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Incoming 1Ls / Why didn't I think of that?
« on: May 26, 2005, 07:33:28 AM »
I know this is off topic, but you have to check out


Incoming 1Ls / Re: SCOTUS clerk list
« on: May 23, 2005, 11:06:41 AM »
Those two schools outside of the T14 are public, which may explain why so many of their grads stay in state.  Good luck with the SCOTUS clerkship.  Just remember that almost all SCOTUS clerks start out with a lower clerkship, so you should set your sights on that first.

Incoming 1Ls / Re: Medium sized law firms VS. BIGLAW...
« on: May 20, 2005, 12:31:40 PM »
Chance of making partner working full-time 10%.
Chance of making partner working part-time 0%.

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: help: rank these schools please
« on: May 12, 2005, 10:03:52 AM »
I don't really know much about these schools, but I think Temple and Villanova are probably the best of them.

Incoming 1Ls / Re: 'BigLaw' Who Wants it? Who has it? Why?
« on: May 12, 2005, 07:00:28 AM »
I'm enjoying this conversation about biglaw, but I'd like to add something.

It seems like a lot of people are considering biglaw just because it offers the most money right out of law school.  After all, you won't make $125,000 in a government or public interest job.  But I don't understand why no one ever talks about using their legal education for entrepreneurship.  I used to work for a guy that graduated from BU law.  He used his legal skills as an entrepreneur in real estate.  He bought a run down hotel in Hawaii, fixed it up then and sold it. Going that route he made his first million at the age of 29.  Since then he started many small businesses, built them up and sold them, and is now a multi millionaire.  I know that this isn't a traditional legal career, but certainly his legal skills were pivotal to many parts of the process.

Also, why does no one consider starting their own practice.  It's really tough, but it can be more rewarding than biglaw too.  John Edwards made around $26 million in 6 years as an ambulance chaser.  If he spent that time in biglaw he would have made about $1 million.

I guess what I'm trying to say is that biglaw isn't the only way to make a fortune.

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Boston Roommate Wanted
« on: May 11, 2005, 01:11:04 PM »
I agree with Sweats that as far as Brighton goes, Beacon is a better street to live on than Comm.  Beacon is on the C line, which gets to downtown much faster than the B line on Comm.  Also, Beacon has more shops and restaurants, and is a bit more upscale than Comm.  I think of Beacon as having many young professionals and grad students, where Comm has more rowdy BU undergrads who make tons of noise and break beer bottles on the sidewalk to prove their manliness.

I'm planning on living in Newton.  I'm from the Boston area, so living right in the city wouldn't be as much of an adventure for me as it will be for everyone from far away.  I like having more greenspace and quiet too.  It really is a matter of personal preference though.  If I weren't going to live in Newton, I would look for a place on the C line or in Cambridge, but that could be tricky if you don't have a car.

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Where should I go?
« on: May 10, 2005, 12:32:31 PM »
I have to agree with Bosco.

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Where should I go?
« on: May 10, 2005, 12:29:51 PM »
They're all pretty regional, so go to the one near where you'd like to practice.  New England if you want to practice in New England, Detroit if you want to practice in Detroit, or Touro if you want to practice in New York.

I think you've made a wise decision.  Good luck at W&L.

I thought Tulane's football team sucked.  They're not even D1A.  I hear they have the best baseball team around, but noone watches college baseball.

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