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Current Law Students / to transfer or not to transfer
« on: June 05, 2010, 09:17:14 AM »
I've been accepted to transfer to a school that's ranked a little higher than the one I'm currently at, and it seems to be more highly regarded in the area.  It was also my #1 school when I originally applied, but got waitlisted last year.  I'm think I'm ultimately going to go wherever gives me the most $.  But here's my dilemma: at my current school, I'm on the exec. board of the  SBA.  I realize that in itself doesn't do much, but the networking opportunities are amazing.  I get free tickets to all kinds of events, and I've already met many judges, the state Atty Gen, and a candidate for Lt Gov, who immediately invited me out for lunch and looks to be a stellar mentor (and reference).  So I'm starting to think that my position may, in fact, open doors to me that I would not have if I transfer.  Is this alone worth staying where I'm at?  Or should I just stick with my plan of going where the $ is?

Current Law Students / When to quit my job for a clerkship
« on: June 02, 2010, 11:55:25 AM »
Just finished my first year, but have 3 to go since I'm a part-time student.  I have a great job right now that pays really well, plus I make extra money doing independent contract work.  Unfortunately, neither are in the legal field.  I've been looking at clerkships and various positions at local firms, but they only pay a fraction of what I make now.  So the transition is going to be painful.  At what point do I really need to get a law-related job?  I talked to someone who kept her (non-law-related) job and got a part-time clerkship, but I'm not sure how well I could swing a job, a clerkship, and maintain my GPA.  Any thoughts?

Current Law Students / tax returns and character & fitness
« on: April 14, 2010, 08:54:15 AM »
I'm about to submit my tax returns and, already scared to death about the character & fitness exam, and double checking everything to make sure I have receipts, etc., to back up all my info.  Does anybody know how closely, if at all, tax returns are scrutinized on the character & fitness exam? 

Current Law Students / podcasts
« on: November 23, 2009, 05:47:15 PM »
Does anyone know of good study aids on podcast?  Driving several hours for Thanksgiving break and don't want to time to go to waste. 

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