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Current Law Students / Re: My Advice to Incoming 1L's
« on: August 11, 2007, 07:32:31 AM »
God forbid there is a whole thread of positive reinforcement!


To jrut: Thanks.

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Incoming 1Ls / Re: So I took the advice of this board...
« on: July 30, 2007, 04:42:58 PM »
Yeah... it seems like it would save time but might be a little confusing to not have a brief written out to-the-point in front of you and in your own words.

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Incoming 1Ls / So I took the advice of this board...
« on: July 30, 2007, 04:31:16 PM »
well from some of you on this board, and read Law School Confidential. It strongly suggests briefing a case by just highlighting each component of the case (facts, holding etc.)in a different color in the casebook... therefore you save time by not re-writing it when it is all right there AND you just go right to the outlining. Has anyone tried this? Did it work for you?

Thanks in advance.

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Incoming 1Ls / Re: The 1L Summer
« on: July 23, 2007, 09:08:52 AM »
So, I know this is a bit forward-thinking of me, but I was recently offered a significant promotion at my place of employment for next summer, which will be after my 1L year. I had planned to seek typical 1L employment, but the pay will be significant -- $3000/wk over a 10-11 week period.

Given that I'm borrowing full cost at Gtown next year, the idea of earning that much money is tempting. I know I should probably just avoid the temptation of the easy money and find some law-related job that will pay at least some money, but -- any thoughts? Is 1L summer employment as important as it's cracked up to be?

I would take the job.... what will you be doing for $3,000/wk?

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Incoming 1Ls / Re: Get a mac now or wait?
« on: July 20, 2007, 10:20:03 AM »
Hey,

So, right now I'm working on a little sony s360 which still works but is a couple years old and kinda slow.  P-M 1.7, 1gig ram, 13.3" screen.  I know this isn't going to last me through law school and kinda want to get a mac, although I haven't decided between a macbook or a macbook pro.  I have a 22" LCD to use at home so the screen size isn't that big of a deal. 

The main question though, do you guys think it is smart to get a mac now?  The new OS is coming out soon (October?) and rumor has it a new macbook may be coming out around the same time as well.  So I kind of want to wait, but then I'll be switching probably at the end of the first semester and probably using a different note program on mac so if I need my notes from first semester I might be SOL.

Any opinions from mac people whether the new OS is really going to be that good and whether there will be an upgrade to macbooks or macbook pros soon, and whether it's worth waiting...


This past weekend I went to the Mac store that I have purchased all my Macs from and spoke to the owner and he gave me an addition reason not to wait for the Leopard- He said that the Leopard you buy in October with be different from one you get 2 months later because they are going to be changing and tweeking things once they see how it works for everyone. He said he is going to wait until they work out the initial kinks with it. You might as well get your computer now and become familiar with it before school and then upgrade next summer or spring after they fix the problems they will inevitably run into with the new Leopard. That's my plan anyway.



Leopard is software, not hardware.

Apple does have periodic software updates for its operating systems.

I don't think he meant you can upgrade your Leopard once you already have it, but the Leopard they will sell in say January will be different/tweeked from the Leopard they sold in October when it was first released.

But after the free updates, the Leopard on your computer in January should be as new, if not newer than the Leopard media you can buy in an Apple Store.

Mmmmmm... That doesn't make any sense to me... but that's probably because I don't know enough about computers to defend what he said to me. All I know is that I have purchased 3 Macs from him since I was 16 and have gone to him for any issue I have had with them. I think he is pretty credible in my experience. So, whatever it was he was trying to say to me that I can't explain to you, probably does actually make some sense. haha. :)

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Incoming 1Ls / Re: Get a mac now or wait?
« on: July 20, 2007, 09:05:06 AM »
Hey,

So, right now I'm working on a little sony s360 which still works but is a couple years old and kinda slow.  P-M 1.7, 1gig ram, 13.3" screen.  I know this isn't going to last me through law school and kinda want to get a mac, although I haven't decided between a macbook or a macbook pro.  I have a 22" LCD to use at home so the screen size isn't that big of a deal. 

The main question though, do you guys think it is smart to get a mac now?  The new OS is coming out soon (October?) and rumor has it a new macbook may be coming out around the same time as well.  So I kind of want to wait, but then I'll be switching probably at the end of the first semester and probably using a different note program on mac so if I need my notes from first semester I might be SOL.

Any opinions from mac people whether the new OS is really going to be that good and whether there will be an upgrade to macbooks or macbook pros soon, and whether it's worth waiting...


This past weekend I went to the Mac store that I have purchased all my Macs from and spoke to the owner and he gave me an addition reason not to wait for the Leopard- He said that the Leopard you buy in October with be different from one you get 2 months later because they are going to be changing and tweeking things once they see how it works for everyone. He said he is going to wait until they work out the initial kinks with it. You might as well get your computer now and become familiar with it before school and then upgrade next summer or spring after they fix the problems they will inevitably run into with the new Leopard. That's my plan anyway.



Leopard is software, not hardware.

Apple does have periodic software updates for its operating systems.

I don't think he meant you can upgrade your Leopard once you already have it, but the Leopard they will sell in say January will be different/tweeked from the Leopard they sold in October when it was first released.

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Incoming 1Ls / Re: Get a mac now or wait?
« on: July 20, 2007, 08:25:26 AM »
Hey,

So, right now I'm working on a little sony s360 which still works but is a couple years old and kinda slow.  P-M 1.7, 1gig ram, 13.3" screen.  I know this isn't going to last me through law school and kinda want to get a mac, although I haven't decided between a macbook or a macbook pro.  I have a 22" LCD to use at home so the screen size isn't that big of a deal. 

The main question though, do you guys think it is smart to get a mac now?  The new OS is coming out soon (October?) and rumor has it a new macbook may be coming out around the same time as well.  So I kind of want to wait, but then I'll be switching probably at the end of the first semester and probably using a different note program on mac so if I need my notes from first semester I might be SOL.

Any opinions from mac people whether the new OS is really going to be that good and whether there will be an upgrade to macbooks or macbook pros soon, and whether it's worth waiting...


This past weekend I went to the Mac store that I have purchased all my Macs from and spoke to the owner and he gave me an addition reason not to wait for the Leopard- He said that the Leopard you buy in October with be different from one you get 2 months later because they are going to be changing and tweeking things once they see how it works for everyone. He said he is going to wait until they work out the initial kinks with it. You might as well get your computer now and become familiar with it before school and then upgrade next summer or spring after they fix the problems they will inevitably run into with the new Leopard. That's my plan anyway.


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Choosing the Right Law School / Re: 153 3.13, what do you think?
« on: July 15, 2007, 06:03:59 PM »
please don't feed the TTTs

don't apply; let serious applicants have a tad bit more breathing room in this crowded closet

It isn't one person's perogative to tell another whether or not they should apply to law school. So goes the saying, "The first shall be last, and the last shall be first..." Keep that in mind.

Don't try to dissuade people from applying just because you're a small fish in a big pond.


Exactly. Read the original post - he didn't ask whether or not he should go to law school.

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Choosing the Right Law School / Re: 153 3.13, what do you think?
« on: July 12, 2007, 08:41:25 AM »
Dont go to law school. Youll thank me


I get really tired of reading posts like these. Just because you have an average score doesn't mean you will not enjoy a legal career. And you do not have to get at least a 160 to be personally successful in law school and beyond. Sure, someone going to a T3 school may not make six figures upon graduation, but maybe that is not the reason he/she chose to go to law school. This board is turning me off more and more... perhaps that is why there are so few people on here like me who are going somewhere besides a tier one.

Out of my 6 legal internships during undergrad, my most memorable and the one I learned the most from was with an attorney who graduated from Cooley. He enjoyed every minute of coming into work and at the end of the day, he was definitely NOT starving.

A 153 will not limit your abilities nor will it mean you will be unhappy in your career choice. It does not mean you should not go to law school. There is so much more one can do with a law degree besides bragging about what ranking their law school placed and about how much money they make.

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Choosing the Right Law School / Re: law school now or later?
« on: July 10, 2007, 03:22:50 PM »
here's the deal:

UG: Ivy, liberal arts major. 3.1, graduated in 2006
LSAT: 163 Oct 2005 and 168 Dec 2005 averaging out to be 166

With above numbers, I applied last cycle and was accepted to a 20-25 range law school with a regional reputation in a region of not my preference.

I got to defer enrollment for a year to do some voluntary work overseas, and I will be entering the above law school in the fall.

But:
I took the LSATs again, just for fun (really) last june (2006) and scored a 174.

Now, if you were in my shoes, you'd have many options:

1) Forget June, go to my law school, be happy with the less than spectacular job prospects, or try for a transfer

2) Forfeit my place in the fall, apply again. In this case, are all three scores averaged? In case of schools that only look at the higher score in case of 7+ point difference, will they throw out the 162? What if I had gotten a 175 (which is 7+ my previous high)? Also, what are my realistic chances in this scenario?

3) Wait 4 years until my old scores expire. in THIS case, what can I expect, under the assumption that admissions criteria will be the same as now?

Yes, maybe i'm a prestige whore. But there are things that I truly seek to achieve that are larger than money and status. And even still, graduating from a T14 law school (ok, not even T14, i'd say T8) will really open doors for me.

Help me out folks. What do you think?



I really think you answered your own question. The last thing you should do is settle for the school with a "regional reputation" in a region you don't want with "less than spectacular job prospects."

Go for option number 2... but you knew that.  :)

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