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Visits, Admit Days, and Open Houses / Re: Drexel Law Visit
« on: December 22, 2009, 12:59:19 PM »
i graduated in the first class from drexel law last year.  passed the pa and nj bar and have a job at a boutique firm outside the city.  drexel's program is good.  i didnt actually participate in the coop program b/c i started working at a firm and just did that through school rather than the coop.  the program gives you good real world experience however, the coop is not normally a wide open door to job offers, most people used the coop experience as a resume builder and to get the experience to take to other interviews.  i really didnt get any negative feedback from people on interviews who spoke about drexel and it being a new school, and at least it gives you something you can talk about at parties with other attorneys. 

right now i work with a few attorneys from nova and widener.  the drexel education i think is better than what i heard abotu from those guys.  and while you'll always have complaints about what school you're in, my complaints are nothing compared to what they experienced. 

i dont think there is much you can do to prepare to be in the top 10%.  granted i'm not in the top 10% so maybe if i had done something different i would be, but the truth is that reading outlines taking exam prep classes, etc. wont help you at all before you step into class in my opinion.  most professors teach differently and test differently, you'll spend have the semester on a subject and not get tested on it, spend 3 days on something else and be heavily tested on it, its random and makes you stay on your toes, but the fact of hte matter is that areas of the law that you study in the first year are so large that you could spend all summer trying to guess what your teacher will cover and be totally wrong. 

the biggest thing i can suggest to do to prepare for law school is to relax and enjoy yourself but also mentally prepare yourself to work when classes start.  dont burn yourself out right before the semester or anything cause assignments come at you full blast when classes begin.  other than that just watch boston legal and law and order are become delisional about what the law actually is. 

Job Search / Re: Landman or lawyer at oil and gas firm question
« on: January 28, 2007, 04:37:45 PM »
i worked as a landman at an energy company for a short while before heading to law school.  i was mostly dealing with natural gas.  i was making about 60k a year doing that and opportunities for advancement were not likely for a few years.  i'm not sure if oil companies operate differently but thats where i was at with the job.
the job itself was enjoyable in some respects.  the best part of it was being able to out of the office a majority of the time.  the downside was i was mostly trooping through some pretty crap parts of western pa and west virginia. 

Transferring / Re: Penn & Gtown
« on: November 27, 2006, 11:22:50 AM »
dont go to penn unless u like poppin collers and wearing plaid shorts.

Current Law Students / your school decision
« on: November 15, 2006, 08:51:37 PM »
so.......after all that time deciding where to go to school, you've picked a school and your partway through your first semester, or in my case through your first quarter. 

so, the question now is, are you glad with your choice?  do u feel like your choice of a T14 was a a good choice.  Are you glad u opted for the lower ranked school and scholarship or to be closer to be home? 

do you feel like your getting the best education possible? 

do u have aspirations of transfering? 

Current Law Students / Just Passing?
« on: October 23, 2006, 07:40:43 PM »
maybe its fear of exams, fear that i just dont get it, or fear that everyone else is smarter than me, but does anyone else worry not about making top 10% but just passing? 

I look around my classes and everyone is amazingly smart.  i'm really quite amazed.  i'm working harder than i ever have before but sometimes i worry whether or not i have any clue whats going on.

anyone else feel like this?

any advice?

Current Law Students / Commercial Outlines? or
« on: September 13, 2006, 04:51:25 PM »
what is have u guys found to be the most helpful study aids.  should i be looking at getting commercial outlines or hornbooks or what?

and what brand/author/publsiher is the best?


Current Law Students / Black's Law Dictionary
« on: August 21, 2006, 01:27:13 PM »
what is the opinion on Black's Law Dictionary?  is it something that is necessary?  is the pocket edition sufficient or should u spend the money and get the unabridged version?  have the editions changed much in the past few years?  or is it essentially the same book being printed every year? 

and finally, is the book even necessary? or is it all availably online?  is it easier to access it that way or do u prefer to look the stuff up online? 

Current Law Students / classes adding another section?
« on: June 29, 2006, 11:21:38 AM »
rumor has it that my school got a lot more people to accept admission offers than expected and much higher than the average rate.  as a result they have blown past the size class they were shooting for and are now contemplating adding more sections to deal with the added students.

have you ever heard of this happening?  that a school underestimated the response from acceptances so much so that they had to add another 1 to 2 sections?  

do u think its a good sign or bad sign?

Current Law Students / my hero
« on: June 29, 2006, 07:36:24 AM »

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