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Choosing the Right Law School / Re: NY Law School?
« on: April 06, 2004, 04:48:43 PM »
Just a point about the employment figures, when a school says they have 98% employment, etc. I'm not sure that means that all of their grads are working in the legal field. I think it just means they have "a job".

Also, a way to get a feel for who is getting hired in biglaw is to go to and search using the firms name and law school. If you're obsessive like me you might even make a spreadsheet that denotes what year the student graduated. There was an obvious drop-off in hiring in 2003.

I grew up in Eugene but left there in about 97. It is a fun little city, lots of rivers and outdoor activities. My impression since leaving is that it has a nice population of attractive women for its size, although they are a little bit on the granola side.

The campus is is pretty and there are some nice houses-converted-into-pubs type places to have a drink.

There is a large hippie population which could be a bonus or a negative depending on your outlook. At least they make the place interesting and colorful.

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Hastings' Status Check
« on: April 06, 2004, 04:16:58 PM »
I was complete on 01/23 and went into review today. I would go if accepted but I don't feel my chances are that great.

Law School Admissions / Re: Tom Cruise's "The Firm"
« on: April 06, 2004, 04:12:04 PM »
There are stats available from 10 years ago that show top ls grads in private practice were making around 65K. And they thought they had it pretty good.

Incoming 1Ls / Re: $alary Range query
« on: April 06, 2004, 12:06:35 PM »
There has been limited discussion on about the potential outsourcing of legal jobs to India. Most seem to think it is only practical in straight forward areas like contracts. Some time ago a link to an article that discussed one man's efforts to outsource legal jobs to India was posted. It was over a month ago.

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: 2005 USNWR Rankings... are out...
« on: April 01, 2004, 09:10:26 AM »
That is what I was thinking Ivy.

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Brooklyn Law
« on: March 30, 2004, 08:42:22 PM »
There has been some talk about public transportation on this board that has me concerned. If I end up going to BLS and living in the student housing in the heights, how is the transportation from the heights area into the city? My wife would most likely taking it into the city to work and well...she is hot. :) Also, she is a chef so late nights are a given. Would the subway be something to avoid? If so, what else is available?


Studying for the LSAT / Re: Increasing Reading Comp Speed on LSAT
« on: March 29, 2004, 09:55:02 AM »
I developed a style based on Kaplan's recommendations (scored 168) of marking key subjects/names/passages/dates in a different manner for easy identification. Eventually I was reading to discover the structure of the passage with content sort of becoming secondary. I also marked key structure words (however, despite, etc.) because so much of the reading comp. section is tracking direction changes in the arguments/opinions.

After taking 20+ practice tests I could sometimes anticipate which passages were going to be referred to. Tricky language will often come up later in a question. I think this repetition was more valuable than anything else.

Incoming 1Ls / Hastings Director of Admissions Akira Shiroma, JD.
« on: March 27, 2004, 10:47:49 AM »
Has anyone ever talked  with this guy? Was he personable? Did you get the impression he is from Japan (his name is Japanese) or raised in America?

I ask because I speak Japanese and I am considering calling him up for a chat. It would be a huge help if I knew, I don't want to bust out in Japanese if he doesn't speak it.

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