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Current Law Students / Contracts UGH...
« on: October 03, 2007, 09:15:56 AM »
I apologize if there have been similar threads that I just failed to catch in my LDS google search. 

However, I was unable to uncover a consensus as to a good contracts supplement-particularly one that covers damages with some level of competence. 

We began our semester with damages which may very well be why I'm so confused at this point, simply because we don't have any present concept about what it takes to form a contract yet we're already assessing damages for one.  But anywho, I'm in need of a supplemental source.

Any recommendations overall?


Okay so 90%+ lawyers and former law students that I've spoken with say that law school is nothing more and nothing less than-drudgery. 

Now I read a statistic saying that the Legal profession ranks at the very top of all professions for which individuals are suffering from depression (I apologize as I know this is not a new statistic). So why is the law depressing us so much and is there a way to look at things so that it doesn't? 

P.S. This is particularly worrisome for me because I have a mild form of anxiety anyway, which often triggers or coincides with depression-like symptoms. 

Anyone out there currently depressed in law school?

Current Law Students / Family Law BIGLAW?
« on: March 06, 2007, 07:30:32 AM »
Hi Everyone I'm new to the board.  I really want to go into Family law but don't know if it's worth it financially.  I'm definitely more drawn to the personal/counselor side of the law, rather than the merger/acquisition or financial side.  However, it seems that BIGLAW only goes for the latter. 

Are there BIGLAW (high-paying firm jobs) available in Family Law ?

Oh my gosh there is no one that has posted in this topic since 2005?  Well, after weighing my options I think OSU is it for me.  I have fairly good numbers but am a semi-splitter with a 92-93 percentile LSAT but a 3.3 GPA.  I was waitlisted at a bunch of the Top 20 schools and I'm tired of writing those continued interest letters and bending over backwards to "win people over" when OSU has outright accepted me, kept in contact and were so nice and concerned along the way.  Keep it up OSU that's how you get great students!!   

Anyway, after doing extensive research I just think it's a GREAT law school period.  While it's firmly planted in the T1 I feel that it's severely underrated.  Honestly OSU as a "Public Ivy" has everything you would ever need if you: sprain your ankle, chip your tooth or need an eye exam (This all occurring during the course of an OSU/UMich game of course.  :)  So, not only is OSU's Moritz College of Law a top tier school, but they employ nationally recognized scholars in their respective fields.  Personally, I was blown away when I found out that Joshua Dressler teaches at OSU.  That man's "Understanding" book series is on professor's recommended reading lists at almost every law school in the nation and has helped countless 1L's brave the storm that is your first year.

Anyway, I'm going to the several open house things and hope I'll meet some of you!!  Please post here if you intend on entering OSU Moritz College of law for the Fall, Or P.M. me if you are shy.  I'd love to get to know some of my future classmates-- C/O 2010~  !

Acceptances, Denials, and Waitlists / Priority Waitlist?
« on: April 09, 2007, 03:17:15 PM »
I just got an email from UIUC telling me I'm going to be placed on the priority waitlist, but it isn't ranked.  Hmm.   

I guess being on a "priority" waitlist means that I'll have priority over just regular waitlisters or..? Can someone please shed some light?

Law School Admissions / Anyone been Rejected from WashU Yet?
« on: March 27, 2007, 05:06:55 PM »
Anyone?  Seems like they're taking forever to give me a decision!!

Choosing the Right Law School / OSU/10k Vs. Depaul/45k?
« on: March 20, 2007, 11:11:38 AM »
I'm having a lot of trouble deciding between OSU and Depaul.  What are your opinions?  And I intend on practicing in either Ohio if I go to OSU or Chicago if I go to Depaul so location is not really a factor.  I know they are quite a bit apart as far as ranking is concerned, but is there really that much difference between the two?

Thanks for your input in advance!

Hi Guys,

I've been out of school for a while and was wondering about these law school preparation courses.  Has anyone taken one before or known of someone that did?  How did you/they like the experience?


Okay I'm likin' the fact that OSU knows how to wine and dine the admitted student prospectives.  Went to an admitted students event this weekend where our opening event was a reception at the mega firm Baker-Hostetler.  I was hob-knobbing with senior partners and partner, partners... who were so incredibly high on the food chain that I felt guilty for getting an opportunity most 3L's don't get.

They served hor'dourves, had drinks galore and couldn't have been more friendly and willing to answer questions about employment opportunities and internships.  There were also a number of recent graduates that were working there (so you got the picture that OSU grads are in fact employable at sizeable firms) and answering questions with a bunch of professers circulating as well.  We were put up in a hotel for 2 consecutive nights, and had all of our meals covered (which I think is standard at most of these things but still worth mentioning).

OSU knows how to do it up big.  I highly recommend them (If I don't get into Cornell or WashU who are taking incredibly long to get back with me)  ;D

Law School Admissions / Cornell
« on: March 12, 2007, 09:27:41 AM »
Hi, does anyone have any insight on Cornell and whether or not they've sent out a lot of rejections yet?  I just called the Cornell Admissions office and they said my decision letter was sent out last Thursday.  

So because there doesn't appear to be a whole lot of rejections on LSN, I'm thinking it may be an acceptance?  But then again I've noticed that the majority of you were accepted via email... so a piece of snail mail can only mean rejection?  


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