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General Board / Re: Is 2L really easier?
« on: June 12, 2007, 05:54:30 PM »
Thanks guys I appreciate all the helpful comments.  I am the guy who studied first semester, read every case assigned, and thoroughly outlined for all my classes.  In the end of my first semester, i came out with a B+ average on a 2.8 curve.  This past semester, I didn't read (passed when I was called on), used other people's outlines and missed a lot of classes. Turns out I ended up with a 2.4, which has severely disappointed me.  In my worst grade, to my recklessness, I turned in a rough draft of my memo into my writing professor. (talked to dean, professor, no one wanted to help).  That alone brought my gpa down substantially.  Anyways, I have a great job and don't want to lose it, I have set aside two days of the week to attend my job in the fall.  From the responses on this board, I think I should only stick to 4 courses for 12 units, then accelerate my units in spring and summer of next year, in order to lessen my load for 3rd yr.  Please advice otherwise if anyone thinks what i am doing is wrong, thanks, much is appreciated!

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General Board / Re: Is 2L really easier?
« on: June 12, 2007, 03:04:34 PM »
Well I will be taking Con Law, Evidence, Tax, and dispute resolution, the 5th, which I am still comtemplating is a 2 unit writing class--which might be wise for me to hold off til the spring since I need to maintain a certain gpa for the fall to avoid being dropped.  Any other takers?

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General Board / Is 2L really easier?
« on: June 12, 2007, 01:08:22 PM »
I was wondering what anyone thinks about taking 5 courses in the fall of my second year.  I really screwed up in my second semester and am in desperate need of raising my gpa.  Would it be wise to take 4 classes instead of 5?  I might be working too. But unlike my second semester, I will be reading and outlining this time around to improve GPA.

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Pepperdine / Re: Minorities = Tokens to Pepperdine
« on: May 08, 2007, 05:07:30 PM »
I had a choice between Pepperdine and Southwestern last year, I picked SW after i visited Pepperdine several times and met with a number of people there. I realized how badly the school lacks a diverse body.  As a true Los Angelino I can say Pepperdine isn't representative of the Los Angeles community. It's like a campus in the middle of mid-west America.  From what I can say, Pepperdine doesn't truely care about admitting minority students, they only look for lsat and gpa scores.  I am glad SW is dedicated to serving the Los Angeles community and my experience there has been wonderful.  As far as Pepperdine, the minority thing has really been a problem, I have to admit.  So these sentiments, from what i've experienced, are *somewhat* valid.

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1L job search / Re: Department of Justice vs. Prosecutor's office
« on: April 24, 2007, 10:59:22 PM »
Yea i was thinking that, i am a 1L at a 3rd Tier school, so i am really lucky i got this paid job as a 1L, but then again, i am worried i might like this job and never obtain the necessary legal experience required for a law firm job in the future.  I feel like i'd be put at a disadvantage against other students.  Thanks for your insight. I appreciate it

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1L job search / Department of Justice vs. Prosecutor's office
« on: April 24, 2007, 08:40:58 PM »
Hi, i just landed two jobs for the summer but do not know which one to take.  I am confused because i want a job that would best help me acquire the legal experience.  The DoJ job will deal with mostly investigative projects (i'll be working directly with the head attorney), very little legal writing or research or prosecution will be done, but man does it sound exciting, and to top it all off, it looks incredibily nice on my resume for future law firm employers.  They are going to pay me 25$ an hour (with benefits).  The office i'll be working at is gorgeous and top notch professional (last floor in major city building)  And yea, i am really broke with debt

The Prosecutors office isn't for pay, it's rather an externship position and much eaiser to get.  They will however provide me with all the legal experience i want.  I would do a lot of legal writing, research and sometimes i'll be arguing in front of a judge (that's what they told me).  I will dealing with witnesses and will be allowed to watch prosecutors in action.  Sounds exciting to, but not as prestigeous as the former job.

What do you guys think? which job should i take?

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