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General Board / what to get out of a mentorship specifically?
« on: February 07, 2009, 01:20:12 PM »
I got a mentor assigned to me from a local bar association I joined, and we had lunch this week.  He's a partner at a BigLaw firm in DC, really nice guy.  I just figured we could just be "friends" ya know and if I needed advice I'd give him a ring.  But he asked me specifically if there's anything I want to get out of the mentorship.  Any idea?  I was just going to play it by ear, but since he asked specifically, and asked me to think about it, I thought it wasn't a bad idea just to mull over it a bit.  Thoughts?

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General Board / Should I do Mock Trial?
« on: January 12, 2009, 12:41:25 AM »
I don't see the point much... just a ton of extra work.

Is it worth the pain?  It seems "everyone is doing it".

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Law School Applications / GW Law 1L ... taking questions
« on: December 20, 2008, 11:47:39 PM »
Alright so I used this board last year so I'm "paying it forward" here.

Ask away :)

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General Board / How's everyone's 1st day of 1L?
« on: August 19, 2008, 06:30:07 PM »
Mine was yesterday and I was at the law school until it closed :/

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Financial Aid / When's the latest you can apply for Stafford loans?
« on: May 29, 2008, 04:03:35 PM »
When is the latest you can apply for stafford loans?  I'm waiting on one WL... I should know soon though.

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http://www.law.gwu.edu/Burns/Research/libsvcs/lawbib/readinglist.htm

"We have here assembled for you, whatever the length of your legal experience, titles where the law figures in literature and cinema. Whether you are just starting out as a new student, are currently in law school, or are out in the field, anyone intrigued by the law may turn here to find titles to engage you, whether for work or pleasure. "

That's an insane list.

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I'm going to GW, but I'd like to practice in Boston eventually when my husband and I have a family and all that... probably 3-4 years after I graduate from law school, we could potentially move back to Boston to settle down.

I know GW is "semi-national" so is it feasible to get back to Boston with a GW degree after one or two solid jobs in DC?  I will have less debt from GW so that is something...

OR... if I get off the BC waitlist should I just go there at full sticker?

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My husband and I put our house on the market this week, he's landed a job offer in DC, and we found an apartment for July.

Things are moving along.  How about everyone else?

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Where should I go next fall? / GW vs. BC
« on: May 12, 2008, 12:11:47 PM »
As I'm making plans to move to DC to attend GW, I'm still on the BC waitlist.  But I'm wondering about career prospects between the two schools since @ GW top 1/3rd seems to be clutch, but at BC, there's no rankings unless you want to publish them to schools yourself or something?  Seems like BC students below the top 1/3rd as much less screwed than GW students below the top 1/3rd.  Thoughts?

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Law School Applications / Anna Ivey's Huge Website Update
« on: May 10, 2008, 06:49:34 PM »
check it out - http://www.iveyfiles.com/

no I don't work for her, but it's a lot more organize than before and her blog entries are a lot easier to find.

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