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Not the biggest fan, but I watch it 'cause my SO loves it. She was all excited for a 2 hour special that was just "too much to fit into one hour" and turned out to be a shorter than average episode piggybacked onto a shameless attempt to establish a spinoff show.


I was thinking about schools and firm recruiting during my lunch break and thought I'd share - ask for opinions.

You could as easily say diversity as well as AA for this, but since this is the AA board I'll say AA.

My understanding is that BIGLAW firms tend to reach into each law school to a certain rough % of the class, whether it be 90% at HYS, 50% at CCN, 20% at t50 (made up numbers, but you get the point).

I also understand that URMs may get a boost in hiring beyond this rough percentage, be it AA or firms seeking diversity, or some other aspect of their app that correlates well with hiring beyond grades.

If we assume that 1/2 of URM students (another made up figure) are inside and 1/2 outside the typical firm reach, can we not also assume that some of those outside the reach provide an extra boost in firm hiring stats?

If so, doesn't that raise the profile of the whole law school as these stats are reported? More subtly, wouldn't it also strengthen the overall alumni network?

Does this mean that more diverse schools have a greater firm reach in general?

Incoming 1Ls / -
« on: March 21, 2007, 01:21:59 PM »


At the ASW at NYU this friday I heard numerous mentions of 2 new faculty members in Intellectual Property coming to NYU. Anyone have anything substantial on this?



Visits, Admit Days, and Open Houses / Law School Rivalries?
« on: February 28, 2007, 02:37:47 PM »
    Law School Rivalries fascinate me.

    What would you consider a major rivalry?

    I'll put together a list. I'll bold when there is agreement. Red if it's contentious.

    • CLS v. NYU
    • BC v. BU
    • Seton Hall v. Rutgers
    • Cardozo v. Brooklyn
    • Boalt v. Stanford
    • GW v. American
    • UCLA v. USC
    • Hastings v. Davis
    • Chicago v. Northwestern
    • SMU v Baylor
    • W&L v. W&M
    • Georgetown v. GW
  • American v. Catholic v. Mason
  • UMich v UVA v Boalt for top public
  • whittier v. golden gate. v. cooley = tttt battle royal


Financial Aid / How Much Debt at Graduation (Anyone Good with Numbers?)
« on: February 23, 2007, 09:05:07 AM »
Pretty specific - but maybe someone good with numbers will lend a hand.

How much debt will I accrue if the following is true:

Rent: Slightly subsidized by spouse - I'll pay $700 / month, plus 1/2 utilities, groceries etc.
1L - Max Stafford Loans only - rest paid out of savings (~$18.5k)
1L summer - assume the worst for employment (I have no idea what 1L summers are like)
2L - All loans (Stafford + GradPlus, no private)
2L Summer- Biglaw market rate (~$28-30k pre tax)
3L - All Loans

Q's - How much total debt at Graduation? What does that look like for monthly repayment?

Choosing the Right Law School / Personal Reasons for Choosing NYU/CLS?
« on: January 25, 2007, 01:55:24 PM »
I know there are a lot of threads debating the difference between the two (if anyone wants to post some - I will add to the top) and I don't know how much can really be gleaned from them as it seems to be such a personal decision.

With that in mind, would any current students or decided pre-laws be willing to share the reason they chose one over the other? I'd really be particularly interested in anything beyond the typical location / campus versus city responses.

Also, how much $$ would it take to sway you to choose the other?

Thanks in Advance!

Your Pal,


Law School Admissions / CLS admit thread
« on: January 24, 2007, 02:30:58 PM »
In at CLS!  ;D (not a flame)

Law School Admissions / a Yaaaarrh!
« on: January 22, 2007, 08:45:36 AM »
Anticipation is a killer. It's turning me into a filthy monkey pirate w lazers and everything... :-X

Law School Admissions / Intellectual Property vs. Patent Law
« on: January 17, 2007, 01:25:32 PM »
Sincere question: what is the difference betweeen these two areas of law? Do both require the Patent bar and a technical/science background?  ???

Anyone have any good links to intros to each?

Didn't know which thread to post in - so I went with the most traffic.


PS - If you knew you were changing careers in 6 months, how hard would you work?

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