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Because it's a field that's all about who you know and how well you can leverage those connections. If you're from a top law school, you leverage your alumni network and your brand name degree and try to angle for a job with one of these agencies. If you're not, where do you plan on getting clients? You have to have some sort of connections with athletes.

I wish people would stop thinking that success is only about how smart you are and how hard you work. Plenty of smart, hard-working people have failed miserably.

She obviously hates America...

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Whats so bad about Georgetown?
« on: March 06, 2009, 07:46:46 AM »
I think A LOT of the criticism come from people at higher ranked schools that are perceived as inferior (e.g. Duke and Cornell).  I'm a 1L here and pretty much everyone picked GULC over one of those schools.  A few picked it over NYU or Uchicago (I find this harder to fathom, but it happens).

The reality is that the ranking system favors small programs.  So in order to make a choice to go to one of those schools, people make up the McGeorgetown stuff (from my perspective this is total bs).  The school is amazingly situated and has incredible programs, and that's why we all came here.  You just wouldn't have the options at other similarly ranked schools.  That said, they are all great schools, and there are good reasons to go to any of them.

I'm a 1L In Washington, DC.  I'd say that if you can afford to live alone, go for it.  Otherwise find a professional or a grad student in a different program to live with (my situation now).  Don't live with other law students, particularly those in your program.  It gets a little crazy around exams and having a sanctuary is really valuable.

The curve at GULC is approx. 5% get C+s, professors are not required to give out C or lower, though some do.  Essentially you have to try pretty hard to get into that club.

Black Law Students / Re: Religion & Black People
« on: January 09, 2009, 05:46:51 PM »
Haha, thoroughly trounced in the argument, the man still asks for sex.  Great conversation.

Lollypop, I have no desire to continuously engage in a circular conversation of recrimination with an asinine individual. You are entitled to your own opinion, and that's fine, however, I'm not inclined to oblige to your invitation of oneupmanship. Now, on the other hand, if you feel that I'm a very interesting, mesmerizing and captivating man....I would be more than willing to drop you my contact information, then you could get to know me on a more personal, intimate roll out.

Depending on the location, he might pull down a year's rent in a week.

An attorney to write up a contract for a one time event?  That's seriously eat into profits.  That's only worth it if you expect repeat leasings.

If he lives on the Hill in a nice place he might pull down a year's rent in one week.

An attorney to write up a contract for a one time event?  That's seriously eat into profits.  That's only worth it if you expect repeat leasings.

I have to disagree with this advice.  You want to shape the agreement you have.  Remember either way if you exchange possession of your home there is likely a contract or lease formed (whether you write it or not).  Better to make it explicit and enforceable by having an attorney familiar with DC law write it up (likely some kind of licensing agreement).  If it isn't enough money to have this done, then I'd say it's probably not worth letting out your apt.

I don't know if a contract is necessary.  If they wreck the place, it'll be nearly impossible to recover the damages and no one will leave you a deposit if they're paying a lot of money to stay.  You basically have to feel out a person who seems reliable and be willing to suffer the consequences.

Visits, Admit Days, and Open Houses / Re: Georgetown ASW Jan 22-23
« on: January 09, 2009, 04:39:13 PM »
I'll be hosting one of you lucky kids.

Law School Admissions / Re: Vanderbilt
« on: July 04, 2008, 08:16:05 PM »
deko, did you end up going there?  How did that work exactly?  Did they just send you the scholarship package with the acceptance notice?  Any information you can provide at all would be really helpful.

I decided to go to GULC, but it was close.  Vandy is great, and Nashville is a fun town.  I got the scholarship info several weeks after the acceptance package.  There was no separate application process for money.  With your numbers they will give you money.

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