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There is a huge difference between the top of Tier 1 and the bottom of Tier 1.  Harvard vs. SMU or Columbia vs. University of Alabama. 

There is very little difference, if any at all, between the top of Tier 2 vs. bottom of Tier 2.  Florida State University vs. University of South Carolina or University of Kentucky vs. University of Arkansas. 

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Affirmative Action / Re: The Howard Law/HBCU Law Schools Thread
« on: May 02, 2009, 06:56:01 PM »
If you are white, yellow, or green, and didn't get into a top 25 school you should consider Howard.  Why?  Because we get better employment prospects than half of the top 25. 

I don't think they get hired because they graduated from Howard with a great quality education compare to top tier law schools.  They get hired because they're black. 

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I have some questions for all law applicants who won't be attending a Top 14 or Top 20 law school:

1) How much do you expect to pay for tution for all three years:            $$$$$$

2) How much do you expect to pay for rent for all three years:              $$$$$$

3) How much do you expect to pay for books for all three yars:              $$$$$$

4) How much do you eexpect to pay for insurance for all three years:        $$$$$$
   (including car, health, dental, etc.)

5) How much do you expect to pay for transportation for all three years:    $$$$$$
   (including plane ticket to home for summer and holidays, car, subs, etc)

6) How much do you expect to pay for food and other necessities for 3 years: $$$$$

7) How much do you expect to pay for entertainments for three years:         $$$$$
   (drinks, movies, dinner, etc.)

8 ) How much do you expect to pay for other expenses than the ones listed     $$$$$
   above for three years while in law school?

9) How much salary do you expect to have lost for three years while          $$$$$
   atteding law school

10) What's your Total cost adding 1 through 9?                               $$$$$$$$$$$$

What kind of law job do you expect to get after graduation and what's your expected annual salary for that job?

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Reviews, Visits, and Rankings / UM Out of Top 100
« on: April 22, 2009, 10:11:57 PM »
How do you all feel about University of Mississippi out of the top 100? 

It's an old, well-established law school that's the best in its state and one of the best in its region.  I thought that it has a solid place in the top 100. 

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Where should I go next fall? / What's SMU's Median GPA???
« on: October 27, 2008, 12:04:15 PM »
I am just curious to see what SMU's average/median GPA is? 

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It is easy to get in and they have tons of employers attending on campus interviews and these employers would probably never step a foot in another Tier 3 or even a Tier 2 law school.

I understand that Howard accepts students of other races as well including whites and especially other minorities.  I am just wondering, why aren't more people who are attending other Tier 3 and Tier 2 law schools who, based on their stats, will clearly be accepted to Howard, not apply and attend Howard. 

One might say that these employers might be there to hire blacks, but, as a non-black attending Howard will offer one the opportunity to interview and potentionally getting offers which many Tier 3 and Tier 2 students never get a chance to do so.   

If people want to have a high paying law job, why is Howard not on these people's list? 

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General Board / GUSTAV (Tulane and Loyola New Orleans)
« on: August 30, 2008, 07:06:00 PM »
No classes for students at Loyola New Orleans and Tulane whole week next week? 

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General Board / Interview Questions
« on: August 20, 2008, 12:51:28 PM »

1) If a firm email you back asking if you're still looking, and you replied that you are and never get a response. Then, you email them again requesting for an interview and still no response.  What would you do and how long would you wait before calling them? 

2) During interview, they ask you what do you on your free time, what would your response be if you don't have anything impressive to say, since say, you spend your free time going clubbing, bar hopping, watching movies, gym, etc. that are no extraordinary.


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When people say they are doing general litigation defense work, do they all do insurance defenses? What are the differences, other than the pay, which I assume is less if it's insurance defense since insurance company probably don't want to pay much.

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How much can a new associate expect to be paid working for a small firm, say 10 attorneys, in a small city, with a billable requirment of say 1900 per year?


a) $30K

b) $40K

c) $50K

d) $60K

e) $70K


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