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Current Law Students / unprofessional? career killer?
« on: March 20, 2008, 06:12:12 PM »
i accepted an internship for a judge in superior ct of DC back in Feb. this week offered internship for chief judge in 3rd cir. ct. of appl. in DC.

I will most likely be turning down the appeals internship, out of professionalism and courtesy to the magistrate judge... but

hypothetically, how bad does it look if I were to do the other?
how will that affect career prospects?

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: WUSTL; FYI (for those undecided)
« on: April 09, 2008, 11:03:40 PM »
I don't know if this will sway anyone, but I figured the information might help some people.

Emailed to us on Wednesday:

Dear Faculty, Students, and Staff:

    I am happy to announce that, with the assistance of Dean Janet Bolin and Professor Charles Burson, the law school has identified and hired a new administrator who will join us in June.   He is Michael Spivey, who is currently the associate director for admissions at Vanderbilt Law School.  Starting this summer, he will become the Assistant Dean for Career Services, Strategy, and Marketing at the Washington University School of Law.

    The search team led by Dean Bolin and Professor Burson interviewed several candidates and spent a great deal of effort identifying the school’s needs for its next career services leader.   We concluded that it was vital to hire a person with good experience at a law school with very successful career services, that the person would need to be extraordinarily motivated by the desire to match each individual student with employment opportunities, and that our career services operation needed to be very focused on measurable results in increasing employers coming to the school and increasing the numbers of students with employment opportunities at each stage of their legal education.    Mike Spivey was hands-down the strongest candidate to match these needs.  He is an enthusiastic manager who is motivated to achieve progress in our placement of our students.  In his work at admissions at Vanderbilt, he has acquired a national reputation for knowing and recruiting students individually and effectively, and for marketing the school.  We believe he will be an excellent new leader for the challenges and opportunities we face in our school.   Dean Spivey will also be assisting us, as part of our student services team, in forming strategy and marketing efforts for all aspects of our operations.

Financial Aid / Disregard financial aid office's advice?
« on: June 27, 2007, 05:50:41 PM »
So, I have decided that I probably won't make the monthly interest payments on the 6.8% unsub Stafford and the 6.9% GradPLUS (which, if I did make payments could get reduced to 5.25%).

The financial aid office advises taking out as little as possible. After looking at my housing situation, I figure I don't need about $2000 in loans.

Would it be better to request as much money in loans as possible and invest into a SA (mine is currently at 6% APY, also looking into index funds)?


Heed the financial aid office and cut the $2000 from the loan?

I have read through some of the other threads, and it seems that many of you are of the mind "borrow as much as possible." I was just curious if you have had or know someone who has had such an experience and handled it successfully.

EDIT: changed financial approach. disregard above. :P

General Off-Topic Board / Would you work for the RIAA/MPAA?
« on: June 19, 2007, 12:10:19 PM »
I thought of this after seeing that "free music" thread.

Considering that many of us may or may not have allegedly downloaded/copied music and movies from owned or unowned sources, and that some of us may or may not have upwards of over 20-50 GB worth of mp3s, mpegs, avis etc., would you consider working for the RIAA/MPAA and pursue the digital pirate and burglar of IP who is typically a poor college student?

Law School Admissions / Need an additional soft factor?
« on: May 30, 2007, 01:50:32 PM »
Well, if you're looking for that extra edge, why not join the ministry over at the Universal Life Church? Ordination is literally just a click away.

Jesting aside, how do you think admissions would have looked upon this had I listed it as one of my soft factors? On the one hand, it is a real ordination and has held up in a court of law... while on the other, the button you click to submit your information says "ordain me" and then you become a ULC Minister and get a welcome from Brother Kevin.


General Off-Topic Board / ah the things you find on YouTube
« on: April 27, 2007, 01:10:09 PM »
Post your favorite youtube vids.
I came across this one entitled "College Saga."

I lol'ed

Incoming 1Ls / law School prep classes
« on: April 19, 2007, 02:54:27 PM »
Any thoughts on these? Are they even worth the pamphlet they are printed on?

General Off-Topic Board / Favorite "The Office" scene
« on: April 19, 2007, 11:54:48 AM »
discussed this the other night, and I have nothing to do at work right now.

Hands down, my favorite is:

"Faxes from Future Dwight"

Choosing the Right Law School / I will be deposting at _________
« on: April 11, 2007, 09:55:05 AM »
Since the information is here on the boards, but scattered all over various threads and not necessarily in the wording that some of us are looking for, please help your fellow LSD'ers by filling out the below. I know I know. call it laziness, but I am one who likes to have some sort of format ...   :D

I have deposited/will deposit at:

I will not be depositing at:

I have already withdrawn my application from the above (True or false):

Law School Admissions / Duke and Northwestern
« on: April 04, 2007, 01:57:21 PM »
after browsing the boards, it seems that these seem to be the recurring schools on "pending"

for me, these are the only two schools from which I have yet to hear...anything...
I am beginning to wonder how many other people have only these two schools left on their "pending" lists.

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