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General Board / Re: Should I be really worried?
« on: January 03, 2009, 12:48:10 PM »
Whatever you say, pal.

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General Board / Re: Should I be really worried?
« on: January 03, 2009, 03:24:57 AM »
Right now, I would argue that it would not take a low class rank to still be unemployed after graduation. Read this bit from CNN:

http://money.cnn.com/2008/12/03/news/economy/legal_industry/?postversion=2008120305

When I read this article last month, I didn't know whether to laugh or to cry.

All I thought to myself was, you have people from T1 schools complaining about their school not getting them jobs?? Holy s--t!

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General Board / Re: Should I be really worried?
« on: January 02, 2009, 12:57:23 AM »
Having been on this board for many years and been exposed to the types of people on here, my advice is to simply not come here and ask for perspective. These people are your competitors, and hence will not give you peace of mind. Law students have so much angst and insecurity- especially in first year- because they are surrounded by people with whom they are competing.

My sincere advice to you is to talk to somebody outside of law school, if you want to relax your nerves.

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General Board / Re: Interesting Courses v. Bar-Preparation Courses
« on: December 01, 2008, 09:29:09 PM »
Go for the courses that are substantive and theory-based.

A course that might help prep for the bar, you may neverthelss run into when BarBri rolls around.

I will finally sink my teeth into trusts and estates, this spring after a long delay.

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General Board / Re: Is this normal salary for law grads?
« on: December 01, 2008, 09:22:21 PM »
Look I didn't mean to make a such a strong statement.

But seriously, many people after they wash out in the premed courses, or don't do well enough on the MCAT, shift gears and apply to law school.

Why? Because it's easier to get into law school than medical school. Your career becomes drastically different, and law school is, let's face it, easier to get through than medical school.

That's why I think anyone who advocates law school becoming like medical school is either ignorant or a hypocrite.

The law is an easier profession than medicine. I'm not shy about admitting that.

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General Board / Re: What is the age for mandatory retirement at law firms?
« on: December 01, 2008, 03:03:53 PM »
Mandatory retirement?

I met a lawyer two years ago who has been in practice since 1949.

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General Board / Re: Is this normal salary for law grads?
« on: December 01, 2008, 03:00:43 PM »
There's a big reason that the AMA regulates medical schools more tightly than the ABA does law schools.

Because medical schools have the careers of the practioners of the health and physical well-being of the country in their hands.

With law schools, I think they just hold the careers of most bulls--ters in their hands.

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General Board / Re: Is this normal salary for law grads?
« on: November 24, 2008, 11:47:28 PM »
This an anonymous message board, so I can understand why some people would be less disciplined in what they would post, particularly in some of the schoolyard bickering between students from different tiers of law schools.

But, I didn't think I would hear anyone say that it's "stupid" to go to law school, even it was a no-name school or one that is not "ranked" highly. I didn't think I would hear that kind of raw bile.

Then again, it's an anonymous message board. And, I clearly did not lower my expectations enough.

Oh well. Back to work.

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General Board / Re: Is this normal salary for law grads?
« on: November 24, 2008, 11:46:58 AM »
"just plain dumb"

LOLOLOL

Yes. All this education is just so "stupid".

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General Board / Re: Is this normal salary for law grads?
« on: November 24, 2008, 11:03:01 AM »
Why is this so shocking? Not every lawyer is rich. I know two attorneys who have made under $40,000 working on personal injury cases in their first year after passing the bar. (Granted, they don't practice in New York; one lives in St. Paul and the other in Houston) For some people, life immediately following graduation is not the cash cow we all expect when we matriculate. Yes, these people still use one credit card to pay for another.

I'm not saying any of you will end up this way.

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