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Bar Exam Preparation / BarBri for multistate prep?
« on: January 30, 2009, 09:54:47 AM »
BarBri seems to be offering a product very comparable to the PMBR workshops, which is included in the cost of the whole program. Has anyoe done this before, instead of PMBR? Or is it still better to do both? In my state, I will not be allowed to multistate out as of this year (sucks to be me). If BarBri is reasonably good, I'd love to cancel PMBR. Even if I forfeit my deposit, I save money and time.

Current Law Students / MPRE Review Books
« on: October 07, 2008, 06:00:03 PM »
Any suggestions on a good review book for the exam. Thanks in advance!

Current Law Students / Any Bankruptcy question book recommendations?
« on: November 13, 2007, 12:10:11 PM »
I need a good book with a lot of multiple choice questions, any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!

Job Search / Declining Offers?
« on: October 19, 2007, 09:22:08 AM »
What is the most polite way to do it? Should I call the recruiters I have been working with, or the attorneys who called me with the offers? Letters? Can I punk out and send emails? I really liked a couple firms I am turning down and I don't want to do anything to piss them off because this is a *very* small legal market. Thanks in advance!

Job Search / Email or Snail Mail thank yous after Callback?
« on: September 14, 2007, 01:40:07 PM »
Which do you think are more appropriate? I have it drilled into my head that handwritten notes are better and email is impolite, but I have seen some people mention email thank yous here and they certainly would be faster. Any input would be appreciated.

Current Law Students / Law Review time committment?
« on: July 10, 2007, 07:54:23 AM »
Can anyone here who is on Law Review shed some light on exactly how much of a time committment it really is from week to week? I have heard many conflicting things about it and I'd love to get some input from those who have been there already. Thanks in advance!

Transferring / Will transferring make a huge difference?
« on: January 14, 2007, 10:04:18 AM »
I am currently a 1L on scholarship at a T3 law school in the Midwest with a very good local reputation but not much a of a national one. We moved to this area for my husband's residency. He has accepted fellowship here, and we will both finish our programs in 2009. Whether we stay here is up in the air, but it's likely we wouldn't settle here permanently since we have no family or close friends in the area. It is likely that we'd move back to the East Coast, possibly Boston.

I am trying to decide if I should attempt a transfer to the very good T1 school in my area (not sure of the rank but it's top ten I believe). So far I have three of four grades back and they are all As, including the highest score in my section in Civ Pro. I'm sort of shocked that I did so well, and now I am considering a transfer, even though I talked myself out of applying to the T1 school originally because a)my LSAT was a little low for them and b)it's an hour from my house and I have a young child and don't want to spend so much time commuting. It seems that I might have a good shot at getting a transfer spot, assuming I do as well next semester.

My real question after my very long-winded introduction to the situation, is how much of a difference the school really makes in the long run. I have no aspirations to practice in a big firm, I'm more inclined toward public interest or government since I already have one child and would like another in the future. The T1 school has a national reputation but is also three times the cost and a lot further away. At my current school, I will likely grade onto Law Review and will have the scholarship to defray a lot of the costs. I am just looking for some input on whether I am cutting off some options by staying at my current school and any advice you might have for me. Thanks in advance.

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