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1. Have decided to leave my BIGLAW firm in the next 12 months.

2. Promised Julie I would announce.

3. I did not get fired.

4. Found out that with my experience I can make slightly more with a much lower COL.

5. Good luck to everyone else.

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: College Football
« on: July 14, 2008, 05:01:10 PM »
Bush is a great athlete but will be nothing more than a 3rd down back in the NFL.

It's hard always being right. 3 years later and Bush is not even a functional 3rd down back. Bush finished last season with just 6 total touchdowns and 581 yards rushing, averaging 3.6 yards per carry.



He splits carries with Deuce, what do you want from him?  And what in the world would make you predict that?  He has all the natural gifts you could want except size, and that can be changed with a few seasons of working out.

He split carries with old man Deuce because he's no good. You think Stephen Jackson or Adrian Peterson would have averaged merely 3.6.

If I remember, I'll be back in a few more years to remind the world of Bush's abject failure.

USC should be great this year, sadly.

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: why obama win
« on: July 14, 2008, 04:59:31 PM »
Obama will win because the country gets a populist urge every 30 years or so. This time the Republicans have become such big government guys that no one will stop him.

And when Obama's socialist tax hikes fail to fix anything, just remember that you were told. If you want proof, think back to the Great Society that wasn't. Again, the Great Society was a failure, so why would socialism magically work this time?

Bush may be a fairly terrible President, but he's basically like Clinton, except W wasted money on a war and not useless social programs. The result is the same; we get no actual return on either.

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    a. Julie, you're schtick is impressive.

    b. I still can't believe you kept up the no verb thing this long.

    c. That level of OCD megaposting is worthy of XO.

2. Keep up the good work.

3. I'll check back in when I leave the law or make partner.

4. Good luck going forward.

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1. Wow, Julie never left.

2. It's been 3 years.

3. JSIA.

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: College Football
« on: July 14, 2008, 04:45:03 PM »
Bush is a great athlete but will be nothing more than a 3rd down back in the NFL.

It's hard always being right. 3 years later and Bush is not even a functional 3rd down back. Bush finished last season with just 6 total touchdowns and 581 yards rushing, averaging 3.6 yards per carry.


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Where should I go next fall? / Re: Transferring
« on: December 22, 2006, 04:05:05 PM »
For many people, it may be wise to go to your local state school that has a decent rep in the surrounding area. This way, even if you don't get the big bucks job right after graduation, you won't be saddled with so much debt.

Most people have no idea what the job prospects are like for new attorneys. At my school (a tier 2) you don't get an on-campus interview unless you are in the top 25% of your class. Even employers that are generally thought to be less selective, like local county prosecutor's offices only want to interview students who were top 1/2, top 1/3, top 1/4; depending on the area where the office is located. This is why many law graduates take employment outside of the legal field or start their own solo practice.

Fact: many students not at the top schools, or who don't have stellar grades and law review/moot court do not have jobs until several months after passing the bar exam. Some of those people will find non-legal jobs (business/management/sales related, for example) in the meantime and give up being a lawyer altogether.

Do not bank on your grades or class rank. If you want to play with post grad scenarios to calculate risk, to see if law school is worth it for you, go with what happens to an average student with average grades.

If you don't have an in-state option, look into moving somewhere else (that has a couple of decent in-state law schools) for a year or so an obtain residency while working. Be sure to do your homework though. Some states have easier residency requirements than others.

These are all good points. I'd add that everyone considering going to a school from T2 down look at the worst case scenario. If you think you would still be better off going to law school and finishing at the bottom of your class, then go.

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1. GA really was the golden age of this board. I check in every now and then and it seems dead.

2. This thread will be completely gone soon enough. I doubt I'll remember to keep checking once I'm out of school.

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The only soft factor that really matters is your race. That being said, I think you can spin a decent story with your upward grade trend and marathons. Apply from American on up with a couple below as safeties. Good luck.

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Where should I go next fall? / Re: Transferring
« on: December 22, 2006, 02:58:15 PM »
Sadly, law school is not a good financial investment unless you go to a top school or are given a massive amount of aid.

I don't mean to be a grinch, but there are a lot of people encouraging each other to go to these law schools that have no job connections, and I think it's criminal. Paying 100k+ to not get a job that pays the bills and debt service is a bad idea.

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