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTT for a wide range of opportunities, including academia, prestigious judgeships and federal jobs.

If you strive to be a lawyer, knock yourself out and go to your TTTTTTTTTT, I am sure you will learn a lot and maybe even be an awesome lawyer.  However, similar to how it worked in middle ages, where no matter how able a peasant or a merchant were they would never be nobility, you will have a glass ceiling to many exciting opportunities.

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Wait List / Re: UVA Waitlist 2010
« on: March 08, 2010, 09:24:41 PM »
yeah they say they have to figure out how many people deposit - if it is the same as last year chances are pretty slim...  Going for a campus visit next week.

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Reviews, Visits, and Rankings / Re: Liberty Law School
« on: March 08, 2010, 09:09:58 PM »
Ipsa, I think as DR. LSAT would have put it you are making an unspoken assumption  that performance in an Advocacy Competition is indicative of the quality of the law school education.  It might, but more than likely it is simply a personal achievement only laterally related to the quality of legal education.  You won over Harvard, Yale and Stanford?  Good for you!!!! Now if only anybody cared....  In a few year you will learn that how smart, hard-working or capable you are matters very little in a legal world where pedigree is almost everything.   

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Wait List / Re: UVA Waitlist 2010
« on: March 05, 2010, 06:44:38 PM »
I wrote to them and they said that that the email of interest was helpful...

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General Board / Re: Is a JD Just another Humanities Degree?
« on: March 04, 2010, 12:13:14 AM »

Lol, doubt biglaw will be quizzing you on the subjects during interview.  Probably will be a ton of small talk amd socializing because most decisions are already made based on class rank/school rank, and a small input from social skills determined during the interview. I was 6 out of 166 in my business school with double major and have extensive interviewing experience so we will see how things go in law school...

Just because I misspoke on a stupid blog board it does not mean anything.

And that's where discussion on whether JD is another humanities degree lead us, people........

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Reviews, Visits, and Rankings / Re: Liberty Law School
« on: March 03, 2010, 12:18:29 AM »
1200 monthly loan damper is one thing when you are making 1200 biweekly and totally another when you are making 4000 biweekly.

Grad schools grants are actually being cut because grad school is not considered essential education - you were supposed to get your skills yo in UG as far as government concerned.  When you go to UG they see it like you are aspirring to be middle class and they like it, thus all the subsidies and loans. If you going to grad schools they see it like you want to invest into making more money (be rich) and they are not going to pay you for you to make more money, you gotta do it yourself.  Especially there is not going to be any subsidies for law school students...


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Reviews, Visits, and Rankings / Re: Liberty Law School
« on: March 02, 2010, 08:54:07 PM »
well, there is certainly more to life than rat race, but just I hope for your sake that after you graduate from Cal West you guys will have money leftover every month for food after paying Aunt Sallie....

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